Boasting not one, but three beautiful National Parks, it’s no wonder that outdoor lovers continue to flock to Yorkshire for their UK cottage holiday.
Luring visitors with picturesque views and vast open spaces, ‘escapism’ is the overall theme of a trip to Yorkshire. Choose between beach and countryside for a fantastic family-friendly day out, or head to one of the lively cities or towns and enjoy a buzzing day trip with your friends.
Our Yorkshire holiday cottages to rent are ideal for making the most of this varied county. Perfectly located, promising total privacy yet handy accessibility, the ultimate staycation is just a short drive away.
Walkers and ramblers will feel right at home in Yorkshire. The county is best known for its green spaces, including the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales, and the North York Moors. Each is unique in their own way and offers breathtaking landscapes. Head to the moorland and see the changing environment that has inspired decades of artists, or learn more about the Dales’ castles, one of which is over 900 years old!
Yorkshire is peppered with outdoor adventures, whether you’re an adrenaline junkie looking for a thrill or an animal lover seeking a once-in-a-lifetime experience. From kitesurfing on the beach to bungee jumping or even skydiving, heart-pumping activities are on offer throughout the county.
To get your fix of adorable cuteness, a visit to Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a must. See polar bears, otters, sea lions and even giraffes. Looking for something even quirkier? Meet llamas and alpacas at Nidderdale Llamas, and go on an unforgettable trek across the Yorkshire Dales.
Check out our guide of Things to Do in Yorkshire for even more inspiration.
Though the initial image of Yorkshire may be that of rolling fields and miles of greenery, the county also has a magnificent coastline that can’t be ignored. Running from the Tees to the Humber Estuary, the Yorkshire Coast is home to some of the prettiest towns and villages in the UK.
This beautiful stretch of land has also been recognised nationwide, containing three Heritage Coast locations, which are known for their appeal and uniqueness. Stay close to the waves, with our Yorkshire holiday cottages near the beach.
Have a family day out at Robin Hood’s Bay, or step back in time at Whitby. Go for long, sandy walks in Filey Beach, or explore the seaside buzz of Scarborough. Grab your camera and be prepared for the photographic sites of Runswick Bay or Staithes - the beaches of Yorkshire are perfect to visit year-round.
Have a read of our Best Beaches in Yorkshire blog for further coastal inspiration.
We’re all familiar with Yorkshire Tea, puddings, and Wensleydale, but what other culinary delights can you sample during your cottage holiday in Yorkshire?
Cheese lovers are in luck: there are over 80 artisan cheeses made in the local area, using sheep, cow's and goat's milk. Blue cheese, brie, cheddar - it’s all just waiting to be tasted. We recommend starting your journey at The Courtyard Dairy.
Did you know there’s a yearly rhubarb festival in Yorkshire? The county is home to the ‘rhubarb triangle’, where forced rhubarb growing takes place between Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield in custom sheds. Have a sip of Rhucello, Yorkshire’s very own rhubarb liqueur, for a unique flavour experience.
Looking for a sweet treat? Don’t leave Yorkshire without trying the famed Yorkshire Curd Tart - shortcrust pastry with curd cheese, spices, and fruit. Betty’s, a Yorkshire institution, is said to make the best one.
Find further foodie inspiration in our Traditional Yorkshire Food blog.