Local Attractions

The White Bear and Croft Cottages are situated just 20 minutes from the historic walled city of York. We are within easy access of the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the North York Moors National Park.

White Bear attractions Castle Howard


Whether you are looking for inspiration for your garden, or just enjoy walking through acres of beautiful flowers, there are some of Yorkshire’s finest gardens close-by. We love Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall and Newburgh Priory.

White Bear attractions Howardian Hills

Natural Landscapes

We are blessed to be surrounded by some of the best landscapes in the world, though we might be a little biased! Situated within a 10 minute drive to the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 20 minutes from the North York Moors; and just 45 minutes to the beautiful Yorkshire Coastline. You’ll be spoilt for choice on places to go and things to see.

White Bear attractions City of York

City Life

The White Bear and Croft Cottages are 20 minutes from the historic walled City of York – with the buzzing markets, museums, theatres and galleries. There’s plenty to see and do – with lots of lovely boutique and high street shops to enjoy. To top it off the hourly bus service means you could even enjoy a drink in town if you so wish.

White Bear attractions Helmsly

Market Towns

If you enjoy browsing independent local shops, tasting local food and taking things at an altogether slower pace than a big city, the market towns of Easingwold and Helmsley are close by. With an eclectic selection of shops and artisan cafes you’ll loose yourself for a day!

White Bear attractions Maize Maze

Family Activities

There’s plenty for all the family to see and do – including adventure activities such as the Maize Maze in Easingwold; and GTS Adventure in Huby.

White Bear attractions Cycling

The Great Outdoors

The village of Stillington is just a stone’s throw from the Foss Walk, and there is a good network of Public Footpaths and Bridleways to explore right from the door. Yorkshire is a haven for cyclists and we are well located for accessing the Tour de Yorkshire routes.

To book a table
please call 01347 810338 or email thewhitebear@live.co.uk