Here are some highlights, why not plan an early escape?
Did you know, you can book hotels, B&Bs and cosy camp and glamp sites here on the England’s Coast website?
East Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Coast
Stretching from the Tees estuary to the Humber estuary along England’s east coast, this glorious seaside stretch offers lots of lesser-known spots and new experiences to discover this winter:
- For history and literature buffs, the Tolkien Triangle (spanning Hornsea, Spurn Head, and Kingston-upon-Hull) is a fascinating delve into the Lord of the Rings author J R R Tolkein’s time living in East Yorkshire during WW1; the area’s landscape and coastline is known to have inspired his writing.
- Families will love exploring Sewerby Hall & Gardens, with its dramatic clifftop position and spectacular views over Bridlington, rich history, woodland walks and delightful zoo featuring SikaSika Deer, Capuchin Monkeys and Raccoon Dogs.
- Nature lovers will enjoy chilly coastal walks in the crisp winter air, taking in panoramic views, wonderful wildlife and tranquil moorland – particularly lovely stretches of the coast include the Ravenscar to Robin Hood’s Bay 11-mile circular route, following the old Scarborough-to-Whitby railway line and taking in wild Howdale Moor, and a linear walk from Runswick Bay which follows a section of the Cleveland Way National Trail, taking in captivating coastal views.
- Gourmands can refuel with tempting and warming food and drink, such as a White Biscoff Hot Chocolate from Ruby Soho in Bridlington, perhaps followed by Yorkshire’s very first whisky distillery – the Spirit of Yorkshire in Hunmanby – along with the Seaview Restaurant in Saltburn, which offers the very best fish and chips along with dramatic coastal views.
Check out our Yorkshire Region to research and book your trip.
North York Moors National Park
Encompassing coast, moorland, forest and dale, the North York Moors is unique, reconnect with nature this winter
- Astronomy enthusiasts will love the area’s famed Dark Skies – in December 2020, the NYMNP was designated an International Dark Sky Reserve, officially making it one of the best places in the country from which to see the stars and galaxies. Visit the Dark Sky Discovery Suites at the two National Park Centres, in Sutton Bank and Danby, and the Dalby Observatory in Dalby Forest, for some of the best views.
- Shoppers and foodies should head to the bustling market towns and villages dotted along the coast, with their charming stone-built architecture, chocolate-box houses, picturesque harbours and even wandering sheep! Arty Staithes is home to numerous art and craft galleries, studios and independent boutiques. The old smugglers’ haunt of Robin Hood’s Bay boasts secret passages and hiding places for exploring, breath-taking clifftop walks, and outstanding local food and drink, including the locally produced real ale Baytown, artisan coffee roasters Baytown Coffee Company, and the sea-view Fish Box restaurant.
Research and book your trip on our dedicated North York Moors page