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Five reasons for a Yorkshire autumn break holiday cottages

Five reasons for a Yorkshire autumn break

Kate A 01 October 2015

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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

Autumn leaves

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

Evergreen Cottage Richmond (15)

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.

3. Indulging at The Chocolate Supper Club

York Cocoa House Chocolate Suppers

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.

4. Visit Aysgarth Falls

Visit Aysgarth Falls in the autumn

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

Walk up to Whitby Abbey in the autumn

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!

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