Yorkshire is often known as God’s own county and it’s easy to see why. Cosmopolitan and historic cities give way to the wild and picturesque countryside of the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and the Peak District, ending in the east of the county with a rugged, sandy coast. This area is ideal for a self-catering holiday. Make the most of your break with one of our luxury cottages and find yourself a true home away from home in Yorkshire.
The walled city of York has plenty to fill a holiday. See the medieval stained glass and stone work at York Minster before venturing underground for an interactive journey through 2,000 years of history. Discover the city’s Viking heritage at JORVIK, while the National Railway Museum pays tribute to the great age of steam and beyond. With so much to do, do not forget to relax in one of York’s many cafes or riverside bars.
Yorkshire’s coastline offers sandy beaches and friendly towns and villages, and there are a number of luxury cottages near the sea that provide a comfortable base to explore all it has to offer. Scarborough is ideal for a traditional seaside holiday, or you could visit Whitby with its associated vampire legends, stone abbey and great fish and chips. Stroll along the elegant promenade of Bridlington and treat your children to a donkey ride on the sand. To wonder at the sheer beauty of Yorkshire’s coast, head to Robin Hood Bay for a brisk walk before relaxing over a meal in a local inn.
In the Pennine moors, find Haworth, home of the Bronte Sisters. Haworth parsonage where they lived is now a museum and is well worth a visit before exploring the country they knew so well and that inspired some of their most famous works.
The national parks of the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales offer countless opportunities for walks across the hills or along scenic valleys. Stop in historic towns, such as Richmond, Skipton and Pickering, to enjoy the hospitality and fine food of cafes, restaurants and pubs at the end of a day in the hills.
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