Yorkshire is full of beautiful scenery, vibrant cities and picturesque villages. From the wild coast to the calm of the vast dales, there is something for everyone. Why not consider Yorkshire when you are planning your next trip?
With its rolling hills, babbling rivers and plunging valleys, it is easy to see why the Yorkshire Dales have inspired writers and artists alike. Whatever the weather, there is beauty to be found in the dales and can be fun for all the family.
The main attraction in the dales is the numerous walks that are available. If you have small children with you or people who aren’t used to walking, starting in Reeth and doing a nice circular walk to Healaugh and back is a nice place to start. The walk itself is around 4.5 km, but being nestled between two villages there are lots of choices for a light lunch or ice cream treat!
Throughout the year there are Dark Skies events in the Yorkshire Dales. Imagine sitting under the stars, learning about the vastness above you. This could be a lovely option for a romantic evening as a couple.
If you are looking to stay in the dales there are plenty of campsites to choose from as well as hotels, B&Bs and independent cabins. If you do choose to use a motorhome, make sure your motorhome insurance is up to date in case of any unforeseen circumstances.
Steeped in Roman and Viking history, York is truly a beautiful city to visit. There are many fantastic museums in York, such as the National Railway Museum. If you are planning to visit York and are an avid transport enthusiast, then this is a must-see for you.
Fans of beautiful architecture will feel drawn to York Minster. A church has stood on the site of the Minster for almost 1400 years with the current building originating from around 1080. With the option of joining a guided tour, you will soon be immersed in history and beauty.
Robin Hood’s Bay
Located 6 miles south of Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay is a secluded village on the coast of the North York Moors. The sandy beach is family and dog friendly with rock pools to explore and fossils to discover. Located just above the beach is The Galley on the Quarterdeck which offers fresh Whitby crab sandwiches when they are available.
Whilst wandering around the narrow streets of the village itself, be aware that the streets are twisting so take care. Whilst exploring you may want to sign up for a ghost walk which will tell tales of the supernatural, smuggling and shipwrecks.
From great places to eat and shopping galore, Grassington is the perfect market village to visit. This typically Yorkshire community makes the perfect base if you are looking to stay and head out into the dales.
A short drive away is Brimham Rocks where there are rock formations that have been there since before the dinosaurs roamed the earth. Turn your trip into a treasure hunt and try to spot rocks such as The Gorilla, The Eagle and The Turtle.