Yorkshire's beautiful and often dramatic scenery brings thousands of visitors to the region who arrive every year to enjoy a long weekend, summer holiday or a short break in the magnificent Northern countryside. Affectionately known to the locals as ‘God’s own Country’, the county has a unique charm of its own.

As the UK's largest county, Yorkshire has a diverse cultural and physical landscape. Urban areas such as Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield and Hull contrast with the rural North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales and Yorkshire Wolds.

A Yorkshire cottage holiday is a great choice and is sure to restore and revitalise. You will want to return again and again.

There are plenty of accommodation options, from traditional holiday cottages such as The Barn at Rigg End to contemporary self-catering lodges such as our Yorkshire Dales Eco Lodges. No matter what kind of holiday let you’re searching for, you’re sure to find something to suit you. Our Eco Lodges are dog friendly so don't forget to bring your pet pooch with you!

The Barn at Rigg End is near Pickering and is one of our premier properties. It has been extensively renovated to provide a fantastic experience for up to six people in three bedrooms.You can even bring your horse as grazing is available on site.

Things To Do in Yorkshire

There are loads of great things to do in the county. From the mighty York Minster (13th century cathedral) to the Lightwater Valley theme park there's no shortage of attractions for a fun day out. Attractions like Castle Howard, the Forbidden Corner and the Yorkshire Wildlife Park are among some of the most popular places to visit. 

Don't forget to visit York itself which is famous for its ancient cobbled streets, the Jorvik Viking Centre and the National Railway Museum as well as York Minster mentioned above.

Castle Howard is one of the grandest stately homes in the UK with wonderful gardens, regular exhibitions and incredible architecture. It’s worth noting that the 1000-acre grounds are dog friendly, perfect for guests staying in one of our pet-friendly holiday homes.

The Forbidden Corner is equally as fascinating and a great attraction for those with children. Originally built as a private amusement for a wealthy eccentric, Mr C. R Armstrong, the Forbidden Corner is full of tricks, statues and challenges and a must-visit for those who fancy ‘a day out with a difference’. 

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park is yet another great day trip for families with children. With over 300 animals and 60 different species there are loads of things to do on park. Some of the highlights include the lions, tigers and polar bears. 

Whitby Abbey is another gem not to be missed. The abandoned ruins of the former Benedictine abbey are atmospheric and a great location for a photo opportunity! Built high on a clifftop, it’s not hard to locate this local landmark.

The scenery is superb - make sure you visit Malham Cove and Goredale Scar.

Top Tip: Bring a cold drink with you. It's a 199 step pilgrimage to Whitby Abbey!