Looking to get away from the mundane routines of your everyday life? Unless you are new to this, chances are you’ve done the hotspots before. The Lake District, Peak District, Cornwall, the Cotswolds – been there, done that.
If you are looking for a fresh place to go to relax and unwind, may we suggest North Yorkshire? With some of England’s most beautiful moors, ruins, and museums, there’s more to this part of the UK than you would expect.
After checking into a nice hotel in Robin Hoods Bay, one of the more fabulous destinations within North Yorkshire, take stock of the attractions you’ll have a chance to visit during your time up north by reading on below.
1) Explore North York Moors National Park
Of all the visuals people have when they think of England, misty moors rank high on their list. Accordingly, it would be a crying shame if you didn’t spend a day walking the peat bogs and flats of North York Moors National Park.
With over two thousand kilometres of trails perfect for walking and horseback riding, you’ll be able to admire the subtle beauty of the coastal plains of Northern England while contemplating your place in the universe.
2) Discover the National Railway Museum
Railroads have played a big role in the development of the United Kingdom during the 19th and 20th centuries. Learn about the history of this major mode of transportation by visiting the National Railway Museum in York.
Containing over 100 locomotives at any given time and a past winner of the European Museum of the Year Award, it is a great place to spend a few hours if you are passionate about trains or infrastructure in general.
3) Wander the grounds of Studley Royal Park
Want to walk amidst the bones of medieval England? Dedicate an afternoon to discovering Studley Royal Park. Containing the ruins of Fountains Abbey, one of the best preserved Cistercian monasteries in the United Kingdom, it has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In addition to this, it is also home to a Jacobean mansion, a Victorian-era church, and gardens which occupy much of the 323 acres dedicated to this park.
4) Experience the York Bird of Prey Centre
We British love our birds – the hunters, doubly so. Meet and learn about the apex predators of the sky at the York Bird of Prey Centre.
A recent attraction in North Yorkshire, this conservation park opened its doors back in 2013. Since then, it has drawn a steady stream of visitors eager to see 45 different species of bird who depend on hunting small land animals to sustain themselves.
With flying demonstrations, opportunities to handle the birds under the direction of staff, and a cafe on site, your visit here will be a memorable one.