6 Must-See Destinations and Days Out In Yorkshire
They say Yorkshire is God’s own county, and when you arrive, it won’t be long before you see why. If you’re looking for a weekend break in Harrogate or a few days out in York, here are the most memorable and enjoyable attractions in this unique part of the world.
York city walls
Few English cities can boast the history of York, which was founded by the Romans two thousand years ago and later invaded by the Vikings. The defensive wall around the city still stands and much of it can be walked on for a fascinating aerial view of the city. It’s worth spending a good few days here to see all there is to do in York– it’s full of historical curiosities and sites of interest!
This triple flight of waterfalls makes a wonderfully scenic day trip for anyone who loves walking and taking in scenery. Spread over more than a mile of trail, a trip to Aysgarth Falls is something essential to do in the Yorkshire Dales with plenty of wildlife to observe.
Bolton Abbey is a 12th-century site with a great variety (80 miles!) of walking trails and scenic views nearby. Take the stepping stones across the river Strid, walk in the woods or learn a little history at the ruins of the Abbey. A must-visit during your trip to the North.
Harrogate Valley Gardens
Harrogate is a town long celebrated for its wonderful views, idyllic surroundings and beautiful green spaces. The Valley Gardens provide a tranquil stroll or picnic site in the centre of this peaceful town. The nearby Stray and Harlow Carr gardens are also well worth a visit. Afterwards, why not relax in the Betty’s tearooms!
A National Trust property just outside of Leeds, Harewood House has something for everyone in more than 100 acres of grounds. With a historic house, bird garden, adventure playground and beautiful walking trails, the estate has the makings of several days out for those who want to see it all.
For a change of scene from the above, avid shoppers will appreciate the chance to visit Trinity Leeds, which was at one point the largest shopping centre in Western Europe. Trinity, Victoria Arcade, St. John’s and Merrion Centres, all close by in the compact town centre, together make Leeds a fantastic destination for a bit of retail therapy, whatever your tastes and budget.
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