Yorkshire Cottage Staycation Ideas

Whitby Cottages

Yorkshire folk are not shy and retiring when it comes to extolling the virtues of ‘God’s Own County’ and we encourage visitors to share some of our passion. But there is more to a stay in Yorkshire for your holidays than a quick drive around ‘The Dales’. Here are 3 different ideas to consider.

Industrial Heritage
South Yorkshire has a heritage based on steel and coal and whilst the sites and sights are rapidly disappearing there is still a lot of recent history to investigate. Kelham Island Museum and Abbeydale hamlet are worth a visit (not to mention the great camera pub The Kelham Island Tavern). There is also Wortley Top Forge with Working Water Wheels, Stationary Steam Engines, Large Mill Engine & Free Guided Tours. You do not have to stay in a small cottage there are good bed and breakfasts and former mill owners mansions to consider as well.

Cottages by The Sea
Well not quite by the sea because I would recommend the cliffs on the East Coast at locations such as Staithes, Flamborough Head, Robin Hoods Bay or inland at Hinderwell. These are great bases to explore the walking on moor or coastal paths. You could try the Lyke Wake Walk or better still settle for learning the Lyke Wake Dirge

    ‘THIS yah neet, this yah neet,
    Ivvery neet an’ all,
    Fire an’ fleet an’ cannle leet,
    An’ Christ tak up thy saul.’

more verses from Lyke Wake org.

TV Nostalgia Holidays
What is your TV programme of choice? Do you want to stay in Darrowby with the vet or Emmerdale with the need for a vet. Is it Aidensfield that gets your heart beating or a trip to the Royal to get your heart restarted? I would suggest you base yourself in a Market Town and experience the local hospitality and hostelries. Richmond, Thirsk, Pickering, Malton or Otley are all places I would consider as a base. Perhaps it is Last of the Summer Wine and Holmfirth that will float your boat but whatever you fancy give Yorkshire a break this year.

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