Looking for Yurts in Yorkshire? Yurts are super fun for kids and make fantastic family holidays. As the largest county in the UK, Yorkshire has a lot to offer visitors in terms of scenery and activities.
From the rolling Yorkshire dales to the long and varied coastline, encompassing many quaint seaside towns, and other vibrant local attractions. Some of our favourite family attractions in this area include Forbidden Corner and Lightwater Valley.
Where to Stay in a Yurt in Yorkshire
Yurtshire Fountains Yew Tree House in Ripon, North Yorkshire
Set in the Nidderdale AONB, the six Yurtshire Fountains yurts are housed in a verdant meadow surrounded by natural scenery and are just one mile away from the National Trust property, the Fountains Abbey and Studley Park World Heritage Site.
The yurts are cosy and rustic, featuring a double bed, additional single and double futons, private flushing toilet and gas-powered shower. You’ll also find private kitchen facilities, decking area and a private hot tub.
Dogs are also permitted to stay in two of the six yurts.
Yurtshire Eavestone Lake in Eavestone Ripon, North Yorkshire
Available from June 2021, this brand new location for Yurtshire is set in stunning woodland in the Nidderdale AONB, where the seven yurts are a short distance from Eavestone Lake.
The yurts are cosy and rustic, featuring a double bed, an additional single futon, private flushing toilet and gas-powered shower, private kitchen facilities, decking area and a private hot tub. Dogs are also permitted to stay in three of the seven yurts.
Swaledale Yurts in Keld, North Yorkshire
The five spacious and well-equipped yurts sleep up to five people on real beds, with wood-burning stoves, sofas and a dining area. The yurts are hooked up to electricity however no cooking is allowed to ensure the longevity of the tent fabric, instead a fully equipped campers barn with pots and pans is available for guest use.
The hosts also offer cooked evening meals, hot or cold breakfast, and packed lunches. Well behaved dogs can stay at these yurts but stays with pets are subject to an additional cleaning charge.
Guests have the option to book the large guests-only hot tub – at an additional charge – and enjoy the scenic views of the rolling Yorkshire countryside.
What to do in Yorkshire
With a wealth of natural beauty in Yorkshire, including the famous Yorkshire dales national park, it’s no wonder the county is bursting with wonders of nature. Here are just a few spectacular sites to tick off on your visit, including rock formations, caves, waterfalls, and more:
- Brimham Rocks
- Stump Cross Caverns
- Spurn Point
- Hull Pot
- Cow and Calf Rocks
- Hardraw Force
- Malham Cove
- Howgill Fells
- Gaping Gill
- Flamborough Head
- Mother Shipton’s Cave
- Janet’s Foss
If, however, you prefer to keep your feet dry, there are plenty of other activities around Yorkshire to peak your interest. Take a trip to the Wensleydale Creamery for a lesson in cheesemaking, and all the cheese samples you could possibly consume of this local delicacy.
For those whose admiration lie in architecture rather than landscapes, the extensive ruins and museum at Rievaulx Abbey near Helmsley make for a fascinating excursion – as does the 7th century remains of the Christian monastery, Whitby Abbey which overlook the North Sea at Whitby.
Whitby itself is considered one of the most popular UK seaside destinations, and for good reason. With a quaint seaside aesthetic, bursting with activities such as the Captain Cook memorial museum, or boat trips out to see whales and other wildlife, Whitby is another attraction to add to your list.