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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Yorkshire Pub Walks!

Yorkshire Pub Walks!

The fact that May is National Walking Month, and this beautiful weather we’ve been having, is the perfect reason to get out walking and discover the beauty of Yorkshire. And these routes all include great pub stop offs, even more reason to dust off your walking boots!

The Buck Inn (Malham) – This walk is quite strenuous, 4.5 miles/3 hours, with 400 steps up to Malham Cove to start you off. Treat yourself by taking a 15 minute detour to see the stunning Gordale Scar waterfalls, then through Janet’s Foss, a heavily wooded area. The Buck Inn is a former coach house and one of he most popular pubs in the area, famed for real ale and its bangers & mash.

Malham Buck Inn

 

Black Swan (Ripon) – This walk is much shorter at just 90 minutes, starting and ending at the pub, which serves homemade meals and views over Burn Valley stretching 40 miles. There is also a longer alternative route- 8.5 miles through Fearby and Masham countryside, passing the infamous Druid’s Temple (pictured).

Druids temple

 

Royal Oak Hotel (Settle) – A relaxed walked along the  River Ribble, ending with a train journey on the historic Settle-Carlisle Railway, part of the Pennine Way. The Royal Oak is the first of a number of pubs along this work to stop at,  serving Black Sheep ale and great pub grub.

Settle Carlisle Railway

 

Charles Bathurst Inn (Richmond) – Showing you the beautiful scenery of Arkengarthdale (not a place from Lord of the Rings), this 4.5 miles walk also goes through Longthwaite, and brings you to this lovely pub which cooks with local ingredients to create delicious seasonal menus.

Richmond Bathurst Inn

 

Henry Jenkins (Nidderdale) – An easy walk through Nidderdale, an area of outstanding natural beauty, and its not hard to see why! The route also takes your through Azeney and Kirkby, with children and dogs both welcome, a great family day out with a stop off at the Henry Jenkins pub for some well deserved food.

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Stone House Inn (Harrogate) – Take a tour of the panoramic views of the Thruscross Reservoir, then a short detour to this cosy pub, with log fires, real ales, pub food and afternoon tea, all enjoyed with great views of the Washburn Valley.

Washburn Valley

 

 

Fox House Inn (Sheffield) – Enjoy the incredible sights of the Peak District with this 3 miles walk near Longshaw Estate, taking you through the well known Hathersage Moors and then to the traditional Fox House Inn for hearty food and a well-earned pint!

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