The epic driving route from York to Whitby is celebrated as one of the most scenic in the country. Here’s why car-lovers shouldn’t miss it…
Whether you’ve a passion for classic cars or just fancy an adventurous drive, the route from York to the coast is exceptionally scenic, taking in wild, undulating moorland, atmospheric villages and the dramatic coastline.
Start out in the historic city of York, past Castle Howard and into the wind-swept, heather-strewn moors. Make a pitstop in foodie town Malton, and then continue on through the dramatic landscapes, passing the pretty village of Hutton-le-Hole.
Another good lunch spot is at the 16th-century Lion Inn, a remote pub in the North York Moors National Park with sweeping views. There are more impressive vistas from Danby Beacon, while the old village of Goathland, famous as the location of Hogsmead in the Harry Potter movies, is worth a stop.
Then it’s on to the seaside town of Whitby, renowned for its Abbey ruins, which inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula. And just a few minutes from here is your gloriously comfortable accommodation for the night – right here at Raithwaite Sandsend. Roll on up and we’ll take care of the rest.