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A Yorkshire Holiday

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Remain or Leave has been a key question lately and when it comes to the subject of your summer holiday, I can highly advocate ‘remain’ in the UK for a staycation at home!

As a Yorkshire girl I am fortunate to live in this glorious county – we have something for everyone on our doorstep, whether you are outdoorsy, sporty, thrill seeking or prefer the luxurious things in life. Yorkshire has it all.

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I’d like to share with you some of my Yorkshire picks for a family break in the UK…

If you love a beach holiday, you will find it in Yorkshire! Believe it or not, Yorkshire is probably best known for its iconic moors and rolling green landscape but we have some picturesque sandy and pebble beaches here too!

Some of the most popular family beaches are in Bridlington, Scarborough, Filey and Whitby along the east coast but there are also lesser known but equally beautiful beaches in Robin Hoods Bay and Saltburn which is also popular with surfers.

Outdoorsy types head to Yorkshire for long, rambling walks across the dales and scenic hikes but those up for a challenge and charity fundraisers can be found completing the ‘Three Peaks Challenge‘, scaling the hills in the Pennine range in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This 24 mile long route takes you up 5200ft and those who complete the challenge get a medal afterwards, along with some pretty photography and probably a blister or two!

If another type of high octane adventure is more your thing, visit Aerial Extreme – a high ropes adventure course in Bedale – the first high wire course from this company in the UK (they now have 5 locations!) You can amaze yourself on a speedy zippier, a mid-air jump or by scaling a gravity defying climbing wall, before heading back to your cottage for a warming pot of Yorkshire Tea!

high wire adventure

Lovers of history and culture will be at home in York – a medieval city with an impressive cathedral, York Minster. This walled city was founded by the ancient Romans and is home to many Roman relics. It is an area of great natural beauty combined with a bustling centre for those who love shopping!

…And if shopping and a luxury lifestyle is up your street, head to the cosmopolitan city of Leeds. Having undergone a massive regeneration over the last 20 years, Leeds now hosts some of the finest shops and restaurants in the UK.

This vibrant metropolis is also steeped in significant architectural landmarks, making it a treat visually as much as it is experientially.

You can stay at a holiday cottage in Harrogate and still be only a 30 minute drive to the centre of Leeds. Harrogate is another attractive shopping city with a rich heritage that is home to the Harrogate Baths – a Turkish baths and health spa which has been open for more than a century.

cottages.com has beautiful holiday cottages to rent in all these Yorkshire locations as well as destinations nationwide. You can search their website to select properties by a grade rating (like a ‘star’ rating) but also by the number of bedrooms or number of bathrooms.

If you are searching for a great holiday deal this summer, their latest offers are:

cottages.com is currently offering reductions (up to £175 in some instances) off a seven night break for arrivals week commencing 1st July – 16th July 2016*.

*Terms and Conditions: The discount applies to the accommodation price only. The ‘was’ price refers to the price at April 2015. In addition to savings of up to £175 there are properties included in this offer with smaller savings. Depending on popularity and property availability, we can withdraw or extend this offer. Subject to availability. Booking Conditions apply.

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Comments to A Yorkshire Holiday

  • I definitely need to explore Yorkshire, I think I’ve been to York once but the fact I can’t remember much means maybe I dreamed it! lol Mich x

    Michelle Twin Mum 3rd July 2016 5:43 pm Reply
    • York really is beautiful and a nice city to explore – you will have to come back and have another tour round!

      Nadine Hill 4th July 2016 9:41 am Reply
  • Yorkshire really is Gods Own Country. We came back after 14 years in berkshire. The husbeast was homesick!

    Jen Walshaw 3rd July 2016 9:52 pm Reply
    • Couldn’t agree more! Thanks for commenting:-)

      Nadine Hill 4th July 2016 9:40 am Reply
  • I do love Yorkshire, I used to spend many weekends visiting places in and around Yorkshire with my parents. We haven’t ventured up that way much but it is definitely on our lists, maybe this summer as we aren’t going abroad.

    The Mummy Diary 4th July 2016 6:34 am Reply
    • It’s a fab place to visit any time of year but it’s lovely in summer. I hope you make it!

      Nadine Hill 4th July 2016 9:40 am Reply
  • My mothers family are all from Yorkshire and I really want to visit and meet them. I have not seen them since I was a baby

    Kara Guppy 4th July 2016 8:15 am Reply
    • Oh wow – you will have to come visit and stop by mine on the way home so I can make you some Yorkshire Tea!!!

      Nadine Hill 4th July 2016 9:39 am Reply
  • There are so many great places here in Yorkshire. My daughter has stayed at Robin Hood’s Bay recently and said we must all go to Dalby Forest.

    nessjibberjabberuk 5th July 2016 12:19 am Reply
  • There is so much up North and i feel guilty in saying i never manage to getup there. The last time I visited Scarborough was buying fish for Tesco. I really didn’t get to appreciate the beaches in the early hours at the fish market! One day I will tour properly, I’d love to visit York.

    Fiona - Coombe Mill 5th July 2016 12:28 am Reply
    • haha the smell will certainly clear out your nostrils!! Hope you get to Yorks soon.

      Nadine Hill 5th July 2016 9:23 am Reply
  • Ooh you mentioned lots of our favourite haunts there – it really is a beautiful area

    Cass@frugalfamily 5th July 2016 9:46 am Reply
  • My best mate lives up in Leeds these days. Always have a good time going oop norf! It’s amazing how much there is to do on your own doorstep!

    Michelle 5th July 2016 10:22 am Reply
    • It’s fab Oop Norf!!! Thanks for commenting.

      Nadine Hill 5th July 2016 12:50 pm Reply
  • Yorkshire has always been a favourite of mine, and this post has reminded me that we are well overdue a visit – I’ve yet to introduce the kids to it really and there is, as you highlight in your post, a lot to do and see!

    Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

    Lauren 8th July 2016 2:24 am Reply
    • You’re welcome!

      Nadine Hill 11th July 2016 8:11 am Reply
  • I really love Yorkshire, we spent a lot of our family holidays up there as a kid! I need to take my kids to explore x

    Sonia 11th July 2016 11:20 am Reply

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