Just because summer is slowly coming to an end doesn’t mean we need to stop exploring. As we head into autumn this idyllic model village, which has been voted as one of the most charming villages in the North by Which? is the perfect place to visit.
Which?, which reviews products and services, has ranked villages across the UK and Saltaire, a Unesco World Heritage Site, in West Yorkshire, came fourth in the list, the highest out of the North’s villages.
Obtaining a score of 87% it was praised for its tourist attractions, value for money and peace and quiet. There is also a great amount to learn about the village through its transformation from a model village to workers in the old mill in the 19th century to its tourist attractions today.
It’s Mill now play host to famous Yorkshire-born artist David Hockney, who was known for bringing the Yorkshire countryside to life in his interpretations of the East Ridings and more.
In order to get its results, Which? surveyed 2,710 members all of whom has visited an inland town or village in the UK in the past two years. Find our more about Saltaire here.
Rory Boland, Which? Travel Editor, said: “The UK is full of towns and villages bursting with character and history, many of which are relatively quiet and unspoilt making them perfect destinations for a day trip or a holiday.
“Avebury topped the table in our survey on account of its unique history and quintessential English surroundings, while other high scorers impressed with their tourist attractions and excellent surroundings.
“Whether you’re looking for somewhere with peaceful walks and bracing scenery, or simply a selection of independent shops and cosy pubs to idle in, there are a wealth of brilliant towns and villages across the country waiting to be explored.”
We created a list of some of our favourite villages in Yorkshire, and you can check out the full list below. Alternatively you can plan a trip to Saltaire using our handy guide here, which lists some of our favourite points of interest and bars.