Things to do in Yorkshire, England

The region of Yorkshire is grand, with a population close to 5 million and an area spanning over 3.5 million acres. It’s not hard to imagine then that a visit to Yorkshire would be an adventure. No matter what you like to do while on holiday, Yorkshire with its many varied regions and landscapes will have something to offer you whether it’s the scenery, people, the cottages in York or the always popular grassington cottages.


Why stay inside when there is so much to do outside?

  1. Ride the Waves – Surfing is popular on the coast and there are several great surf beaches for you to explore. If you are a beginner fall may be the best time to try your hand as the waves may be easier to handle, the beaches are quieter, and the water is warmer than in winter. Choose from several different beaches, and take some lessons until you get the hang of it.
  2. Canoe or Kayak? – Take your pick! There are some fabulous lakes in Yorkshire with everything from fast rapids to slow and easy ripples. Rentals and instruction are plentiful and you are guaranteed to see some amazing scenery along the way.
  3. Rock it! – Rock sports are plentiful for the outdoor enthusiast who can choose from rock climbing, caving, indoor climbing and the high wire. Whether you are a beginner or an expert there is a rock sport at every level.
  4. Spin Your Wheels – If you have a love of biking you have come to the right place. Yorkshire provides everything from ready-made beginner trails to more challenging off road adventures. There are miles and miles of trails to explore, and an unlimited amount of untouched terrain to keep you on the edge of your seat.
  5. Move Your Feet – Trails, walking festivals, half marathons and mountain climbing are just some of the ways to get your feet moving while visiting Yorkshire.


  1. Yorkshire Lavender – This 60 acre wonderland is a feast for the eyes and the senses. There are literally hundreds of types of lavender and other herbs for you to enjoy as well as purchase. The grounds are beautifully laid out and there are a large number of gardens and a sculpture park to entice you.
  2. The Forbidden Corner – Dubbed “The Strangest Place in the World” the Forbidden Corner tries hard to live up to its name. Surprises await you at every turn in this four acre park that will challenge and delight every one of its visitors.
  3. Thorp Perrow Arboretum – It is hard to believe that just one man planned and created this 85 acre masterpiece. Spend the day here exploring and see some of the rarest not to mention largest shrubs and trees around England.


There is a large selection of golf courses to choose from in Yorkshire, and there are three which have hosted the world famous Ryder cup. There are close to 200 courses in all, so no matter which region you are exploring, there is a course or two waiting for you.

Yorkshire, England has something to offer year round, and is a fantastic destination for the entire family.

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