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Rosedale A warm welcome from the heart of the North York Moors National Park

Visiting Rosedale today, it’s hard to imagine that it spent the seventy years between the 1850s and 1920s as a bustling, sooty and noisy hive of industrial activity, home to nearly 5,000 miners. Nowadays it’s home to a lively, diverse and expanding community set in the heart of some of the UK’s most beautiful scenery.

Shaped by over a thousand years of hard working Yorkshire hill farmers Rosedale Abbey is almost smack bang in the middle of the North York Moors National Park, with easy access to Pickering, and Scarborough and Whitby on the East Coast.

Rosedale is perfect for peace and quiet, beauty, fresh air, great walking, good food, culture and more history than you can shake a stick at, plus it’s chock full of 21st century life.

This website has been created by the people of Rosedale so that we can tell you what’s great about where we live and bring together all the information you might need if you are planning a visit.

We look forward to seeing you.

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