Danby

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Danby

The village of Danby has an excellent shop selling organic fruit and veg,  The Stonehouse Bakery and cafe, two pubs – one just up the hill from the Station and the other, less than a mile away in Ainthorpe and a Village Hall and Church within 200m.

There is now an extra evening train down to Danby that leaves Middlesbrough at 20:34 and arrives Danby 21:33. 

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What to do in Danby

The Danby Moors Centre

About a mile (20 mins walk) from the station lies the Moors National Park Centre, a former shooting lodge and now the main information centre for the National Park, with  permanent and temporary exhibitions (especially of local artists and craftspeople), a gift shop and cafeteria, picnic and children’s play areas. For more information and exhibition schedule, visit The Moors Centre websiteFull details of opening times here.

Moors Bus - check the website to see when it will start

Normally runs from 1st May to 30th September,  on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Monday. Moors Bus connects with some Esk Valley services at Danby Station and goes up to the Moors Centre. More information here… http://www.moorsbus.org/timetablesfares.html

Land of Iron project

The North York Moors National Park have completed a five year project to protect and highlight the fascinating history behind the Ironstone mining. There is a permanent exhibition at the Moors Centre, Danby – take the Moors Bus (if it is running, or walk the 15 minutes from Danby Station. To find out more, click here Land of Iron.

Canon Atkinson

The Reverend John Christopher Atkinson was Vicar of Danby from 1847 until his death in 1900. A pioneering archaeologist, geologist, folklorist and philologist, he remains best known for his book Forty Years in a Moorland Parish, first published in 1891, which is a fascinating account of the landscape and people in and around Danby.

Duck Bridge

Close to the station is a fine example of a single arched packhorse bridge. Dating from the late 14th century and long known as Castle Bridge (Danby castle itself is a short distance uphill from here), it has been called Duck Bridge after the well-respected local stonemason George Duck, who restored it in the 18th century.

Water Mill

Also close to the station is a fully restored and working 17th century watermill.

Danby Castle

Approximately a mile from the station, just above the foot of Little Fryup Dale, is Danby Castle, built in the 14th century for the Latimer family. It was the home of Katherine Parr, who became the sixth wife of Henry VIII. The largely ruinous medieval remains incorporate a later farmhouse. The Danby Court Leet, a body of freeholders with various governmental powers over this locality, still meets here.

Danby Show

Held in August each year: www.danbyshow.co.uk

St Hilda's Church

Located some two miles from Danby village, St Hilda’s occupies a magnificent site at the heart of Danby Dale that has served as a burial ground since pre-Christian days. Incorporating Saxon and Norman remains, the church has developed organically. It has a 15th century perpendicular tower. The nave was rebuilt in 1789, the gallery in 1806 and a chancel that dates from 1848. The churchyard contains several listed tombs and headstones.

For further information: 01287 660125