The Best Places To Visit In Yorkshire, England
Yorkshire is peppered with chocolate-box villages, from its wonderful coastline on the east to the dramatic Dales to the west. You can’t go more than a few miles in this wonderful place without stumbling upon one, here has got to be one of the gorgeous areas in England to visit
Take a look at top 12 places must visit when you are at Yorkshire
1. Sandsend coast - A quiet and peaceful beach village
Just a stone’s throw from Whitby, this village grew thanks to the 19th-century alum industry and it enjoys striking views of the abbey without the crowds.
When the tide is out, you can stroll right along Sandsend Beach to Whitby Sands, or otherwise hike to the town via the Cleveland Way National Trail.
There’s more to the coastline here than just golden sands. When the tide is out, you’ll find rock pools at the bottom of the cliffs and you might even find some Jurassic-era fossils, too.
2. Whitby - the classic
Whitby is a classic fishing town and one of the best places in Yorkshire to visit. You see, here, you’ll find the ruins of Whitby Abbey that are said to be the inspiration for Dracula! It’s so dramatic and totally gorgeous to visit, especially as it overlooks Whitby Itself.
Once here, take some time to explore the historic harbor area, stop at some of the little seaside shops and gorge at some of the tastiest foodie spots.
Commonly referred to as Saltburn, is a seaside town in Redcar and Cleveland, North Yorkshire, England
Victorian holidaymakers got their thrills at Saltburn – proud home of Yorkshire’s only remaining pier and a Blue Flag status beach – and the town retains an innocent charm. Every generation will enjoy the vintage, water-balanced cliff lifts, Saltburn Valley Gardens with its woodland centre and miniature railway, and Saltburn MiniGolf on the promenade.
4. Hutton-le-Hole – North York Moors
This beautiful village sits in a peaceful valley in the North York Moors National Park; it couldn’t be more idyllic. Picture-postcard cottages sit contentedly on either side of a babbling beck while sheep wander about the village keeping the grass neat and tidy.
On balmy summer evenings, you can still catch groups of men in flat caps playing the local game of quoits. And with a handful of tea rooms and a great village pub, there are plenty of options for eats too.
5. Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Now for a real adventure, Yorkshire Wildlife Park offers a rip-roaring day out for all the family, as you come face to face with everything from lemurs to giraffes. Pixel the polar bear is well worth a visit
Weighing in as one of the heaviest in Europe at 500 kilograms, but the highlight has to be their pride of lions – rescued from a zoo in Romania, you won’t be driving by, but rather venturing into the enclosure on foot, within the safety of an 800-metre pathway.
6. Middleham – Yorkshire Dales
Technically not a village – it’s supposedly the smallest town in the Dales – Middleham in Wensleydale packs a weighty punch in terms of visitor attractions.
The epicenter of racehorse training in the North, you’ll often spot a stable lad leading his thoroughbreds through the town. It’s possible to tour some of the stables in the area for a behind-the-scenes look at this industry.
It also boasts two market squares, some of the best tea rooms around and a castle to boot. The fantastic Forbidden Corner is near here too: probably the best family friendly tourist attraction in Yorkshire!
7 .Beaumont Park
Here is the perfect place to go for an atmospheric walk and a picnic lunch. It has unique Victorian features, pathways and grottos.
There are a few walking trails, new sculptures and two play areas. You can also visit the nearby Dixon’s Milk Ices for a treat!!
Leeds is Yorkshire’s largest city and is the perfect place to visit to experience the more lively side of Yorkshire.
The city is renowned for a fantastic range of shops, restaurants, bars, and clubs, so it the perfect city for a weekend break.Not only that, but the city also has some stunning architecture, and fascinating museums, including the Royal Armouries.
9. Bolton Abbey
Bolton Abbey is the perfect destination to fully appreciate the spectacular Yorkshire countryside. Nestled inside the Yorkshire Dales, this remote escape is the ideal location for a quiet break.
There are several beautiful walks in the area, not to mention the impressive priory ruins which you need to visit.
10. Robin Hood’s Bay
Robin Hood’s Bay, located to the south of Whitby, is an extremely popular coastal destination in the North York Moors. Its claim to fame has nothing to do with Robin Hood but comes from the village’s past as an 18th-century smuggler’s den.
They certainly picked a great spot for their headquarters as what was once a remote and difficult-to-access location now makes for an extremely picturesque setting. You can hear more about this fascinating history on a ghost walk or at the village’s museum.
11. Harrogate, West Yorkshire
This charming spa town is often cited as one of the best places to live in the UK; one visit makes it clear to see why.
Take some afternoon tea and cake at the famous Betty's tearoom before strolling through the town, chatting with friendly locals as you go.
12. Goathland - the tiny village
The tiny village of Goathland in the North York has a surprising number of claims to fame. Its train station is one of the major stops on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and played the part of Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films. The village itself was the popular filming location.
The village has a fantastic historical appearance, as well as a lot of hotels to accommodate visitors looking for familiar landmarks. The whole place is surrounded by rolling moorland, with the charming Mallyan Spout Waterfall just a short walk from the main road.