Popular Lettings in North Yorkshire
Highlights in North Yorkshire
- Historical buildings
- Striking countryside
- Literary history
- Family attractions
Most popular in North Yorkshire
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Holiday rentals and lettings in North Yorkshire
Commonly referred to by Yorkshiremen as ‘God’s own country’, it’s easy to see why when you visit this most beautiful part of the UK. Holiday letting options start in the rolling, green hills of the Yorkshire Dales, and as you head north lead into the striking Yorkshire Moors, Finally, you’ll find holiday rentals along the rugged North Yorkshire coast with its fascinating heritage and plethora of attractions for everyone. For those preferring a holiday let in a town or city, you are spoilt for choice! You can enjoy a holiday rental in the historical, cultural and romantic town of York, or the quieter but no less spectacular market town of Skipton. North Yorkshire – where you truly can have it all!Traditional Yorkshire holiday lettings
Famous for its locally quarried building materials, many North Yorkshire holiday lettings are made from Yorkshire Stone, an attractive grey/brown colour which is used throughout the county. Many rural holiday rentals are converted barns or farms, giving a welcoming and friendly feel, whereas urban holiday lettings are often stylish holiday flats or houses. North Yorkshire is a lush, green county so expect delightful views and beautiful flowers growing around delightfully pretty properties!
Holidays in North Yorkshire
The area and getting around
With the main North-South roadway, the A1M, heading straight through North Yorkshire, the county is easily reached from all corners of the UK. Once there, the real challenge is where to go first! Beginning at the northern coast, don’t miss the coastal holiday towns of Scarborough and Filey. Move inland a little to the ruggedly striking North Yorkshire Moors, home to many a sheep and rabbit, and at the right time of year the most incredible display of white and purple heather for as far as the eye can see.Yorkshire market towns
As well as the natural phenomena of the moorlands and dales of North Yorkshire, you’ll enjoy scouting the many pretty market towns of the region. Northallerton is a fine example of a Yorkshire village, with its main high street packed with interesting shops, as is Bedale, well known for Georgian architecture of immense grandeur.
Travellers and activities
The North Yorkshire town of Thirsk is better known as Darrowby, which is the name given to it by the author James Herriot. The Darrowby Inn, a pub in the village, recognises the literary connection, and the James Herriot Experience Museum showcases the veterinary surgery as life was for him and his colleagues. Another literary hotspot is the delightful Haworth Village, location of the Bronte Parsonage Museum in their former home. And, of course, the coastal town of Whitby, which was the inspiration and setting for the famous horror novel Dracula.North Yorkshire for families
North Yorkshire is furnished with a plethora of exciting adventures for families. From the soft sand of the coastal beach towns, to the Sea Life Centre in Scarborough, the county’s coastal area is packed with marine-based fun. For families preferring a holiday away from the coast, head to Lightwater Valley, a theme park in Ripon with some fabulous, hair-raising rides. For the smaller children, enjoy a day out in Bedale at the Big Sheep, Little Cow, a fun, hands-on educational petting farm.
The Yorkshire Dales is the last place in the UK where you can meet the beautiful red squirrel!
Top 5 travel tips in North Yorkshire
The black semi-precious stone called jet can be found on the beaches surrounding the coastal town of Whitby. Don’t worry if you don’t find any as there are shops galore in the town selling it in jewellery and gift items.2. Climb Brimham Rocks
Near Harrogate, Brimham Rocks is a National Trust run natural site with the most incredible rock formations which can be climbed and explored by everyone. There’s no need for special equipment, and there are also numerous easy walking pathways to explore that take you through the site’s superlative panoramas.3. Enjoy Ripley Castle and Gardens
Proudly standing for 600 years, Ripley Castle is a striking country house overlooking a beautiful lake. An especially enjoyable part of your trip will be a sashay around the delightful, well-kept gardens that surround the castle.4. Check out the trains at the National Railway Museum
The UK’s largest railway museum is in York, which houses some amazing facets of global transport history. See The Mallard, the fastest-ever steam train in history, a Japanese Bullet Train and a replica of the Flying Scotsman!5. Go Ape at Go Ape!
Swing through the trees, climb rope bridges and whizz down zip wires at the Go Ape outdoor centre in Pickering. It makes for a most agreeable day out for all the family!