Get away to North Yorkshire this Spring

Blog posted:

19 April 2024

Sometimes we just need to get away from it all to rest and recharge. If you want a trip away to look forward to, a short break to North Yorkshire could be exactly what you need. With picturesque towns, small cities, breathtaking countryside, and a variety of activities to keep you busy, North Yorkshire is the perfect place to get away for a last-minute short break.

Exploring the Yorkshire coast

​Recharge by the sea

Getting away to the coast is proven to be good for you. Sea air can help you sleep better and boost your mood, and with nearly 100 miles of beautiful coastline, the Yorkshire Coast is the perfect place to relax and recharge.

Enjoy coastal walks, beautiful beaches, and picturesque coastal villages with independent shops and pubs with hearty pub food. Find your inner child by exploring rock pools and discover local wildlife, go hunting for fossils or simply take a book, find a spot with soothing sea views and get away from it all.

Embrace the outdoors

Breathe in the fresh air and get back to nature. Stay in Skipton and head to picturesque market towns such as Leyburn or Settle and enjoy countless countryside walks and breathtaking views. Perhaps you’d prefer exploring the North York Moors? Head to Pickering and use it as your base to explore wild landscapes and immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquillity of sweeping moorland.

Some of the most attractive market towns in the Yorkshire Dales such as Skipton, Settle and Horton in Ribblesdale are on the Leeds to Carlisle railway line.  Finding your outdoor getaway really is easier than you think!

Doing your own thing, in North Yorkshire
New Adventures in North Yorkshire

Try something new

Sometimes getting away from it all means having adventures, doing something out of the ordinary and trying something new. In North Yorkshire, you’ll find new adventures and experiences in abundance.

Try gorge walking, caving, or abseiling in Nidderdale. How about trying your hand at water sports on the coast, axe throwing near Selby or Alpaca trekking in the Howardian Hills. Whatever adventure you decide to tackle, North Yorkshire is the perfect place to get rid of your stresses and have a carefree holiday.

Have a boutique weekend away

Find a hideaway whilst enjoying a bit of luxury. Enjoy a weekend of pampering with your friends in the historic spa town of Harrogate. Whether staying in a hotel with a spa, your own place with private hot tub or a cosy B&B, take some well-earned rest and enjoy spa treatments in the historic Turkish Baths or head to one of the modern spas with the latest treatments.

After your spa day, indulge in some retail therapy in Harrogate’s boutique shopping scene before ending the day with a cheeky drink or two at the town’s bars and restaurants.

New ways to relax at North Yorkshire outdoor Spas
Curious art, in North Yorkshire

Soak up some culture

With museums, art galleries, stately homes, castles, and abbeys galore, North Yorkshire is the perfect place to soak up some history and culture.

For the ultimate North Yorkshire experience, time your visit around a festival, event, or concert. Head to the coast and enjoy the unique “Fish and Ships” festival in Whitby for a memorable short break by the sea.

​With over 3000 square miles of beautiful scenery and picturesque places to discover, North Yorkshire has something for everyone to enjoy. Visit the other pages on our website to get some ideas and start planning your escape to North Yorkshire to get away from it all.