The Esk Valley
Whitby, Yorkshire Coast

Details for The Esk Valley

Whitby Inner Harbour
Goathland Railway Station

The Esk Valley lies amongst the beautiful landscape of the North York Moors National Park and the equally spectacular Yorkshire Heritage Coast and takes its name from the River Esk which meanders through the valley.

The Esk runs from Castleton in the centre of the North York Moors, three miles due east through the valley before discharging into the North Sea at Whitby. There are many historic and beautiful towns and villages which make up the Esk Valley including Castleton, Danby, Glaisdale, Goathland(where the TV series heartbeat is set), Lealholm, Egton Bridge, Grosmont, Sleights, Ruswarp, Aisalby, Whitby and many more.

Mining was once a major industry of the North East of England and there are many deserted mines throughout the Esk Valley. Tourism is now one of the main industries in the Esk Valley and there is much to offer visitors including museums, visitor attractions, activities, music, modern entertainment and an abundance of food & drink outlets including; restaurants, cafes & tea rooms and bistro's.

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