In the old days Normanby had fourteen alehouses and was a major stopping point due to its location halfway between Teeside and Humberside. Nowadays Normanby has only one pub, (the excellent Sun Inn) and is a great deal sleepier and more peaceful than it used to be. So if you are looking for a quiet retreat for some much needed rest and relaxation, Little Garth is perfect. But the village is also ideally located for those wishing to explore rural North Yorkshire. There is something here for everyone.

The Ryedale district of North Yorkshire is a diverse and beautiful area of spectacular scenery, bustling market towns, dale and hill farms, and picturesque villages. The area is popular with walkers wishing to explore the moors or the Heritage Coastline which all lie within easy reach. For those who don’t already know the area well, a list of popular visitor attractions appears below. We hope you find the information helpful when it comes to planning your holiday.

The North Yorkshire Moors are just minutes away. The National Park is perfect for all kinds of outdoor pursuits - walking, cycling, pony trekking as well providing a spectacular backdrop for the lovingly restored North Yorkshire Moors Railway. If you need to keep the children occupied over the holiday period, there’s Flamingo Land close by with its theme park, zoo and conservation area, and, for the very adventurous, Go Ape at Dalby Forest. North Yorkshire’s coastline has been a thriving visitor destination for centuries. Whether you’re planning a day trip to Scarborough or Filey, Robin Hood’s Bay or Whitby, you couldn't be better positioned.

If you enjoy architecture and history, then there are many beautiful medieval churches to visit such as St Gregory’s Minster in Kirkdale and St Peter’s in Wintringham. The church of St Peter and St Paul in Pickering contains the most complete set of medieval wall paintings so far discovered in Britain. Executed over 500 years ago the paintings remained hidden under a thick coat of plaster until they were accidentally rediscovered in 1852. Castle Howard, the magnificent eighteenth century country house by Sir John Vanburgh, (immortalised for modern audiences by ‘Brideshead Revisited’), remains one of the most popular visitor attractions in North Yorkshire. Scampston Hall is one of the finest Regency stately homes in Britain and its contemporary walled garden is quite unlike any other.


Things to do nearby:

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•  Flamingo Land (4.5 miles)
•  Ryedale Folk Museum (6 miles)    
•  St Gregory's Minster (6.3 miles)   
•  St Peter & St Paul's Church, Pickering (7 miles)
•  Pickering Castle (7 miles)     
•  North York Moors National Park (6.5 miles)
•  North Yorkshire Moors Railway (6.5 miles)
•  Beck Isle Museum (6.5 miles)
•  Cedar Barn Farmshop & Cafe (7 miles)
•  Nunnington Hall (7.7 miles)              
•  The Star Inn, Harome (10 miles)                    
•  Castle Howard (10.5 miles)                    

Things to do nearby:

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•  Dalby Forest (12 miles) 

•  Go Ape - Dalby Forest (12 miles)

•  Bike Magic - Dalby Forest (12 miles)

•  Yorkshire Lavender (13.6 miles)
•  Eden Camp (14 miles)
•  Scampston Hall (18 miles)
•  Scampston Hall Wall Garden (18 miles)
•  St Peter's Church, Wintringham (20 miles)
•  Captain Cook Museum, Whitby (27.5 miles)
•  Kirkbymoorside Golf Club (4.5 miles)
•  Malton & Norton Golf Club (10 miles)
•  Ganton Golf Club (22 miles)

Visitor information:

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•  Kirkbymoorside
•  Pickering 
•  Malton & Norton   

•  Yorkshire Coast