Top Reasons to Visit Yorkshire
Published: Thursday 16th Jan 2020
Written by: Louise Burtt
Where will you spend 2020? Why not discover somewhere new this year?
Here are some of the top reasons why we think a visit to Yorkshire should be top of your holiday list this year!
Top reasons to visit the Yorkshire Coast
1. AWARD WINNING BEACHES
Discover 45 miles of spectacular Heritage coastline full of secluded bays and long sandy beaches, perfect for long walks and family fun.
2. QUAINT FISHING VILLAGES
The likes of Robin Hood's Bay and Staithes boast charming cobbled streets filled with boutique shops, cosy cafes and traditional pubs.
3. GREAT PLACES TO EAT
A trip to the Yorkshire Coast isn't complete with some fish 'n' chips and ice cream and there's choice aplenty in the coastal resorts of Whitby, Filey and Scarborough.
4. HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Climb the famous 199 steps to visit the atmospheric Whitby Abbey or the medieval Scarborough Castle which overlooks the North Sea.
5. TRADITIONAL ENTERTAINMENT
The amusement arcades and fun fairs at Saltburn, Bridlington and Scarborough will provide hours of fun for all the family.
Top reasons to visit the North York Moors
1. STEAM TRAINS
One of the best ways to see this picturesque area is aboard the North York Moors Railway which runs from Pickering, through Grosmont to Whitby.
2. WALKS & RIDES
As a designated National Park there's an abundance of beautiful walks through the purple Heather moorland. The Cleveland Way National Trail runs from Helmsley. For both cycling and walking Dalby Forest is a must visit.
3. CASTLES AND ATTRACTIONS
Helmsley Castle, Rievaulx Abbey, Duncombe Park and the National Centre for Birds of Prey are amongst the wealth of attractions to enjoy in this area.
4. CHARMING VILLAGES
Country pubs, tea rooms, cosy cottages and converted barns can all be found in the quaint moorland villages like Lealholm, Danby, Glaisdale and Cropton.
5. FILM LOCATIONS
This beautiful landscape has been the star of many a show. Goathland is the location of the TV favourite Heartbeat and the station here was also used as Hogsmeade in the Harry Potter films.
Top reasons to visit the Yorkshire Dales
1. MARKET TOWNS
Sample the finest local produce in bustling market squares like Leyburn, Hawes and Richmond or take some treats back to your cottage to enjoy whilst you put your feet up.
2. SPECTACULAR SCENERY
As well as beautiful rolling hills and pikes you'll find breathtaking waterfalls like Aysgarth Falls and Janet's Foss.
3. WALKING ROUTES
You'll be spoilt for choice of good walks in the Dales, why not walk some of the 52-mile long Herriot Way which runs through some of the best scenery.
4. FAMILY ATTRACTIONS
There's an abundance of attractions for all ages from the famous Wensleydale Creamery to the unique Forbidden Corner.
5. HISTORY & CULTURE
Explore the wealth of historic monuments like Bolton Abbey, Skipton Castle, Middleham Castle and lots, lots more.