Yorkshire cottages to rent
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Yorkshire is a big country with a big heart, offering visitors a diverse mix of breathtaking countryside, exciting cities, stunning coastline and fascinating history.
In fact, a fifth of all the countryside here is designated as National Parkland and includes The Yorkshire Dales National Park and The North York Moors National Park. When you add in two vast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and dozens of miles of Heritage Coast, Yorkshire has more than a quarter of its land mass classified as ‘landscape of national significance’
The Yorkshire Dales in the north of the region has a unique atmosphere very specific to this part of Britain, with a changing landscape varying from rugged high fells and spectacular waterfalls to gentle green pastures and ancient woodlands. Characteristic dry stone walls criss-cross the countryside along with traditional stone-built barns and pretty, welcoming dales villages; this really is the ideal place to unwind and leave the stresses of modern life behind!
Similarly the Yorkshire
moors and coast has a striking contrast of scenery consisting of a gentle rolling countryside of purple heather clad moors, pretty wildflower vales and woodlands which stretch out to reach the dramatic coastal cliffs and sandy beaches of the Yorkshire Coast. Here there are charming market towns and vibrant coastal resorts, castles, abbeys and stately homes.
The Yorkshire Wolds has a landscape of undulating hillsides, rich pasturelands and natural woodland, There are countless, easy-going walks and cycle routes to discover in this tranquil corner of Yorkshire leading to tiny villages and unspoilt pubs.
For those looking for history and culture Yorkshire has far more than its fair share of historic attractions amongst which is the historic city of York. Each year visitors from around Britain and the world head here to soak up its magnificent historical heritage, host of visitor attractions and places of interest.
Destinations in Yorkshire
The Yorkshire Dales, situated between the North York Moors National Park and the Lake District, is renowned for its spectacular scenery.