Yorkshire is a stunning place, home to gorgeous National Parks, a beautiful coastline and plenty of attractions to keep you entertained. You’ll find plenty of tasty local produce here and we can highly recommend its great variety of top cafes, restaurants and pubs. Of course, with so many lovely places to choose from it can be hard to pick one. To help you have an unforgettable trip we are revealing the best towns to stay in Yorkshire. There is sure to be one that will suit you and your group.
Whitby is famous for its abbey, rich maritime history and links to Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Sitting on the coast and surrounded by the North York Moors, it is also a great spot for nature lovers. Enjoy trips to the sandy beach, walks through the National Park and wildlife spotting. Whales have been seen here, so keep your eyes peeled.
The spa town of Harrogate is a relaxing place to enjoy a holiday in Yorkshire. It has been famous for its water since the 16th Century and there are still a number of spas to choose from today. Harrogate also has plenty of independent shops to explore and delicious food to sample. A trip to the 100 year old cafe Bettys is a must.
The market town of Richmond sits on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and has plenty in store. There is a rich history that can be explored through the museum, castle and architecture. If you prefer the great outdoors you’ll love strolling along River Swale, taking in the waterfalls or taking a trip into the National Park. It’s a charming town for a holiday.
The traditional market town of Thirsk is well placed for you to explore Yorkshire. You’ll be less than an hour by car from York, Harrogate and Richmond, as well as two National Parks and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town itself still has markets on Mondays and Saturdays and plenty of independent shops. The Swale Way also passes through Thirsk.
Filey is a gem of the Yorkshire coast. It has a beautiful sandy beach and is quieter than some of its better-known neighbours. This town boasts Edwardian architecture, independent shops and a slower pace of life. The beach is a popular spot for kite flying, wildlife spotting or a quick dip in the summer. There’s a great choice of fish and chip here too.