Find the best place to stay — Yorkshire

Where to stay around Yorkshire?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,284 holiday lettings near Yorkshire. From 3,473 cottages to 889 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Yorkshire is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Yorkshire?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Yorkshire. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Lake District National Park: 3,084 holiday homes
  • Peak District National Park: 1,658 holiday homes
  • Cumbria: 3,104 holiday homes
  • Whitby: 1,513 holiday homes
  • Derbyshire: 1,154 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Yorkshire! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Yorkshire?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Yorkshire with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Whitby: 1,513 holiday lettings
  • York: 606 holiday lettings
  • Scarborough: 604 holiday lettings
  • Filey: 650 holiday lettings
  • Manchester: 358 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Yorkshire?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Yorkshire are:

  • Humberside Airport (HUY): 166 self catering accommodations
  • Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA): 585 self catering accommodations
  • Durham Tees Valley Airport (MME): 420 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Yorkshire?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Yorkshire. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Yorkshire Dales National Park: 850 holiday rentals
  • Peak District National Park Authority: 1,402 holiday rentals
  • Manchester Central (GMEX): 443 holiday rentals
  • Sherwood Forest Country Park: 211 holiday rentals
  • York Minster: 721 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Yorkshire listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday rental property or cottage in Yorkshire & Humberside your home away from home

Although Yorkshire and Humberside is no longer an official county of England, the region term is still useful for describing the region of northeast England. The Yorkshire and Humberside region covers a huge amount of land from Grimsby to Darlington, taking in vibrant cities, stunning stretches of coastline and magnificent, wild countryside.

Things to do on holiday in Yorkshire & Humberside

A holiday cottage in Yorkshire & Humberside is the perfect base for an English walking holiday. The landscape is so varied, from the rugged cliffs of the coastal paths to the wild, windswept moors and undulating hills of the Yorkshire Dales, that you will be able to find a completely different walk for each day of your holiday in Yorkshire and Humberside. Whether you are heading to a holiday cottage in the region with a sturdy pair of walking boots, a saddle and bridle or a bicycle pump, you will be spoilt for choice of terrain. Some of the best places to get out into the Yorkshire and Humberside countryside include the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Peak District National Park, the North York Moors, Ingleton Waterfalls, Bridestones Moor or Bempton Cliffs Nature Reserve on the coast. Wildlife thrives in the unspoilt regions of Yorkshire and Humberside, and many happy hours can be spent in the Bempton Cliffs RSPB Park or Blacktoft Sands or rock-pooling in Robin Hood’s Bay.

There are around 270 miles of waterways in the Yorkshire and Humberside region, much of it highly suited to leisure. Fishing is a very important and popular activity in Yorkshire, and permits, advice and information can be found in a huge number of towns and villages. Alternatively you can go sailing, water skiing, jet skiing or even surfing in Scarborough.

There are over 100 miles of undiscovered coastline in Yorkshire and Humberside. The famous spit at Spurn Head is constantly moving its beach boundaries, but the best beaches can be found in the hidden coves and fishing villages which line the coast. The wide, flat sands of Bridlington have made it a traditional favourite, but the spectacular cliffs of Flamborough Head may be more your style. That is the wonderful thing with taking a cottage in Yorkshire and Humberside; if the surroundings aren’t absolutely perfect, travel a few short miles!

Places to visit on holiday in Yorkshire & Humberside

Many people take Yorkshire and Humberside accommodation with no intention of venturing out into the countryside due to the enormous wealth of vibrant cities in the region. Leeds, Sheffield, York, Bradford and Hull are the largest cities in Yorkshire and Humberside, with both Leeds and York have held the yearly crown of best city break destination in Britain in previous years. The cities and towns of the region have a delightful blend of old and new throughout, bringing them in line with modern life yet holding on strongly to what has made them great. As a result, there is a huge amount of entertainment to be enjoyed, from Opera to sporting clashes all set to the backdrop of historical pride. Some of the best historical sights include the Bradford Mill Village, Leeds’ Victorian Quarter and the Victorian Turkish Baths in York.

A cottage in Yorkshire is also a great base for trips to Cumbria. If you prefer you can also rent one of our cottages in Lake District and make your family holidays in England memorable.

Weather in Yorkshire & Humberside

Yorkshire and Humberside benefits from a very mild climate. In summer, average temperatures remain around 21°C, whilst in winter, temperatures remain above 5°C although rain is not uncommon.

Travel to Yorkshire & Humberside

Reaching a holiday cottage in Yorkshire and Humberside is very easy. There are a number of airports in the area, the largest of which is the Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) which receives many national flights. Alternatively, the area is a maze of train and road links.


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Attractions in and around Yorkshire

Have time to spare and looking for things to do around Yorkshire? Local attractions include York Dungeon, Magna Science Adventure Centre and York Maze. Don't miss landmarks such as York Minster and Merchant Adventurers' Hall, and unique cultural highlights such as Yorkshire Air Museum and York Castle Museum. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, experience the natural beauty of Townclose Hills Nature Reserve and Peace Gardens. You could easily spend a day shopping at Shambles, Coppergate Shopping Centre and King's Square. Don't forget to buy tickets if you want to attend a game or event at First Direct Arena or Ponds Forge International Sports Centre. Other popular places to visit in town include Clifford's Tower, Jorvik Viking Centre and York National Railway Museum.