If you haven’t quite got around to visiting Yorkshire, you need to tick it off the to do list! Yorkshire is a fantastic place to visit and is well known for its Viking and Roman heritage. It’s a historic county in northern England and is full of exciting and breath-taking sights. From Norman castles and National Parks to medieval abbeys and Industrial Revolution-era cities, there’s so much to explore.
Heading into the North of Yorkshire is the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. In 1399, Harrogate became Royal property. Just east of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Harrogate is host to many fabulous events that attracts thousands of people from all over the country! The Valley Gardens, Montpellier Quarter and the Royal Pump Room Museum are also fascinating places to visit with heaps of interesting history for you to unveil.
The Leeds International Film festival is one of the largest film festivals in England, outside of London. The film festival was founded in 1987 and is held at many different venues throughout Leeds, West Yorkshire. This takes place from the 1st to the 16th of November.
Another beautiful destination to visit in Yorkshire is the stunning city of York. It’s the perfect holiday destination for couples, the solo traveller and groups. Founded by the Romans, York is home to York Minster, a 13th century cathedral that is surrounded by medieval walls and Tudor houses. Its beautiful architecture will make you fall in love with the place as soon as you arrive. Visitors can enjoy tonnes of different attractions, museums, tours, restaurants, bars and historic buildings within the compact walled city.
The National Railway museum is in the heart of York and tells the story of British rail transport and the impact it’s had on society. With breath-taking exhibitions, you can step on board a historic railway carriage and submerge yourself in the atmosphere of a First World War ambulance train.
Whilst planning your visits around Yorkshire, why not stay in the York Caravan Park?
It’s just 10 minutes’ drive from York’s attractions along a regular bus route. You won’t feel cramped on these spacious, fully-serviced pitches and there’s a fishing lake and picnic area for relaxation between excursions. Choosing between a grass or a hard-standing pitch, York Caravan Park is the 5-star adult only caravan park and campsite tucked away in a country setting.
Heading into East Yorkshire, you’ll find Blue Rose Country Caravan Park in Brandesburton.
It’s an ideal location to stay if you’re touring Yorkshire and the surrounding region at any time of the year. Blue Rose also has an open weekend on Saturday 29th July which consists of an afternoon hog roast and live entertainment throughout the day.
The Overbrook Caravan Park in Pickering, North Yorkshire, has a vast range of facilities giving you the feeling of home from home. Awarded Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Rose Award in 2010, this park has 50 pitches and seasonal offers and is ideal for touring the Vale of Pickering, Newton Dale, Ryedale and the beautiful Yorkshire coastline from Scarborough to Whitby.
So, what are you waiting for? Start your journey around Yorkshire today!
- Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival 20-23 July
- Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival 22 & 23 July
- Blue Rose Country Caravan Park 29th July
- Scarborough Cricket Festival 6-9 August
- Leeds West Indian Carnival 28 August
- Harrogate Autumn Flower Show 15-17 September
- Ilkley Literature Festival 29 Sept – 15 Oct
- Countryside Live 21 & 22 October
- International Film Festival 1-16th November