Best holiday destinations in Yorkshire, England & Europe!

Best holiday destinations in Yorkshire, England & Europe!

Even though its nearing the end of summer, there’s still plenty of time for a holiday! September can be one of the best times as there are less tourists, children have gone back to school and prices are much lower. So whether you’re wanting to stay in Yorkshire, discover a new part of England, or find a cheap European break, we’ve found the best places to go!

Yorkshire

North York Moors – 1400 miles of natural beauty including heather moorland, pine forests rolling hills and wildlife, there’s plenty to discover in the picturesque and tranquil moors! Explore historic abbeys, castles, priories and traditional pubs nestled in hidden villages. Perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding. Best towns: Guisborough, Helmsley, Pickering and Rosedale Abbey.

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Yorkshire Dales – If you haven’t been to the beautiful Dales, you need to go now! The Dales National Park and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are full of breath-taking scenery. Southern Dales is less remote, whilst the north is rich in rugged scenery, perfect for hiking, and the West Dales are known for pretty villages and small towns. Best towns: Skipton, Pateley Bridge, Malham, Richmond, Settle and Ingleton.

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Yorkshire Coast – whether you want a traditional seaside resort, or something more peaceful or quirky, Yorkshire’s coastline has it all. Head to Robin Hood’s Bay for a ‘lost in time’ getaway, with its raw coastline, staggering cliffs and quaint fishingcottages. For a more traditional feel, Filey is the place to be, with sandy beaches, bustling promenades and the best fish and chips. Flamborough is the best for wildlife with rugged white cliffs and clear seas, perfect for bird watching, hiking and sea canoeing, along with a scenic nature reserve and two ancient lighthouses. Whitby is one of the classic Yorkshire seasides, with windswept beaches, cobbles lanes, vampire legends along with cosy taverns and lively bars. If you want something a little different, you’ll love the quirky vibe of Bridlington, with kitsch seaside entertainment, elegant promenades and a fascinating Old Town.Holiday3

Peak District – Be enchanted by the Peaks moorland, rolling hills, scented meadows and leafy forests. The perfect active holiday with climbing, walking, mountain biking and horse riding all on offer. For some culture and history, visit Chatsworth House, Renishaw Hall Gardens and Bolsover Castle. Best towns: Ashbourne, Matlock Bath, Chesterfield and Buxton.

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England

  • Bath – World Heritage Site, Georgian crescents and terraces, theatres, museums and culture, cosy B&Bs, a thriving, ever-growing restaurant scene
  • Cornwall – 300 miles of dune and cliffs, unspoilt coastline, medieval harbours, wildflowers and remote beaches, rock pools and marine life, surfing and bodyboarding
  • Brighton – Eccentric city, lovely beaches, 98 stunning parks and gardens, unique museums, boho North Laine with quirky shops and sleek restaurants
  • Norfolk – Perfect for relaxation, clear coastline, nature reserves and wildlife, market towns, magnificent castles and churches, little rainfall
  • Devon – Caves, cliffs and cream teas, good food and great outdoors, surf breaks, strolls and picnics, artisan farmers’ markets
  • Lake District – Britain’s finest scenery, incredible views, glistening lakes, towering valleys, fascinating woodlands, perfect for walkers

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Europe

  • Budapest – the top budget city break in Europe, mix of neoclassical, baroque and art nouveua architecture, rich Jewish heritage, fantastic food scene
  • Prague – bustling city with a dark past, reflected in storied churches, looming Prague Castle and statue-lined bridges, a hidden gem to visit before prices start rising
  • Lisbon – Portugal’s capital set on 7 hills, coastal city, laid-back charm, colourful old buildings, cafe culture
  • Barcelona – sea and city, culture-rich, museums, markets, breath-taking gothic churches and cathedrals, beautiful architecture, lively nightclub scene
  • Amsterdam – a network of canals, house-boats, bustling cafes, intriguing museums, cute buildings, Red Light District, leisurely bike and boat rides, renowned art galleries

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Exploring and living in Skipton

Exploring and living in Skipton

Skipton is the perfect place to live if you love the outdoors; “The Gateway to the Dales” offers beautiful countryside and breathtaking walking routes.

