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Short breaks in Yorkshire

Short breaks in Yorkshire

Use our Hand Picked Yorkshire visitor guide to plan your short break in Yorkshire. Take a midweek break in Yorkshire for the best rates available.

Hotels in Yorkshire

Crathorne Hall Hotel, Yarm, North YorkshireCrathorne Hall Hotel, Yarm in North Yorkshire

Crathorne Hall Hotel is set in 15 acres of private grounds and has been awarded the prestigious accolade of 4 Red Stars, being among the top 200 hotels in the UK and Ireland. Built in 1906, overlooking the Leven Valley on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors, Crathorne Hall is at once grand and stately, warm and welcoming.

Wood Hall Hotel & Spa, Wetherby, West YorkshireWood Hall Hotel & Spa, Wetherby in West Yorkshire

Originally built as a country escape for the Vavasour family, Wood Hall Hotel & Spa remains a place where today’s pressures seem an age away. Set down a long private drive, Wood Hall is perched high on a hill among 100 acres, with fine views of the surrounding area.

There is plenty to see and do in Yorkshire. This county has it all, a selection of top visitors attractions as well as wonderful scenic walks.

The Yorkshire Pass

Make your stay at Wood Hall Hotel & Spa in West Yorkshire even more enjoyable with the Yorkshire Pass. Our special 1 day pass will allow you free entry into 75 of Yorkshire's top attractions, from museums to gardens and history sites to wildlife parks!

View the list of Yorkshire attractions included in the pass

Things to do around Yarm

Bowes MuseumBowes museum

The Bowes Museum is a hidden treasure, a jewel in the heart of beautiful Teesdale. The magnificent building stands proud in the historic market town of Barnard Castle housing internationally significant collections of fine and decorative arts. It is home of the mechanical swan.

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Darlington Railway MuseumDarlington Railway Museum

The newly refurbished Museum offers a unique experience to visitors through interactive displays and audio visual equipment, telling the story of the history of Darlington and the impact of railways. Many of the highly popular old exhibits still feature, such as the locomotives in the main area of the museum and these are complimented and enhanced with new exhibitions and interactive displays for people of all ages. This includes the use of audio, visual and sensory information, as well as other activities such as handling objects, puzzles for children and much much more.

Durham CathedralDurham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral is the greatest Norman building in England, perhaps even in Europe. It is cherished not only for its architecture but also for its incomparable setting. For this reason it was inscribed together with the Castle as one of Britain's first World Heritage Sites. Some of Harry Potter was shot there (approx. 30 to 40 minute drive).

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Roseberry ToppingExplore Yorkshire in style -  in a chauffeur driven range rover

A day tour taking in stunning views of Wensleydale and Swaledale. Traditional Yorkshire market towns and picturesque villages. Lunch options include an award winning Farm shop situated on a working farm. Shopping in Richmond with its cobbled streets, small shops and Norman fortress. Travel part of the 2014 Tour de France route, enjoy the amazing scenery and wild  open spaces on top of the Dales. Take in spectacular Bolton Castle and enjoy the natural beauty of Aysgarth Falls.


Roseberry ToppingRoseberry Topping

Roseberry Topping near Guisborough, a monument to the folk of Middleborough is a unique hill because of the unusual shape of its peak. It is not high by any means at about 280 metres but the climb is a short stiff pull that clears the airways and lethargy from the most languid walkers.1 hour walk or a 20 minute drive from OUR hotel.

Coast to coast walk - Alfred WainwrightCoast to coast walk - Alfred Wainwright

A Coast to Coast Walk was devised by Wainwright himself, and stretches across 190 miles from St Bees Head on the west coast to Robin Hood's Bay on the east, passing through the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, and North York Moors.

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RSPB nature reserve at Saltholme poolsRSPB nature reserve at Saltholme pools

The rare Avocet breeds very close by and may be spotted among the many other birds. RSPB, Saltholme approx. 13 miles (23 minutes)

Lyke Wake WalkLyke Wake Walk

40 miles from Osmotherley to Ravenscar. The challenge is to complete it within 24 hours. You will pass many army personnel whose challenge is to do it both ways in 24 hours (full back packs!) Lyke Wake Walk, Osmotherley is approx. 8 miles (12 minutes)

The Cleveland WayThe Cleveland Way

109 miles of fantastic scenery (nice view of Teesside to name but one!) Cleveland Way, Helmsley approx. 30 miles (44 minutes).

The Old Town Of WhitbyThe Old Town Of Whitby

Whitby is only 40 minutes drive from us, 199 steps lead up to the parish church of St. Mary, whose churchyard on Whitby's East Cliff gave Bram Stoker the inspiration to write his world famous book, Dracula.

Things to do in Wetherby

Harewood HouseHarewood House

Harewood House, home to the Queen's cousin, the Earl of Harewood, provides a great day out for all the family. The House, with its outstanding art collections, splendid State Rooms and fascinating 'Below Stairs' exhibition is set in spectacular landscaped grounds, which include formal gardens and gentle woodland walks, a Bhutanese Stupa, waterfall and Himalayan Garden.

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Fewston & Timble Short WalkFewston & Timble Short Walk

This exciting and diverse walk takes you on a journey through pastures, woodland plantations, the beautiful rural village of Timble and near the imposing private residence of Swinsty Hall. The route also offers panoramic views of Fewston Reservoir from a number of points near the waters edge. The walk is 3.7 miles long.

Harlow CarrHarlow Carr

A garden dominated by water, stone and woodland and is very much part of the surrounding Yorkshire landscape. Harlow Carr seeks to push the boundaries of design and planting styles, creating displays that are beautiful but on occasion, also provocative. Careful gardening techniques, reflecting our respect for the environment, ensure that flourishing wildlife can also be enjoyed on a visit to the garden.

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