Staying in the Vale of York provides visitors with miles of lush green countryside to explore. Whether you like to explore by foot or bike, you will be able to see beautiful streams, rivers, and wildlife. The Vale of York has so much for visitors to see and do from family attractions and beautiful gardens to historical landmarks and tea rooms.
Whether you’re visiting with the whole family, a group of friends or your partner, the Vale of York is the perfect destination for your next UK holiday. Visit some of the activities and attractions including Thirsk Museum, and Sutton Park which is dog-friendly and a great place to enjoy a walk in the Yorkshire countryside.
The city of York is a must-visit when you’re staying in the Vale of York. This Roman city is packed full of history! Take a walk on the city walls and visit the Shambles, dating back to the 14th century this medieval narrow street is full of quaint shops in the original timber-framed buildings.
Visit in November or December for the Christmas Market and in the summer months, you can enjoy a boat ride on the river.
Choosing to stay in a cottage provides the perfect base for exploring the beauty of the Vale of York. Enjoy a good night’s sleep in the comfort of your own cottage before exploring the surrounding countryside and the city of York. Then return with goodies from the city and relax in your cosy cottage or enjoy al fresco dinner in the summer. There are cottages throughout the Vale of York to suit all tastes, budgets and group sizes.
The Stables is a lovely cottage that offers stunning views of the surrounding Howardian Hills. This pet-friendly cottage sleeps up to 6 guests and 2 dogs, providing the perfect base for a family with dogs. Ivy Cottage on Nelson Parks is another dog-friendly option which sleeps 2 and is close to the city of York. This cottage is ideal for a couple who want to enjoy a countryside break with easy access to the city. There is also a hot tub which is a fabulous addition for guests to enjoy after a day of exploring.