Things to do in Yorkshire

Something for everyone is a phrase much overused but if it refers to anywhere it refers to Yorkshire. The sheer diversity is impressive in an area which includes historic cities such as Leeds and York, seaside resorts like Scarborough and Filey, and natural expanses of the Dales and North York Moors. Needless to say there is an endless series of activities and attractions to be found throughout, limited only by time and imagination.

Fans of history and culture have no shortage of options. Many will head to York for the world renowned attractions such a York Minster, the Shambles and Yorvik Viking Centre, and there are further historic delights to be found in Harrogate, Beverley and the quaint old towns of the Yorkshire Dales.

Kids will enjoy all the fun of the seaside at Scarborough and Whitby, and at Flamingo Land near York. There is a huge array of museums, galleries and entertainment venues, from Leeds to Hull and if getting away from it all is the preferred option then the wide open spaces and outdoor activities of the Dales and the moors provides ample space and facilities to do so.

Often the best way to take in the sights is by taking a tour and many are available from walking tours to open top buses, particularly in York. Alternatively, just stay put and let some famous Yorkshire hospitality come to you, via the pubs, country inns, restaurants and every conceivable accommodation option.

Choose a city apartment for some urban style and convenience or a country cottage for charm, romance and easy access to the great outdoors. When only the best service will do opt for a luxury hotel, in a grand traditional or ultramodern style, or indulge in all the warmth and homely features of a classic bed and breakfast guest house.