Holiday in Yorkshire
Yorkshire is a county with some of the most stunning countryside and coast in the UK. Filey Beach has recently been named the best beach in the UK for children, due to its pristine sand and clear waters. Filey Beach was also the only UK beach to make it into the Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice international 'Top 6 Beaches that are Great for Kids', alongside Australia's famous Bondi Beach! Dramatically beautiful, the Yorkshire Dales National Park is a magnificent sight. Sometimes wild and windswept, at other times remotely peaceful, the Dales are breathtaking in every season. With stone villages nestled against the most dramatic landscapes, mountain ranges give way to sprawling farmland, waterfalls, castles, cosy pubs and old mines.
Yorkshire Holiday Reviews
There’s so much to do in every weather. We had an amazing sunny walk across the Moors – and we loved holing up in our cosy lodge when it rained.
Fountains Abbey and Bolton Abbey gave me absolute goose-bumps – in the best possible way. So beautiful, so peaceful, so utterly divine.
Eco-Lodges in Yorkshire
Yorkshire Dales Eco-Lodges combine an environmentally-friendly holiday with lashings of luxury. This stunning self-catering resort offers spacious open-plan eco-lodges built from sustainable wood in an idyllic tranquil setting, with large decking areas that overlook the rugged Yorkshire Dales.
Glamping Pods in Yorkshire
Littondale Country Park is a 5-star resort nestled in a quiet rural valley, offering amazing wooden glamping pods spacious enough to accommodate up to 4 guests. With breathtaking views and gorgeous surroundings, it's a perfect escape whether you're looking for relaxation or adventure.
Holiday Cottages in Yorkshire
Rawcliffe House Farm Holiday Park is a collection of self-catering cottages opening onto a south-facing courtyard and garden in a converted 18th-century farm. With views across Yorkshire’s countryside that are unrivalled, it's an ideal base for walking and cycling holidays.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park is the ideal location for anyone seeking a bit of peace and quiet. This serenely beautiful spot packs in sweeping vistas, with a rugged landscape that deserves to be explored on foot or mountain bike. One of the most iconic sights is Ribblehead Viaduct which provides a great photo-stop during The Three Peaks challenge. Across this huge expanse of open space, you’ll find plenty of impressive structures. Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden are understandably popular, while Richmond, Ripley and Skipton Castles are all well worth a visit. And while the naturally-formed caves are abundant, a trip to the Dales wouldn’t be complete without exploring its mining history. Go to The National Coal Mining Museum to don your hard hat, and descend 140 metres underground for a fun taste of life as a coal miner! To get a memento of your visit, pop into Fairfield Mill which is a restored Victorian woollen mill. Now an arts and heritage centre, buy something gorgeous from the local artists an enjoy a cake in The Tea Room.
Unlike many holiday spots, the Dales have retained their rustic charm – providing the perfect opportunity for a ‘get away from it all’ break. Famous walking routes such as the Coast-to-Coast track and the Pennine Way draw reams of visitors, and many paths are dotted with impressive views of castles and ruins.
Things to do in Yorkshire
Three Peaks Challenge
The Three Peaks Challenge is a must for well-equipped hikers. Many attempt to conquer Pen-y-Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside in a day, but just one stunning mountain is enough for most people!
Visit Bolton Abbey
Bolton Abbey Priory should be top of your to-do list. Explore the 12th-century ruins, have a picnic on the banks of the River Wharfe and try not to get your feet wet as you cross the 60 stepping stones!
Yorkshire Beauty Spots
Immerse yourself in 450 million years of geology and history when you visit natural wonders such as Ingleborough Cave or White Scar Cave, where you can take a 1-mile round tour with a guide.
5 Reasons to Book a Holiday in Yorkshire
1. Explore the tunnels and navigate the unusual landscape at the bizarre but incredibly fun Forbidden Corner in Leyburn. A great day out for all the family.
2. Countryside walks around scenic spots include the dramatic Aysgarth Falls waterfalls, sketched by Turner and said to have inspired Wordsworth and Malham Cove, where Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows was filmed.
3. Visit Filey Beach, voted one of the top 6 best beaches in the world for children, thanks to its pristine shores, unique sculpture trail, promenade with cafes and children's playground plus the remains of an ancient Roman signal station to explore.
4. On the Pennine Way stands the 17th-century Tan Hill Inn in Swaledale with its cosy open fire and exposed beams. At 528m above sea level, is the UK’s highest pub with amazing views.
5. Holiday in Yorkshire for an active break that includes canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, horse riding and pony trekking or rest and relax with amazing coastal or countryside views.