The Countryside on Your Doorstep
The Great Outdoors
Whether you’re after an adrenaline rush or a quiet afternoon stroll, there are plenty of ways to make the most out of Yorkshire.
Exciting activities can be found all over the region, including mountain biking, climbing and caving. For something a bit more leisurely, take in some spectacular scenery with the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, just one of the many popular walking trails in the Yorkshire Dales.
on the doorstep
West Yorkshire is home to a number of historic towns and villages that seem a world away from the city centre.
Otley is a thriving market town just 10 miles from Leeds. This picturesque town is in the beautiful countryside of Lower Wharfedale and has a street market three times a week, a monthly Farmers’ Market, a wide range of specialist shops and award winning bakeries and butchers.
Hebden Bridge is a town known for its love of the arts, with festivals and events all year round. Saltaire, a world heritage site, set alongside the Leeds-Liverpool canal, is the perfect destination for absorbing some local history.
Step a little further
Just over an hour from Leeds by train, the Yorkshire Coast offers everything from beautiful architecture to traditional seaside fun.
The largest holiday resort on the Yorkshire Coast, Scarborough is home to Europe’s biggest open air theatre. Sewerby Hall is Bridlington’s jewel in the crown, offering breath-taking views of the coastline, while Whitby takes a darker approach to the seaside, with tours exploring Dracula’s connection to the town and the Whitby Goth Festival, a prolific event within the subculture.
York also has a number of popular attractions, including York Minster, one of the world’s greatest cathedrals.