The Rail Trail Service on the NYMR

We love the North Yorkshire Moors “Rail Trail Service” which is currently booking to November 1st, 2020. A great way to combine so many of the activites we love – a ride on the steam train, a chance to explore the pretty moorland village of Goathland (with a stop for…

Castle Howard – Open Air Cinema

This week Castle Howard welcomes The Luna Cinema  – the UK’s leading open air cinema – for some outdoor screenings :

Friday September 4th – Rocket Man

Saturday September 5th – Grease

Sunday September 6th – Downton Abbey

Book your tickets on the Castle Howard website or the Luna Cinema…

NYMR extends “The Optimist” Service to end of September

The NYMR has extended “The Optimist” round trip service from Pickering to Whitby until Sunday September 27th.  Advance booking is essential.  See their website for more information.

Hop on board one of 2 daily return services departing from Pickering to explore the coastal town of Whitby.

Service 1: Departs Pickering…

Dalby Forest Cycle Hub – now open!

Dalby Forest Cycle Hub is now open for bicycle hire.  They are open from 9.30am-4pm Tuesday – Sunday and can be found in the Low Dalby Courtyard near the visitor centre car park.  Most cycle trails depart from here.    Call in advance to book on 01751 460585.

National Railway Museum in York – Opening August 4th

It’s wonderful to hear that the National Railway Museum in York is plannng to re-open gradually from August 4th, with reduced hours and some limited exhibits.  For more information or to pre-book your free admission ticket, go to their website.

Pre-bookable lunch bags from the Great Hall Cafe are also…

Yorkshire Air Museum is open daily

The largest independent air museum in the UK – the Yorkshire Air Museum – is open daily.  About 45 minutes drive from Hungate, on the outskirts of York and a great day out for the family.  Covid-Safe one way system and social distancing in place, a large outdoor area with…

Sea Life Scarborough is open!

Sea Life Scarborough is now open – with social distancing and extra safety measures in place.  Guests must pre-book their tickets online.   Guests with annual passes or promotional vouchers must also be sure to pre-book a timed entry.

A firm family favourite, visit Bay of Rays, Penguin Island or Otter…

Visit Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey is open to visitors.  Book your timed tickets in advance on the English Heritage website.  English Heritage members do not need to pay, but will still need to book a timed entry. The abbey and grounds are open with a one way system in place.  The museum exhibition…

Nunnington Hall Walled Garden – Open from July 8th

Another lovely local attraction is opening from July 8th: Nunnington Hall Walled Garden. The grounds and walled garden are dog friendly.

Open Wednesday-Sunday 10am – 4pm Pre-booking online is essential.  National Trust members don’t need to pay, but still need to pre-book.  The House and Cafe remain closed for now.

Eden Camp – Opening from July 6th!

Eden Camp WWII themed history museum near Malton will be opening from July 6th.  Book your tickets in advance on their website. A one way system is in place around the museum, and the playground and gift shop are open with social distancing measures in place.  The cafe is open…

Scampston Walled Garden is now open

Scampston Walled Garden, Hall Gardens, Parkland & Plant Nursery near Malton (20 min drive from Hungate) is now open 4 days a week.  Thursdays-Sundays, 10am – 5pm.  There is no need to book advance tickets.  The Walled Garden Cafe and Conservatory remain closed for now.  Do see their website for…

Flamingo Land Theme Park plans to re-open!

More great news this week!  Following the successful trial opening of Flamingo Land Zoo, the Resort and Theme Park will reopen as of July 4th.  The zoo and theme park are an excellent family day out, only a short drive from Hungate.

Extra safety measures will be in place and…

York Minster re-opening to visitors

York Minster has announced that they will be opening their doors to visitors from Saturday July 11th.

General visiting hours will be from 11am-4pm Monday to Saturday, and 12.20pm to 2.30pm on Sunday.  Pre-book your timed arrival slot via


Ryedale Folk Museum opening soon!

