Beauty spots in Yorkshire
Whether you like a rugged coastline, architectural wonders, scenic national parks or glorious swathes of open countryside for your daily walks – Yorkshire has it all. From historic powerhouses like York, Harrogate and Sheffield to rural villages immersed in the unspoilt nature, this region is home to some of the best beauty spots in the country.
There is no Yorkshire without the Yorkshire Dales. The National Park stretches from the valleys and hills rising from the Vale of York up to the hilltops of the Pennines watershed. Stone-built villages, medieval castles, glorious abbeys and spectacular areas of open countryside, the Yorkshire Dales is one of the highlights of this county.
North York Moors
With more than 1,400 miles of natural beauty, including pine forests, rolling hills and glorious stretches of coastline, the North York Moors National Park is one of Yorkshire’s gems. Explore the timeless villages scattered across the landscape, discover the various walking and cycling trails, or admire the Yorkshire coast in all its elements at Robin Hood’s Bay. If you’d like to live close to this beautiful part of the county, our Mortimer Park development in Driffield could be ideal for you.
The Three Peaks
Whether you’re up for the challenge or simply fancy a walk to admire some of Yorkshire’s finest landscapes, the Three Peaks are not to be missed. Pen-y-ghent is the lowest, followed by Ingleborough and the dramatic Whernside, 2,415ft tall. The walk includes fantastic views across the Yorkshire Dales and the Gaping Gill – the UK’s highest unbroken waterfall.
Known as the inspiration for the county’s anthem ‘On Ilkla Moor Bath at’ (on Ilkley Moor without a hat), Ilkley Moor, in West Yorkshire, is also famous for its beautiful Cow and Calf rocks. If you visit in late summer/early autumn, you’ll be able to see the sprawling purple heather, transforming the landscape into a purple veil. The Bridleways site in Bradford offers fantastic 2 and 3 bedroom homes just a stone’s throw from Ilkley Moor.
Located in the East Riding of Yorkshire, the dramatic chalk cliffs are the highest in England and offer stunning views of the North Sea and the Flamborough Head. You’ll also be able to admire some rare wildlife, including puffins and gannets.
The Flamborough Heritage Coastline
Found between the Filey and Bridlington bays of the North Sea, this unspoilt 8-mile-long chalk headland is one of Yorkshire’s most beautiful spots. Enjoy the spectacular sceneries while discovering sea caves and stacks, archways and rock pools.
Robin Hood’s Bay
Sitting on the Heritage Coast of the North York Moors, a few miles out of Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay is a charming fishing village, ideal if you want to breathe in the magical coastal atmosphere. The bay is nestled between two cliffs and hosts small cottages that spill down to the edge of the sea.
If you’re looking to escape the bustle of the city, Marsden Moor could be what you’re after. Located between West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester, in the beautiful South Pennines, this glorious expanse is owned by the National Trust and includes more than 5,000 acres of open landscape.
This spectacular limestone formation is found in North Yorkshire and is one of Yorkshire’s most touristic spots. With two waterfalls and a stream running through a deep-sided gorge, Gordale Scar is simply unique.