North Yorkshire is the ideal holiday destination for those who want to explore the wonders of one of the most scenic parts of Great Britain. Part of the Yorkshire county in the north of England, it is a delight for those who want to enjoy hiking. National parks make up 40% of the county including most of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.
If you're looking for holiday cottages North Yorkshire will not disappoint. The accommodation options offer easy access to the parks - and the choices include accommodation that is suitable for those on a romantic weekend - or for the family that simply wants to spend some quality time in a self-catering cottage that is the perfect base for exploring the many attractions of North Yorkshire.
The North Moors National Park has something for everyone. Aside from the wonderful hiking opportunities, there are historic abbeys, stately castles and great museums. There are also some exceptional opportunities to enjoy some incredible dining at top-class restaurants.
For those who want to enjoy the North Yorkshire coast, the former fishing village of Whitby is perfect. This quaint and charming village with its lamp-lit cobbled streets and harbour, - and its soft golden beach sands is ideal for those who want to get away from it all and immerse themselves in a relaxed atmosphere.
While in Whitby visit the 13th-century Whitby Abbey which inspired Bram Stoker to write 'Dracula'. Another attraction that will appeal to history buffs is the 'The Captain Cook Experience'. Spend the day aboard a replica of the HMS Endeavour which was home to Captain Cook during his voyage of exploration in 1768. It's also dog-friendly - so canine companions are welcome aboard.
There are a huge variety of cottages for rent in and around Whitby. They range from character-filled cosy traditional fisherman's cottages (ideal for romantic stays in the town) with fabulous views over the harbour, to larger properties suitable for families. There are also luxury accommodation choices for those who want to explore, but still want to enjoy a self-catering option that offers that little bit more.