10 of our favourite places to visit in Yorkshire | Best of England

10 of our favourite places to visit in Yorkshire

(All of which are in our new Travel Guide…)

We have chosen some of our favourite, must see places to visit throughout Yorkshire. Each of which we have photographed for our new travel guide to Yorkshire.

1. Whitby

Situated at the mouth of the river Esk on Yorkshire’s East coast, Whitby is a traditional seaside resort and port with an interesting history and scenic views. With an active local fishing industry making use of the port, restaurants specialising in seafood and Fish and Chips are nationally renowned.

2. Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey Estate is a great day out for all the family. There are a number of walks around the estate, which take in everything from the fascinating Priory Church and Ruins to tumbling waterfalls and even stepping-stones over a large expanse of river. The walks primarily run along the river and through attractive woodland.

3. The Lister Arms

The Lister Arms in Malham is a traditional coaching inn with captivating period features and an exterior embellished in vibrant green foliage. The inn’s interior has been modernised whilst retaining its rich history and features, from its beams and wooden floors to its original fireplaces.

4. The Yorkshire Dales

With spectacular waterfalls, cascading hills, broadleaved woodland and meadowland flora, The Yorkshire Dales are one of England’s most revered natural environments. Home to little stone villages and traditional farmland, the Dales (valleys) are ever-changing throughout the seasons.

5. Skipton

The scenic, market town of Skipton is situated in the foothills of the Dales and has won numerous awards for its popular high street and the happiness of its inhabitants. Its spellbinding, medieval castle is over 900 years old and beautifully preserved and maintained.

6. Pateley Bridge

Situated in the heart of Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Pateley Bridge is the perfect point to start your exploration of the Yorkshire Dales. Renowned for its beautiful scenery, this market town offers tea rooms, restaurants and quaint boutiques which include England’s Oldest Sweetshop.

7. Goathland

Goathland is a refreshing moorland village in the center of the North York National Park. The village has become increasingly popular as a tourist destination due to its role as Aidensfield in the TV series Heartbeat. Lots of old cars and business names are the same as in the series and a delight for Heartbeat enthusiasts.

8. Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Saltburn by the Sea is a laid back, Victorian seaside town renowned for its slow pace and surfing. Its Victorian pier has survived almost 150 years of extreme weather, as England’s most northerly pier and the town itself is proud of its smuggling past and celebrated Victorian constructions, from its railway to its cliff lift.

9. Pickering

Located in the historic market town of Pickering is the themed Pickering Station. The station has a wonderful old feeling to it and has recently had a replacement roof installed, which was a design from the 1840’s.

10. Robin Hood’s Bay

Robin Hood’s Bay is a rustic coastal area in Yorkshire, loved for its rugged and inspiring beauty. Old fisherman cottages and ancient inns are sprinkled around this scenic bay, which attracts walkers, horse riders and those that enjoy the water. There are also good cafes and restaurants specialising in seafood and cream teas in this area.

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