Yorkshire Travel Guide

One of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK, Yorkshire is more than just Dales and Moors. Explore the seaside, rolling hills and bustling town life when you visit England’s charming largest county.

Welcome to Yorkshire

A traditional English seaside break comes into its own along the Yorkshire coast as the beauty of the crashing waves and intriguing smuggler’s coves just beg for your attention. A Yorkshire coast holiday allows you to explore your way up and down the bay from Whitby to Runswick Bay and Staithes to Robin Hood’s Bay. Alternatively, you could opt for a holiday which gives you the chance to embrace the outstanding natural beauty of the North York Moors National Park. Enjoy many striking examples of natural beauty in and around the park. Home to one of the largest expanses of beautiful heather moorland in the whole of the UK, the park brings in many tourists every year and ensures at least one tranquil day out. North Yorkshire and the Coastline has so many historic and cultural attractions you can spend hours in museums, at spots of historical importance and of course Whitby Abbey, ensuring every kind of traveller has something to keep them occupied when visiting Yorkshire.

Whitby Cottages

Whitby is well-known for its literary past and looming Gothic Abbey ruins and our charming holiday apartment set in the heart of the town is the ideal based to explore the surrounding countryside and coastline

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Map of Yorkshire

Yorkshire is England’s largest county, giving it the opportunity to be highly diverse as well as very popular as holiday destination. Yorkshire coastal holidays offer beautiful views across the sea, with the Dales offering the chance to enjoy hours of exploration. The sheer size of the county ensures you can enjoy hours trekking along the coast or settle into a relaxing lunch in a local Yorkshire pub. Historic houses and places famed for their role in history can be found all across Yorkshire, ensure the region is perfect for culture seekers as well as adventurers.

Seaside Whitby locations

Historic and charming Whitby provides a wonderful location for enjoying the Yorkshire coast. With its atmospheric cliffs, renowned bays and picturesque cobbled streets lined with unique boutiques, Whitby has plenty to offer any visitors to the area.

The North York Moors surroundings

The North York Moors provide some of the most stunning and picturesque natural scenery in the whole of the UK. A national park, the North York Moors has one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the whole country and quaint villages and small market towns dot the landscape.

Getting to Whitby

Travelling to the Whitby and the Yorkshire Coast could not be easier and there are many options open to you:

By Air

The nearest airport to the North Yorkshire Coast and Whitby is Durham Tees Valley Airport which offers connections to Scotland and occasionally Stansted. For more regular flights it is also just under 60 miles from Newcastle International Airport which connects the North East to other major UK cities.

By Train

Whitby railway station is not directly connected to any lines from the South. It can be reached via the Esk Valley Line from Middlesbrough or Darlington.

York Railway Station links up to Scarborough but this doesn’t continue to Whitby and the North Yorkshire Moor Railway Line simply connects Whitby and Pickering, but this is more of scenic tourist experience than a travelling route.

By Car

Whitby is best reached via the A171 from Middlesbrough via Guisborough from the North and the same road, the A171 over the moors via Scarborough, Burniston and Cloughton from the South. From the M1 drivers should take the A64 towards York, travel to Malton and then take the A169 over the Moors via Pickering, through Sleights and then you will soon see the A171 signs to Whitby.

Getting to The North York Moors

Travelling to the Whitby and the Yorkshire Coast could not be easier and there are many options open to you:

By Air

The North Yorks area is best served by Newcastle, Leeds/Bradford and Durham/Tees Valley. The largest international airport is in Manchester and then you could choose to get a train or hire a car to make it all the way over to North York Moors.

By Train

The main railway stations in and around the North York Moors National Park are York, Scarborough, Whitby, Northallerton, Thirsk and Malton.

Many of these stations are minutes from a gateway into the park.

By Car

The North York Moors National Park is surrounded by the A171, A170 and A19 main roads. To reach our cottages in the North York Moors most travellers will come up along the A64, joining it at the M1 and following the route through York up through Malton and on towards Scarborough before travelling north to Harwood Dale.


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