Things to do - Yorkshire

The largest and one of the most historic counties in the UK, Yorkshire is at the top of the list as a popular destination for a holiday or short break. Whether you prefer a city break, a cultural trip or a stay in the countryside, the sublimely beautiful county of Yorkshire has it all. Stunning high moors, where farming is still a large part of the landscape, beautiful woodlands and three superb National Parks, Yorkshire has grand stately homes, ancient castles and miles of trails for rambling and serious walking trips.

The Yorkshire Dales, The Peak District and the North Yorkshire Moors cover over a thousand square miles and these stunning national parks have been the inspiration for some of the most famous artists in the UK. Writers like the Brontes of Haworth, sculptor Henry Moore and the painter David Hockney are just a few of the talents to emerge from Yorkshire. If you are looking for a place to stay, there is a vast choice of holiday accommodation in Yorkshire. Self catering houses and cottages can be found all over the county with many offering pet friendly accommodation. For visitors who prefer a stay close to nature (but with excellent amenities) there are many glamping sites dotted all around the county with easy access to the many villages and towns where locals will make you feel exceedingly welcome.

Staying in one of the plentiful bed and breakfast houses, you can enjoy many of the local traditions that are particular to Yorkshire. Watching the worlds best brass bands and enjoying a meal and a drink in one of the friendly local pubs offers an insight into country life in the Dales.

There are plenty of things to do in Yorkshire and if you want a local guide to help you make the most of your trip, Rosemary Barnes uses her local expertise to show you the best restaurants, the best views, the best Yorkshire has to offer. With a background in tour operations Rosemary can also help you with planning itineraries to make sure you get the most from your stay. Rosemary has received the Visit England Good to Go accreditation and is keen to get out and about with visitors again.

If you love culture, history and art, a visit to the walled city of York is a must. From there you can take a day trip with a local family business. BOBH Day Trips From York have regular trips to the National Parks, Whitby and many of the hidden gems in Yorkshire. Visit the Oldest Sweet Shop In the World at Pately Bridge or the Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. Trips start at 9am from close to the York Minster.

There is so much to do in Yorkshire that you will be spoiled for choice. If it rains and it may well do so, why not spend a day at The Deep. This is one of the largest and best aquariums in the country. Conservation is one of the prime aims at the Deep and there are over 3,500 different species of sea life including sharks and swordfish. The Deep is located between the Hull and Humber rivers and is a landmark for aquatic research.

Looking for some action? Try the How Stean Gorge which has been attracting visitors for more than 100 years. The centre allows full view of intrepid visitors trying out abseiling or gorge walking and the restaurant is open all year round. This is place for all the family and for all ages.

The Calderdale Industrial Museum is a fantastic experience where you can learn all about weaving, a part of the history of Yorkshire that is embedded in the soul of the area.

These are just a few of the attractions that Yorkshire has to offer. There are so many beautiful places to see whether you are in the city and towns or in the stunning countryside. The Janet's Foss waterfall and Malham Cove are two more attractions that certainly qualify as areas of outstanding natural beauty. All around Yorkshire there are spectacular sights that will take your breath away.

Finding somewhere to stay is simple. Self catering cottages, flats and houses, bed and breakfast rooms with many that are pet friendly and top class hotels are all available.

Whether you are planning a long weekend or an extended holiday you will find the perfect type of accommodation you want in this wonderful part of the UK.