Fiercely proud of the county’s rich heritage and quaint scenery, it comes as no surprise that Yorkshire residents are keen to showcase all the wonders that ‘up North’ has to offer.
Boasting endless character and rugged beauty, it’s a region that is undeniably timeless. We know it for its tea shops and cafés, medieval abbeys and national parks, “‘ey ups”, “‘ow dos”, and everything in between.
We may be biased, but we’re extremely fond of its charm, and think it’s a ‘reyt good’ place to live and work. That’s why we’ve narrowed down some of the most breathtakingly beautiful places to visit.
So sit back, relax, and see if any of the Holmfirth estate agent team’s suggestions catch your eye…
The tranquil setting of this hidden gem, overlooking the rolling hills of Ilkley Moors, is something we recommend everyone enjoys at least once in their lifetime.
Boasting a seasonal outdoor pool open in the warmer months – with a 45-metre stretch of shallow water and a slide for children – as well as an indoor pool, an on-site café, tennis courts, and a putting green, there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy.
Approximately 80 metres high and 300 metres wide, Malham Cove is a glorious, amphitheatre-shaped cliff formation of limestone rock, located in the Yorkshire Dales.
Open to visitors all year round, this attraction is the perfect destination for a long walk or picnic – with footpaths leading from the main road to the foot of the cove, and steps offering a route up to the beautiful, natural pavements at the top.
Another of the Yorkshire’s Dales treasure troves, Aysgarth Falls is a triple flight of natural water formations, which are surrounded by woodland and farmland and carved out by the magnificent River Ure.
Not only does it offer multiple trails for family, friends, and keen dog walkers to enjoy, it also boasts a host of gorgeous creameries and breweries – with locally-sourced produce – for visitors to pause and indulge. And best of all, it’s free!
This dramatic moorland rock formation, found eight miles north-west of Harrogate, is another must-visit hotspot for avid walkers.
With an endless variety of undiscovered areas to explore - from panoramic pastures and ancient trails, to heather moorlands and natural rock boundaries - it’s the perfect place to stretch your legs and take in the views.
And that’s not all - Brimham Rocks also works in partnership with Sport England on its Come and Play initiative, which offers an excellent programme of events for all ages and interests. Examples include pond dipping, climbing and abseiling, geocaching, and interactive walks.
While the destination may not offer much in terms of ‘tourist attractions’ - beyond an ancient lighthouse and the Living Seas Centre - it certainly makes up for it in iconic views.
A gorgeous coastline, marked by a stretch of rugged white cliffs surrounding a local village, it’s an ideal spot for hikers, birdwatchers, photographers, and sea lovers.
It’s not just fans of the great outdoors that flock to Yorkshire – there are plenty of great city attractions to explore in the likes of Leeds and York too. But whatever your cup of tea is, our region has it in abundance.