Home to nearly 3 million hectares of land, Yorkshire is the largest area in the UK – and what an area it is. Boasting incredible countryside, characteristic coastline, historical market towns, quaint villages and vibrant cities, there really is something for every traveller.
Whether you’re looking to plan the ultimate family getaway, want a romantic retreat somewhere quiet or are looking to celebrate in one of the louder locations, Yorkshire won’t disappoint. Plus, at Staycations UK, we have a wide variety of holiday accommodation to suit – including period properties, charming cottages and luxury abodes with all the mod-cons.
Browse our range of 60,000 properties and discover your home away from home. Once there, spend your days exploring the National Parks, tasting the local delicacies from a country pub, feeling the wind in your hair as you try out the watersports on offer or simply relaxing and taking things slow. One thing’s for sure, you won’t be bored in Yorkshire.
Yorkshire Cottages With A Pool
With far reaching countryside views over the picturesque Holme Valley, this charming cottage is ideally situated for those who love to explore the great outdoors and boasts an indoor heated swimming pool.
From £56pppn | Sleeps 4
This contemporary terrace seaside property is situated on the doorstep of Filey. The stay provides a home away from home for the whole family to enjoy with an abundance of onsite facilities.
From £50pppn | Sleeps 4
The rural Georgian property welcomes you into the lounge which is complete with comfortable sofas and an open fire which can warm toes whilst watching the TV. There is plenty of outdoor space to explore including a lovely walled garden along with facilities including a tennis court and outdoor pool.
From £25 pppn | Sleeps 4
This magnificent detached farmhouse, with its own private leisure centre, is set in five acres of its own grounds on a high hillside above the Lune Valley, just three and a half miles from Sedbergh and ten miles from Kirkby Lonsdale.
From £85 pppn | Sleeps 18
This magnificent, stylish and spacious holiday home offers fantastic accommodation for a large family or a group of friends looking for a tranquil base for enjoying the North Yorkshire countryside.
From £65 pppn | Sleeps 12
Located in the gated grounds of a 100-acre private estate, this opulent Yorkshire farmhouse beautifully balances classic and contemporary. Whisk your loved ones away and indulge in an unforgettable escape.
From £126 pppn | Sleeps 12
This property was once the hay barn in a dairy farm and is now a gorgeous large holiday home in the Yorkshire Dales, with a luxurious interior and incredible views.
From £102 pppn | Sleeps 12
An exceptional farmhouse with luxurious and elegant interiors set in peaceful Yorkshire countryside providing an ideal retreat for a family celebration any time of year.
From £105 pppn | Sleeps 12
Contemporary five-star property sleeping up to ten guests, enjoying a farmland location by the village green in the village of Sinderby, close to Thirsk and just twenty miles north of Harrogate in North Yorkshire.
From £65 pppn | Sleeps 10
Arranged in a unique style over two levels with a vast open-plan living area, bathed in light making it a delight social space for memorable gatherings.
From £75 pppn | Sleeps 10
Roseberry view sits in the grounds of Moor farm which offers it’s guests picturesque views across the Cleveland Hills, features a sauna, hot tub, pool table and has its own private orchard and picnic area.
From £82 pppn | Sleeps 10
A contemporary holiday home sitting within a spectacular location within the North York Moors, offering the perfect rural retreat for families looking to explore the surrounding picture-perfect countryside.
From £98 pppn | Sleeps 8
This beautiful barn conversion is an ideal rural retreat for guests seeking a place to relax and unwind, surrounded by stunning woodland, lush pastures and miles of rolling hills.
From £95 pppn | Sleeps 8
Enjoy a special break with friends and family here, open up the doors and let the outside in creating a truly unique entertaining space, in a tranquil setting located in private grounds.
From £80 pppn | Sleeps 8
Take a lovely escape to the great outdoors, situated on the owner’s working farm in rural Yorkshire, offering it’s guests private picturesque views across fields and farmland. An ideal base for walkers and cyclist or just to spend time with loved ones.
