Right at the edge of the picturesque North York Moors lies the quaint village of Gillamoor just a few miles north of Kirbymoorside. Gillamoor will appeal to those choosing a self catering holiday home on the North Yorkshire Moors. It is an attractive stone built village with a rich heritage and culture offering lots of choices for those who want to get out onto the moors such as walkers (the Cleveland Way National Trail and Roseberry are popular choices), riders and mountain bikers. It's also a peaceful village - as evidenced by the fact that it is not unusual to see sheep being herded through it from time to time. Gillamoor has a lovely little church in the centre of the village, St Aidan's from which there is a wonderful panoramic view of the North Yorkshire Moors The pub at the heart of the village is very popular with locals and visitors alike, The Royal Oak Inn; a perfect destination after a long day exploring the wild Yorkshire moors. With wide open fires and long wooden beams in the ceiling the atmosphere is perfect to relax, put your tired feet up and enjoy some delicious local grub (give yourselves an evening away from your holiday cottage kitchen).

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For those who like to ride, there are mountain bike trails marked with guideposts. For horse riders the trails and bridleways are off the roads and wind through the surrounding woodland and moorland. For those who don't want to spend their entire holiday walking or riding across the moors, there are plenty of fascinating attractions within easy reach. You can spend half or full days out riding the North York Moors Railway or visiting the magnificent remains of Rievaulx Abbey and Castle Howard. For a complete contrast to the Abbey, head or Eden Camp - an award winning fully restored World War II Prisoner of War Camp near Malton.