Burniston on the North Yorkshire Coast
The sleepy village of Burniston lies just North of Scarborough and offers holiday home owners a real escape and tranquility. The village itself comprises a local shop and post office alongside a choice of two old English pubs, both selling a good choice of home cooked food throughout the day. Burniston offers our more discerning guests a quiet community away from the tourists, bars and clubs which can be found at nearby Scarborough. Burniston coast has been famed for its prehistoric importance, just recently a giant dinosaur footprint was excavated from the beach at Burniston and has since attracted fossil hunters to the village in search of treasures. Burniston Beach itself is a pretty craggy cove and the children will love scrambling amongst the rocks along the bay. There are lovely coastal footpaths to explore which stretch for miles in both directions, easily accessible straight from Burnside Caravan Park.
Ideas for family days out in Scarborough and North Yorkshire
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Scarborough has been a popular seaside holiday destination since the Victorian era, the wide sweep of golden sand overlooked by the dramatic Scarborough Castle is a particular draw to the town and why not take a trip on the cliff railway that has been transporting visitors between the beach and town for over 140 years. Just off the beach you will find the bustling streets of Scarborough town where you can find a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy.
Whitby, North Yorkshire
Explore the narrow streets and alleyways that wind through this picturesque coastal town towards the busy quayside. The picture postcard harbour is overlooked by the ruins of the ancient St Hilda’s Abbey high on Whitby’s East Cliff. Why not trek the 199 steps from the old town of Whitby that lead up to Parish Church of St Mary, the scene of which was inspiration for Bram Stoker’s famous book, Dracula.
Filey, North Yorkshire
Just a short distance from Scarborough is the traditional English seaside resort of Filey. A holiday hotspot since the Victorian era, Filey offers golden sands and a fishing harbour village with quaint shops and cafes. Take in the beautiful views of Filey Bay or enjoy a coastal walk along the cliff top to Bempton Cliffs or Flamborough Head.
Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire
Venture the path’s of pirates and smugglers! Robin Hood’s Bay is a maze of tiny streets and passageways surrounding an ancient fishing harbour. Legend has it that Robin Hood raided French Pirates pillaging the North Yorkshire coast and returned the loot back to the local villagers and so the name was born. Robin Hood’s Bay is a picturesque town with unique quirky appeal and well worth a visit.
Goathland Village, North Yorkshire
For fans of the TV series Heartbeat, Goathland is an essential visit. Here you can view the now infamous shops and green, the tea rooms and Scripps Funeral Service and Petrol Station all of which were familiar sights on the series. Goathland also provides a railway station with connection to the steam operated North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
Castle Howard House and Estate, North Yorkshire
The magnificent Castle Howard labelled as one the ‘Top 10 Greatest Mansions in the World’ offers a spectacular step back in time. The splendid house and estate offers something for the whole family. Browse the 18th Century stately home, explore the extensive gardens or visit the museums and temporary exhibitions. During the summer months look out for special open air events and music concerts featuring many famous acts.
Go Ape – Forest Adventures, North Yorkshire
Close to Pickering and a short drive from Scarborough you can experience wild adventures at Go Ape, Dalby. High wire adventures through the tree tops and zip wires or zoom around the forest floors with a segway session! This promises to be an action packed adventure, perfect for older children, teenagers and adults seeking some adventurous fun!