Step out of the city and over the Yorkshire Moors and you find yourself in the wonderful arms of the East Riding Coast. Home to many iconic British seaside towns such as Whitby, Bridlington and Scarborough. This weekend, my fiancé and I were fortunate enough to spend an evening with a hotel in Scarborough, Ox Pasture Hall Hotel. Situated a 5 minute drive from the seafront, Ox Pasture has so much to offer. This quaint, rustic hotel is surrounded by beautiful countryside, with breath taking views visible from all angles, come all seasons this place really does gleam!
We stopped in a suite which was inclusive of a king size bed! The room was beautifully presented, spacious and has separate quarters for sleeping to a sitting room. I was highly taken by the bathroom and the large waterfall shower, the bath and its waterfall taps. Suites have the most wonderful views of the surrounding land and the over-sized panel windows really come into their own when the sun rises in the morning. I found myself admiring the views of the landscape and sheep in a neighboring field.
Yorkshire; Gods own country, or as it’s know at least! Yorkshire has some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK. Why not plan a stay in a log cabin or a country cottage in the Dales.
Exploring Yorkshire is one of my favourite past times and activities in this part of the world are not hard to come by, here’s a list of things to do when in the county.
· Leeds City Centre – the new shopping complex ‘Trinity’ has just been designed and is a haven for all things high street, if shopping isn’t your thing then head down to Call Lane for a cocktail or two!
Leeds, West Yorkshire
· Pickering – Whitby Steam Train – probably best associated with Harry Potter these days, the featured steam train was Pickering’s very own Scarborough Express! Along the way be sure to jump off at Grosmont, best known as the location for the TV drama Heartbeat. Once you reach Whitby you can climb the 101 steps to Whitby Abbey, the home and inspiration for Bram Stockers Count Dracula, Indulge in the famous Fish and Chips of the Magpie and visit the Whale Bone, so much to see!
Camping – Pickering, North Yorkshire
Whitby, North Yorkshire
· York – York is one of our more famous cities, once the capital of England, York is full of British heritage and history. Take a walk down the cobble streets and grab a drink in the Evil Eye Lounge located on Stonegate. Indulge in Afternoon Tea at Betty’s, the queue’s for this place can be upwards of an hour so be sure to get there early to avoid disappointment. Take a walk along the walls and get lost in the history of the Minster. York has so much to offer for all!
York, North Yorkshire
With so much to see and do you’ll not be disappointed you ventured into the heart of England!