This handsome old pub takes pride of place at the head of lovely Levisham, a magnet for train enthusiasts – the North Yorks Moors railway runs through the bottom of the valley. You’re guaranteed the warmest of welcomes in the Horseshoe with its beamed bar and pleasing pub menu which promises the likes of Whitby haddock with chunky chips, and steak and ale pie. Well-kept Black Sheep Best Bitter and Yorkshire Moors from the local Cropton Brewery keeps the real ale lovers happy – park yourself in front of a roaring fire with a pint and the paper after a stroll through nearby Dalby Forest. There’s so much to do and see locally you’ll want to make a night or two of it; opt for one of the lofty and light ‘garden rooms’ with big beds and spanking new bathrooms. If you fancy a fabulous view down the village, take a cosy, spotless room above the pub. The elegant Horseshoe Suite has its own private garden, a wood-burner, honesty wine rack and big sofa to snuggle on; take the spiral staircase to your airy bedroom under the eaves. Either way, this is the ideal base for some serious yomping (walks start from the door), or a trip down memory lane on the steam train. Choo choo!