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Why You Should Visit Yorkshire in Autumn

If you are looking for an autumn break destination in the UK, there is nowhere better than Yorkshire and staying at our luxury York or Harrogate serviced apartments. The Yorkshire countryside provides plenty of breathtaking scenery, there is delicious food on the menu of York and Harrogate’s top restaurants, and there’s plenty of events to entertain you in the autumn months, so why not book your mini break today?

Beautiful Autumn Colours

As the countryside turns every shade of red, yellow and orange you can imagine, you will want to be capturing the gorgeous Yorkshire scenery and sharing it on your Instagram. If you fancy escaping the bustling centres of York and Harrogate, which are gearing up for the festive season, a trip to the nearby countryside should be on the cards. There are plenty of picturesque places to seek out, from Fountains Abbey to Beningbrough Hall and Hardcastle Crags. You can also snap stunning pictures of the gardens in York and Harrogate as the leaves change colour and fall to the ground, one of the best views being from York’s City Walls, just a short walk from our serviced aparthotel.

Leaves on the sides of a path

Traditional Yorkshire Grub

Yorkshire is putting itself on the map for being a foodie haven, and the autumn is one of the best times to head to the county to sample the delicious food. It’s harvest season too, so that means there will be fantastic seasonal dishes on the menus of the top restaurants, as well as food festivals offering visitors something alternative to  traditional dishes. Food tours and cooking courses give you a chance to truly indulge in the fantastic food Yorkshire serves up.

Exciting Events

Though the summer has wound down, it doesn’t mean Yorkshire’s calendar of events has, with plenty still going on! Upcoming events include Oktoberfest in Leeds, art shows and exhibits at the Yorkshire Museum in York, music events and much more. In York, there will be horror performances at York Dungeon, perfect for Halloween, while for fashion fans, a chance to see a personal collection from Vivienne Westwood at the York Castle Museum. Film fans won’t want to miss the Aesthetica Short Film Festival held annually in November. In Harrogate, there are antiques and art fairs, and touring theatre plays to see. If you have a date in mind for your visit, be sure to get tickets to any events that are happening.

Theatre in Yorkshire

Make The Most of Indoor Attractions

The weather is always unpredictable in the UK, so your visit to Yorkshire could be one with clear blue skies or one with lots of wind and rain. Either way, it is good to have backup plans if bad weather arrives and there are plenty of indoor attractions in Yorkshire. There is the Hepworth Wakefield Gallery, York Minster, Yorkshire Museum and National Railway Museum to while away the hours. If you want to mix your rainy day activity with something a little more indulgent, the York Chocolate Story is always popular!

Start Your Christmas Shopping

Though it feels a bit too early to start thinking about Christmas shopping yet, York is a top shopping destination, and you are sure to find inspiration for what to buy loved ones in the quirky independent shops York is famous for. Take a look at our guide on shopping in York for where to get started. Closer to Christmas, there will also be markets popping up around the county, making Yorkshire the ideal place to go for Christmas treats and trinkets. Check back on our blog closer to Christmas to find out about the best markets happening in the festive season.

A person taking a picture of a lit up Christmas tree

Contact The Lawrance today to find out more about our accommodation and to book your stay with us this autumn. Be sure to follow us on our social media channels to keep up to date with our blog and offers we may have!


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