Local Area


Bridlington Priory Gansey Girl Bridlington Scarborough Flamborough and Bempton


Bridlington is the nearest seaside town to Wetwang. There are two sandy beaches either side of the historic harbour. If you visit the harbour look for the Three Brothers cobble. A cobble is the traditional fishing boat along the Yorkshire Coast and closely resembles a Viking longship in its construction. Bridlington is an important fishing port for crab and lobster.

There are two promenades, the south side from Bridlington Spa is flat whilst the walk to the north of the harbour rises up to Sewerby providing excellent views of the bay.

Bridlington Tourist Information


Filey Bay is regularly voted as one of the best sandy beaches in England. Filey is a traditional seaside resort which remains mainly unspoilt.

Filey - Complete Holiday Guide for the Yorkshire resort of Filey - Filey 2013 (visitfiley.com)


Scarborough claims to be the first seaside resort as people came here in the early 1600s to sample the spa mineral waters found coming out of the cliff in the south bay. Scarborough has two bays separated by a headland on which Scarborough Castle is located. The harbour is on the southside of the headland and is sheltered from the north easterly gales.

The south beach has more amenities. The northside is quieter and is better for surfing if the conditions are right. The main surfing spot for the area is at Cayton Bay to the south of Scarborough.

Scarborough Tourist Information - Hotels, Beaches &Amp; Things To Do (visitscarborough.com)

Flamborough and Bempton Cliffs

The coastline between Bridlington and Filey is dominated by chalk sea cliffs which rise to their highest point at Bempton. Flamborough has four coves at South Landing, Selwicks Bay, North Landing and Thornwick, these are accessed by steps and steep routes.

A trip across the North York Moors will take you to the historic fishing port of Whitby and the village of Robin Hood’s Bay.

Discover the Yorkshire Coast - Discover Yorkshire Coast

Bempton Cliffs Nature Reserve, East Riding of Yorkshire - The RSPB

Flamborough Cliffs | YWT

Things to see and do

Burnby Hall Gardens Rudston Monolith Wolds Way Guardians Winteringham North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Sledmere House and Estate

Home to the Tatton Sykes Family. Sledmere is a traditional estate village.

Sledmere House & Gardens | Family Days Out | Venue | East Yorkshire

Wolds Railway

Fimber Halt.

Yorkshire Wolds Railway – East Yorkshire's only Heritage Railway attraction

Wharam Percy

Wharam Percy is a deserted medieval village. The church is a standing ruin and the settlement outline can still be seen.

Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village | English Heritage (english-heritage.org.uk)


Rudston was the neolithic centre of the area. There is a large standing stone in the churchyard of which only a third is above ground. The Wolds are covered in earthworks and barrows dating from this time.

Rudston Monolith - Wikipedia

Sewerby Hall

House, gardens and zoo.

Home - Sewerby Hall and Gardens


Walled garden.

Scampston Hall - Home - Malton, North Yorkshire

Castle Howard

Home to the Howard family. House and grounds open to the public. The house and grounds have been used for many film and television productions.

Castle Howard - A Place Like No Other - A place like no other

Yorkshire Arboretum

120 acres of parkland; lakes and ponds are the backdrop for a collection of 6,000 trees from around the world.

Yorkshire Arboretum

North York Moors Railway

The heritage line runs from Pickering to Whitby. Goathland Station has appeared in Heartbeat and more recently in the Harry Potter films.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway - NYMR

Walking and Cycling

Walking in the Wolds Green Lane - Wetwang Wander Bench - Wolds Way View Towards Sykes Memorial - Sledmere

The Granary is ideally placed for walking and cycling.

On the doorstep are the Wold Rangers Way. You can tread in the footsteps of the local characters who travelled from farm to farm looking for work.

The cottage is a short distance away from the Wolds Way which starts in Hessle close to the Humber Bridge and finishes on Filey Brig. The total distance is 79 miles.

There are green lanes and a number of public footpaths to explore in the Wetwang area. One route will take you to the Sykes Memorial which you can see from the cottage in the north east.

Home (walkingtheriding.co.uk)

The Wold Rangers Way : The Heritage Walking Trail of the Lost Agricultural Labourers

Yorkshire Wolds Way - National Trails


Locally there are good routes that avoid the main roads. The most local is the Millington Big Skies route which goes through the neighbouring village of Huggate, which is also where you can join the Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route.

Big Skies Bike Rides | Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route


Riverhead - Driffield Beverley Minster Pocklington Canal Goatland Station


The traditional town of Driffield is 6 miles from Wetwang. It is known as the ‘Capital of the Wolds’.

The town is home to independent businesses. Driffield is famous for its agricultural show held in July each year. At Riverhead is the terminus of the Driffield Navigation which was used to transport goods through to Hull.

Driffield - East Yorkshire (visiteastyorkshire.co.uk)


The county town of East Yorkshire. The historic market town of Beverley is home to the 13th century Beverley Minster and the historic church of St Mary’s.

Beverley Racecourse is on Beverley Westwood with flat racing from April to September.

Beverley - East Yorkshire (visiteastyorkshire.co.uk)


York was the headquarters for the Romans in northern England, then home to Vikings and Angles before being badly damaged by the Normans in 1066. The city is home to many fine medieval buildings including the Merchant Adventurer’s Hall and The Shambles. York Minster is the largest Gothic Cathedral in northern Europe. The city’s medieval walls are 2.2 miles long and are a popular way to see the city.

Guy Fawkes was born and educated in York.

Dick Turpin and John Nevison, both highwaymen, were hanged in the city, and both are said to haunt the city. A popular evening activity is to go on one of the guided ghost walks.

One of York’s industries was chocolate production Rowntree’s and Terry’s both having factories here. Goddard’s, the home of the Terry’s family, is now a National Trust property which is now open to the public.

Betty’s café in the city centre is a popular place to have afternoon tea.

Plan Your Visit to York | Visit York

Hull or ‘Ull to the locals.

Kingston upon Hull is a historic maritime city. The Old Town is home to the museums quarter. The museums include Wilberforce House, Streetlife, and the Hull and East Riding Museum.

The marina and fruit market area offer a pleasant stroll and are home to many cafes and independent shops.


Other local market towns.

Close to Wetwang are Pocklington, Malton and Pickering all with their own individual characters.

Pocklington - East Yorkshire (visiteastyorkshire.co.uk)

Visit Malton - Yorkshire's Food Capital

Welcome to Pickering. Gateway to the North York Moors, Yorkshire