We’ve handpicked some of the most beautiful places in Yorkshire for you to visit. It’s the ultimate bucket list of picturesque spots.
Yorkshire is home to some of the finest walks, from waterfalls to historic cities, towns and villages. It has it all. Enjoy our list of some of our favourite places to visit here at The Yorkshireman.
The North York Moors National Park is one of the real wonders of Yorkshire. Its rugged moors, coastline and idyllic villages make it one of the most incredible places to explore.
And, speaking of villages, Hutton-le-Hole, North York Moors is one of the unique places to explore where moorland sheep roam freely along the wide green.The popular beauty spot is known for its village green that takes centre stage with the picturesque view of the footbridges across the stream that runs through the village.
2. Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorkshire Coast
The picturesque fishing village holds a dark past of smugglers and gangs walking its streets hundreds of years ago. You can learn about the fascinating secrets the cove holds and more with our list of the best things to do in Robin Hood’s Bay including with enjoying the sand beach which offers fantastic opportunities for rock pool exploring and ancient fossils.
You can also wander through its narrow, twisting cobbled streets and alleyways, and visit its old-fashioned traditional pubs where smugglers would frequent and tell tales of their finds along the Yorkshire Coast.
3. Malham, Yorkshire Dales – Most Beautiful Places Yorkshire
One of Yorkshire’s most famous walking spots Malham has a number of fantastic walks on its doorstep. You can take in some beautiful sights without having to travel far from Malham, such as Janet’s Foss, Gordale Scar the cove and a big old hike away is Malham Tarn. After all those walks you can head back over to Malham and enjoy a pint of ale at one of its pubs.
The cracked limestone creates a unique eerie landscape is an awe-inspiring viewpoint in which you can take in God’s Own Country.
The North York Moors National Park is one of our favourite parts of Yorkshire and is one of the most beautiful places in Yorkshire. Its varied and rugged landscape makes for some beautiful walks. Especially this time of the year – and we aren’t the only ones who think so as one of Yorkshire’s most famous Yorkshiremen was quite partial to a certain part of it.
Sutton Bank with its famous landmark, the Kilburn White Horse was proclaimed by the author of the famous novels All Creatures Great and Small, Alf Wight, more commonly known as his author name James Herriot as ‘the finest view in England.
4. Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Fancied a trip around Italy this summer? Since that’s potentially out of the question, why not take a trip to Yorkshire’s very own answer to Venice? Wander around the labyrinth of medieval cobbled streets and soak up the history of the charming market town, Knaresborough in the Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
Dating back to the 5th century, Knaresborough is one of Yorkshire’s prettiest market towns due to its unique placement – overlooking the beautiful River Nidd. The small market town has everything that a visitor could desire and more, with glorious pubs, a quaint town centre and small cafes and independent shops to experience during a visit.
5. Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire – Most Beautiful Places Yorkshire
One of the most famous parts of Yorkshire, Ilkley Moor found on the outskirts of Leeds is a picturesque piece of moorland that overlooks the market town of Ilkley. It’s perfect for photographs with the cow and calf structure making for a great old picture with the heather bringing the snap to life. There are usually sheep lolling around also.
Standing proudly on Ilkley Moor, the Cow and Calf Rocks are a subject of fascination here in Yorkshire – thanks to its natural formation that many say resembles a cow and a calf.One of the great natural wonders in Yorkshire it is surrounded by stunning heather, a synonymous sight with West Yorkshire, with sheep often roaming the area, too, providing quite the idyllic mood.
6. Aysgarth Falls, Yorkshire Dales
One of the most famous waterfall walks in the Yorkshire Dales, Aysgarth Falls is a trio of small waterfalls found on the River Ure.
You can enjoy an incredible circular walk through Wensleydale taking in the three-flight waterfall. It has lots of pop culture accolades such as featuring in Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves, Williams Wordsworth visits and Turner and Ruskin paintings.
The pretty spot makes for some beautiful photographs – which is why thousands of people flock every single year.
7. Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire
One of Yorkshire’s popular tourist attractions Fountain’s Abbey, is stunning and a great palce to revel in the beauty that both the structure and its surrounding parkland hold. It’s no secret: we absolutely love it, and it seems we’re not the only ones.
The 800 acres of the historical monument were founded in 1132 and were in operation for 400 years until Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries. It then fell into ruins before becoming a popular tourist attraction.
Whether you’re taking a stroll down The Shambles, wandering around the ancient walls, or visiting the popular Shambles Market, you’re not stuck for things to do in the beautiful city of York in North Yorkshire that you can visit more than once.
Beauty and Yorkshire are synonymous. The county is one of the most beautiful, if not the most beautiful, places in the world. And, we aren’t even a little bit biased. Honest.
And one of its beautiful pieces of architecture has been named the most beautiful stately home in the world. Having been there for their Christmas event, we’d have to agree. Castle Howard is an absolute delight.
There are no greater views than that of the lesser-known North Landing beach at Flamborough Head, which can be found by just heading further up from Bridlington.As the weather warms up, there’s nothing like a refreshing breeze off the ocean and a paddle with an ice cream cone in hand to relieve the suffocating heat.
North Landing’s lovely beach has an intimate air to it, as though the white chalky cliffs of Flamborough encircle you and make you feel secluded. The natural cove, which is made up of soft sand and stones, is ideal for swimming, cave exploration, and rockpool hunting for marine life.
11. Haworth & Bronte Country, West Yorkshire – Most Beautiful Places Yorkshire
Tucked away in the Pennine Hills of West Yorkshire, you’ll find an idyllic village called Haworth. which is one of the most beautiful places in Yorkshire. And while it may be small, it’s not one to overlook.Surrounded by vast countryside peppered with stunning purple heather (a familiar sight for rural West Yorkshire), the traditional village is a literary mecca – with belletristic history running deep into its veins.
And we’re not talking ‘literary’ in the Harry Potter-esque sense like York, Scotland and London – we’re talking rich history that dates right back to the 1800s – with Haworth providing an inspirational backdrop to three authors in particular. The Brontë sisters.