Northwood House is in the Yorkshire Wolds. With glorious, gently undulating hills, perfect for picnics, and picture postcard villages with landscaped gardens and ponds aplenty, this pretty stretch of Yorkshire countryside is not to be missed. Breath the wonderful fresh Yorkshire air and feel invigorated!
The Yorkshire Wolds are peaceful, charming and full of character. They are a broad crescent of rolling chalk hills and valleys, south of the North York Moors, arcing from the coast at Flamborough westwards towards Malton and then south to the River Humber.
The magnificent, unspoiled scenery, beautiful market towns, outstanding country houses and sweeping coastline ensure that many visitors return year after year. And its all on our doorstep!
The historic city of York is famous for its medieval city walls and quaint cobbled streets known as the 'Shambles' as well many other attractions including York Minster, the Jorvik Viking Centre, the Yorkshire Museum, Clifford’s Tower and the National Railway Museum. Award winning York Racecourse holds events throughout the year.
These unique Yorkshire Gardens have been described as "a jewel in Yorkshire’s crown” and have been awarded the prestigious Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award for seven consecutive years (2010-2016).
The Upper and Lower Lakes are home to a National Collection of over 100 varieties of Hardy Water Lily, and offer a wonderful array of changing vistas. The Gardens also include a Rockery, Stumpery, a Victorian Garden, Secret Garden, formal beds and natural shrubbery.
For those looking for culture, why not visit Castle Howard, one of England's grandest Baroque mansions and gardens. The 18th century residence is set within 1000 acres of breathtaking landscape just outside York.
The Yorkshire stately home boasts world-renowned works of art and stunning architecture having been designed by Sir John Vanbrugh and built with the assistance of Nicholas Hawksmoor.
The grounds include lakes, fountains, temples and woodland as well as formal walled garden and children's adventure playground making Castle Howard the perfect family day out, plus enjoy a changing programme of events, children's trails and a range of cafés and shops including farm shop and garden centre.
Just a short drive North, picturesque, tranquil and wonderful, the North York Moors are a breath of fresh air. Comprising over 1400 miles of natural beauty, this beautiful region is home to heather moorland, rolling hills, pine forests, and stunning coastline. Look closer and you'll discover historic abbeys, castles and priories, traditional country pubs and 'hidden' villages and hamlets.
Walking, cycling and horse riding are all prefect for the North York Moors. Pull on your walking boots and explore breathtaking coastal paths, steep-sloped valleys and fragrant pine forests in the same day.
Take to the trees on a rope swing in Dalby Forest, or hire a bike and explore a landscape of ruins, legends and endless horizons. The charming market towns of Malton or Pickering and a hearty pub lunch are there when you're ready to take a break. The scenery is breath-taking and just waiting to be explored.
The Yorkshire coastline has some of the most rugged and charming countryside in the UK. From tiny fishing villages clinging to rocky cliffs to glorious stretches of white sand and family-friendly seaside resorts. Everything from windswept abbeys and castles to the county’s best fish and chips.
Expect awesome beaches, stunning views and a chance to lose yourself in this naturally beautiful destination.
One of the most spectacular aquariums in the World and located only 30 minutes’ drive away in Hull. This multi award-winning attraction is home to 3,500 fish including magnificent sharks and rays.
The dramatic building, which overlooks the Humber estuary, was designed by world class architects, Sir Terry Farrell and Partners. It is just a short walk from The Deep into Hull Marina and the Museums Quarter. As part of the regeneration of Hull The Deep has become an internationally recognised landmark and has even featured on a Royal Mail stamp!
Hull is also City of Culture 2017.
Voted one of the best places to live in the UK, Beverley is also one of Yorkshire's best kept secrets. Renowned for its exquisite 13th Century Minster, the town is home to a lively market, a thriving music scene, excellent horse racing and a medieval skyline that remains refreshingly unspoilt.