Voted as Europe’s leading destination in 2014 by Lonely Planet, there’s a substantial list of beautiful places to visit in the county of Yorkshire. If you’re planning a visit with us, then we have some suggestions for the best things to do in this vibrant county.
For outdoorsy types, bring your bike and cycle through the English countryside for an invigorating journey with many routes to choose from. We also recommend that pet owners bring their dog and grab some wellies to explore the landscape, which inspired JMW Turner’s famous paintings in the Yorkshire Dales.
Visit cosmopolitan Leeds and make sure to explore the Victoria Quarter for a one of a kind shopping experience, or stop by at The Royal Armouries for a rundown of weaponry that has been used through the centuries, with free admission.
The city of York is another treasure trove of sights and sounds. We recommend shopping on the historic Shambles Street, with shop fronts dating back to the fourteenth century! As well as viewing York Minster Cathedral, the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe.
If you are seeking a more luxurious experience then make visiting the Turkish Baths in Harrogate a priority. Another great option are the breezy coastal towns of Scarborough (Britain’s first seaside resort) and Bridlington, both great choices for leisurely walks and water sports such as sailing. In addition to this, Harry Potter fans will be interested to visit Malham Cove which features in the Deathly Hallows film.
Stopping off at a grand country estate is another way to enjoy the great outdoors while you stroll through the grounds and learn a little history.
Yorkshire is a vibrant county with an abundance of old English charm, the best way for you to discover this is to visit this historic area for yourself – a warm welcome awaits you at Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa.