Written by : sshields
Published on:: 20/07/2016
We recently asked our followers on Twitter for their favourite places to visit in Yorkshire during the summer holidays. We picked out some of our favourites and did some digging into these attractions…
“A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises, created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
The Temple of the underworld, the eye of the Needle, a huge pyramid made of translucent glass, paths and passages that lead nowhere, and extraordinary statues at every turn, there are decisions to make and tricks to avoid, a day out with a difference that will challenge and delight children of all ages.”
More information and ticket prices can be found on the park’s website: http://www.theforbiddencorner.co.uk/
From Yorkshire Wildlife Trust:
“Big skies and ever changing wildlife make the evocative landscape of Spurn one of the Trust’s most iconic nature reserves. Whether you go by foot, bike or aboard a Spurn Safari (sorry – no vehicular access down to the Point) visiting is always an adventure.
For full information about visiting Spurn, including Spurn Lighthouse opening hours, Blue Bell Cafe opening hours, Spurn Safaris and more, click here: www.ywt.org.uk/spurn-national-nature-reserve”
“Malham Cove is a huge curving amphitheatre shaped cliff formation of limestone rock.
The vertical face of the cliff is about 260 feet high. The top of the cove is a large area of deeply eroded limestone pavement, of a strange pattern rarely seen in England. The majesty of Malham Cove looks out over the Village of Malham and has been attracting visitors for centuries.”
From National Trust’s website:
“At just 1,049 feet (320 m) high, Roseberry Topping may not be the biggest hill you'll ever see, but it will certainly be one of the most distinctive. Its shape, caused by the combination of a geological fault and a mining collapse in 1912 has made the hill the most beloved landmark in the Tees Valley area. With its half-cone summit and jagged cliff, some say it reminds them of the Matterhorn in Switzerland.
While many visitors come to conquer the hill, there's plenty more to do besides with a fantastic array of habitats to discover. Explore bluebell woods, heather moorland, the open expanses of Roseberry Common and a long abandoned quarry.”
As Teresa says, it’s a great spot for a picnic. Click here to see some of our favourite picnic spots.
Castle Howard is one of Britain’s finest historic houses, situated just outside York in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Built over 300 years ago by Sir John Vanbrugh, today it remains home to the Howard family.
Discover the house at your own pace, admiring its awe-inspiring architecture, interiors and world-renowned collections, with something to capture everyone’s imagination. Friendly and knowledgeable guides are on hand to share stories of the house, family and artwork with visitors of all ages.
What are your favourite places to visit in Yorkshire? Let us know in the comments below.
By Steven Shields, Social Media Executive & Content Writer for The Car People.