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Dubbed by many "God's own country" Yorkshire offers miles of beautiful countryside including award winning gardens and stunning National Parks. Its wonderful heritage coast, windswept moorlands and historic cities offer a diverse range of activities.
Explore the ancient city of York, wander through un-spoilt market towns with their winding cobbled streets, or revel in the character of the many quant fishing ports. Enjoy a sunny stroll through the charming Edwardian seaside resort of Filey, top up your tan on the miles of safe golden sands at Scarborough or take the family for an ice-cream at Whitby one of the UK's best seaside resorts. Take your camera to the tiny fishing village of Staithes and capture the atmosphere of its narrow picturesque streets.
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Whatever you’re looking for in a holiday experience, you are sure to find it in Scarborough. With dramatic cliffs, an historic harbour, top quality theme parks and award-winning beaches with some of the cleanest bathing water in Britain, Scarborough is the perfect retreat for a weekend break or extended holiday. Visitors will not want to miss out on the chance to visit Peasholm Park, which boasts a beautiful lake and a stunning waterfall. The ideal choice for a family holiday, the town offers a wide range of accommodation to choose from, including hotels, guest houses and self-catering cottages.
North Yorkshire is the home of some of Britain’s most beautiful countryside. Around 40% of the region is covered by National Parks, and there are endless acres of stunning countryside, extensive coastline and rugged moorland to explore. Visitors will be keen to discover the area’s ancient ruins by visiting North Yorkshire’s ancient abbeys and castles. Meanwhile, the county town of Northallerton is a major retail centre for the area, with a host of great shops and exquisite restaurants. The county also offers a wide selection of leisure activities, including walking, cycling and horse riding.
Harrogate Holiday Cottages
Harrogate Holidays offers a wide range of self catering accommodation including superb boutique apartments, luxury Harrogate studios, stunning barn conversions, quaint country cottages contemporary serviced apartments and elegant rural retreats. Harrogate Holidays is the first choice for Harrogate breaks and self-catering holidays many are dog friendly, across North Yorkshire.
Bradford, Saltaire, Ilkley and Bronte Country
Bradford is the worlds first UNESCO City of Film and is a city full of surprises; cultural events, a national museum, beautiful Victorian buildings illustrating the city’s impressive past, as well as some of the country’s best Asian shops and restaurants. Bradford was also crowned Curry Capital of Britain 2011, 2012 and 2013!
The surrounding area of Bradford also has a lot to offer including the UNESCO World Heritage Site Saltaire, the former spa town of Ilkley and Haworth, home of the Brontës, the famous literary family.
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Premier Cottages (Postage to UK only)
Premier Cottages represents over 880 holiday cottages in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, the Isle of Scilly and the Channel Islands. Premier Cottage is not just a booking agent, but a passionate organisation of professional, independent, luxury self-catering holiday cottage owners, working together to combine the highest quality accommodation with the very best holiday experience.
The city of York in North Yorkshire offers a wealth of historical attractions, in addition to a wide range of cultural and sporting activities. Well-known for its romantic ambience and impressive architecture, the city has a rich history dating back to Roman times. In addition to the York Castle Museum, the city offers numerous other fascinating visitor attractions, including galleries, visitor centres and historic buildings. Examples include the Yorkshire Museum, the Jorvik Viking Centre, the York Art Gallery, the Richard III Museum, the Merchant Adventurers' Hall, Fairfax House and the Treasurer's House. The National Railway Museum is situated just beyond York’s railway station, and is home to a vast range of transport material, as well as the world’s largest collection of locomotives.
Awarded the title of ‘Best UK Holiday Park Operator’ in both 2010 and 2011, Parkdean Holidays is a UK focused self-catering holiday park operator, offering choices of twenty four award-winning family holiday parks. Working across the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire and Norfolk, in addition to parts of Scotland and Wales, Parkdean Holidays offer an excellent range of caravans, lodges, camping opportunities and chalets to cater for all of your holiday needs.
Parkdean’s holiday parks are equipped with all of the facilities needed for a fantastic family holiday, including fun kids’ clubs, swimming pools, great bars and high quality restaurants. Parkdean also offers pet friendly holiday accommodation, as well as accommodation that is suitable for wheelchair users.
Kirklees in Pennine Yorkshire
Featuring glorious countryside which has served as the setting for many popular TV programmes, Kirklees in Pennine Yorkshire is one of the most attractive holiday destinations in the UK. In addition to its stunning scenery, the area offers a great selection of family attractions, including the Kirklees Light Railway at the home of Yorkshire’s Great Little Steam Trains. Adult visitors will love exploring the area’s rich heritage at a variety of museums, including the Red House Museum and the Dewsbury Museum. Add a visit to one of the area’s lively town centres, and you have the recipe for a perfect family holiday.
Ryedale in North Yorkshire is packed with great visitor attractions, many of which provide children’s information packs and adventure playgrounds to keep the kids entertained. Ryedale’s forest parks are perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding, whilst the staff at the area’s three tourist information centres, in Helmsley, Malton and Pickering, can provide a wealth of information about all of the local sites. With four museums exploring Ryedale’s heritage, and a series of spectacular historic castles and abbeys to visit, when you come to this beautiful part of Yorkshire, you will never be lost for something to do.
Contrary to popular belief, it isn't always raining in Britain! In fact, summer temperatures frequently exceed 30 degrees celsius, providing the perfect climate for discovering the UK's fantastic beaches and spectacular coastline.
VisitBritain is the national tourism agency, working with the official tourism bodies for London, England, Scotland and Wales. An extremely diverse and progressive nation with a strong culture of social integration and tolerance, Britain was the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, and played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy, in addition to contributing towards advancments in literature and science.
Whichever part of the United Kingdom you decide to visit, from the thriving centre of the London capital to the friendly hospitality of the Northern Irish people, you will be guaranteed to experience an unforgettable holiday.