North Yorkshire is a large area with plenty of fascinating sights and attractions, including historic towns, a dramatic coastline and lush green landscapes. North Yorkshire holiday lettings are the perfect way to enjoy the diverse attractions of the region.
York, the region's largest city, is a great starting point for visitors to North Yorkshire. This pleasant city is wonderful to explore on foot, so strap on some comfortable shoes and start wandering around the ancient streets. The absolute highlight of the city is York Minster, which stands on a site which has been the location of a religious building since at least 627 A.D. The current building was built between 1230 and 1472 and is Europe’s largest Gothic cathedral.
Other highlights in York include the National Railway Museum, the largest such institution in the world, and the York Castle Museum, which features interactive exhibitions where you can walk through the city’s fascinating history, as well as ‘The Shambles’, a picturesque Medieval street.
The Yorkshire Dales are another must-visit for those with North Yorkshire holiday homes. This large area features woodland, moors and valleys, and is great for an afternoon of hiking. Ingleborough Peak is a highlight, offering great views, while the dramatic Bolton Abbey has been featured in many television shows and inspired poets and authors.
Scarborough Castle dates back to the 12th century, though evidence suggests the spot has been a lookout spot for some 3000 years. The castle offers a fascinating step back into history and also provides excellent views of the coast.