Local Attractions

Mount Grace Priory

Just a mile down the road Mount Grace Priory is well worth a visit. The best preserved and most accessible of the ten medieval Carthusian houses in Britain it offers a fascinating insight of how the Carthusians lived.

1 mile from us

Wensleydale Railway

The Wensleydale Railway is an authentic heritage railway serving the local community, offering tourists, families and transport enthusiasts a great value day out in the Yorkshire Dales with lots to see and do along the way.

14 miles from us

Yorkshire Dales

To the east of the Tontine is the Yorkshire Dales National Park home to some of Yorkshire’s most iconic scenery, picture postcard villages and historic castles.


Mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, is one of the UK’s leading galleries for modern and contemporary art and craft. mima has positioned itself nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence for exhibiting and collecting modern and contemporary art, garnering national and international acclaim and putting Middlesbrough on the map.

15 miles from us

Fountains Abbey

Cistercian abbey, elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park – this World Heritage Site has it all. Set in 323 hectares (800 acres) of beautiful countryside, wander through the magnificent 12th-century abbey ruins, the only surviving Cistercian corn mill and enjoy the breath-taking views.

20 miles from us

Newby Hall

Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, with some of Britain’s finest Robert Adam interiors Newby Hall is home to a wonderful collection of Chippendale furniture, Gobelins tapestries and Roman sculpture.
With 25 acres of award winning gardens including one of Europe’s largest double herbaceous borders, an enchanting woodland walk and a miniature railway, younger visitors will also enjoy the exciting adventure gardens.

20 miles from us

Monk Park Farm

A wonderful Farm Park for children with a collection of farm and petting animals. There are indoor and outdoor viewing and feeding areas, a wild fowl lake, tea room, picnic area and play area. Animal attractions include rare breeds, exotic breeds (wallabies, rheas, llamas) guinea pig world, rabbits, sheep, pet lambs, piglets, goats, deer, ponies ducks, geese, hens, swans and pheasants. Special attractions: donkey rides, pet lamb feeding.

11 miles from us

Thorp Perrow Arboretum

Thorp Perrow Arboretum is one of the finest private collections of trees and shrubs in the country. This 85 acre arboretum is unique to Britain, if not Europe. Situated in the Yorkshire Dales, not far from the historic town of Bedale, Thorp Perrow is an exciting place to explore offering something for everyone, and is home to some of the largest and rarest trees and shrubs in England.

17 miles from us

North Yorkshire Moors

The North York Moors National Park is a beautiful landscape of stunning moorland, spectacular coast, ancient woodland and historic sites. The Tontine is located on the western edge of the National Park and a short drive will have you immersed in this glorious countryside.

World of James Herriot

If you’ve read the books written by James Alfred Wight or watched “All Creatures Great and Small”, you might want to see where James Herriot the world’s most famous vet, lived, worked and relaxed. Visit his home and surgery in Thirsk, travel back in time to what life was like when James was a vet in Yorkshire.

11 miles from us

Things to do


The North York Moors has over 1,400 miles of footpaths so there are plenty of different walks to choose from. If you’re starting at The Cleveland Tontine, then you could try a section of the Lyke Wake Walk which begins just north of Osmotherly or the Cleveland Way which both take in some simply breath-taking scenery.

We have information about local walks available on reception.


The North Yorkshire Moors is a fantastic location for cycling whether you’re a road cyclist or mountain biker. There are miles of country roads, bridleways, forest tracks and disused railways as well as the skills area and world mountain bike championship routes in Dalby Forest and the new award-winning Newbridge Park in Pickering.

We can store you bikes during your visit.

Outdoor pursuits

For the thrill seekers among you, canoeing, abseiling and climbing can all be enjoyed a short distance from the hotel. With our local partner and with a little notice, we are able to organise everything for you from transport to kit.

Zenith Leisure

Chaffeur driven tours

Sit back and relax while your chauffeur does the leg work. Spend the day visiting some of the fantastic landmarks of North Yorkshire, stopping only where you want when you want. No need to worry about traffic or parking, it’s all taken care of.

The Yorkshire Chauffeur Company


If you fancy some gliding the Yorkshire Gliding Club is just 18 miles away and offers lessons and gliding experiences.


The bustling market town of Yarm is just 16 miles from the Tontine. With its wonderful mix of independent shops it’s no surprise that Yarm was voted ‘Best High Street in Britain’ by the BBC Breakfast programme. From fashionistas to antique lovers, homemakers to chocoholics – you’ll love exploring this historic Yorkshire town.

Horse riding

There are a number of places to ride in the area including Kirklevington Riding Centre. Lessons are available 7 days a week for beginners to the more advanced rider or explore the beautiful countryside on a hack. 8 miles

Kirklevington Riding Centre

Horse racing

With Redcar, Catterick, Ripon, Thirsk and Sedgefield Racecourses all in the vicinity, it couldn’t be easier to enjoy a day at the races. If you want to make an occasion of it, just let us know and we can organise a box for you


Romanby Golf Club is 9 miles drive from The Tontine. The Club have kindly agreed to offer guests advance booking if they wish to have a round of golf. Romanby’s championship standard golf course offers wide open fairways surrounded by trees and lakes. Each hole has a character of its own and contributes to a varied and truly memorable round of golf.

Romanby Golf & Country Club

Whether you want a room for the evening, a bite to eat, or to share The Cleveland Tontine experience with someone special, we have got something for you.

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