Five reasons to spend your spring break in North Yorkshire

PUBLISHED: 14:52 19 March 2014 | UPDATED: 14:52 19 March 2014

Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral

Joan Russell Photography

North Yorkshire has got everything that you need to relax and enjoy yourself

It’s a peaceful break away

North Yorkshire is surrounded with beautiful countryside and picturesque scenery. You’ll enjoy the fresh air and you’ll come home feeling refreshed and with a clear mind, there’s something about the country air that allows you to put your thoughts into perspective.


In North Yorkshire you won’t be short of things to look at. It is home to some of the most beautiful ruins in the UK, including Fountains Abbey – which is a must see and holds over nine hundred years of history. There’s also the Ripon Cathedral which has a history of almost fourteen centuries. Almost every building you come across during your stay will catch your eye with it’s incredibly structure.

Take in the country

If you’re from a busy city but you’re looking for a break away in the country to get away from it all then you won’t be disappointed with North Yorkshire. To make the most of the country, visit the Yorkshire Dales and Malham Cove and Gordale, both beautiful places where you can stroll through at your own pace and simply enjoy the views.


In North Yorkshire there is plenty of culture to delve into. Take a trip on a steam train from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and experience what travel was like back then or visit the York Castle Museum or the York Dungeon – there’s always plenty to do..

Weather doesn’t matter

The weather won’t affect your break in North Yorkshire because it looks beautiful in all weathers. Ensure that you bring some comfy shoes that will keep your feet dry and a rain mac in case it does rain and you’ll be set to explore in any weather.

With the culture, beautiful architecture and stunning views in North Yorkshire, you’re guaranteed to have a good time. You’ll never be bored, and the fresh air will give you a new lease of life. Your spring break away is your time to relax so take things slowly – there’s no rush and with so much to do you’ll find something that you enjoy doing. You may want a historical break where you learn about the story behind North Yorkshire, or maybe you want an active weekend involving hiking, or maybe you want a bit of both. Whatever you want to get from your break away, we’re sure that you’re going to have a fantastic time and that you’ll want to come back again.

Post contributed by Abigail Clapham on behalf of Warner Leisure Hotels

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