10 thrifty things to do in Yorkshire
If you are looking for thrifty things to do in Yorkshire then you need look no further. I have a selection of brilliant activities and places to visit that won’t bust the budget but will guarantee a fabulous visit to one of the most lovely parts of the UK. Yorkshire has it all moors and beaches, culture, city life and history. It is a fantastic place to visit for a holiday and I have done so many times.
1. Visit Robin Hoods Bay – this quirky little coastal village is just gorgeous and the lovely walk down to the bay and exploring the coves will bring so much entertainment for the whole family. It really is such a historic and naturally beautiful place to visit and explore and it won’t cost a penny.
2. Yorkshire sculpture park – an art lovers delhttp://www.bronte-country.com/haworth/howarth.htmlight and a great way to introduce children to art and sculpture too and you only pay for car parking. Yorkshire Sculpture Park was the first sculpture garden of its kind in the UK and is the largest sculpture park in Europe. It has a ‘world-class’, year-round temporary exhibitions programme including some of the world’s leading artists across five indoor galleries and the open air as well as a permanent exhibition including Hepworth and Moore. A must see and unbelievably good that it is free.
3.How about a day out in Haworth and a walk on the moors from the area in which the Bronte sisters lived . Fans of the books w find many recognisable buildings and features and it will be like stepping into the landscape of the stories.
4. York museum gardens are very popular and much loved. They are botanic gardens in the centre of York, England, beside the River Ouse. They cover an area of 10acre of the former grounds of St Mary‘s Abbey, and were created in the 1830s the Yorkshire Museum is in their grounds and they are a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by (and have an icecream or a hot choc)
5. Stunning Wakefield cathedral have free lunchtime concerts on a Tuesday at 1pm – how fabulous!
6. York itself is a vibrant and vital city with so much to see and do from York Minster to the city walls, the railway museum and well there is even a York Ghost tour and Betty’s tea room! An city of abundance
7. How about visiting Whitby- home of Dracula, fishing boats, fish and chips and English charm. A lovely coastal resort with winding streets and abbey ruins. One of my favourite places in the whole of England.
8. Eden Camp isn’t free but its is worth every penny of the £30 family ticket to get in. It covers British military and social history from 1914 onwards and was actually originally a prisoner of war camp!
9. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is spectacular, the remains of mines, spectacular waterfalls, stone villages and an underground labyrinth of caves make this a unique, interesting and beautiful landscape and their are many many gorgeous walks to be had.
10. And when it comes to looking for somewhere to stay then Ingrid Flute’s Yorkshire Holiday CottagesThis is Yorkshire’s largest independent, family-owned self catering agency and they have over 400 cottages throughout Yorkshire everything from ‘fisherman’s cottage or a stunning seaside apartment, a chocolate-box country cottage or a traditional farmhouse,’ they also have eco lodges which I really do fancy!
So there is a wealth of inexpensive things to do and free things to see and explore in Yorkshire and their really is something for every one!