The village of Glaisdale, Whitby

Glaisdale is a picturesque village and civil parish located in the North York Moors National Park in North Yorkshire, England. Nestled within the Esk Valley, it is known for its beautiful landscapes, including rolling hills, forests, and moorland, making it a popular spot for walkers, cyclists, and nature enthusiasts.

The village itself boasts a rich history, with its origins dating back to the Domesday Book of 1086, where it was mentioned as “Glaisedale.” Over the centuries, it has retained much of its traditional charm, with stone cottages, historical buildings, and a tight-knit community.

One of Glaisdale’s most famous landmarks is Beggar’s Bridge, a 17th-century packhorse bridge over the River Esk. It was built by a local merchant, Thomas Ferries, in 1619, so that his future wife could cross the river to meet him. The bridge and its romantic backstory are a draw for visitors.

Glaisdale is also known for its agricultural heritage, with surrounding farmland and moorland contributing to local sheep farming and other rural activities. The village includes amenities such as a post office, a pub, and a local shop, serving both residents and tourists.

Cultural events and community activities are an integral part of life in Glaisdale. The Robinson Institute village hall and other local venues host events ranging from art exhibitions and concerts to talks and community gatherings, fostering a strong sense of community and belonging.

Overall, Glaisdale represents a blend of natural beauty, historical depth, and vibrant community life, making it a quintessential North Yorkshire village.

The Green sits in the heart of the North York Moors

Take the wonderful scenic route to Whitby

The North York Moors Railway station is a short walk from the holiday cottage, the journey is a heritage steam railway and passes through the area, offering scenic journeys through the Esk Valley and connecting Glaisdale with other picturesque villages and the market town of Whitby on the coast. This is another reason why people choose The Green as a destination for those seeking to explore the beauty and history of North Yorkshire.