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And the Oscar goes to… Yorkshire!

We were absolutely delighted to see Yorkshire named as Europe’s Top Destination last month at the 2013 World Travel Awards in Turkey.   Known as the Travel Industry’s ‘Oscars’ this annual event recognised Yorkshire this year as having a winning formula of stunning landscapes, diverse attractions and vibrant towns and cities.

Sutton Bank - Yorkshire

I couldn’t agree more!  And in honour of this fabulous award I’ve chosen just a few of my favourite things to do on holiday in Yorkshire…

Yorkshire – Top European Destination 2013

The Victorian Spa Town of Harrogate

Turkish Baths - Harrogate

Wander around the many independent shops, art galleries and antique dealers.  Stop for lunch at Van Zellers or indulge with Afternoon Tea at Bettys before refreshing body and mind at the Turkish Baths.  A wonderful way to spend the day!  Stay a while and book one of our gorgeous luxury self-catering apartments in Harrogate.

Wonder at Yorkshire’s Waterfalls

Asygarth Falls - Yorkshire Dales

My personal favourite is the collection of waterfalls at Ingleton Falls, and there is a lovely circular walk here that takes in some wonderful Yorkshire Dales scenery.  But there’s also Hardraw Force, Asygarth Falls and Gordale Scar to name a few others.  Challenge yourself to see them all and choose one of our luxury Yorkshire Dales cottages as your basecamp!

Walking in the Yorkshire Wolds

Walking in the Yorkshire Wolds

The Yorkshire Wolds are Yorkshire’s best kept secret.  This beautiful landscape inspired many of David Hockney’s best known works and when you spend some time here it’s easy to see why.  The gentle rolling hills are a pleasure to look at and walk amongst and if you’re a keen cyclist this is perfect cycling country too.  Be inspired to paint or walk yourself – book a holiday in one of our gorgeous Yorkshire Wold’s Cottages

Yorkshire Cottage Holidays

Cedar Cottage - North York Moors

I could go on for some time picking out many more highlights from a holiday to Yorkshire, but I think the above gives some insight into why this beautiful county piped the likes of London, Madrid and Rome to be Europe’s Top Destination 2013.  And I think another reason is the quality of accommodation here, just like Cedar Cottage above.  We are proud to be known as the luxury Yorkshire specialists, if you haven’t experienced the delights of Yorkshire then what are you waiting for!  Book one of Gorgeous Cottages luxury Yorkshire Cottages now and discover it for yourself!

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