Sandy beaches, classic seaside resorts and rugged moorland walks can all be enjoyed on self-catering holidays in Redcar and Cleveland. The borough of Redcar and Cleveland is located in Northeast England, in the county of North Yorkshire. Its main settlements include Redcar, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Guisborough, and the smaller towns of Eston, Skelton and Loftus. With a spectacular coast and the North York Moors directly to its south, it is a wonderful base for exploring the region. There are several nature reserves on the doorstep of holiday cottages in Redcar and Cleveland, including Guisborough Branch Walkway, Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park, and Eston Moor, where wildlife-watching and hiking are popular. The windswept heather moors and green valleys of the North York Moors National Park lie to the south of the borough, with many of the region’s most impressive walks.
In the heart of Redcar and Cleveland, Saltburn-by-the-Sea is a charming seaside resort with fine Victorian architecture, a vast, sandy beach, and plenty of amusements to enjoy. There are several striking historical landmarks to look out for, including the Ship Inn, which dates back to the 17th century and remains a popular spot for a pint of ale overlooking the sea. Nearby, the Saltburn Cliff Lift runs from Upper Promenade to the beach below. There is a historic pier which his home to an excellent fish and chip shop and a variety of amusements.
Other popular destinations to consider making day trips to from your Redcar and Cleveland holiday cottage include Roseberry Topping, a distinctive hill in the North York Moors National Park with a jagged cliff and half-cone shape at its summit which have led to comparisons with Matterhorn in the Swiss-Italian Alps. The Cleveland Way is a long-distance footpath which runs from Helmsley to Scarborough and Filey, via Saltburn, passing breathtaking moorland and coastal scenery along the way.