Heritage holidays

There's a wealth of heritage and culture to be found throughout Yorkshire, just waiting to be explored. The cottages below are close by Yorkshire's many English Heritage sites, UNESCO World Heritage sites, stately homes and National Trust locations.

Days out at Yorkshire's diverse heritage sites are a wonderful way to spend time together on your break away in Yorkshire. From magnificent minsters and monasteries to captivating castles and ruins, Yorkshire has it all.

Discover the turbulent history of Scarborough Castle perched on the cliffs overlooking the sea, or the spectacular medieval fortresses of Skipton Castle and Bolton Castle. With breathtaking views of the Yorkshire Dales and River Swale, Richmond Castle is a tourist attraction not to be missed and Middleham Castle provides a fascinating visit.

Explore the gothic ruins of Whitby Abbey on the Yorkshire Coast, the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula or discover Rievaulx Abbey, one of the most impressive ruins in Yorkshire. Days out at Bolton Abbey and Fountains Abbey prove to be enjoyable and informative days out for all the family. York Minster is one of the world's most magnificent cathedrals and features an undercroft museum and access to climb the Central Tower.

There are also numerous enchanting stately homes dotted around Yorkshire. These grand palaces and mansions are filled with works of art, ancient antiques and precious memorabilia from the families who have lived there for centuries. Their glorious grounds and gardens are filled with blooming flowers, fountains, beautiful landscapes, walled gardens, and often playgrounds and gift shops to keeps the children entertained. Castle Howard close to York in North Yorkshire and Ripley Castle and Gardens on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park have remained family homes since they were built centuries ago and boast stunning interiors and extensive grounds to explore. Along with wonderful cafes and farm shops selling delicious produce. Duncombe Park in Helmsley in the North York Moors is also well worth a visit and boasts a nature reserve and home to the National Centre for Birds of Prey.

Also during your break in Yorkshire why not hop on board one of the heritage steam trains at Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway in the Yorkshire Dales or the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and ride through spectacular Yorkshire countryside.

All of these fantastic Yorkshire heritage attractions prove to be great family days out for all ages and often have events and activities taking place during peak holiday seasons. Take a look at our cottages close to heritage attractions below.



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Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales

DS300

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£1061 - £2265
per week
From £796 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star Gold
  • Special offerEnjoy a FREE cream tea at KTea's Tearoom in Leyburn on us when you use the promo code CREAMTEA at checkout.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Hot tub
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 40 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles
New Property

Barnard Castle, Yorkshire Dales

DS952

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£2500 - £5500
per week
From £1,875 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star Gold
  • This spacious stylishly furnished detached stone farmhouse surrounded by rolling countryside with 2 reception rooms and a playroom for the children.
  • 14 Guests
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 33 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
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Whitby, Whitby

W461

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£991 - £1689
per week
From £743 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • Endeavour House is a beautifully presented town maintaining original features with luxury throughout. This property is centrally located within Whitby and would be an ideal location for a family holiday.
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Parking permit provided
  • Pub 0.25 miles
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Helmsley, North York Moors

Y055

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£661 - £1505
per week
From £496 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • Special offerBook and take a break between the 23rd August- 6th September and receive a 15% discount at this beautiful property!
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 30 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
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Huggate, Yorkshire Wolds

VY007

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£673 - £1304
per week
From £505 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • Special offerBook and take a 6 or 7 night break in June, July and August and receive a York Pass. The pass includes Jorvik, Chocolate Factory, Sightseeing Bus, Minster and Castle Museum.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 20 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Kings Meaburn, Cumbria & the Lake District

CM057

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£511 - £1088
per week
From £383 for a 3-night stay
  • This renovated old cottage, on the banks of the River Lyvennet, has been furnished to a very high standard and yet retains plenty of character and charm with exposed beams and open fire.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 40 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Scarborough, Yorkshire Coast

SA015

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£362 - £759
per week
From £272 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • A luxury 5 star cottage set just outside Scarborough centre; this is the perfect retreat for a romantic break by the seaside and for exploring the North York Moors National Park.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 2 miles
  • Pub 0.3 miles
10% Off!

Whitby, Whitby

W452

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£551 - £1177
per week
From £413 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • Special offerTake a break at this stunning 5 star luxury property the Gatehouse for 2019 and receive a 10% discount
  • Special offerBook and take a break between the 27th August - 6th September and receive a 20% discount at this beautiful property!
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Beach 0.9 miles
  • Pub 0.3 miles

Whitby, Yorkshire Coast

W445

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£500 - £1015
per week
From £375 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • A modern and luxurious 5 star apartment located close to the shops, bars and restaurants of Whitby's town centre and just a short walk to the beach. Sleeping up to 4 people this is the ideal retreat for couples or a small family.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.4 miles

Nunnington, York & Vale of York

VY008

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£461 - £701
per week
From £346 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • A luxurious, beamed one bedroomed converted barn sleeping 2 set within the unspoilt village of Nunnington close to Helmsley in an area of outstanding natural beauty and close to the North York Moors and Howardian Hills.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 30 miles
  • Pub 3 miles

Gunnerside, Yorkshire Dales

DS097

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£769 - £1751
per week
From £577 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • This spacious converted stone barn sleeping up to eight has been furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Stunning panoramic views over the valley.
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Games room
  • Beach 57 miles
  • Pub 0.8 miles
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Aysgarth, Yorkshire Dales

DS936

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£1425 - £2490
per week
From £1,069 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • This luxurious, newly renovated cottage, set in the charming Wensleydale village of Aysgarth in the Yorkshire Dales is full of charm and features state of the art technology, along with a wood burner and hot tub.
  • 8 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Hot tub
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 51 miles
  • Pub 0.3 miles
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