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Why visit Yorkshire?

Yorkshire is one of the most diverse and beautiful counties in the United Kingdom. Boasting quirky cities, quaint towns, rolling hills and breath-taking coastlines, there’s something for outdoor adventurers and tranquility seekers alike. Whether it’s hiking over the picturesque Yorkshire Dales or cosying up in a small village pub, Yorkshire has the ability to make you feel at home instantly.

Yorkshire is an ideal location to plan a holiday, as it has something for everyone; family holidays, romantic retreats, to girly getaways, it’s a great place to soak up the fresh air, unwind, explore culture and enjoy hearty food.

Places to go Yorkshire

From Rugged stone walls to intriguing limestone paths, there’s a route to spark interest at every corner. Rambling to relaxing, it’s a location of versatility, with something new to see at every corner.

Captivating countryside

Anyone who seeks a staycation to enjoy the outdoors is sure to fall in love with Yorkshire. As one of the greenest counties in England, it’s magnificent moorland and perfect peaks make it an idyllic location to both hike, and relax. Yorkshire is proud to home not just one, but three National Parks; The Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors and parts of the Peak District. Yorkshire provides endless opportunities for walking, exploring nature and escaping the hustle and bustle, within easy reach of local historic market towns and cities.

If you’re looking for the best walking spots in North Yorkshire, The Cleveland Way is a 109 mile trail that begins in Hemsley on the North Yorkshire Moors, and follows the picture perfect coastline from Saltburn-by-the-Sea to Finley.

The Cleveland Way boasts some of the highest cliffs in the country, while allowing you to discover hidden coves and distinct fishing villages. You can plan to walk the whole coast line (50 miles), or take in a small section…the choice is yours.

Fancy a challenge? Take on the Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks!

Glorious grounds

Whether it’s stately homes, vast botanical gardens or dramatic ruins, there’s plenty to capture the eye in Yorkshire. Stroll among luxurious Edwardian borders at Beningbrough Hall Gardens, or explore interlocking seasonal wildlife havens at Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire. The perfect location for those seeking an outdoor cultural spot with interesting architectural displays.

Coastal captures

Showcasing spectacular views, dramatic cliffs, and breath-taking beaches Yorkshire’s coastline is not to be missed. Whether it’s an open sand stroll along Filey beach, a gothic tour around the historic walls of Whitby, or an exploration of the cobbled streets of Robin Hoods Bay, Yorkshire embraces the seaside at any time of year. You’ll even find dog friendly beaches, such as Marke sands, Saltburn and Staites, so your waggy-tailed family members can join in the fun too.

Historic hotspots

If you love absorbing local history, there’s plenty to see and do in Yorkshire. The city of York is bursting with intriguing architecture, while the dark Dungeons, the iconic shambles and the fun-packed Viking centre are fantastic when it comes to piquing children’s interest. Fountains Abbey, Whitby Abbey and Scarborough Castle also leave lots to admire and discover.
Coastal captures

Showcasing spectacular views, dramatic cliffs, and breath-taking beaches Yorkshire’s coastline is not to be missed. Whether it’s an open sand stroll along Filey beach, a gothic tour around the historic walls of Whitby, or an exploration of the cobbled streets of Robin Hoods Bay, Yorkshire embraces the seaside at any time of year. You’ll even find dog friendly beaches, such as Marke sands, Saltburn and Staites, so your waggy-tailed family members can join in the fun too.
Authentic art galleries & museums

Yorkshire is a hotspot for art and culture, with an array of art galleries, museums and sculpture collections. The Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle takes in the outstanding Yorkshire Sculpture Park, while York Castle Museum, Art Gallery, and Museum Gardens allow you to engage with incredible collections in different ways, showcasing social history, archaeology and fine art.

Authentic art galleries & museums

Yorkshire is a hotspot for art and culture, with an array of art galleries, museums and sculpture collections. The Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle takes in the outstanding Yorkshire Sculpture Park, while York Castle Museum, Art Gallery, and Museum Gardens allow you to engage with incredible collections in different ways, showcasing social history, archaeology and fine art.

Traditional tasters

Every small village in Yorkshire has at least one cosy traditional pub serving up local produce and pints of locally brewed ale. During the warmer months, bask in the Yorkshire sunshine and take in the beautiful views with a pint in hand, or cosy up by a fire with your nearest and dearest after a blustery walk across the Yorkshire Dales.

Did you know? Yorkshire is home to the highest pub in England. Make sure you visit the Tan Hill Inn for 360 degree views of the Yorkshire Dales.

Market Towns

Yorkshire is brimming with traditional market towns, from local farmers markets, foodie markets, specialist crafts and vintage stalls, there’s a new pop up every day of the week across the county. Be sure to check out some of the famous local delicacies such as the Yorkshire pudding wrap, Yorkshire curd tart and Wensleydale cheese. You may also want to try the famous Fat rascals, as seen on BBC’s ‘Remarkable places to eat’ at York or Harrogate’s renowned Bettys.

Wondrous waterfalls

From dramatic cascades to tranquil falls, Yorkshire is home to some of the best waterfalls in Britain. The Yorkshire Dales alone boasts the captivating Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, the impressive Hardraw Force and the ever-loved Aysgarth Falls. You won’t be short of a picnic spot either, with several picturesque places to capture those instagram shots.
Places to stay in Yorkshire

There’s never been a better time to holiday in Yorkshire, and with so much to see and do, you’re going to need the perfect base for all your exploring. Here at Yorkshire Escapes, we understand that life can be hectic, so having a cosy space to completely take you away from the stresses and strains of everyday life is essential. Whether you’re looking for a cute cottage with an idyllic backdrop, a paw friendly retreat to bring along furry friends, or a large holiday home to bring everyone together, we have an extensive array of holiday homes nestled in Yorkshire and in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales for you to enjoy.

Places to stay in Yorkshire

There’s never been a better time to holiday in Yorkshire, and with so much to see and do, you’re going to need the perfect base for all your exploring. Here at Yorkshire Escapes, we understand that life can be hectic, so having a cosy space to completely take you away from the stresses and strains of everyday life is essential. Whether you’re looking for a cute cottage with an idyllic backdrop, a paw friendly retreat to bring along furry friends, or a large holiday home to bring everyone together, we have an extensive array of holiday homes nestled in Yorkshire and in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales for you to enjoy.

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