The North’s Best Staycation Spots
by Northern Life
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for – the return of staycation holidays! Given the impact of travel restrictions over the past year, many of us have grown to appreciate the beautiful surroundings that exist on our very doorstep.
Speaking of which, the team at Arlo Wolf have compiled a list of the best staycation spots to pay a visit to in the north. From sandy beaches, cobblestone streets and lush green landscapes, it goes without saying that this beloved part of the UK really does have it all.
When it comes to staycation holidays, the Lake District is a tourist hotspot. Whether you’re in the mood for wild camping or luxurious glamping, this destination caters for everyone. What’s more, there are so many places to stay here. Love to boat and hike? Be sure to check out Ullswater. If exploring cultural sites is more of your thing, Windermere offers a step into the world of Beatrix Potter.
Yorkshire is commonly referred to as “God’s own country” and it’s so easy to see why when you have sceneries such as The Yorkshire Dales. From Ingleton Waterfalls Trail to Malham Cove, this destination is every hiker’s dream. You may already be tired of walking after lockdown, but the sights offered by this place are truly spectacular. So, don’t forget to pack those walking boots if you plan to venture out here.
North York Moors
Located close to the medieval city of York are the North York Moors. If you’re looking for coastal heaven, look no further than the truly delightful places offered by this national park, such as Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby. As well as offering idyllic sea views, the entire area of North York Moors comprises over 1,4000 miles of natural beauty and is home to the likes of pine forests and rolling hills. You may also see plenty of animals during your walks here; including roe deers, badgers and even hawks.
Haworth, West Yorkshire
Calling all literary lovers! The charming village of Haworth is the place to be if you’re looking to dive into a sea of rich history. For those that do not know, Haworth was home to the famous Bronte sisters; Charlotte, Emily and Ann. In addition to its magnificent culture and cobblestone streets, Haworth also offers a touch of greenery and this lies in its central park and the trail leading to the culturally famous Top Withens farmhouse.
Cheshire offers a breath of fresh air away from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life – there is no wonder why so many Mancunians are choosing to retire or move here! A place in the county that truly stands out is the tranquil village of Disley. As well as the lovely selection of holiday rentals on offer here, tourists can explore the National Trust attraction of Lyme Park, which is situated at the heart of the village. There are also plenty of other walking trails to enjoy – Macclesfield Canal is a particularly recommended point of interest.
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Forget the Spanish sandy beaches, the sceneries offered by the coastal town of Scarborough will make you feel like you are abroad. This lovely place is suited in a horseshoe-shaped bay that is nestled on the North Sea. What’s more, there is a 12th-century castle that overlooks the entire area! Did we just describe heaven?
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
There is nothing like a relaxing break in a quaint market town, which is why we have included this final suggestion. Boasting gorgeous canal views, fantastic walking trails and a bustling village atmosphere, Hebden Bridge is the very place to escape and unwind. An iconic tourist attraction you must pay a visit to is Hardcastle Crags, a National Trust destination that offers over 15 miles of footpaths to explore. Perfect for being at one with nature!
And there you have it! Seven spectacular Northern staycation spots that are guaranteed to blow those lockdown cobwebs away. We all know that the weather in this part of the UK can be very unpredictable so be sure to bring your sunglasses, warm jacket, umbrella, walking boots, and flip flops. In other words, be prepared for all of the elements!