More great news for Hungate guests: Ryedale Folk Museum will open again on July 4th. Our guests who are staying with us for a week or more receive free entry to this great open-air history museum in the pretty moorland town of Hutton-le-Hole.  It’s a dog friendly and family friendly…

Flamingo Land Zoo is open to visitors

Flamingo Land Zoo is now open!

Flamingo Land’s award winning zoo is now open to visitors. We love this zoo, only a short 5 minute drive from Hungate.  Spot the playful red pandas, the energetic Humboldt penguins, or if you’re lucky you might catch the Sumatran tigers being fed.  It…

Rosedale & Farndale

Fancy a break with the family but still want your own space? Why not book Rosedale and Farndale? With the inter-joining door you can spend time together as 1 large family but also have the luxury of your own kitchen, living room and bathrooms in each cottage.

Rosedale has a…

Historic Castles

Did you know that Pickering had its very own castle? Pickering castle is situated just a 10 minute walk from Hungate Cottages. It is now own by English Heritage but is well worth a walk around.

We are also very lucky to have two other castles a short drive from…

One of our favourite daytrips – Dalby Forest

Dalby Forest is open for an excellent day out, just a short drive from Hungate.  And as a guest of Hungate, you get free entry.

Rain or shine, it’s an easy, safe and entertaining day for the whole family.

13 Walking Trails – 6 Cycling Trails – 4 Running Trails

New Opening Info – Castle Howard

Great News!

Castle Howard is re-opening it’s Garden’s and Grounds to all visitors from June 8th.

Tickets for entry must be pre-booked online and safety measures are in place when you arrive.

For now the House, Adventure Playground, Cafe, Shop and Skelf Island will remain closed, but the Farm Shop…

The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard

Did you see us on the latest series of the Channel 5 programme The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard? We were proud to feature as the competition provider for the competiton – we look forward to welcoming the lucky winner sometime later this year!

2021 Bookings

Planning for 2021?

We have opened up our online bookings so you can now book your 2021 holiday with us at 2020 prices.

Looking for a short break in 2021? We take short breaks between the beginning of November and the end of March. Give us a ring or email…

Cropton Brewery

We recently visited The New Inn in Cropton and took a tour of The Great Yorkshire Brewery. We all thoroughly enjoyed both the tour and meal afterwards. You can take just the tour which start at 11am and 2pm or like we did The Brewery Tour Package which includes a…

Access for All

Planning a visit to North Yorkshire? Bringing friends and family? Why not book Hungate Garden Cottage?

Hungate Garden Cottage has 5 bedrooms and benefits from a large private garden to the front of the property and a private carpark for at least 5 cars to the rear.

HGC has a…

Walking days

Do you enjoy walking in beautiful surroundings? Visit to download routes around North Yorkshire. Need a printer? Just ask us when you arrive or during your stay and we will print the routes off for you.

Local Markets

Do you love to wander around picturesque villages and towns and sample what they have to offer? Then why not visit some of our local towns on Market day?

Helmsley – Friday

Kirkbymoorside – Wednesday

Malton – Saturday

Pickering – Monday

Thirsk – Monday and Saturday

Farmers’ Markets

Helmsley –…

Ryedale Folk Museum

Did you know that all our guests receive FREE entry to Ryedale folk museum?

Only a 15 minute drive away located in the beautiful village of Hutton-le-Hole.

Please visit their website to see the special activities they are running during the school holidays and for more information.

Dog Friendly Attractions

Taking your pet on holiday? Wondering which local attractions accept pets? Below is a list we have compliled of dog friendly attractions in North Yorkshire.

Ryedale Folk Museum

Eden Camp WWII Museum

Helmsley Castle

Whitby Abbey

Burton Agnes Hall

Rievaulx Abbey

Scarborough Castle

Kirkham Priory

Mother Shipton’s Cave

There are…