Rosedale Abbey is in the heart of the North York Moors National Park, and the perfect jumping off point for visiting the villages, towns and attractions in North York Moors and Coast.

Rosedale itself, is a small picturesque Yorkshire village.  It’s a great place to unwind and relax, with galleries, cafe’s serving delicious food and 2 excellent pub’s within a 5 minute walk.

The diverse local landscape is filled with rolling dales, forests and rugged moorland, perfect for exploring on foot or by bike, whatever the season.  The spectacular setting  also makes it a mecca for artists and artisans.


The village is a great base for cycling and hill climbing in particular!  It’s home to many iconic and challenging climbs including to the steepest road in England, the fearsome Rosedale Chimney, nicknamed  “The Chain Breaker”.  There are also many less challenging and family friendly trails in the valley.  Rosedale is on the doorstep of Dalby Forest with many cycling and walking trails and Go Ape adventures.

Rosedale is also home to some of North Yorkshire’s finest walking and rambling for all abilities, and hosts an annual weekend  Walking Festival in June.  The Rosedale Show takes place in August, a celebration of rural life in the moors.

The North York Moors authority offers up to date information on what’s on, all year round and  Our Rosedale Abbey houses a wealth of information on the local area.

Within 30 minutes drive of Rosedale, there are many local attractions for all ages including; Flamingo Land, the North Yorks Railway, stunning coastal villages of Runswick and Robin Hoods Bay, and many stately homes and historic ruins, including Castle Howard and Rievaulx Abbey.