One of Yorkshire’s most appealing qualities is the diverse range of things to see and do in the county. No two areas are the same, which means that each day of your holiday or short break can be entirely different to the days that have gone before it. Even along the Yorkshire coast you’ll be able to enjoy the beaches of well-known resort towns like Scarborough, as well as quaint coves that are home to serene landscapes such as that of Robin Hood’s Bay. There are also larger maritime cities with a rich history and modern attractions – most notably Hull, where you’ll find the impressive Humber Bridge and The Deep, recognised not only as one of the top aquariums in the UK but as one of the best in the world.
Yorkshire is also home to two national parks – the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales – resulting in a wealth of stunning countryside just waiting to be explored either on foot or as part of a scenic drive. The rolling hills, vast moorlands and lush green forests are home to charismatic and amiable villages with rustic pubs serving old fashioned ales and hearty food, giving the whole area a real sense of both welcoming and tradition.
One of the most popular places to visit in Yorkshire is the city of York itself, where you’ll find the imposing yet beautiful York Cathedral alongside a treasure trove of museums that cater to every interest from the history of the nation’s rail network to life in Viking times, the latter being covered at the Jorvik Viking Centre. Visit the York Dungeon, sip a cocktail in a trendy bar along the banks of the river or simply delve back in time as you wander the streets of the Shambles, where overhanging medieval buildings are stocked with a wide selection of gifts, traditional sweets and crafts.
Beyond York, there are a number of spa towns where you can enjoy a classic Yorkshire afternoon tea. Harrogate is one of the most popular, with the world-famous Betty’s Tea Rooms offering delicious fare, and with other attractions including country manors, castles and gardens.
Wherever in the county you decide to stay, your Yorkshire hotel is within easy reach of some of Britain’s most breath-taking countryside, and some of the country’s most charming towns and cities, as well as fantastic beaches on which you can relax. Revel in the rich lands of God’s Own Country, with everything that you could possibly want from a relaxing holiday right on your doorstep.