The romantic ruins of Skelton Tower are perched on the edge of the Newtondale Valley and command amazing views towards Goathland Moor to the north and Pickering to the south.

The two-storey tower was built in 1850 as a shooting lodge by a former vicar of Levisham, the Reverend Robert Skelton. Some say that he wrote his sermons in the lodge but it is also rumoured that he escaped here to enjoy a quiet drink!

It’s a great spot for a picnic or to take a photograph.

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