Things To See & Do
The Heritage Coast of Yorkshire is 36 miles long from Saltburn to Scarborough and hides a plethora of tiny fishing villages oozing history and charm, ancient industry, wildlife and fossils.
A stroll around Whitby should not be missed. The abbey is world famous for being the inspiration behind Bram Stoker’s Dracula and the town is yet another to lay claim to having the UK’s best fish ‘n’ chips.
Lose yourself in the North Yorkshire Moors, the driest upland area in the UK. There are over 1400 miles of paths but much of the land is open access so you can truly immerse yourself in the countryside. Take a trip on the Esk Valley Railway linking the ancient iron stone mining villages of Glaisdale and Grosmont.
Take a scenic Dales road trip through Wensleydale, over Buttertubs Pass, climbing 1700 feet, down into Swaledale then take the Roman Cam High Road and Pennine Way down into Horton in Ribblesdale.
Cheese, Gromit? Visit the Wensleydale Creamery, the only place in the world to make handcrafted authentic Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese.
Discover how the Victorians transformed the landscape for industrial use with a visit to Hebden Bridge, a fascinating town where the road, rails and canal squeeze through the Calder Valley.
Travelling To & Around
Yorkshire is well served by road and rail. The major motorway network links the south of England to the M62 and A1 and from there the main A roads will lead you directly into areas of interest.
By rail, a good starting point is York city which is on the east coast mainline, less than 2 hours from both London and Edinburgh. From York you can take the cross Pennine route to Settle and north to Carlisle. There are local bus services in the Dales and on the Moors but to fully appreciate the dramatic landscapes, it is best to explore by car