Destination guide

Head to the historical city of North Yorkshire

The area's history and museums are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to North Yorkshire. This city's shopping, restaurants and beaches attract many visitors, as does its romantic and welcoming location. Take in top local attractions such as Fountains Abbey and Turkish Baths and Health Spa. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in and around North Yorkshire

Do you want to discover attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes North Yorkshire a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Turkish Baths and Health Spa (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • York Dungeon (21.1 mi / 34 km)
  • Townclose Hills Nature Reserve (29.5 mi / 47.5 km)
  • Falconry UK (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Ripon Racecourse (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Talon Falconry Birds of Prey Centre (6 mi / 9.6 km)

Seasonal weather in North Yorkshire

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 20°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in North Yorkshire

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, North Yorkshire is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Townclose Hills Nature Reserve (29.5 mi / 47.5 km)
  • Studley Royal Park (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Thorp Perrow Arboretum (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Sutton Bank National Park Centre (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Redwood Park Fishing Lakes (12.1 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Mother Shipton's Cave (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around North Yorkshire

Fly into Durham (MME-Tees Valley), the closest airport, located 22.2 mi (35.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), which is 24.2 mi (39 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Thirsk Station, Northallerton Station and Knaresborough Station are the main stations in the city.

How many holiday accommodation are available around North Yorkshire?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,243 holiday rentals around North Yorkshire. From 2,730 Cottages to 2,730 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around North Yorkshire is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in North Yorkshire?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in North Yorkshire. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Craven District: 1,354 holiday rentals
  • Whitby: 1,982 holiday rentals
  • Richmond: 615 holiday rentals
  • Hawes: 1,147 holiday rentals
  • Harrogate: 1,008 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in North Yorkshire! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in North Yorkshire?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in North Yorkshire with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Whitby: 1,982 holiday homes
  • Richmond: 615 holiday homes
  • Hawes: 1,147 holiday homes
  • Harrogate: 1,008 holiday homes
  • Pickering: 1,895 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to North Yorkshire?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in North Yorkshire are:

  • Harrogate (HRT-RAF Linton-on-Ouse): 1,231 holiday houses
  • Manchester Airport (MAN): 755 holiday houses
  • Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA): 941 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in North Yorkshire?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in North Yorkshire. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Yorkshire Dales National Park: 2,110 holiday rentals
  • Robin Hood's Bay Beach: 2,050 holiday rentals
  • Whitby Harbour: 1,948 holiday rentals
  • Wensleydale: 1,087 holiday rentals
  • Bolton Priory: 1,160 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around North Yorkshire listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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