The northern English region of Yorkshire makes for a perfect location for a wide variety of vacations. Whether you are looking for a natural retreat, a fun weekend with the family or you want to find a nice spa hotel where you and your partner can wash away life’s stresses, Yorkshire has it all.

Tourism numbers are up in Yorkshire as more and more tourists, domestic and international alike are beginning to rediscover what this beautiful British region can offer. If you are planning on a trip to Yorkshire then here are some of the great spots which you can visit.

York

York is quaint city which offers mazy streets, gothic architecture and an impressive 13th Century Minster which is well worth a visit. The walled city retains much of its historical Tudor and Roman charm and the city is perfect for romantic river walks and shopping as well as the chance to visit museums such as the Jorvik Viking Center and the Railway museum. Expect to spend at least a day in this wonderful little city.

Peak District

If you are up for some adventures in nature then head to the Peak District where you can immerse yourself in the British countryside. The best way to see this woodland region is with a hiking or bike tour and here you will also find lots of other activities to get involved with. For those looking for something a little more exciting, the caving tours on offer here are magnificent and you can head down below the surface to discover these historic geological formations.

Yorkshire Dales

This vast National Park offers over 650 miles of upland countryside which you can explore, rolling valleys, forests, rural villages and extensive farmland are what you will find here and it is one of the best regions to get away from it all. If you are looking for some remote tranquility then renting a cottage in the Yorkshire Dales is a great way to find it. There are museums and churches, ruins and towns throughout but the best way to enjoy this region is to get your hiking boots on and go an discover what the natural landscape has in store for you.

Hull

Once considered a city that was somewhat dull and dreary, Hull has worked hard and invested well to catapult itself to a position where it is widely considered to be one of the best places to visit in the UK. Hull is the 2017 UK City of Culture and there is much to discover here on the east side of Yorkshire. Hull presents you with the chance to learn about its history as an important fishing port as well as being able to enjoy modern installations such as the futuristic Scale Lane Bridge and The Deep, a Guggenheim-style building which doubles up as museum and aquarium. The most iconic image of Hull is the huge Humber Bridge which was once the longest suspension bridge in the world and traveling over it is quite an experience.

Yorkshire offers tourists so much and whether you are looking for a city break or a natural retreat, this is the place to do it.