Property

This two bedroom apartment combines historical character and contemporary living; the property is situated in the beautifully converted Eller House, but boasts modern interiors and great views.

Making the most of open-plan living, the lounge and kitchen area is light and spacious, as well as convenient. The kitchen comes complete with an oven and hob so you can cook at home, and there is even space for a dining table and chairs so you can have dinner “family style”.Eller House external

The cozy bedrooms are fully carpeted and offer plenty of space for storage, so you’ll have no problem fitting all your belongings in. The master bedroom additionally benefits from an ensuite bathroom with shower cubicle, toilet and sink. The house bathroom is a white three-piece suite with both bath and shower facilities.

As well as all this, the property even comes with a free rail/bus pass or free parking for the first year; perfect for those wanting to commute to nearby cities.

Location

Eller House is a converted grade II listed building, situated less than a 5 minute walk from Skipton train station and the high street, which boasts an array of shops and eateries. With the Yorkshire Dales a stones throw from Eller House, this apartment is ideally located for those who enjoy the outdoors.

There are several supermarkets conveniently nearby, as well as a gym and the large Sandylands Sports centre which offers cricket, tennis and more. Coopers Café Bar, Thai Basil and Venue Sports & Music Bar are all just around the corner from Ellskipton hillser House, with even more bars and restaurants in the town centre.

What to do

With the Yorkshire Dales and Leeds & Liverpool Canal on your door step, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. There are several cruises and boat trips, including Airedale Cruising, Pennine Cruisers and Pennine Boat Trips that let you explore Skipton while floating along the water. For other outdoor pursuits you can explore the magical Skipton Castle Woods, or challenge yourself with the Millennium Walk.

Then obviously there is the Yorkshire Dales: discover its stunning views with scenic walks (for a range of abilities) such as Sharphaw Walk, Skipton to Settle Walk, the Three Peaks Walk and Goredale Scar. There are even several guided walks if you’d prefer including the Skipton Castle Woods Walk, Discover Skipton Moor, and the Craven Ramblers and Walkers clubs. If you’re feeling more adventurous, Skipton has great cycle tourism, with fantastic routes to follow and clubs to join.Skipton-Canal

Shopping, eating & drinking

Skipton isn’t all just about the outdoors; it all has great shops, eateries and bars to visit. The town centre offers the top high street names, and also puts on bustling market stalls and is host to many independent shops which you will find is the Historic Quarter and Victoria Square.

For places to eat, Le Bistro des Amis has to be top of your list, serving delicious European cuisine and excellent service in a relaxing atmosphere, this restaurant always receives rave reviews! If you’re looking for something more traditional, visit The Tempest Arms for classic British food, whilst Oakley’s Grill & Pizzeria offers the best Italian dishes, reserve a table to avoid disappointment! Need a warm, hearty meal after a day of walking? The Skipton Pie and Mash Shop is the perfect place. Closer to home is the Cooper Café Bar which serves lovely lunches, cakes and drinks.

If you’re searching for a traditional British pub to have a few drinks, then head to The Woolly Sheep Inn, The Narrow Boat or The Castle Inn, which all serve real ale. Looking for a little more sophistication? 25 Below is Skipton’s first champagne and cocktail bar, located in a vaulted cellar below the hotel Boutique 25, the perfect venue for classy weekend drinks.

Upcoming Events

  • Venue’s 3rd Birthday – 23 April – Venue
  • Skipton Waterways Festival – 30 April to 2 May – Skipton Canal Basin
  • Crafty Vintage – 30 April to 2 May – Skipton Town Hall
  • Skipton Beer Festival – 2 & 3 June – Ermysted’s Grammar School, Skipton
  • Skipton Car Show – 5 June – Skipton High Street
  • Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival – 30 & 31 July – Auction Mart, Skipton