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Located on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, Gisborough Hall is a beautiful country house hotel, ideally situated to explore the stunning countryside and nearby attractions including historic landmarks, walking routes and coastal towns.

Captain Cook
Captain Cook was from the local area; a monument in his name is a local landmark that can be seen for miles around, which can be reached through beautiful landscape on foot or by bike. Captain James Cook’s birthplace museum is in the nearby Stewart Park, the museum tells the story of one of the world’s greatest navigators and mariners. Follow in Cook’s footsteps through the local fishing village of Staithes where he worked and on to the port town of Whitby where he became a merchant navy apprentice.

Gisborough Priory
In 1119 Robert I de Brus founded a priory for Augustinian monks in Guisborough on land bequeathed by William the Conqueror. In the thirteenth century Henry III granted the priory the right to hold a weekly market that is still thriving today, it’s during this time that the monastery became one of the most powerful in Yorkshire.

Circa 1570 Sir Thomas Chaloner bought the Guisborough Monastic Estate from the Crown for the princely sum of £854/13/4d and today the site is still owned by the Chaloner family as part of the Gisborough Estate and managed by English Heritage.

A short walk from the hotel will reward you with a stunning view of the 900 year old priory ruins that remain today.

The idyllic fishing village of Staithes sits in a sheltered cove amongst rugged cliffs. Wander around its meandering streets with huddled cottages, art lovers will enjoy its galleries or for the more energetic there are plenty of walks along its coastal pathways.

Whitby is a traditional seaside resort where fish and chips and ice creams are aplenty. The bustling harbour is at the heart of the town, where fishing trawlers pass through, and trinket shops and restaurants line its paths.

Whitby’s old town cobbled streets, filled with taverns and quaint shops, lead to the ‘199 steps’. At the top of the steps sits Whitby Abbey; its gothic remains inspired Bram Stoker, author of Dracula.

Robin Hood’s Bay provides visitors with the opportunity to search for fossils along its ‘Dinosaur Coast’. This historic fishing village begins high up on the cliff, a snaking road accessible only by foot leads down to the bay, which was once a centre for smuggling. Quaint cottages, shops and cafes line its cobbled streets and alleyways.

Robin Hood’s Bay is the eastern end of Alfred Wainwright’s famous Coast to Coast walk.

Saltburn by the sea has kept much of its original Victorian seaside charm. The town is home to the oldest water-balanced cliff lift in Britain, which links the town to a magnificent Victorian pier.

Surfing is popular here and Saltburn’s annual food festival is a must for foodies.

With over 1,400 miles of natural beauty, The North York Moors National Park is home to heather moorland, rolling hills, forests, and dramatic coastline. A steam train journey on the North York Moors Railway covers much of this scenic landscape.

Guisborough Forest and walkway is home to many plants and animals in its woodland, wetlands and grassland. Activities include play areas, sculpture trail, walks and bike trails.

Roseberry Topping is a local landmark that provides panoramic views for those who take the challenge to the top. The surrounding woodland puts on a spectacular display of spring bluebells and a sunset walk to the peak will provide breath-taking rewards.

The stunning North Yorkshire countryside is popular with classic car enthusiasts, cyclists and walkers, all of whom are looking to explore hidden countryside gems and scenic routes.

For more information please call our reservations team on 01287 611500 or e-mail reservations@gisborough-hall.com

Book direct for the best deals

Book directly through our website and receive £10 credit to spend during your stay, when you book our ‘best available rate’. Your £10 credit will be waiting for you at check in and can be redeemed against almost anything you choose during your stay with us. What about a pre dinner drink? Or perhaps you’d prefer to put it towards a pampering treat in our Revival Zone. The choice is yours.

Latest offer


Getaway for a 3 night stay in North Yorkshire.

Spend your days exploring the Yorkshire coast or in the countryside on our doorstep, and visit some of Britain’s best historic houses and gardens. Or, for total relaxation, sink into one of our comfy sofas by the log fire and enjoy a drink or two.

  • Dinner, overnight accommodation and full Yorkshire breakfast from £720 per room
  • Overnight accommodation and full Yorkshire breakfast from £510 per room
  • Based on two people sharing
  • Offer valid up to 31st March 2025, subject to availability

To book now please call 01287 611500 or e-mail welcome@gisborough-hall.com

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On the edge of the North York Moors, Gisborough Hall is a four star country house ‘home away from home’. For business, leisure, weddings and special occasions, discover our charming Victorian country house hotel where a warm welcome awaits you.



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