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Area Guides

With beautiful sandy shores, quaint villages, rugged coastlines and long stretching moorland, North Yorkshire is fast becoming one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK. Explore picturesque beaches, hidden coves, winding cobbled streets, charming market towns, the North York Moors National Park and much more. Explore our North Yorkshire guides and see what our beautiful towns and cities have to offer.

Harrogate

If you were to think of a boutique Victorian spa town, Harrogate would spring to mind. Located within the medieval city of Ripon, Harrogate boasts striking historic buildings, lush gardens and thriving streets bustling with busy shops and eateries. True to its heritage, it is hugely popular for its spas and its exquisite retail opportunities.

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York

With more attractions per square mile than any other destination in the UK, believe us when we say you won’t get bored of things to do in York! You’ll find museums, art galleries, restaurants, bars and much more as you explore its maze of cobbled alleyways and snickets. With so much to discover, where should we start?

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Knaresborough

The market town of Knaresborough is full of surprises. Perched on picturesque cliffs overlooking the River Nidd, the town has plenty for you to uncover. Due to its unique location and medieval heritage, it is perfect for those who are keen to explore. Whether you’re looking for a relaxed getaway or action packed adventure, you’ll find it here.

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Scarborough

With sandy beaches, ice cream parlours, fish restaurants and attractions aplenty, Scarborough is Britain’s original seaside resort. Tourists have flocked to this part of the North Yorkshire coast for over 400 years and it’s still as popular today. Packed with nostalgic charm, there’s something for all of the family in Scarborough.

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Saltburn-by-the-Sea is packed with character. This charming Victorian spa town is home to the oldest operating water balanced cliff lift in the UK, one of the best British Beaches as voted by The Times and the last remaining pier in Yorkshire. Want to know more? Keep reading for our guide to Saltburn-by-the-Sea!

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Whitby

Whitby oozes nostalgic charm. With a beautiful Blue Flag beach and fish restaurants renowned for their catch of the day, Whitby is the perfect place for a seaside getaway. Behind all of the quintessential seaside glamour though lies a town brimming with history. High on the cliff edge, Whitby Abbey dominates the skyline.

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Staithes

The Telegraph named Staithes one of Britain’s most beautiful seaside villages and it’s easy to see why. Known as the ‘Dinosaur Coast’, it is bursting with history and character. Winding cobbled streets and mismatched, huddled cottages give the air of a place lost in time.

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