Rugged coastlines and romantic towns. Windy moors and cosy pubs. North Yorkshire’s got them all.
Rugged coastlines and romantic towns. Windy moors and cosy pubs. North Yorkshire’s got the lot.
Take a trip to Whitby where you’ll find Captain Cook’s old gaff (it’s a memorial museum these days) and the ruined gothic Abbey that inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula. You’ll see odes to old Drac’ everywhere here, plus there’s an annual Goth Weekend festival to celebrate.
Any Harry Potter fans in tow? Goathland Station (up in the North York Moors National Park) was where they filmed the Hogwarts Express arriving at Hogsmeade for the first time in the films, so it’s a perfect Insta-opportunity. Then there’s The Shambles in York – the timber-framed buildings and cobbled streets apparently inspired Diagon Alley.
There’s plenty of nature round here too. Both the Moors and Yorkshire Dales are cracking for families or grown-up weekends exploring.
The Tan Hill Inn is located in the Yorkshire Dales, 1,732 feet above sea level.