Yorkshire Travel Guide (Updated 2022)

Discover the best of Yorkshire with this Yorkshire travel guide.

Yorkshire is a vast and surprising country with warm people, breathtaking landscapes, incredible historical sites and fabulous food. There’s so much to see and do – this Yorkshire travel guide is here to help you as you start planning your visit to Yorkshire.

Fast Facts About Yorkshire

Continent: Europe

Capital: Leeds (West Yorkshire), York (North Yorkshire, Hull (East Yorkshire), Sheffield (South Yorkshire)

Language: English

Population: 5.4 million (2022)

Currency: British Pounds (GBP)

Government: Constitutional monarchy

International dialling code: +44

Power voltage: 240 V 50Hz; Plug G

Yorkshire Travel Guides

What To Pack For Yorkshire, UK – Your Ultimate Guide

Regions

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Cities

Hull

Leeds

Ripon

Sheffield

Sheffield – 30 Stunning Free Things to do in Sheffield in 2022

York


Towns and Villages

Visit the 20 Most Beautiful Towns In Yorkshire

Boroughbridge

Harrogate

Haworth

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Knaresborough

17 Best Things To Do In Knaresborough: A Beautiful Little Town

Ripley

Saltburn

Skipton


Castles, Abbeys & Cathedrals


Food and Drink


Art & Culture


The Best Ways To Get Around Yorkshire

Getting to Yorkshire: Yorkshire is served by Leeds Bradford with flights to multiple European destinations. The nearest international airports for longer haul flights are Manchester and Edinburgh.

You can check for the best flights to Yorkshire on Skyscanner.

Transport:

The best way to travel around Yorkshire is by train; however, many of the small rural villages and most beautiful places are not served by [public transport and you may need to drive or hire a taxi/Uber to visit these.

Best Time To Visit Yorkshire

Yorkshire is typically warm and often wet in the summer. It can be cold in the winter, so the best time to visit Yorkshire is between April and October.

Springtime is particularly pretty, as the Yorkshire Dales are dotted with baby lambs, spring flowers burst forth and trees are heavy with blossom.

Related: Where to spot bluebell woods and the best places to see cherry blossom.

Yorkshire Travel Guide: Best Booking Resources

Over the years, I’ve tried lots of different travel companies and resources. Here are the ones that have consistently delivered excellent service and great prices. I trust and use all of these personally – so I recommend them.

  • Booking.com This is my go site when comparing accommodation prices. It usually has the best prices, and it’s easy to find and book accommodation. You’re guaranteed the best price, and cancellation is free too.
  • Get Your Guide: I love and rely on Get Your Guide for day trips – there are more than 30,000 activities in 7500 destinations, so there are plenty of choices.
  • World Nomads Insurance: When travelling, you need travel insurance. I’ve found that World Nomads provide the best cover.

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