Castleton is a village on the River Esk, part of the civil parish of Danby in the county of North Yorkshire in England. It can be found 7.1 miles (11.5 km) south-east of Guisborough, in the North York Moors.

It is served by Castleton Moor railway station on the Esk Valley Line. Castleton has a local school, church and two public houses, The Downe Arms and The Eskdale Inn, as well as a small Co-op supermarket, Post Office and Tea Room. 


Castleton is a centre for walking, cycling, birdwatching, shooting and many other pursuits.


The Village of Castleton saw some of the worlds top riders pass through on Le Tour De Yorkshire in 2015 & 2016. Cycle part of the route across stunning Moorland and challenging climbs. Or venture 'off-road'. We are just 30 minutes away from Dalby Forest and its famous Bike Trail. Visit the North York Moors Website for some route suggestions.


There's lots to see in Castleton and the surrounding area. We highly recommend a visit to the Old Chapel Tearoom, located close to Cropton Cottage. Delicious, home-cooked food and very reasonable prices. Venturing out of the village to Danby, you will find more fabulous places to eat, Stonehouse Bakery and also the Woolly Sheep Cafe at The National Parks Centre.


The Village is home to two Public Houses, The Downe Arms and also The Eskdale Inn. We also highly recommend a visit to the Fox and Hounds Inn, Ainthorpe during your stay.

There is a small Co-Op Supermarket in the village, perfect for essentials.

Castleton Moor Railway Station is located at the bottom of the Village, and the Train Timetables can be found here.


Fish and Chips; History and Culture; Views and Festivals; Vampires and Goths: it’s all on offer at Whitby, one of the Yorkshire Coast’s best-loved seaside towns. 


Don’t miss the opportunity to Discover Whitby from a different view and get out on the water or take the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey, where you will be rewarded with a stunning scene looking over the town.

The delightful coastal town Saltburn-by-the-sea bestows plenty of Victorian charm and thrills. From the water balanced cliff lifts to the last remaining pier in Yorkshire, Saltburn promises its visitors an authentic seaside experience!


There's plenty to entertain too as the town has an up and coming arts scene, lots of restaurants and plenty of daring water sports to try.

With its higgledy-piggledy cottages and winding streets, Staithes has the air of a place lost in time. Once one of the largest fishing ports on the North East coast, this coastal hamlet is now a well-loved base for exploring Yorkshire's cliff top paths and discovering the delights of rock pooling and fossil hunting on the small sandy beach.

From the rugged rocky headland and colourful seaside traditions of the South Bay, to the bright beach huts of the award-winning sandy North Bay, Scarborough has all the ingredients you need for a classic beachside day out.

Cropton Cottage
Cropton Cottage
Cropton Cottage
Cropton Cottage
Cropton Cottage
Cropton Cottage

Moorland, Bridalways and Paths wind across the Valley. Take in the views of the North York Moors National Park on foot. Visit the North York Moors National Park Website and download some routes.



The Moors National Park Centre is our historic visitor centre, set in an idyllic spot on the banks of the River Esk, near Danby.


From the doorstep, you can see pretty much everything that makes the North York Moors National Park so special: moorland, woodland, farmland, miles of hedges and drystone walls, historic buildings – all basking in glorious peace and quiet.   Admission is Free