Destination guide

Head to the historic city of North Yorkshire

The area's history and museums are just a few of the reasons to vacation in North Yorkshire. This city's shopping, restaurants and beaches attract many visitors, and its romantic and welcoming location add to the charm. Take in top local attractions like Fountains Abbey and Turkish Baths and Health Spa. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation 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 vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes North Yorkshire a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 vacation around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 69°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 center:

  • 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)

Transportation 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 center. 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 traveling by train, Thirsk Station, Northallerton Station and Knaresborough Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay around North Yorkshire?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,194 holiday lettings near North Yorkshire. From 2,706 Cottages to 2,706 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near North Yorkshire is on HomeAway.

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 HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Scarborough: 1,967 holiday homes
  • Grosmont: 1,160 holiday homes
  • Skipton: 1,131 holiday homes
  • Otley: 598 holiday homes
  • Egton: 1,442 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in North Yorkshire! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations 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 lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Scarborough: 1,967 holiday lettings
  • Grosmont: 1,160 holiday lettings
  • Skipton: 1,131 holiday lettings
  • Otley: 598 holiday lettings
  • Egton: 1,442 holiday lettings

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 self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in North Yorkshire are:

  • Harrogate (HRT-RAF Linton-on-Ouse): 973 self catering accommodations
  • Manchester Airport (MAN): 777 self catering accommodations
  • Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA): 88 self catering accommodations

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in North Yorkshire?

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

  • Malton Station: 1,631 holiday rentals
  • Harmby Waterfall: 1,082 holiday rentals
  • Scarborough Castle: 2,062 holiday rentals
  • Gypsy Lane Station: 723 holiday rentals
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park: 2,082 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around North Yorkshire listed on HomeAway 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 accommodations.

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