An expert guide to holidays in Yorkshire | Telegraph Travel

Yorkshire is one of the most picturesque areas in the UK, combining a mixture of seaside towns and rolling countryside with bustling city centres and quaint villages. If you’re looking for a little break from it all, then a weekend getaway in Yorkshire is one of the best places you can go if you want to pack a lot into a weekend, but still enjoy a restful and relaxing break. 

Whether you’re into action and adventure, are a die-hard foodie or simply like to take in the scenery, you won’t be short of things to do and see across Yorkshire. Let’s take a look at a guide to planning the perfect weekend break in Yorkshire.

Rest and Relaxation

If you want to spend your weekend relaxing and resting, then why not enjoy a nice spa break at the Titanic Spa – the UK’s first Eco-Spa, based in the heart of Yorkshire. Here, you can enjoy a range of different spa treatments, all whilst making the most of the luxurious spa facilities, including their Heat & Ice Experience, outdoor hot tub and salt pool. Whether you visit for a day trip, or make the most of your visit with an overnight stay in one of the luxury apartments, you’re sure to leave feeling refreshed and relaxed! Be sure to visit the restaurant for delicious, fresh food during your trip, too! 

Food Hotspots

Thanks to the eclectic mixture of landscapes, Yorkshire is home to some amazing food spots and hidden gems. From fine dining and Michelin-starred restaurants, to gastropubs and food markets, there is plenty of choice in and around Yorkshire, no matter where you’re staying! Head to a coastal town, such as Whitby, if you want excellent fresh fish and chips, or for Michelin dining, book a spot at The Black Swan at Oldstead. For a delicious brunch, check out The Blue Barbakan in York (the baked duck eggs are a must-have!). 

Shop til You Drop

There are some great shopping spots in Yorkshire where shopaholics are sure to love visiting. York is home to some fantastic unique shops, or if you’re looking for high street stores, take a visit to Victoria Leeds – one of the best shopping centres in Leeds – for shopping in a dramatic and unique setting (did you know that Victoria Leeds is home to the largest single pane of stained glass in the UK?). 

Action-Packed Adventures

There are plenty of fun things to do in Yorkshire if you’re on the lookout for an activity. In Leeds, why not try your hand at axe throwing or try out a gin tasting (be sure to make the most out of parking in Leeds and enjoy yourself!). If you’re a fan of hiking or outdoor adventures, be sure to visit the Yorkshire Dales and explore the vast landscapes and hidden beauty spots that it has to offer. There are also fun outdoor activities you can try your hand at, such as mountain biking, abseiling or bouldering across Yorkshire. 

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