5 Places to holiday without leaving Yorkshire
So it's that time of year when we would usually be planning an incredible, exotic holiday overseas, yet this year we're not quite sure when that will be allowed. But maybe 2021 is the year to explore our own backyard. Fortunately for us, there are some amazing holiday destinations right here in Yorkshire.
Often we're so concerned with going abroad in search of sunnier weather that we don't both to visit incredible destinations that are just down the road. 2021 has handed us an opportunity to do just that.
So here are our top 5 Yorkshire holiday destinations to visit in 2021...
Take a holiday to the charming city of York. Indulge in history and culture at the York Dungeons, the Jorvik Centre, the Railway Museum, and the York Castle Museum. Go shopping along the shambles, and walk the city walls. Dine out at delightfully British pubs, and exquisite restaurants.
Harrogate has everything you need for a couple of nights away. Relax at the Turkish Baths, wander through stunning gardens, and soak up some culture and museums and galleries. Treat yourself to some retail therapy, dine out at mouthwatering restaurants, and enjoy a beverage at some wonderful cocktail bars.
Nothing says great British countryside like the Yorkshire dales. Ilkley is the perfect spot to clear your head with some fresh air and hiking. Enjoy breathtaking scenery, classic pub lunches, and a nice cuppa at Betty's Tea Shop.
Who said you can't have a beach holiday in the UK? Yes, British seaside towns come with a certain level of kitsch, but isn't that why we love them? Keep your fingers crossed for some beach-appropriate weather, but if the heavens open you can also enjoy museums, galleries, historic buildings, and shopping.
Another classic seaside town! Aside from the scenic coastline, Scarborough boasts a fantastic Sealife sanctuary, a thrilling water park, and a wealth of outdoor attractions to enjoy.