North Yorkshire is one of the most beautiful counties in England. It is England’s largest county, and 40% of the county consists of national parks. Its cities are no less scenic. Their architecture is as gorgeous as the green hills that surround them. Despite its size, North Yorkshire is a quaint and nostalgic place, and is ideal for a relaxed vacation. Here are some of the things you can do if you decide to rent one of our North Yorkshire cottages.
Things To Do In North Yorkshire
Having such a massive selection of national parks, it’s no surprise that North Yorkshire is full of outdoor activities.
Visit Dalby Forest
If you aren’t squeamish about heights, Go Ape Dalby will be a great time. It is a high-ropes course situated in Dalby Forest. Tons of zip-wires cross above the thick valley below. In the forest are plenty of biking and hiking trails. You could easily spend an entire day at Dalby Forest, especially if you have a dog you can bring along on your hikes.
Visit The Bird Of Prey Center
The York Bird of Prey Center has many different kinds of birds, and they host flight shows each day. The first is at 11:30am, the second at 1:30pm, and the third at 3:30pm. The Center is open Wednesday to Monday but is closed on Tuesdays. Fans of birds and nature will be delighted to see various types of Hawks, Eagles, and Owls. In addition to the main events, the Center has a cafe complete with sandwiches, ice cream, tea, coffee, and many desserts. It also has a 9 round mini-golf course that visitors can play for free. The York Bird of Prey Center is an excellent destination for young and old alike.
Soak In Some History At Robin Hood’s Bay And Boggle Hole
If you’re looking at cottages in North York Moors, an easily accessible sight-seeing location is Robin Hood’s Bay. Robin Hood’s Bay is a famous smuggling and fishing village. Unfortunately, you’ll have to walk down to it, as it is inaccessible by car. Luckily, there is a car park near the village. There is plenty to do here, and plenty to see. You can take a relaxed stroll around the village’s old and modest streets, get your feet wet at the beach, or see the village from atop its cliffs. If you’d like to learn more about England’s most famous outlaw, you can visit the Robin Hood’s Bay Museum. You will get a real sense of the truth behind the famous legend that is only enhanced by the location.
Take A Walking Tour
There are many walking tours you can take in North Yorkshire, and all of them provide an opportunity to learn about its rich history. Among them, the most popular is the Bloody Tour of York. In the Bloody Tour of York, you will be escorted by a woman known as “Mad Alice”. She will take you to different landmarks, and tell you of York’s history, and its ghosts. Although some of the subject matter is dark, the tour is made appropriate for the whole family. Children will relish the horror stories, and adults will enjoy the history. Another popular tour is the Original Viking Walk. It is a gentle tour suitable for all ages, that will take tourists around York, and inform them of its Viking history.