Adventure Awaits: Our Guide to Great Places to Visit in Fabulous Yorkshire

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When it comes to planning a break or holiday in the UK, Yorkshire shines as a remarkable destination that offers a little something for everyone.

From its rugged landscapes to its charming villages, this county in northern England boasts a diverse range of attractions that will leave you enchanted.

Our Guide to Great Places to Visit in Fabulous Yorkshire
Escape to the picturesque beauty of Yorkshire, immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings and we’ll take you on a journey through some of the best places to visit and stay in Yorkshire, ensuring your getaway is nothing short of perfect.

Stay somewhere fabulous in the Yorkshire

One of the keys to a memorable Yorkshire experience is choosing the right accommodation. Our selection of holiday cottages and unique stays provide an immersive and personalised experience.

Imagine waking up to the sound of birds chirping in a cozy countryside cottage, or enjoying the luxuries of a historic manor house. Yorkshire offers a wide array of holiday homes that add a special touch to your vacation, making it truly extraordinary.

From Coast to Countryside: Great Places to Visit in Fabulous Yorkshire
// Take time to discover York and the historic minster

Explore this charming part of the UK: Fabulous Yorkshire

  • Whitby’s Coastal Charms: With its rugged coastline and Dracula connections, is a unique coastal town in Yorkshire. Choose a seaside cottage and explore the historic abbey, wander along the sandy beaches, and savour fish and chips while watching the sunset over the North Sea.
  • Yorkshire Countryside: For those seeking tranquility and breathtaking natural beauty, Yorkshire’s countryside is a dream come true. Rent a holiday cottage nestled in the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales or the serene landscapes of the North York Moors. You can embark on scenic hikes, savour picnics in meadows, and bask in the peaceful ambiance of the countryside.
  • Helmsley: The picturesque market town of Helmsley, located in the heart of the North York Moors, offers a delightful blend of history and charm. Consider staying in one of its unique cottages, where you can explore the town’s medieval castle ruins, visit artisan shops, and dine in quaint tearooms—all while experiencing the warmth of Yorkshire hospitality.
  • Visit Leeds, The Urban Gem: For a dose of urban excitement, Leeds is a vibrant city that combines culture, shopping, and nightlife. Explore museums, theatres, and the bustling food scene. Leeds is also a gateway to the stunning Yorkshire countryside, making it a versatile base for your Yorkshire adventure.
  • York: Steeped in history and brimming with character, the city of York is a must-visit destination in Yorkshire. Book a holiday home within the city walls, and you’ll have world-renowned attractions like York Minster and the Shambles right at your doorstep. Stroll along the cobbled streets, explore its medieval charm, and return to your comfortable holiday cottage for a restful night’s sleep.
  • Harrogate: Renowned for its spa heritage and elegant gardens, so why not book a cottage nearby and indulge in relaxation. Sip tea at the famous Betty’s Tearooms, take a walk in the tranquil Valley Gardens, and pamper yourself in the healing waters of Harrogate’s spa facilities.
Escape to Yorkshire for your next holiday and discover natural beauty and warm hospitality. From cozy countryside cottages to vibrant urban escapes, Yorkshire offers the perfect backdrop for your unforgettable getaway.

Here’s our latest Yorkshire holiday cottages to explore

If you’re looking for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday, a holiday cottage in Yorkshire is the perfect choice. Here are a few of our newest, top places to stay from our Yorkshire collection, just to get you started:

  • Whitby, Yorkshire Coast • Bedrooms 1
    Gray’s Getaway

    An exquisitely furnished one-bedroom apartment perfectly located in the West Cliff area of Whitby; you will be a short walk away from all the famous attractions without being in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of the town centre.

  • Rippon, North Yorkshire • Bedrooms 5
    Unbridled

    A luxurious, modern conversion, these former stables and coach house once belonged to the nearby manor. Set in extensive grounds but with its own garden, this is one magnificent place to stay in North Yorkshire.

  • Whitby, Yorkshire Coast • Bedrooms 3
    Galatea

    Galatea is one of two holiday cottages available at the lighthouse, which lies on the East Coast just outside Whitby and close to the North Yorkshire Moors.

  • Gilling West, Yorkshire • Bedrooms 1
    The Boat House

    Located in a beautiful rural setting in Yorkshire, the property is floating gently beside its own jetty on a private lake, with a decked veranda at either end.

  • Pocklington, East Riding • Bedrooms 1
    Stormont

    A handcrafted shepherds’ hut with untouched countryside views and a cosy wood burner, just 14 miles from York, Pocklington is a charming, traditional market town steeped in character.

  • Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorkshire • Bedrooms 3
    Fenay Cottage

    Historic elegance and modern styling meet in the decor of this quaint cottage sitting at the bottom of Robin Hood’s Bay. Get the whole gang together for a break just 0.1 miles from the beach.

Self-catering Yorkshire holiday cottages

A holiday in Yorkshire is a journey through diverse landscapes, rich history, and warm hospitality. Whether you prefer the allure of York, the coastal charm of Whitby, or the tranquility of the Yorkshire countryside, this fabulous county has it all.

With holiday cottages and vacation homes that cater to every taste, your Yorkshire getaway promises to be an unforgettable experience. So pack your bags and create lasting memories in this spectacular UK destination.

Choose from a range of Yorkshire holiday cottages, each with its own unique charm and character. Whether you prefer a cozy cottage with a fireplace or a spacious retreat with stunning views, you’ll find the perfect option to suit your needs. Here are some other articles and links that may help you plan your trip:

Affectionately known as ‘God’s Country’ by locals, visit Yorkshire and you too will be converted by the stunning scenery, cities steeped in industrial heritage, and charming market towns to explore.

Scarborough. The classic seaside resort of Scarborough has it all. From its golden beaches and bustling pier to the many independent shops and eateries that line its historic streets, this vibrant town has been attracting visitors since the Victorian era.

Yorkshire Coast town Whitby named among the best holiday destinations in the UK by outdoor experts. The Yorkshire Coast attracts travellers from all over the world so it is no wonder that Whitby has been named one of the top holiday destinations in the country.

Best Beaches in Yorkshire are Whitby Beach, South Bay Beach, Sandsend Beach, Filey Beach, Robin Hood’s Bay and Spurn Point. Most are dog friendly but check before visiting as there may be some seasonal restrictions.

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