Whitby Abbey, Whitby
Photographs from around North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire Holiday & Tourism

Journey to the rural shire county of North Yorkshire, a place vibrant with history and rich with heritage, a place ideal for you, your family and your friends to visit.

The largest county in England is a tourist destination truly blessed with acre upon acre of stunning countryside including the picturesque Yorkshire Dales and the breathtaking Yorkshire Moors. Beyond the Moors lies the Tees Lowlands where it borders County Durham. The Pennine Hills sweep down into the Vale of Mowbray and the Vale of York, a rolling landscape of babbling brooks and winding streams, perfect for bike riding and hang gliding. There are traditional market towns and a large number of historical buildings to visit including medieval castles and churches, stately homes, abbeys and ruins.

The Yorkshire coastline is truly panoramic with sheer cliffs towering above the sea. It is a popular place for the gathering of fossils and observing a myriad collection of sea creatures. The seaside resort of Scarborough, whilst retaining a healthy pinch from its Victorian past, has something for everyone from working trams and amusement arcades to seafront kiosks and donkey rides.

You'll also find an extensive and varied range of accommodation to suit most budgets, tastes and requirements from stone cottages and hotels to lodges and bed & breakfasts; all can be found in and around some wonderful towns and scenary.

A weekend break, a day trip or an extended holiday, North Yorkshire is simply unmissable.