We’re shining the spotlight on Yorkshire and all it has to offer the leisure and business guest for Yorkshire Day, taking place today (Wednesday 1 August). With the aim to promote the wonderful history behind the largest county in the UK, we wanted to showcase a variety of destinations ticking all the boxes for the ultimate few days away.
Known for Norman Castles such as Flamborough Castle, Bolton Castle and Cliffords Tower, the Industrial Revolution era and as the home of two National Parks; Peak District and North York Moors, there’s no wonder why we’re excited to take a further look into what Yorkshire really has to offer.
Whether you’re looking for a seaside escape with the family, a walking getaway in the countryside with friends or you need a couple of nights away in one of Yorkshire’s most popular city destinations for business, there’s an endless list of possibilities when it comes to visiting the location also known for its Roman and Viking heritage!
Yorkshire Coastal Getaways
Offering one of the best coastlines in the UK, Yorkshire is ideal for those wanting to grab a bucket and spade and head to the seaside. Whether it’s surfing, swimming, fishing or to catch a tan, we’ve rounded up three possible options for a coastal getaway!
With a minor sea fishing port and a working harbour, you’ll be stuck for choice when it comes to visiting the local beach with no one but two in the area!
North beach boasts fantastic views of the chalk cliffs of Famborough Headland where you can spot many different seabirds, whereas the south beach stretches for one mile long and with the Princess Mary Promenade running behind the beach and with plenty of cafes and places to eat, it provides the perfect backdrop for a beachside walk.
Split by the River Esk, Whitby is a popular seaside town with plenty of things to do, places to eat and hotels to stay in! The town’s skyline is dominated by ruins of St. Hilda’s Abbey, high on the East Cliff, and this of course was the place which fuelled Bram Stoker’s inspiration for the famous novel Dracula!
If you’ve had enough of the sunshine and seaside for one day, the Captain Cook Museum is nearby, in the house where Cook once lived.
Stunning scenery, beautiful beaches and great entertainment awaits in this family-friendly resort town located on England’s North Sea coast. A popular destination for families due to the huge variety of things to do and see, including Scarborough Sealife Sanctuary, Peasham Park and Alpamore Waterpark which is certain to keep the little ones entertained!
Yorkshire City Breaks
Superb road links via the A1, great railway options travelling from London to Edinburgh, along with four major airports make a city break in Yorkshire a great choice for both business and leisure stays!
Discover endless history with every turn in York. Founded by ancient Romans and host to famous attractions including York Minster, the National Railway Museum and York City Walls, there’s plenty to see and explore. A great selection of restaurants, bars and shops all add to the excitement of this beautiful city.
There’s never a dull moment in Leeds, birthplace to The Kaiser Chiefs! It plays host to the famous Leeds Festival (partner festival to Reading Festival) and is home to the O2 Academy and First Direct Arena, making it an ideal choice for music fanatics!
And if shopping is your idea of fun then you will find what you’re looking for in Leeds with the incredible Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre and the historical shopping arcades which include stores such as Louis Vuitton and Harvey Nichols.
Known as ‘The Steel City’, Sheffield remains a destination of innovation with its modern and vibrant atmosphere set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Peak District National Park.
The Sheffield Antique Quarter is wedged just south of the city centre offering many treasures, retro finds and quirky restaurants, along with the perfect spot for afternoon tea. And with the city benefitting from renovation over the last ten years, it really has become a prime choice for a weekend away offering something for everyone to enjoy. Popular attractions include Sheffield Cathedral, the Winter Garden, Chatsworth House and Sheffield Botanical Gardens!
Yorkshire Countryside Escapes
If you’re a countryside lover, then this next section is for you! Offering the ultimate in tranquillity, the Yorkshire countryside boasts the very best of wildlife, walking trails, waterfalls and caves!
Nestled in the foothills of Inglesborough, Ingleton is one of Yorkshire’s most famous Three Peaks and is perfect for explorers and adventure seekers. Waterfall trails, hiking the Yorkshire Three Peaks, indoor climbing and white caves are just some of the exciting activities you can enjoy in the area, plus there’s plenty of restaurants and inns for a pit-stop for lunch or dinner to help you refuel and re-energise for the rest of the day!
Covering some of the most breathtaking countryside in all of the UK and the backdrop to the James Herriot novels, Herriot Country boasts sweeping hills and the wonderful valleys of the world famous North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales.
This iconic landscape is perfect for walking or cycling. Take a short stroll to one of the local pubs offering traditional dining or head out for a challenge to complete one of the many popular trails out there with friends or family.
If ultimate relaxation is a top priority for your next getaway, Rosedale will confidently tick the box! For over 70 years it was at the heart of the coal mining industry, home to nearly 5,000 miners and today it boasts the best views and creates the perfect base for those hoping to switch off and really enjoy all the great outdoors has to offer, including fresh air, scenic walks and real honest pub food!
Rosedale is also home to some of the very best cycling terrain with it’s gorgeous scenery and unique landmarks.
To choose your preferred place to stay in beautiful Yorkshire, whether you’re opting for Coastal, City or Countryside, click here or call the Infotel team on 01775 843417 open Monday to Friday from 9:00am until 17:30pm.