Places you MUST visit in the Yorkshire countryside

Places you MUST visit in the Yorkshire countryside

Yorkshire is called God’s Own County for a reason, it has everything you need! From stunning countryside to vibrant cities, it really does have it all. So for English Tourism, we’re celebrating all the amazing places that Yorkshire has to offer. In the first of two blogs, we’re exploring all the incredible countryside of our county.

North York Moors

Over 1400 miles of natural beauty including heather moorland (which turn purple in late summer), pine forests, rolling hills and wildlife. Picturesque and tranquil with historic abbeys, castles, priories, and traditional pubs. Fun acitivties for the whole family include walking, cycling and horse riding. Best towns in the region: Guisborough, Helmsley, Pickering, Rosedale Abbey and Stokesley.

View from Gribdale in the North York Moors National Park towards Roseberry Topping.

Yorkshire Dales

Exoplore the stunning scenery in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The southern Dales are less remote, whilst the northern Dales have rugged scenery ideal for walking, and the West offers pretty villages and towns. Best towns in the region: Skipton, Pateley Bridge, Richmond, Settle, Malham, Ingleton, Wensleydale, Masham and Leyburn.

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Yorkshire Coast

 

  • Robin Hood’s Bay: the most raw of the coastlines, with towering cliffs, fishing cottages, and unusual architecture, the perfect ‘lost in time’ getaway
  • Filey: Traditional seaside resort with sandy beach, lovely promenade, and the best fish and chips in Yorkshire
  • Flamborough: Rugged white cliffs create the perfect environment for bird-watching, hiking and sea canoeing. Visit the scenic nature reserve and two ancient lighthouses in this beautiful conservation area
  • Whitby: A seaside town with a difference- cobbled lanes, ancient vampire legends and working harbour, as well as cosy taverns and lively bars
  • Bridlington: Walk along elegant promenades, sandy beaches and the historic harbour, where you’ll also find quirky seaside entertainment

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Peak District

Britain’s first National Park, home to moorlands, rolling hills and dales, scented meadows and leafy forests. Visit Chatsworth House, Renishaw Hall Gardens and Bolsover Castle. Great for an active holiday with climbing, mountain biking, hiking and horse riding. Best towns in the region: Ashbourne, Matlock Bath, Chesterfield, and Buxton.

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Yorkshire Wolds

Charming and peaceful countryside with glorious chalk hills, postcard-perfect villages and landscaped gardens. Stretches west from Flamborough to Malton then south to Humber Bridge. Walk around Sledmere House and Sewerby Hall, or walk along the Wolds Way National Trail (maybe not all 79 miles though!). Wold Edge lodge accommodation is the perfect place to stay, with local owners who share their knowledge for a hassle free stay. Best towns in the region: Howden, Hedon, Pocklington, Driffield and Beverley.

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Next week we’ll be talking about the amazing towns and cities in Yorkshire!

 

 

Village Living in Cayton, Scarborough

Village Living in Cayton, Scarborough

Do you dream of living by the seaside? Then this lovely two bedroom home in the village of Cayton in the seaside town of Scarborough is a dream come true!

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This cosy two bedroom home is ideal for small families, featuring a spacious open-plan living area that make the perfect space for the whole family to eat and relax. The lounge area is fitted with carpet and a large window creates a bright space. The stylish kitchen has white high glossunits and oak-effect worktops, complete with an oven/hob and vinyl flooring.img_0499

This property features one double bedroom and one single, both are spacious and bright due to the large windows, whilst the soft fitted carpet creates a cosy feel. A modern tiled bathroom is complete with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath, and a separate W.C is located on the ground floor, easing the morning rush. The property also benefits from a private rear garden and an off-road parking space.

Location

This stunning property is ideally located within the popular Springhill Meadows development in Cayton, a beautiful village just 4 miles south from the seaside town of Scarborough. The property is just a short distance from many amazing beaches including the more peaceful Cayton Bay, Filey, Cornelian Bay, and Scarborough’s North and South Bays. Other amazing sites and days out within easy reach are Flamborough Head, Bridlington, Dalby Forest, North Riding Forest Park and the North York Moors National Park, as well as the city of York. You’ll be spoilt for choice!

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Cayton has a friendly community spirit, and is well serviced by regular buses, and the Seamer railway station is just 5 minutes away. The village also has great local schools, independent shops and eateries, green spaces and family-friendly pubs, offering the perfect village setting within easy reach of one of the country’s best seaside destinations.

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What to do

  • Peasholm Park – a stunning oriental-themed park with beautiful gardens, lakes and fun activities
  • Scarborough Beach – The North Bay is more quiet and peaceful, whilst the South Bay is lively with plenty of arcades and fun seaside activities
  • Scarborough Castle – discover the fascinating history of the town’s castle which also offers incredible views
  • Cayton Bay – a peaceful beach, more untouched than Scarborough’s beaches, with a surf shop, snack bar, car park, and it’s dog-friendly too!
  • The Spa – North Yorkshire’s premier entertainment venue, host to the infamous Scarborough Jazz festival and fantastic events all year round
  • Playdale Farm Park – a delightful park with a farm and animals, making the perfect day out for families
  • Scarborough Open Air Theatre– the largest in Europe with an impressive list if past acts
  • Sea Life Sanctuary – get up close and personal with amazing sea creatures from sharks to penguins, rays to turtles
  • Go Ape – swing through the trees in this amazing adventure park in the nearby Dalby Forest

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Upcoming events

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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!

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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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