Places to visit in East Riding of Yorkshire

When you visit East Riding of Yorkshire, you can look forward to national trails through gentle escarpments, while surrounded by lush open farmland and estuaries lined with forts and suspension bridges. This beautiful East Yorkshire county is a favourite among walkers, who go long distance on the 79-mile (127km) Yorkshire Wolds Way. Look out for boxing hares, swooping barn owls and rare butterflies; visit medieval market towns like bustling Beverley; head to Bridlington to stroll on the sand; or follow Philip Larkin's verse to Kingston-Upon-Hull with its vast aquarium, eclectic museum quarter and marina – you’ll never be short of things to do in East Riding of Yorkshire.

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Visit the largest Viking Festival in Europe

Immerse yourself in the gruesome world of the Vikings as the city of York celebrates its Norse past.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 

See winter flowers in bloom at Anglesey Winter Garden

Pull on your scarf and enjoy strolls around this Jacobean-style country house and see its winter plants in full spring.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 

Take your four-legged friend on a holiday to Wiltshire

Like to holiday with your dog? Enjoy a dog-friendly break in Wiltshire this winter.

Location: Wiltshire

 

December events: Meet Santa on a steam train

Take a trip on Swanage Railway in the run up to Christmas and get the chance to meet Santa. It's fun for all the family and each child gets their own present!

Location: Swanage, Dorset

 

Stay at the award-winning Lion Quays Waterside Resort

The Lions Quays near Oswestry is a renowned hotel which also boasts a five-star Country Club and Spa.

Location: Oswestry, Shropshire

 

Be richly rewarded at the Bristol Harbour Hotel

Bristol’s new Harbour Hotel & Spa is sure to make you feel a million dollars - or should we say, Bristol pounds.

Location: Bristol

 

Spend the night in your very own railway carriage

Why not make trainspotting your passion whilst staying in ‘Oscar’, a railway carriage permanently stationed at Cloughton railway station.

Location: Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

 

Enjoy family fun and meals by the fire at Norburton Hall

Celebrate a special occasion, or just enjoy having the whole family round for dinner on this Dorset estate.

Location: Burton Bradstock, Dorset

 

December events: Enjoy a spot of festive shopping at Taurus Crafts

Pick up tasty treats and Christmas gifts at Taurus Crafts’ annual Christmas market.

Location: Lydney, Gloucestershire

 

Escape to a romantic penthouse

Book a room at the penthouse at the St James Hotel in Nottingham for the ultimate luxurious and romantic getaway.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 

Get beside the seaside for the Coastival arts festival

Be part of Scarborough’s three-day celebration of all things music, theatre, dance, film and art.

Location: Scarborough, Yorkshire

 

Spend a day exploring the sights in the Wiltshire Cotswolds

In the north west of Wiltshire, the Cotswolds encompasses the honey-pot village of Castle Combe and the picturesque market town of Malmesbury.

Location: Wiltshire Cotswolds, Wiltshire

 

Get Active in Chevin Forest Park

Get outdoors and blow those cobwebs away in some beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

Location: Leeds, Yorkshire

 

See Nottingham’s sights on a budget this winter

Keep a tight rein on the purse strings as you explore Nottingham by tram, and discover a string of free attractions that are perfect for those on a tight budget.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 

Enjoy a NewcastleGateshead city break in true style

Discover the beauty of NewcastleGateshead at the city's newest and most stylish upmarket hotel, Crowne Plaza Newcastle - Stephenson Quarter.

Location: Newcastle

 

Enjoy close encounters at Tropical Butterfly House & Wildlife Centre

Discover one of the most exciting wildlife parks in Yorkshire - an indoor rainforest paradise with birds and butterflies, creepy crawlies and reptiles, cheeky Meerkats and minibeasts from around the world.

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

 

Enjoy fine dining at The Samling

Top grub and sweeping views of Lake Windermere.

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

 

Catch the sunset at The White Horse on Brancaster Staithe

Stop for a fresh seafood lunch overlooking the tidal saltmarshes of the North Norfolk coast.

Location: Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk

 

Book a magical family break at Center Parcs

With hundreds of acres of forest to explore and a constantly expanding list of activities, Center Parcs offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure.

Location: Rufford, Nottinghamshire

 

Celebrate a circus spectacular at Blackpool’s Showzam

Magicians, performers and clowns take over the streets of Blackpool, as the circus (and much more) rolls into town every year for Showzam.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

 

Embrace the festive spirit with Yorkshire Coast’s winter events

The winter is full of highlights as venues in Scarborough, Whitby and Filey host a variety of shows; musicals, comedies, plays and dramas with a real flavour of Christmas with wassailing and traditional pantomimes.

Location: North Yorkshire Coast & North York Moors

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