Top 5 Things to do in North Yorkshire
Whether you enjoy visiting beaches or cathedrals or museums or natural parks, there is literally something for everyone in North Yorkshire! By hiring a campervan or motorhome through Goboony from a private owner, you can pursue your holiday on the road and choose your own route through this spectacular landscape. To help you choose your route, Goboony has narrowed down this multitude of activities to the top 5 things to do in North Yorkshire.
#1 Visit the North York Moors National Park
Yorkshire has a very varied landscape, with gorgeous views that will knock your socks off! The North Yorkshire Moors National Park stretched from the coast to the middle of the county and includes some of the region’s most quaint villages, fascinating historical sites and pristine countryside. Visit the Cod Beck Reservoir at sunset or sunrise and witness an unforgettable view or take a hike along the Cleveland Way National Trail and have a swim at the Thomason Foss waterfall and lake. For a family adventure, why not attempt the Go Ape zipline trail. If you are looking for peace and tranquillity, with a bit of history, then head to Rivaulx Abbey, one of the most impressive Cistercian monasteries in England. With much of the buildings still standing, the abbey is a startling sight settled in its remote and beautiful valley.
#2 Experience the Seasiden in Scarborough
While there are many things to do in North Yorkshire, your trip will not be complete without a drive along the spectacular coastline in your campervan. If you are looking for a more traditional seaside break, then make sure to stop off along the way at Scarborough, the world’s first seaside resort. Scarborough’s two impressive bays each offer a different experience, so you are sure to find something for you. The South Bay is best for the family visit where you can take a ride on a donkey, build a sandcastle, visit the amusement arcades and have an ice cream in one of the traditional ice cream parlours. The North Bay provides a more relaxed experience, and can be reached via the Marine and Albert Drives along the coast. For a the traditional Scarborough day-out make sure to visit the much loved Victorian funicular offering easy transport up the high cliffs from the beach or the North Bay Miniature Railway, a miniature steam train transporting passengers between Peasholm Park to Scalby mills.
#3 Take a ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
If you have an interest in history then North Yorkshire offers you a lot of interesting destinations. One of North Yorkshire’s most visited attractions, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway provides its passengers with an insight into the past along its charming 24 mile stretch of pristine moorland. Driven along by one of several steam engines and seated in a restored period carriage, you can relax and take in the view. A meal in the luxurious Pullman Dining Carriage is an unforgettable experience where you can savor delicious Yorkshire produce while touring the North York Moors in old world style. If this appeals to you, then you should also check out the National Railway Museum in York, where you can see a variety of train engines and carriages and find out about the impact of the railways on British society.
#4 Discover Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden
Recognised as an important World Heritage Site and as one of the most worthwhile places to visit in North Yorkshire, Fountains Abbey is an architecturally stunning location. Discover the abbey ruins and gaze in awe at the colossal columns in the verdant setting of its beautiful valley. Marvel at the achievements of its creators through a guided tour or take your time and explore this North Yorkshire attraction at your own pace. On the same site you can also wonder at the 18th century Studley Royal Water Garden, with its scattering of statues and fountains, amongst towering trees and a variety of local and exotic plants. The delightful follys can be found around the garden and are fun to to come across, with surprises at every turn!
#5 Visit Handsome Harrogate
One of the best places to visit in North Yorkshire, Harrogate is an historical spa town to the east of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. While it is not as big as nearby York, there is a lot to see and do in this town with its impressive Georgian facades, charming tea rooms and scrumptious local produce. The Royal Pump Room museum, gives visitors the chance to explore how Harrogate functioned as a popular Victorian spa resort, while keen gardeners can visit the RHS Garden Harlow Carr, one of 4 gardens run by the RHS. The garden features a diverse woodland landscape and wildflower meadows and offers those wanting to get their fingers dirty the opportunity to take part in courses and workshops. Of course a trip to Harrogate would not be complete without an afternoon tea at the institution that is Betty’s Tea room. Betty’s was opened in 1919 and the tea room has been offering a variety of delicious baked treats, sandwiches and teas for almost 100 years.
There are many things to do in North Yorkshire and the best way to take advantage of them is a home on wheels! At Goboony we want to provide everybody with the opportunity to experience the freedom of the open road and so we offer campervan and motorhome owners with a platform to hire out their vehicles to budding campers. There are all types of vehicles suitable for your unique needs on our website, whether you seek a luxury modern motorhome or an traditional campervan, a short staycation or an extended adventure abroad, you can find what you are looking for at Goboony.
At Goboony we believe trust is essential. It is important to us that both owner and hirer can trust each other, so we facilitate clear channels of communication and a safe and secure payment service. It is easy to compare renting conditions on our site and find the perfect home on wheels for your holiday. So what are you waiting for? Discover our site and find your next four-wheeled adventure with Goboony.