On a cottage holiday visitors will find Scarborough is well served with some good museums and historic musical venues. The distinctive Rotunda Museum is dedicated to the geological importance of the area and displays fossils and exhibits from London’s Natural History Museum, together with a contemporary section filled with multi media and interactive displays on the Dinosaur Coast and the importance of the many geological sites on Yorkshire’s coastline. Once the delights of the museum have been exhausted, step outside and follow the interpretive trails to uncover the delights of the historic Valley Gardens.
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Two wide sandy bays, dominated by a cliff top castle, harbour and rugged coastline have kept cottage holidaymakers coming back to Scarborough over the years. One of the Yorkshire Coast’s premier resorts, it has plenty to offer the visitor, from seaside activity, shopping, historic houses and castles and contemporary visitor attractions, such as the Sealife Centre and the Rotunda Museum.
One of the most vibrant, entertaining and historic cities in the UK, York is a must visit for anyone booking a holiday cottage stay in the North Yorkshire area. With a rich, royal heritage, ancient cathedral and famous Minster, historic streets, contemporary bars and restaurants, traditional cafes and tea rooms, fabulous and innovative shopping and a picturesque riverside location, York is a superb and compact destination which will satisfy the most demanding of visitors. With a proximity to the quaint fishing villages and larger resorts of the Yorkshire Coast and the tranquil, purple beauty of the North Yorks Moors National Park, the city and its surroundings makes an ideal place for anyone seeking to discover this most beautiful corner of the British Isles.
Nestling in an enviable location between the Howardian Hills to the south and the North Yorks Moors National Park to the north, Pickering is an attractive market town, home to an ancient, ruined castle and to the longest steam railway in the country, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Many cottage holiday visitors come to the town for the railway, but there are plenty of other excellent attractions worth taking in. The spire of St. Peter and St. Paul’s parish church dominates Pickering; pay a visit inside to see the astonishingly colourful medieval frescoes, which still adorn the walls. Market day runs every Monday, and the local market, together with a good selection of shops and a wide range of places to eat make the countryside surrounding Pickering a good base for a North Yorkshire holiday cottage stay.
The East Riding town of Beverley, on the North Yorks moors, is famed for horse racing and its ancient Minster. A picturesque town, with fine gothic and mediaeval buildings and some good specialist shopping, Beverley’s Minster is less famous than that of neighbouring York, but is nonetheless a fine example of magnificent mediaeval architecture, and an extraordinarily imposing building for a town of its small size. Cathedral-like, the massive twin Minster dominates the horizon for miles around. Beverley Racecourse is the town’s other main attraction, and many enthusiasts come here to enjoy a day at the famous races. Others still come for various festivals of growing repute; the Folk Festival runs each June at a variety of venues around town, whilst the Beverley Literature Festival takes place every October.
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