The Horseshoe Inn sits in the picturesque village of Levisham on the North York Moors, where there is so much to do and see on our doorstep.
We are only 5 miles from Dalby Forest, great for walking, cycling, horse riding and Go Ape. The moorland village of Goathland is nine miles to the North famed as "Aidensfield" in the popular television series "Heartbeat". The nearby Hole of Horcum has spectacular views of the North York Moors and is a favourite with walkers of all abilities.
The scenic drive across the North York Moors brings you to the historic fishing town of Whitby. Our country pub provides the ideal place to stay and visit whilst exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire for either a meal or to relax with a drink and reflect on your day.
The Horseshoe is a 19th century inn that offers a range of B&B accommodation in eleven double or twin rooms and two single rooms. Dogs are welcome in the bar area at the Landlord's discretion, but not in the bedrooms. All the bed and breakfast accommodation has been refurbished whilst retaining the essential character and atmosphere of the old inn.
Following their success in transforming The Fox & Rabbit Inn at Lockton into a thriving eatery with a great local reputation, Charles and Toby Wood extend the warmest welcome to all who visit Levisham. Whether you are a walker, a local diner or just needing a break from city life, you will find that the Horseshoe has just what you are looking for. To see a review of the Woods' other nearby establishment, The Fox and Rabbit Inn, click here or visit the website www.foxandrabbit.co.uk
Sue’s colourful paintings of local landscape are on show in both The Horseshoe and The Fox and Rabbit Inn. Sue is a keen walker and fell runner and sees these activities as the fundamental connection to the land that inspires her art.
Sue’s gift cards are on sale in The Horseshoe Inn and further information about the artist is available on request.
Sue’s studio in Lockton is open by appointment where limited edition giclee prints can also be purchased.
Tel: 01751 460 252
"The inspiration for Sue’s colourful paintings comes from the moorland landscape that surrounds her. She continues to explore the theme of walking and sketching as she sees this as a fundamental connection to the land. Through her on-site drawings, she observes the way even familiar landscapes change according to points along a journey.
Her current work takes a familiar location and explores different aspects of the artist’s emotional responses to that place, attempting to harmonise what she sees with her ambition to achieve expressive colours."
Local North Yorkshire Attractions
Stay in one of our 13 Bed & Breakfast rooms for a weekend or holiday break to discover the many interesting places and exciting activities that North Yorkshire has to offer. We have highlighted a few of the nearest and best, but there are far too many to mention them all.
North York Moors National Park
The Horseshoe Inn is privileged to be a part of this area of outstanding natural beauty which has something for everyone. Our beautiful location on the North York Moors National Park is a walkers, ramblers and mountain biker's paradise. For more info go to www.visitnorthyorkshiremoors.co.uk
Distance from accommodation: 0 miles
Dalby Forest - "The Great Yorkshire Forest"
Stunning scenery and walks including the famous Bridestones, world class mountain bike trails, craft shops, wildlife, children's adventure, barbecue and picnic areas. The really daring might try the Go Ape! "high wire forest adventure"!
Distance from accommodation: 5 miles
North York Moors Railway, Harry Potter and Heartbeat
Our comfortable Bed & Breakfast rooms are the perfect place from which to visit nearby Goathland which doubles as Aidensfield in ITV's Heartbeat and its station as Hogsmeade Station from Harry Potter! Take the North York Moors Railway steam train from Levisham, or nearby Pickering where its route begins, last stop Whitby - www.nymr.co.uk
Distance from accommodation: 1 mile to Levisham Station
Castle Howard is one of Britain's finest stately homes, and as well as the magnificent house full of world renowned art, sculptures and furniture there are fantastic grounds, a lake and formal gardens - www.castlehoward.co.uk
Distance from accommodation: 22 miles by road
Pickering Castle and Town
Pickering's impressive motte-and-bailey castle is well preserved and you can still see much of the original keep, towers and walls. The site is often used for battle re-enactments and is cared for by English Heritage. In and around Pickering are several museums, restaurants, galleries and shops. - www.english-heritage.org.uk
Distance from accommodation: 6 miles by road
Whitby, Scarborough and the Yorkshire Coast
Whitby is ever-growingly popular for its quaint streets, busy harbour area, and the Abbey of St. Hilda. St. Mary’s graveyard was the inspiration to Bram Stokers novel, Dracula. Whitby was also the training ground of the great explorer Captain Cook. Whitby and Scarborough are surrounded by a number of other quaint fishing villages and sandy beaches such as Robin Hood's Bay, Staithes and Sandsend. Cayton Bay at Scarborough is a popular surf destination and those interested in culture may wish to visit the Stephen Joseph Theatre where famous playwright Alan Ayckbourn premieres most of his works. Children will enjoy Scarborough Sea Life Center too.
Distance from accommodation: 12 miles to Whitby
Enjoy a long walk? Then try The Inn Way (..to the North York Moors) - "The Inn Way ..to the North York Moors takes the reader on an 89 mile circular tour of the North York Moors via 31 of its finest inns"
The Horseshoe Inn is included in this edition of Mark Reid's award winning guidebooks. A fantastic 6 day scenic walk encompassing many places such as Helmsley, Egton and Rosedale Abbey.