Destination guide

Head to the historical city of North Yorkshire

The area's history and museums are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to North Yorkshire. This city's shopping, restaurants and beaches attract many visitors, as does its romantic and welcoming location. Take in top local attractions such as Fountains Abbey and Turkish Baths and Health Spa. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around North Yorkshire

Do you want to discover attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes North Yorkshire a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Turkish Baths and Health Spa (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • York Dungeon (21.1 mi / 34 km)
  • Townclose Hills Nature Reserve (29.5 mi / 47.5 km)
  • Falconry UK (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Ripon Racecourse (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Talon Falconry Birds of Prey Centre (6 mi / 9.6 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in North Yorkshire

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 20°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in North Yorkshire

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, North Yorkshire is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Townclose Hills Nature Reserve (29.5 mi / 47.5 km)
  • Studley Royal Park (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Thorp Perrow Arboretum (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Sutton Bank National Park Centre (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Redwood Park Fishing Lakes (12.1 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Mother Shipton's Cave (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around North Yorkshire

Fly into Durham (MME-Tees Valley), the closest airport, located 22.2 mi (35.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), which is 24.2 mi (39 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Thirsk Station, Northallerton Station and Knaresborough Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay near North York?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,229 holiday rentals near North York. From 2,744 Cottages to 2,744 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near North York for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in North York?

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

  • Craven District: 1,359 holiday rentals
  • Whitby: 1,982 holiday rentals
  • Richmond: 593 holiday rentals
  • Hawes: 1,149 holiday rentals
  • Harrogate: 1,009 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in North York! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in North York?

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

  • Whitby: 1,982 holiday homes
  • Richmond: 593 holiday homes
  • Hawes: 1,149 holiday homes
  • Harrogate: 1,009 holiday homes
  • Pickering: 1,881 holiday homes

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 North York?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in North York are:

  • Harrogate (HRT-RAF Linton-on-Ouse): 1,207 holiday houses
  • Manchester Airport (MAN): 816 holiday houses
  • Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA): 922 holiday houses

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in North York?

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

  • Yorkshire Dales National Park: 2,124 holiday rentals
  • Robin Hood's Bay Beach: 2,019 holiday rentals
  • Whitby Harbour: 1,935 holiday rentals
  • Wensleydale: 1,093 holiday rentals
  • Bolton Priory: 1,135 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around North York 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 homes.

Explore destinations around North York

Whitby
1,982 holiday rentals
Richmond
593 holiday rentals
Hawes
1,149 holiday rentals
Harrogate
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Pickering
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Staithes
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Airton
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Cayton
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Tadcaster
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Redmire
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860 holiday rentals
Muker
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Giggleswick
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Sinnington
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