From £92 pppn | Sleeps 6
Set in beautiful Nidderdale, this outstanding lodge is a perfect holiday home for a family looking for a secluded spot in lovely countryside which is also close to the thriving spa town of Harrogate.
From £150 pppn | Sleeps 6
This imposing house, built in 1802 and sensitively restored in 2018 provides a classic period property with 21st century amenities and a truly unique holiday home for friends and families to get together.
From £50 pppn | Sleeps 18
Come together with extended family and friends to enjoy this country house with a 17th century stone cottage at its heart. Surrounded by rolling countryside and cycle routes in Nidderdale AONB, The Blue House provides an ideal retreat for a celebration at any time of year.
From £113 pppn | Sleeps 17
Discover this luxurious Georgian manor in North Yorkshire, the perfect place to host families and friends for a special celebration while surrounded by the breathtaking Yorkshire countryside.
From £72 pppn | Sleeps 16
For a wonderful holiday to West Yorkshire and the Peaks stay in this retreat perfect for large groups within these converted stables, with a contemporary finish and wonderful open views of the countryside.
From £80 pppn | Sleeps 11
Boasting an enviable combination of comfort, style and location, this luxury accommodation provides the perfect family getaway for those looking for something extra special.
From £72 pppn | Sleeps 10
Impressive two storey property with a large garden, perfect for a family get together for all generations. With so many attractions close by there really is something for everyone.
From £95 pppn | Sleeps 8
Brand new converted barn in 2020, set on the owners’ farm with a stylish interior and gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside. A perfect base in which to discover the Yorkshire Dales.
From £150 pppn | Sleeps 8
Gorgeous barn conversion offering a luxury home from home. Situated on the cusp of a pretty village, 3 miles from the charming town of Richmond, this location offers a wonderful blend of town and country retreat.
From £100 pppn | Sleeps 6
Best towns for a staycation in Yorkshire
Whatever your dream holiday accommodation and however you want to spend your days, you’re sure to fall in love with one of Yorkshire’s towns.
Best for: Experiencing a British seaside break
Whitby is North Yorkshire’s most popular seaside resort. Situated on the eastern coast, it attracts visitors from all over – thanks to its traditional seaside feel, bundles of activities and, of course, fish and chip shops. As well as this, you’ll find plenty of tourist attractions including Whitby Abbey – which is a great way to spend a morning.
Best for: Those who like to spend their days exploring
While Ilkley may be a traditional spa town in Yorkshire, its real beauty comes from everything you can do there. Think walking, hiking, climbing and cycling – and there’s also lots of pubs and cafes that are ideal for refuelling in afterwards. Don’t forget to take your camera though and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the local wildlife.
Best for: A cultural city break
The ancient walled city of York is home to incredible architecture, attractions for all ages, lots of shopping opportunities and a fantastic food and drink scene. Whether you want to learn about its past, get out in the great outdoors, or sit back and enjoy the views from one the local green parks, you’ll find plenty to do here.
Best for: Getting those picture-perfect opportunities
Nestled on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, Richmond is ideal if you want to get outdoors, spend some quality time with your loved ones and see some incredible scenes at the same time. Put simply, wherever you look, you’ll be met with breathtaking views. Plus, if you choose to have a relaxing day in the town itself, you won’t be disappointed either.
Best for: A family-friendly day out
Looking to keep all ages entertained? A trip to sandy Scarborough should be top of your list. Enjoy a boat trip, spend a day at the beach, marvel at the animals in the aquarium and, of course, indulge in an ice cream. With so much to do here, and so many things to see, you might be forced to extend your UK staycation…
Best for: A quintessentially English trip
Renowned all over for its Betty’s Tearoom, a trip to Harrogate is ideal for all ages. Meander around the town, pop into the range of shops, sit back in one of the beautiful gardens and try a delicious afternoon tea. As a spa town, there’s also a Pump Room Museum and restored Turkish Baths close by.
