Autumn is such a lovely time of year, despite the knowledge that the colder weather is on its way. There is so much to love about this season in Yorkshire, and it's the perfect time to plan a short break to God’s Own County.
Here are our top five reasons why you should come for a short break to Yorkshire in autumn…
1. Kicking leaves at Thorp Perrow Arboretum
An autumnal stroll through woodland on fire with reds, oranges and yellows is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and we think Thorp Perrow Arboretum is one of the finest places to do it. Discover over 100 acres of gorgeous woodland walks, trails and glades to explore. Home to one of the finest collection of trees in England, there are delights for every age group, from the heady hydrangeas gardeners will love, to the meerkats and owls for the kids.
2. Lighting up the fire
There is something inherently comforting about gazing into an open fire, the smell and crack of the wood, and warm glow around the room. Most of our Yorkshire holiday cottages have an open fire or a cosy wood burner to retreat to each evening: a heavenly way to end a morning’s walk in the crisp autumn air…and how about lighting up your wood-fired hot tub? Delights such as these can be found at The Old Reading Room and Hare Cottage.
3. Indulging at The Chocolate Supper Club
York Cocoa House is hosting a supper club which includes that most comforting of treats - chocolate! This cocoa-themed evening includes making your own chocolate lollipop and a three-course meal which is heavily influenced by chocolate, down the to the York chocolate stout. And if this has got you in the mood , then an autumn break at Nurse Cherry Cottage in Reeth will be just your thing. This cosy two-bedroom cottage is providing York Cocoa House hot chocolates on arrival – a rather gorgeous way to start your Yorkshire break…
4. Visit Aysgarth Falls
One of Wensleydale’s most famous beauty spots, Aysgarth Falls are a sight to behold in autumn after the dale has been drenched in rain. The cascading water combined with the rich colours of autumn foliage is simply breathtaking.
5. Walk up to Whitby Abbey
Dramatically perched high on a cliff, the haunting ruins of Whitby Abbey are particularly spectacular in autumn as the sun begins to rise and the early morning mist begins to drift away. It’s easy to see why the abbey was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s gothic tale of ‘Dracula’. For Halloween, there are “ghostly walks” here among other spooky things as celebrations get into full swing.
You’re tempted, aren’t you? Come and visit Yorkshire this autumn and enjoy a cosy break in one of our Gorgeous Cottages!