Places to visit in Yorkshire
Yorkshire is more than just a destination; it's a vast treasure trove of beauty, culture, and adventure waiting to be explored. If you choose to stay at our Primrose Valley, Reighton Sands, Blue Dolphin or Thornwick Bay holiday parks, you’ll have a choice of a wide array of destinations to explore.
While the holiday parks offer a world of entertainment, the varied towns of Yorkshire hold a wealth of attractions to visit. Here's a glimpse of what awaits you.
Flamborough, with its dramatic chalk cliffs and rugged coastline, is a coastal gem not to be missed. Explore the Flamborough Headland Heritage Coast, where you can take scenic walks along the cliff tops and witness breathtaking views of the North Sea. Don't forget to visit the iconic Flamborough Lighthouse, a symbol of this picturesque village. Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the birdwatching opportunities, and you can also take boat tours to explore sea caves and spot seals.
Filey, known for its sweeping sandy beaches, is perfect for a relaxed day by the sea. The Brigg, a narrow peninsula, offers excellent coastal walks and opportunities for birdwatching. Visit Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park for a delightful family experience, or take a leisurely stroll along the award-winning promenade, enjoying views of Filey Bay.
Bridlington is a charming coastal town that offers a mix of sandy beaches, traditional seaside amusements, and historic charm. Spend a day at Bridlington Beach building sandcastles and enjoying beachfront attractions. Explore the Old Town with its cobbled streets and visit Sewerby Hall and Gardens for a dose of history and culture. For a fun-filled family adventure, head to Bridlington Spa, the renowned dance hall and theatre for entertainment and shows.
Scarborough, with its bustling seafront and rich history, is a must-visit destination. Explore Scarborough Castle perched high on a headland to gain stunning views of the coast. Spend time at the South Bay beachfront, enjoying traditional fish and chips and amusement arcades. Also, be sure not to miss Peasholm Park, where you can watch replica naval battles on the boating lake and take scenic boat trips along the coast.
Whitby, steeped in maritime history and famous for its connections to Bram Stoker's Dracula, is a captivating coastal town. Explore the ruins of Gothic Whitby Abbey, which overlooks the town and offers panoramic views of the harbour. Wander through the quaint streets of the old town, filled with charming shops and seafood restaurants. Be sure to try Whitby's famous fish and chips, and don't leave without climbing the 199 steps to St. Mary's Church.
How could we ignore the jewel in the crown of Yorkshire? The historic city is best known for its Roman and Viking roots which are celebrated at the JORVIK Viking Centre, an excellent destination for kids. However, York also features York Minster, a truly beautiful cathedral which is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe, impressive city walls, dungeons, and numerous other museums such as the National Railway Museum, York Art gallery and the York Castle Museum.
York has a wonderful suspended-in-time atmosphere and many gorgeous places to explore. Head down the narrow, cobbled lanes lined with fabulous independent shops and designer boutiques. We also recommend you visit the Shambles district which is dotted with timber-framed buildings dating back to the 14th century, and don’t forget to stop for a Yorkshire tea at one of the many charming cafes and cake shops along the way.