Rumoured to be the largest village in North Yorkshire, Sleights is situated a short drive from Whitby and offers a friendly and welcoming holiday destination with easy access to the Yorkshire coast. Sleights is a holiday destination particularly popular with the older generation, offering peaceful restaurants and inns, antiques shops and B&Bs providing homely holiday accommodation.
Holiday properties in Sleights are perfect for short weekend breaks or for longer holidays. B&Bs and guesthouses in Sleights offer home-from-home stays for individuals, couples and small families, often with breakfasts made from local produce, whilst there are also a number of Sleights holiday cottages offering family-friendly and pet-friendly accommodation on a self-catered basis.
With natural beauty and open spaces, the village of Sleights is a popular location for both fishing and walking. Those with a fishing license, and with permission from the relevant land owners, have the opportunity to catch salmon and other fish in the River Esk, which runs directly through the village, whilst those preferring to keep moving can enjoy time spent on one of the many walking trails in Sleights.
The village of Sleights is also the ideal walking location for those who don't wish to follow designated trails. With open spaces and stunning countryside locations, Sleights is the perfect rural location for family walks, picnics and outdoor activities. Cyclists and horse-riders will find trails to suit in Sleights, and the River Esk itself offers a unique location to take in the beauty of the nearby North Yorkshire Moors.
A short drive from Sleights, Whitby offers many attractions and amenities not found in the smaller rural villages. Attractions popular with tourists of all ages include the Whitby Coastal Cruises, departing regularly from Whitby Lifeboat Station. Whitby Coastal Cruises include 25-minute boat trips out into the bay, or along the coast to the town of Sandsend, whilst passengers can also choose to travel on any of the themed trips offered.
Popular trips, ideal for romantic breaks, include the twilight cruises offered throughout the summer months. Twilight cruises provide passengers with a unique chance to enjoy the Yorkshire sunset from a boat with an on-site licensed bar, whilst those with more time to spare might instead choose to travel on the Staithes Cruise - a three-hour round trip departing from Whitby, with an hour on-shore in Staithes. Though not all themed coastal cruises will be available every day, the ones that are available are guaranteed to keep tourists of all ages happy.
A short drive from Whitby, Sleights is easily accessible from the A171 and A169. Those without cars can travel to Sleights by train, stopping at Sleights Railway Station, and also have easy access by rail to larger towns such as Whitby.
Shops in Sleights are mostly independent, and the village is ideal for the purchase of antiques including furnishings and collectables. Sleights shops also include stores selling food produce and essentials ideal for those staying in self-catering properties, whilst those wishing to dine out in Sleights have access to pub inns and restaurants selling high quality meals and light bites and a wide selection of beverages. Sleights dining establishments are perfect for casual meals or for special occasions, and some also offer on-site accommodation to give the option of a self-catering holiday with easy access to catering when required.
Esk River image contributed by Margaret Clough. High Bridestones image contributed by Jim Champion. Welcome to Sleights image contributed by Margaret Clough. All images are copyrighted but licensed for further reuse under the Creative Commons License.