Best walks in Yorkshire
From vast countryside adventures to gentle strolls through market towns, there’s a variety of walks in Yorkshire – including those that are dog-friendly and suitable for pushchairs.
Sandsend and Whitby
Walk length: Three and a half miles
The coastal Sandsend and Whitby walk heads along West Cliff Beach in Whitby. Take in those sea views, feel the sea breeze in your hair and allow your dog to run ahead as both the route and beach welcome your four-legged companions. Be sure to stop at one of the many ice cream huts along the way and treat the group to a cone or two…
Walk length: Six and a half miles
The circular Ilkley Moor walk starts at Ilkley and takes you towards Ilkley Moor. Expect inspiring views for the whole route as well as rugged landscapes and terrain. Unfortunately, it’s not suitable for everyone but there’s plenty of places for the rest of your group to sit back and wait for you.
Beningbrough River Walk
Walk length: Three and a half miles
The Beningbrough River Walk follows a lovely route through wooded areas, just a short drive from York. Here, you’ll see lots of local wildlife, colourful plants and ancient buildings including Beningbrough Hall. Dogs are allowed along the path but be sure to keep them on leads.
Walk length: Just over five miles
The Richmond Castle walk is a fantastic way to explore Richmond and its ancient history as well as the castle and river Swale. As one of the best Norman fortresses around, you’re in for a real treat when it comes to learning about the local history and there’s plenty of activities at the castle to get involved in too.
Hayburn Wyke Loop
Walk length: Just over four miles
Looking for a coastal walk with a difference? The Hayburn Wyke Loop provides incredible sea views but, when you arrive at Hayburn Wyke, you’ll also be treated to some amazing waterfalls too. It’s worth taking some lunch to enjoy on the way as there’s an opportunity to access the beach before heading back inland.
Walk length: Twenty miles
You might need to leave around nine hours to complete this walk but the Harrogate Ringway is definitely worth it. While it’s officially rated as hard, and not suitable for everyone, there are plenty of activities along the way. On a sunny day, you can also see for miles – and you’ll definitely need to book one of the area’s finest gastropubs for refuelling at nighttime.
Must see places in Yorkshire
Whether you want action-packed days or quieter relaxation, you’re sure to find something to suit in Yorkshire.
Best for: Hearing a few scary stories or two
Whitby Abbey was apparently the inspiration for Bram Stoker when he wrote Dracula in the 1890s – and today, it’s just as spooky. Sitting on the East Cliff, overlooking the North Sea, you can reach the remnants by walking up 199 steps. Of course, when you’re at the top, the views are incredible though.
Best for: Discovering York’s colourful past
Head to Clifford’s Tower at York Castle and you’ll not only enjoy incredible panoramic views of the ancient city but also discover a few interesting tales of years gone by. Originally built after William I ordered it to be constructed, today, the castle is open for tours, activities and impressive local walks.
Leeds City Market
Best for: A bit of retail therapy
Officially Britain’s Favourite Market in 2017, Leeds City Market has been popular since 1857. Today, you’ll find a range of stalls selling food, fashion, flowers and jewellery – and twice a month, a farmers market pops up too. Get a few sweet treats to enjoy later on in the evening in your holiday home or purchase some souvenirs for friends and family back home.
Cannon Hall Farm
Best for: A day out all ages will enjoy
Cannon Hall Farm might be a working farm but it’s got plenty of things to keep families of all sizes and ages busy. From adventure playgrounds and petting farm experiences to its award-winning farm shop and on-site restaurant, you can really make a day of it here – and take some goodies home with you too.
RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Best for: Seeing some true natural beauty
Boasting 68 acres of beautiful gardens and landscapes, RHS Garden Harlow Carr makes for a great day out. Here, you’ll find woodland, meadows and award-winning green spaces that host a spectacular selection of flowers and nature. Harlow Carr itself is also packed with lots of cafes, tearooms and restaurants.
