Visit Yorkshire!

When it comes to variety, Yorkshire takes some beating. The biggest county in England more than lives up to its lofty billing and always does so in true, unmistakable Yorkshire style. Stay for the day or visit for a little longer and you’ll never get bored with what’s on offer.

If it’s sprawling moors and countryside you seek, you’ve got it in Yorkshire. If breath-taking coastline tickles your fancy, you’ve got that too. Or if you prefer to explore towns and cities like Leeds, Sheffield and York that are steeped in history but very much alive in the 21st century, then look no further than Yorkshire.

Nowhere is the blend of new and old more striking than in York. Within its city walls are a whole host of attractions, including York Castle and York Minster. Take a stroll around the cobbled streets, enjoy a spot of retail therapy or relax in one of the bars or restaurants overlooking the river that runs directly through the middle of the city. The racecourse attracts big crowds throughout the summer and offers some of the best racing facilities around. With so much to keep you occupied, check out the accommodation available at cottages in York that will put the seal of quality on your stay in Yorkshire.

The quaint seaside towns of Scarborough and Whitby, which features in Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel, are an hour’s drive away from York and a brisk walk on the cliff tops in the area is an experience not to be missed. Have a paddle in the sea or watch the sun set on Filey beach before tucking into a portion of freshly-cooked fish and chips and swilling it down with a cup of legendary Yorkshire tea.

On the opposite side of the white rose county you’ll find the Yorkshire Dales, another area of incredible natural beauty. You could spend weeks on end investing places of interest like Bolton Abbey and Malham Cove, or journeying from one picture-perfect village to the next. Staying in cottages in Yorkshire will provide you with a great base from which to venture around to places like Ilkley and Skipton.

Leeds lies a short distance away and there are many sides to this bustling city. The Royal Armouries museum and Roundhay Park are just a couple of popular attractions in this neck of the woods, while the Leeds West Indian Carnival, which takes place every August, brings a flavour of the Caribbean to this part of Yorkshire year on year.
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, which is midway between Leeds and nearby Barnsley, has a series of thought-provoking exhibitions laid out over 500 acres of landscaped gardens and is regarded as one of the best free attractions in Yorkshire. Also make time to visit the ‘Steel City’ of Sheffield and the spa town of Harrogate, home of the original famed Bettys tea room.

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