Have you ever been to Yorkshire?

Today Jo from travel blog Kiddie Holidays shares with us her top ‘5 Places You Must Visit In Yorkshire‘:

Over 300 miles north of the golden beaches of Cornwall is Yorkshire – the largest county in England.  The weather isn’t as good here, we have funny accents and we aren’t famous for our cream teas, but Yorkshire is still one of the most popular places to visit in the UK.

I’ve lived in Yorkshire for most of my life and love telling people why they should come ‘up north’ and visit us. These are recommendations on the best places to visit in Yorkshire – we’re a friendly bunch of people so why not come and see us?

5 places you must visit in Yorkshire

1. York

York is one of my favourite cities in the UK.  Set around the breath-taking York Minister, York is famous for its historic connections with the Vikings. It is packed full of things to see and do.

The National Railway Museum is a must see place for train fans, and best of all is free to visit.

On a summer’s day there is nothing better than a boat trip on the River Ouze, followed by a picnic in the Museum Gardens. 

The York Chocolate Story is a great place to learn about the history of chocolate making in York, whilst also having fun making your own chocolate lollipop. 

If you want to see how we do Afternoon Tea in Yorkshire, book a table at Betty’s Tea Rooms in York – proper Yorkshire hospitality!    

2. Have a Day at the Seaside

One of my favourite places to go to the seaside in Yorkshire is Filey.  This Victorian seaside town has over 7 miles of beach and never gets too busy. 

There is a Brigg (peninsula which juts out into the sea) where you can walk along and see seals basking in the North Sea below. 


Glen Gardens at the other side of the Bay is a cliff top park with beautifully manicured gardens, a playground, crazy golf and a boating lake. 

3. The Yorkshire Dales

You can’t come to Yorkshire without visiting the Yorkshire Dales.  The beauty of the Dales was showcased to the world during the 2014 Yorkshire stage of the Tour De France, where world class cyclists were seen struggling over the Buttertubs Pass, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. 

The walk between Malham Cove and Janet’s Foss is a great for kids. It is just 3.9 miles long. You can climb to the top of the limestone cliffs at Malham Cove and visit Janet’s Foss waterfall afterwards. 

4.  The North Yorkshire Moors

The best way to see the North Yorkshire Moor is by steam train.  The North York Moors Railway travels from the market town of Pickering through to the seaside town of Whitby in aprox 2 hours. 


When you get to Whitby, you can either go the beach, or explore the shops in the tiny streets. 

The kids will love playing in Pannett Park on the top of the cliffs. 

5.  The Dalby Forest

The Dalby Forest is located at the edge of the North York Moors National Park.  It is a wonderful outdoors day out.  Kids will love the WildPlay adventure play area, the Stick Man Activity Trail and Gruffalo Orienteering.

5 places you must visit in yorkshire

There are miles and miles of walking and cycling trails.  The 2.5 mile Ellerburn Family Cycle Route is traffic free and takes you on a circular route through the forest.

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Have you ever been to Yorkshire? Which are your favourite spots to visit? Let us know in the comments below.



  1. October 11, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    I’m afraid I haven’t visited any of the places you’ve mentioned. Only been to West Yorkshire in Heptonstall to visit my favourite poet’s grave (Sylvia Plath) and also visited Haworth and did a bit of a Bronte tour 🙂

  2. October 11, 2016 / 10:32 pm

    I really want to go to York especially because of its rich historical heritage, in particular the Plantagenet dynasty.

  3. October 12, 2016 / 9:08 am

    I just love Yorkshire and have many happy memories of seaside holidays in Scarborough and the North Yorkshire railway x

  4. October 12, 2016 / 10:48 am

    I was born in Yorkshire and really want to go back and see the sights as not been for many years

  5. October 12, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    York is an amazing place to visit, so many amazing things to do and see. I loved the Ghost Walk and afternoon tea at Bettys x

  6. October 12, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    I have never been – my parents visit York quite regularly and say it is an amazing city. I would love to visit. Kaz x

  7. October 13, 2016 / 1:19 pm

    Great suggestions! Worth keeping on the list.

  8. October 14, 2016 / 12:40 pm

    We love York and visited last May and had a great time visiting Betty’s Tea Shop and seeing York Minster!

  9. October 16, 2016 / 9:51 pm

    i never been to York but i always wanted to. It has such rich history

  10. October 17, 2016 / 6:07 pm

    I’ve never been to York! I really need to book a trip to explore ??

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