Best for: Getting out in the great outdoors
A staycation in Yorkshire isn’t complete without a trip to the Yorkshire Dales – and there’s something for every age and taste. Whether you want to get active and explore the landscape, sit back and taste some incredible food in one of the local gastro pubs or take it slow with a scenic dog walk, you’re sure to find something here.
Best pubs in Yorkshire
Whether you’re looking for somewhere to sit back at lunchtime, you need a mid-walk pit stop or want a pub with a great atmosphere to start your night in, these are the best venues around.
The Tempest Arms
Location: Yorkshire Dales
Sitting on the edge of the Dales, in a hamlet called Elsack, the Tempest Arms is everything you’d want from a traditional pub and more. It dates back to the 17th century and is a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike. Inside, you’ll find real ales, log fires and a cosy atmosphere – day and night.
The Old Hall Inn
The Old Hall Inn is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and close to a number of local attractions like Linton Falls. Friendly, traditional and cosy, the drinks menu has wines, beers and local ales. If you’re looking for honest pub grub, you won’t be disappointed either.
The Yorkshire Terrier
Head to York’s historic Stonegate and you’ll find The Yorkshire Terrier – a traditional pub that has an impressive menu of ales. With such a central location, it’s an ideal choice after exploring the historic city centre. And, if you like what you taste, you can purchase the ale collection in the front gift shop.
The White Lion
Location: Hebden Bridge
Lovingly restored, this inn overlooks the river and is ideal for relaxing with a glass of something nice while taking in the scenic views. Its interior is just as impressive too with country fabrics, log fires, and wooden floors – plus, a menu that serves up the finest local cuisine.
If craft beer is your tipple then Firehouse won’t disappoint. Boasting a vast drinks menu that also includes wine and cocktails, this is a great choice for a night out. As well as an excellent atmosphere, its pizza and tapas menu are guaranteed to have you coming back for more.
Birch Hall Inn
The history of the Birch Hall Inn dates back to the 1600s – and, still today, its walls have the traditional wallpaper on them. A firm favourite with locals, walkers and hikers, on the menu, you’ll find a few bar snacks and locally produced beers. Its charm continues with the decor too with mismatched chairs and open fires.
Best places to eat in Yorkshire
Fast-becoming one of the UK’s best foodie destinations, there’s something for everyone in Yorkshire – even the fussiest of eaters.
Betty’s Cafe and Tearoom
Having opened their doors in 1919, Betty’s is one of the most popular tea rooms in England – not to mention Yorkshire. Choose between sweet treats and savoury bites or indulge in afternoon tea with champagne for an unforgettable experience. With a few different venues across the region, if you can’t get a table at this one, we urge you to try elsewhere…
The Box Tree
Taking inspiration from France, this iconic restaurant has been serving incredible food for over 50 years. In fact, in 2005, it was even awarded a Michelin star. With a range of menus to choose from, and lunch and evening times to suit, this is the perfect place if you’re celebrating something special.
The Black Bull Inn
Famous for its seafood and seasonal ingredients, The Black Bull Inn showcases the best of Yorkshire’s local produce. Boasting fantastic supplier relationships with local farmers and producers, here it’s not just about the taste of the food but also the story behind it.
Six Poor Folk
In the day, Six Poor Folk serves up delicious locally brewed coffee. In the evening, it’s a quaint and romantic bistro with menus that showcase local suppliers. Both are a microwave-free-zone meaning you can count on the quality and delicious tasting food. The foodies amongst you will be dying to come here again…
Olivers on the Mount
Olivers on the Mount is situated on the highest point of Scarborough, overlooking the coast and town. It’s a family-run business that serves delicious home-cooked food, home-baked treats and real Yorkshire tea. But if you are after something a little stronger, you’ll be pleased to know it’s a fully licensed bar too.
Ham & Friends
In Leeds’ Grand Arcade, you’ll find Ham & Friends – a popular kitchen restaurant that serves up carefully sourced fine food from artisan producers. Think cheeseboards, sharing platters and charcuterie dishes as well as three course meals. Plus, to top it all off, the wine menu focuses on natural and organic blends.