Yorkshire is full of hidden gems that help to capture its spectacular beauty, from the soaring sights of the Yorkshire Dales, the sandy beaches on the coast or the breath-taking landscapes of the North York Moors, the county is extremely diverse.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park allow you to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in its 840 square miles of outstanding scenery, rich history and protected wildlife. You can stroll along the rivers of the rolling Dales, clime its cobbled pavements or even follow a Tour De France route by bike and take on some of stunning climbs the Dales have to offer. Although for an easier method of exploration, steam trains are available so you can do the journey all from the comfort of your seat! Natural attractions in the Dales are just as amazing as the lively festivals and food options, as you can discover the curved limestone cliff at Malham Cove and see Britain’s highest unbroken waterfall, the Hardraw Force.
There is more to Yorkshire than crispy puddings and national park adventures, its home to the UK’s City of Culture! Hull was voted the city of culture in 2017 because of the packed calendar of activities that it provides!
For a day of awesome activities and events, be sure to pop into the National Railway Museum for a day of hands on, family-friendly games and workshops. Where better to train spot than the former beating heart of the 19th century railway revolution? And even better than that, it is free entry! The museum has play areas for young children and also a road train that can will transport you in style, between the centre of York and the museum.
South Yorkshire was once an industrial heartland and has now been transformed into a 21st century playground well known for music, sport and culture! The area is home to some of the UK’s best shopping and bustling nightlife. A family favourite in South Yorkshire is the aircraft museum and if you think you have to be an aircraft enthusiast to enjoy it, you couldn’t be more wrong! With its well-blended mix of present-day innovation and history, it’s a place everyone can enjoy.
It may also be encouraging to know that Skipton in York is officially home to the UK’s politest residents! To see Skipton in its full, well-mannered glory head to the market on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday.