The North Yorkshire Moors are stunning however we weren't blessed with great weather on the Sunday morning as we set off to drive across the moors with the aim of visiting Whitby Abbey. Thanks to our Sat Nav we navigated successfully across the wet and misty moors and arrived in Whitby itself where the heavens were well and truly open and rain was plummeting down. Not deterred by the conditions we drove up to the Abbey and Susy braved the elements to take a quick photo (see below) over the carpark wall.
|Whitby Abbey view from the distance|
Having really enjoyed ourselves despite the persistent drizzle we hopped back in the car and headed back across the moors destination Helmsley, the pretty market town just a few miles from where we were staying. En route the weather improved slightly and I hopped out to take a photo of the moors, still not great but proof at least that we were there.
After arriving back in Helmsley and enjoying a cup of Yorkshire tea, there is no better allegedly, we walked the short distance to Helmsley Castle and visited the ruins of this 900 year old castle.
The following morning before driving back to the East Midlands we visited the historic site of Rievaulx Abbey, a former Cistercian Abbey which in its day was home to over 600 monks. If you do visit the Abbey be sure and listen to the audio guide as it really makes the experience come to life.
|Dogs are welcome too :-)|