7 Days in God’s County – Things to Do

by Jules on April 4, 2013

Mythical Yorkshire, Glimpsed

Referred to by its residents as God’s County, Yorkshire is the perfect destination for holidaymakers of every calibre. Whether you are looking for a burst of wonderful scenery or a hint of heritage, England’s biggest county certainly offers it all. For a countryside escape, Yorkshire offers the perfect escape to tranquillity for all the family.

So for those looking for an extended stay up north, let us look at seven fun filled activities to fill every day of your visit.

Day 1: Mother Shipton’s Cave

Located in the heart of North Yorkshire, Mother Shipton’s Cave sits on the cusp of the idyllic town of Knaresborough. Perfect for those who wish to explore the outdoors, this beautiful tourist hotspot is certainly renowned for leaving visitors amazed and intrigued.

Filled with spooky delights, excellent food and drink establishments, parks and ample car parking, Mother Shipton’s Cave offers the perfect family friendly destination to entertain all ages.

Day 2: Wentbridge Walk

When stumbling across the stunning valleys of West Yorkshire, why not take yourself on the truly beautiful Wentbridge Walk. Taking walkers on an enjoyable 8km walk, participants venture across the Went Valley and through the stunning slopes surrounding the Wentbridge House Hotel.

Day 3: Skipton Castle

As the guardian of the Yorkshire Dales, Skipton Castle provides the perfect heritage spot for all the family. Sitting on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this well-kept castle comes complete with banqueting hall, kitchen, bed chamber and privy. Offering sublime views and a real taste of authentic history, this venue is certainly worth of a look during your trip.

Day 4: The National Railway Museum

Based in York, this tourist delight features some truly wonderful fun and interactive features to entertain all the family.

Day 5: North Yorkshire Moors National Park

For those wishing to experience a combination of beautifully scenery and welcoming wildlife, the North Yorkshire Moors National Park presents visitors with the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and get closer to the 8,000 acres of woodland than ever before. Choose from a number of particularly favourable locations, including Osmotherley, Helmsley, Danby and various others too.

Day 6: Flamingo Land

As a combination of a zoo and theme park, Flamingo Land presents the perfect opportunity to take the kids out for a day of fun filled activities, exhilarating rides and once in a lifetime experiences. Located in Malton close to the city of York, this fun-packed adventure park is certainly a must-visit when in the vicinity.

Day 7: Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre

No holiday is complete without a day dedicated to shopping. Regardless of your requirements, The Trinity Shopping Centre in Leeds, West Yorkshire offers visitors of every age the best possible opportunity to enjoy some much needed retail therapy.

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