8 of the most beautiful places in… Yorkshire

Date Posted: 26/01/2017

With green countryside and undulating dales stretching for miles, there are countless places for groups to visit in Yorkshire. Here are eight of the most scenic spots for groups to add to their next adventure.

1. Sutton Bank, North York Moors National Park (Pictured above) (Photo credit: Credit VisitEngland and Yorkshire.com)

Groups who enjoy rambling and views across Yorkshire will enjoy venturing through North York Moors National Park, where plenty of trails offer scenic walks. Sutton Bank overlooks the picturesque dales, giving walkers a camera-friendly panorama.

2. Malham Cove (Photo credit: VisitBritain and Lee Beel)

Malham Cove is a 70-feet curved cliff formed from limestone, where a waterfall, believed to be higher than Niagara Falls, would have been. 

The surrounding countryside reveals miles of Yorkshire Dales with footpaths for visitors to roam. The village of Malham is a great place to stop for a bite to eat or for a gentle walk along the river that leads to Malham Cove.

3. Beck Hole (Photo credit: VisitEngland, NYMNPA, and Mike Nicholas)

Groups will enjoy a stop at Beck Hole, a small valley village in North Yorkshire. Visitors can take a walk around Beck Hole starting at Birch Inn for a drink and some lunch and stop off at the various points of interest such as the Eller Beck river or spot a steam engine on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

4. Pateley Bridge (Photo credit: VisitEngland and Diana Jarvis)

The quaint market town of Pateley Bridge may seem small, tucked away in Nidderdale, but there is plenty for groups to do. The Nidderdale Way trail is a 53 mile circular walk that winds through the dales; groups can walk part of the trail and along the river to discover the sights that Pateley Bridge and the surrounding Yorkshire countryside has to offer.

5. Burton Agnes Hall (Photo credit: VisitEngland/Visit Hull and East Yorkshire)

This Elizabethan property is a place not to miss for those who enjoy history combined with floral gardens and woodland. Burton Agnes Hall is located in East Riding of Yorkshire, and inside the hall groups can view art galleries and original furniture belonging to the 23 generations of family who have lived there. 

6. Kirkham Priory (Photo credit: VisitEngland/NYMNPA/RJB Photographic)

Kirkham Priory is placed between the city of York and the town of Malton, and sits in the Derwent Valley. Due to its location, the riverside priory offers a great place to stop for groups touring the countryside. Opening for the season in April, visitors can learn about the priory’s links with Winston Churchill and with Helmsley Castle.

7. Flamborough Head (Photo credit: VisitEngland and Iain Lewis)

For those seeking a scenic trip to the seaside, Yorkshire’s coast has a lot to offer. Flamborough is a great base for bird watching, and with the nature reserve being close by, groups will be sure to spot wildlife. The white chalky cliffs surround Flamborough Head’s sandy shore, and give the illusion of a private beach, secluded and peaceful.

8. Wentworth Castle Gardens (Photo credit: VisitEngland and Wentworth Castle Gardens)

Wentworth Castle is home to acres of Capability Brown deer parks and formal gardens that visitors are welcome to explore. Groups can book a range of packages at Wentworth Castle including tours and discussions, and new to this year will be a walking tour of the parklands.

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