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posted on: 7 May, 2020

Best short breaks in Yorkshire

Best short breaks in Yorkshire

God’s own country…

 

Best short breaks in Yorkshire. Yorkshire stands for amazing natural beauty, historical sites, and great cities. All combined in one county and waiting for you to visit.

 

Best breaks Yorkshire

 

So, let us start our tour right away in medieval York.

York

History wherever you set foot on. Romans, Saxons, Vikings, and Normans have all left their traces here. The ancient city wall from the 13th century surrounds over 30 museums, independent shops, and a great number of pubs. Cobbled lanes crisscross their way through the medieval old town also known as the Shambles. The beautifully preserved is full of atmosphere and a great place to visit all year around.

Climb up to the famous York Minster and visit this imposing site of Gothic architecture. Also, it is the best place to catch amazing views over the city.Best short breaks in Yorkshire

Next up it is time to visit York’s Viking past with a visit to the Jorvik Centre. Find out about what life was like here when the viking Ivar the Boneless ruled the city. But it is not all about ancient history. York also has a great number of modern art galleries such as the York Art Gallery or the Art of Protest Gallery

After so much culture and walking around it is time to rest. Visit one, two, three or more of the many traditional, cosy pubs scattered all around the Shambles. Sip some fantastic local ale and relax in from of the fireplace. Indulge in some fine locally produced food. Once darkness set in it’s time to experience York’s dark side.

Go on a ghost walk in Europe’s most haunted city. Hear some gruesome tales of York’s ghosts, phantoms and supernatural apparitions. And who knows, you might make your encounter in the dark, narrow passageways on your way home…

And a few miles away lies Harrogate. Known for its world class spa experiences it is well worth adding another day to your Yorkshire break. We book your spa day, just talk to us.

Within easy reach from all main British cities, York makes it one of the best short breaks in Yorkshire if not in the whole of Britain.

 

Leeds

Often overlooked when it comes to city breaks, Leeds is a great modern city with a rich industrial heritage. Looking for the best short break in Yorkshire for shopping and a night out? Look no further.

Britain’s third biggest city has an eclectic nightlife, fantastic shopping facilities and an amazing food scene on offer. Its variety and diversity are only topped by London. Enjoy the pedestrianised city centre, which is surprisingly compact.

ATO TOURS Leeds BreakOne of the best things to do in Leeds is simply wander the streets, taking in the grand Victorian facades, the vibrant network of covered arcades and cobbled alleyways down by the river. And shop till you drop. From high street retailer to vintage fashion over to designer outlets, there is something for every budget and style.

But also, check out Leeds’s vibrant art scene at the Leeds Art Gallery and the Henry Moore Institute Henry Moore Institute.

And make sure you have energy for a proper night out. Craft beer tap rooms, historical pubs, swanky cocktail bars, wild night clubs, relaxed boozers, the world is your oyster. Just let us know what you want from your night out and we put something together from this world of opportunities for you!

National Parks

Yorkshire is home to several stunning national parks. The Peak District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors National Park combine amazing natural beauty with great hospitality. They offer you wide open skies, breath-taking views, and scenic landscapes. Quaint market town and picturesque fishing villages are dotted all over the place. Endless opportunities for you to relax and explore but also to be active in safe distance.

 

Best short breaks Yorkshire

 

The Peak District is Britain’s first national park and easily reachable by public transport from all major cities in the UK. Shared between Yorkshire and Derbyshire it is a place where you can really come down and relax. It offers rugged landscapes, rocky moorlands, and magnificent stately homes such as the magnificent Chatsworth. One of Britain’s top country homes stands on the bank of river Derwent since 1549. There are more than 25 rooms to explore which house sculptures, sketches and paintings from the old masters such as Rembrandt to modern art from David Nash. So a long history, relaxing walks, superb cycling, and excellent climbing options make your stay a great short break. Stay in one of the many b&b’s, lodges, manor house hotels or go glamping. The options are endless.

 

The Yorkshire Dales are home of the impressive Three Peaks in the Pennines. A land of endless rolling hills dotted with historical villages. One of Britain’s finest national parks offers great walking route for beginners and seasoned walkers alike. And if you want to experience a real dark sky, then head to the Ribblehead viaduct to see thousand stars and sometimes even the Northern Lights. Visit the beautiful village of Malham where the spirit of “good olde England” is still alive. The picture-postcard village features a towering cliff, and a footpath leading to Gordale Scar, a limestone ravine with waterfalls. The Dales also make a perfect place for a staycation if you want to recharge completely.

 

The North York Moors offers you wide open moorlands, a stunning coastline and timeless market towns and villages such as Whitby. The quirky fishing port was once the home of the famous Captain Cook. And the now ruined Whitby Abbey inspired Bram Stoker famous Dracula character. It is full of history, rich in heritage set in a beautiful, peaceful landscape. A great place to relax and recharge your batteries. Enjoy long walks on almost unspoilt beaches and staggering clifftops views. Even if it is only for a short break you feel reinvigorated by the North  York Moor’s beauty in no time. And not to mention the fresh air, take a breath!

 

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So if you like what you have read and are interested in a short break in Yorkshire, contact us for more here.

And if you need more inspiration have a look at the our post about the Best City Breaks in the North West.

 

See you in Yorkshire!

 

 

 

 

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