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Dance the night away at Danby Castle

Dramatically poised on a hill overlooking Esk Valley, Danby Castle is a breathtaking sight to behold. It's also one of the most popular wedding locations in the North Yorkshire Moors. The 14th-century Court Room plays host to the romantic ceremony, and guests can dance way into the night at the castle's dedicated barn venue. End the day with a stroll through the castle's extensive grounds.

Views across the Esk Valley

Once the ancestral home of the Danby Estate, and then the living quarters of Catherine Parr, Danby Castle is certainly steeped in history. Now the dramatic ruins still overlook one of the most beautiful valleys in the country. Make the most of the views during your stay and try one of the many walks around the area. From the castle, you can walk to Danby Beacon in just over an hour, where you'll find even more spectacular sights across the moors.

Visit the home of Stoker's Dracula

From Danby, you can take the Esk Valley Railway to Whitby, stopping by some of Yorkshire's prettiest villages along the way. When you get to the coast, take a moment to admire the stunning Gothic ruins of Whitby Abbey. And after you've browsed the quirky shops and stopped for an ice cream, retrace the steps of an infamous literary villain on the Dracula trail. Looking for accommodation Near Danby Castle? Travelodge Scarborough St Nicholas Hotel sits on the coast south of Whitby, while Travelodge Middlesbrough Hotel has Middlesbrough, Darlington and Durham in close proximity.