North Yorkshire is the largest of the four counties in the Yorkshire region of England. It is the least metropolitan, and is called Shire country because it focuses on countryside, historically important places, farms, and other sights and sounds unrelated to the city. The city of York can also be found in this region. It is bordered by the sea on one side and the sprawling moors everywhere else.
Accommodation isn’t hard to find in this region. There is an abundance of hostels and cottages for the weary traveler or group of travelers to lay their heads for the night. From farmhouses to hotels, self-catered to catered, you can find a whole range of options in this county. Wherever, you stay, the true beauty of the countryside lies in the fresh air and stunning vistas.
Take a trip down to the Yorkshire Air Museum, housing commercial and military planes from all eras of British history. You can also pay your respects at the Allied Air Force Memorial which can be found on the Museum grounds. Explore the dungeons of Bolton Castle or Castle Howard before heading out to the Great Yorkshire Forest to do some birdwatching.
You can also go to the Bolton Abbey Steam Railway to take a trip down memory lane as a steam engine puffs and whistles its way down the tracks. You can also check out the Eden Camp Museum, another of the many historic locations that abound in this slice of Yorkshire. If you’re the adventurous type, the region offers activities such as caving, potholing, walking across the moors, and golfing.
One of the biggest attractions in the area, other than the beautiful hostels and rustic farmhouses, is the cuisine. Go down to The George and Dragon public house for a draught of ale, and feel like King Henry himself as you roar in laughter and pass the night away. After a tiring day out and about you can also go to the nearby Beauty Room in Helmsley for a session of pampering before coming back to your hostel for the night.
With such a rich history and a diverse, friendly population, North Yorkshire is a region in which you will have a ton of fun. Be sure to experience all it has to offer, from the moors, to the food and drink.
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