A Yorkshire holiday: The perfect holiday destination
With the holiday season fast approaching, we take a look at what makes Yorkshire a perfect holiday destination – other than the people that live there and our regional dish Yorkshire Pudding that is!
1. Pub/Restaurants – The Star at Sancton
Beverley, East Yorkshire
The Star is a traditional village pub for drinking and dining. It serves local high quality food in a relaxed atmosphere.
Pop in for a pint of local micro brewed beer and a local hand raised pork pie, call in for lunch, or spend the evening with them and dine in the restaurant or bar. Much of their menu consists of produce from village allotments and from their own vegetable gardens.
They are devoted to sourcing and using local produce from the East Riding of Yorkshire.
2. History – Bronte Country
Howarth, West Yorkshire
Top of the list is the birthplace of the Bronte sisters an area now referred to as Bronte Country situated in the south Pennine hills west of Bradford in West Yorkshire.
Discover the landscape that provided inspiration for literary classics as Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë), Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë), and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne Brontë).
The village of Haworth is instrumental to Bronte Country and is where the Bronte Parsonage Museum is located. Look out for Top Withens which is said to have been the inspiration for Wuthering Heights.
3. Walking – Malham Cove
Malham, North Yorkshire
This well-known beauty spot is a large, curved natural limestone cliff at the head of a valley, with a fine area of limestone pavement at the top.
Describing Malham Cove in 1779, Adam Walker said: “This beautiful rock is like the age-tinted wall of a prodigious castle; the stone is very white, and from the ledges hang various shrubs and vegetables, which with the tints given it by the bog water. and gives it a variety that I never before saw so pleasing in a plain rock.”
On the west side of the 80 metre high cliff face are about 400 irregular stone steps. These form part of the route of the Pennine Way and lead to an uneven limestone pavement at the top.
4. Hotels – Wentbridge House
Went Valley, West Yorkshire
Wentbridge House is a four-star luxury country house hotel which dates from 1700 and is set in 20 acres of gardens and grounds in the beautiful Went Valley in West Yorkshire. Steeped in history and surrounded by century-old trees, Wentbridge House Hotel boasts a 2AA restaurant and exceptional brasserie for less formal dinning.
5. Museums – National Railway Museum
York, North Yorkshire
The National Railway Museum in York displays a collection of over 100 locomotives and nearly 200 other items of rolling stock, virtually all of which either ran on the railways of Great Britain or were built there.
It is the largest museum of its type in the UK. It attracts more visitors than any other British museum outside London.