Why choose a holiday cottage in Yorkshire and The Humber?
Home to some of Britain's most incredible views, amazing architecture, and, of course, the curry capital of UK; we don't have to try hard to make Yorkshire sound like the perfect place to book your next cottage holiday. We just have to state the facts.
The largest county in England
At 12,000 kilometres square, Yorkshire somehow manages to be the largest county in England but also overflow with cultural hotspots, picture-perfect properties, and a coast that can take your breath away.
The most picturesque place around
With the Lake District looming right next door, you'd think Yorkshire would be overshadowed by its notoriously beautiful neighbour. But nothing could be further from the truth. Home to three national parks, 11 national nature reserves, and some simply astounding wildlife, the exquisite North East county is a strong contender for the most picturesque place in England.
The birds of Bempton cliffs
First on Yorkshire's 'must-visit' list is Bempton Cliffs, home to the UK's largest seabird colony and one of the top wildlife spectacles in England. Half a million seabirds, swooping, soaring and squawking across the skyline, dominating the coast in a display guaranteed to leave you going 'wow…'.
Three areas of outstanding natural beauty
Yorkshire also boasts a whopping three areas of outstanding natural beauty. The first, the Howardian Hills, is nestled between the North York Moors and the Vale of York. A rolling patchwork of soft green hills, luxury pastures and wild woodland; despite its internationally renowned beauty, it remains a secluded, almost secret spot.
Next, further from the coast, is Nidderdale, the most popular location in the Yorkshire Dales. A land of heather drenched moors, quaint, quiet villages and fantastic rock formations, sliced apart by the wandering River Nidd.
Thirdly and finally, is the Forest of Bowland, which North Yorkshire shares with the tip of Lancashire. A spot stolen from the front of a picture postcard, the unspoilt woodland houses magnificent moors, blanket bogs, and a ravishing array of rare birds.
Where should I book my Yorkshire cottage holiday?
Visiting Yorkshire and the Humber? Lucky you! What waits for you is one big adventure, whether you're traversing the foothills of the Pennines to the west, or the heather-heavy moorlands of the east. Maybe you're heading straight to the limestone labyrinths of the Dales, or to wield the Viking sword in historic York. Whatever your plans for Yorkshire and the Humber, we've got the holiday cottages that'll put you right in the heart of the action.
With more National Parks than you can shake a stick at, and a generous sprinkling of thriving cities, Yorkshire and the Humber manages to be a superb destination for both adventurous staycationers and city day-trippers alike. For classic Yorkshire hospitality, you'll want to head over to Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms in York and have yourself the perfect cream tea, but of course, the best Yorkshire welcome waits for you in your Snaptrip holiday cottage!
With so many beautiful places to visit, from fishing villages, to market towns, to maybe the best coast in England, it can be hard to know where to start with your Yorkshire holiday. Well, as usual, Snaptrip is here to help. Not only will we search high and low to find you the most beautiful holiday homes North East England has to offer, we'll also make sure you book one in exactly the right region for you..
North Yorkshire is made for romance
Gorgeous gothic architecture and an almost magical vibe, make the properties of North Yorkshire perfect for romance. Couples can wander cobbled streets in the city of York, or find gourmet cafes tucked inside medieval buildings in Harrogate.
Not to mention, North Yorkshire also hides the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, the perfect places for lovers to walk hand in hand, away from the hustle, bustle, and prying eyes of the city.
East Yorkshire is nature at its best
If you're looking to appreciate the majesty of nature, head east, to a land of undulating hills, magnificent moors, and the holiday cottages of the Yorkshire Wolds. Where swirling grassland is dissected by historic canals, and serene farms are spattered with Bronze Age ruins.
At its edge, East Riding climaxes with the staggering East Yorkshire coast. Popular fishing villages, dramatic cliffs, stretches of bright white sand and the best fish and chips in England make it maybe the most popular location in Yorkshire.
Planning some adventuring whilst on holiday in Yorkshire? Then check out our guide to Cave Exploration in the UK, which includes the Alum Pot in Yorkshire.
South Yorkshire is the entertainment hub
The south is a 21st-century playground, ready to turn your holidays into a whirlwind of music, food and top-shelf entertainment. In South Yorkshire, you'll find quaint holiday cottages, alongside some of the UK's most popular shopping spots, family attractions, fabulous eateries, and nighttime attractions.
For an unbeatable night on the town, head to the stupendous city of Sheffield. For family-friendly fun, hit Doncaster, or base yourself in the beautiful Peak District, where you'll be surrounded by Yorkshire's best walking routes, while still driving distance from the coast.
West Yorkshire is steeped in culture
For culture vultures, looking to soak up the finer things a city has to offer, the luxury properties of West Yorkshire are the place to be. In Leeds, leading fashion brands to brush shoulders with acclaimed art galleries, and the Grand Theatre sits alongside the opulent Opera House.
Down the road, Bradford stands as the world's first UNESCO city of the film (and the curry capital of Britain), while Wakefield holds tight to one of the most gorgeous cathedrals in the country.
Types of holidays to have in Yorkshire
When we say 'a holiday cottage in Yorkshire', there are loads of different we could be referring to. From low budget to luxury, laid-back to exhilarating; from north to east, south to west, and coast to coast, this popular location has it all.
Whatever you're hoping for from your holidays, the properties of Yorkshire can provide. Don't want to be away from your four-legged friend? Book a delightful dog friendly holiday. Wanting your Yorkshire breaks to heat things up? Take a look at the best cottages with hot tubs, or leave city life far behind you, with a secluded log cabin holiday.
If you're looking to get some great snaps from your breaks, check out properties in picturesque fishing villages, or in one of Yorkshire's many market towns. For those wanting to feel the sea breeze running through their hair, check out the best coastal cottages, or holiday cottages by the beach. If you're hoping for an extra-large slice of luxury, why not book a big cottage, a beautiful back garden, or perhaps one of the properties with a pool.
Things to do on your Yorkshire & The Humber cottage holiday
Our UK comedy clubs guide includes some great comedy nights in Yorkshire.