As you know if you follow me on Instagram, David and I spent our mini honeymoon (‘minimoon’) in North Yorkshire and we had a lot of fun and relaxation. With villages and architecture, North Yorkshire is a fun and educational trip for the whole family. From outdoor nature hikes to historical cathedrals and breathtaking country villages, North Yorkshire has something that everyone in your family can love and enjoy. If you are close enough to do a day trip or if you want to make a weekend out of it, here are a few things you should consider doing when you visit North Yorkshire.
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
The nature lover in your family will be thrilled with the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail. The trail is about 4 ½ miles long and it will take you and your family on a waterfall adventure. You will hike along the river and come across several natural waterfalls. In he wooded areas, you will come across many birds and small animals. The most interesting thing to see is the Money Tree. The Money Tree is a fallen tree where people come and hammer coins into the bark of the tree for goodluck. There are so many coins that the bark looks like the scales of a snake. Robin Hood’s Bay
This is a stunning area to visit and connect with nature. If you are bringing the family, this particular holiday park in North Yorkshire is located on the North Yorkshire Coast in Robin Hood’s Bay itself. The town is quaint and cozy with lots of shops and places to eat and drink. The most popular activity in the park is camping. You can either find a spot where you can pitch a tent and camp out with campfires and smores, or you can book a glamping cabin where you can enjoy the wonders of nature, but still have the amenities of staying in a comfortable environment. For those with motor homes, you can also rent a spot where you can park your motorhome and camp for as long as you want in your RV. Connected to nature, this place is a location for the outdoorsy members of your family & it’s so close to othe great seaside towns such as Whitby.York Minster
During Covid, pre-booking here is essential and it’s definitely worth it to get inside. This Church of England cathedral is a favorite with history and architecture buffs. The cathedral dates back to medieval times, to the 14th and 15th centuries. It is a perfect example of Gothic architecture. The inside of the cathedral has some of the most beautiful stained glass windows that are constantly being cleaned and restored. There is a crypt to explore too. The tombs are best known for their elaborate designs and constructions.
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National Railway Museum
If you are a train enthusiast or just a lover of things from the past, this National Railway Museum will be a fun time for you. I was here last month and really enjoyed it, despite not having the least interest in trains. I went to see inside the royal trains of Queen Victoria, amongst many other monarchs. It takes about two to three hours to see the entire museum, and there are several large locomotives, engines, artifacts, and historical facts about how the railway system began, who built it, and where it is heading in the future. The museum’s mission is to inspire the culture and history of the railway and its important historic significance in helping to build the nation in the past and how the railway is still significant today. The royal trains are a real wow factor.
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