Danby Tourist Information

The Moors Centre features exhibitions on the area, family friendly tearooms, a gift shop and extensive information on the North York Moors National Park. Relax in character traditional inns in Danby serving fine Yorkshire real ales. The Moors Centre also has an on-site cafe restaurant.

Things to Do in Danby

Danby moorland village in the North York Moors sits just 8 miles south-east of Guisborough. Perfect as a North York Moors walking and activity holiday base, Danby offers easy access onto the Esk Valley Railway running via the town between Whitby and Middlesbrough. Local walks feature around Danby Low Moor and beautiful nearby moorland villages contain wonderful heritage inns including one of the oldest pubs in Yorkshire, the Fox & Hounds in Ainthorpe.

Danby is home to one of the National Park’s Moorland Centres. Essential visiting, The Moors National Park Centre is the Park’s flagship centre located in a picturesque spot along the River Esk. Entrance is free and the centre includes an exhibition and gallery, tearooms, a gift shop, an indoor and outdoor play area and lots of leaflets, guides and maps on the North York Moors National Park. The Moorsbus service offers extensive bus links from Danby into the North York Moors and to Yorkshire Coast hotspots such as Whitby and Scarborough.

Take a tour of heritage sites including the early 14th century Danby Castle which today is a working North York Moors farm. Walk across the atmospheric medieval packhorse bridge, the Duck Bridge across the Esk. Local walks around Danby not to be missed include a walk up Danby Beacon from which there are superb views across the National Park. A selection of beautiful circular short walks are direct from The Moors Centre and fishing fans will feel more than at home in this moorland village with great fishing available on the River Esk.

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