Staying in Yorkshire and the National Parks of Yorkshire
This is the largest county in England by some way, and Yorkshire folk have a fierce 'national' pride, equal to that found in Scotland and Wales, and they regard themselves as Yorkshire first, and English second. There is good reason for this pride as the county contains two of England's best national parks, miles of stunning coastline, and beautiful countryside. The cities, too, have their attractions with a wide variety of museums and galleries, shops, restaurants, and pubs. Yorkshire folk are naturally hospitable and there is a huge choice of accommodation available from Yorkshire country cottages to rent, B&Bs, guesthouses, and hotels.
Yorkshire has something for all tastes, all ages, and all pockets. Fashionable Leeds for a short break, self-catering in historic York, Harrogate, a walking holiday in the rugged Dales, rolling wolds, and the bleak, empty Moors, all within a county that has its own identity and pride. The choice of self-catering cottages and houses in Yorkshire is also diverse - a cosy cottage in the dales, a remote house on the Yorkshire moors, a cottage to rent by the Yorkshire coast - whatever you are looking for they are all here.
There can be no denying that the younger family members will be captivated by the Yorkshire coastline. Bridlington and Filey both have miles of safe sands, with plenty of other family attractions in and around the towns. There is also the very popular Dinosaur Coast where the recent popularity in all things dinosaur means that families can enjoy their own exciting fossil hunt. And if you are by the coast, you can not only get some sandcastle creations dug, but you can always try your hand at a diverse range of watersports. Many people don’t realise that Scarborough features on the surfing calendar!
And of course when by the coast, there is the added advantage of an incredible selection of self-catering holiday homes to rent throughout the year. However, these cottages, lodges, apartments and houses are not just aimed at family self-caterers. Couples looking for a break from the city or the romantically inclined will also find the perfect accommodation where they can come and go as they please to explore the surrounding areas. And many are pet-friendly too!