Places To Visit In Yorkshire
North Yorkshire contains two National Parks: the Yorkshire Dales to the east and the North York Moors to the west. Both offer rugged and awe-inspiring beauty and are perfect for walkers to explore with miles of a footpath through the dramatic landscape.
While you’re there, be sure to explore the grand estates, including Newby Hall and Castle Howard as well as the atmospheric Malham Cove, famous for its waterfall and limestone carvings that were featured on the set of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows.
If you’re roaming the moors, you can’t miss out Haworth, the famous picturesque village of the Bronte sisters. And to really walk in the shoes of the famous sisters, why not visit their family home that is now the Bronte Parsonage Museum?
Sea-side towns like Scarborough remain popular for that classic beachside resort experience including pretty beach huts and donkey rides. If you venture further north along the coast, you’ll find the famous fishing town that is Robin Hood’s Bay with its winding cobbled streets, smugglers secrets and dramatic cliffs.
And of course, you can’t talk about the Yorkshire coast without mentioning the gothic fishing town of Whitby – famous for its culture and the horror novel, Dracula that brings the magnificent Goth Weekend every Halloween.
Towns and Cities
As well as the Shambles street in the magnificent medieval city of York, there are a few other city sights that are truly worth the visit too. Ripon is very pretty with a quiet country charm, despite being a cathedral city. It may be small but it packs a punch with grand historical buildings and a gothic cathedral that dates back to the 7th Century.
Known as the North’s answer to Bath, the spa town of Harrogate is rich in genteel streets and renowned for spas and luscious gardens. Find out where it got its spa water with the Royal Pump Room Museum and pay a visit to Betty’s – the famous tea-room that transports you back into Edwardian times.
The traditional village of Ingleton is also a magical place to visit with the Ribblehead Viaduct, the White Scar Caves and the beautiful Ingleton Waterfall Trail.
How To Get To Yorkshire
As England’s largest county, Yorkshire is endless in the jewels it offers with breathtaking natural beauty, grand stately homes, charming villages and picturesque coastlines. And to make sure you get the most out of your holiday, it’s important to check a few things.
The towns and cities are handy for transport links, however, if you’re not driving then we advise checking the location of your cottage in relation to the town and the train station as many villages and cottages in Yorkshire can be very rural.