I am Yorkshire, through and through. This place makes my heart sing. With gorgeous scenery from the Dales to the Moors, with vibrant, cosmopolitan cities such as Leeds & York. Even the lesser known beauties such as Ilkey Moor, Wakefield Sculpture Park and more. There is without a doubt something to tickle everyone’s fancy. Growing up we spent a lot of time in our caravan in a little place called, Sowerby which is just up the road from Bridlington. We’d spend days heading to Whitby, Filey and Flamborough Head and getting ice-cream drunk and eating fresh fish & chips. The simplicity of it all is exactly what I love about holidaying here in the UK!


As much as I love the coast, I also enjoy getting my walking boots and heading around the county for long dog walks. Some of my fave spots are Harewood House, a fantastic circular walk of about 7 miles, that certainly gets the heart pumping. Walking around the grounds of the Estate and taking in the countryside air is something I long for every weekend.

If I’m feeling indulgent and in a fun mood we will head up to the Dales. First, we will head to the Forbidden Corner. A labyrinth of excitement. What is described as a “Private Pleasure Garden” it was built during the Victorian Era in Tupgill Park and boasts a maze, moving floors and even the possibility of getting splashed. It’s a great day out for not just families, but the big kids like me! Alas, no trip to the Dales is complete without heading to Hawes and indulging at the Wensleydale Cheese Factory (my tummy rumbles just thinking about it!)

York Ball man

York Minster

Bessies Yorkshire Preserves

My hometown of York offers boutique, designer and high street shopping. There is something for everyone and not only with the amazing shopping but the sights that come with it, from the towering, Gothic, York Minster to the Roman Walls that protect the city, it’s a city that holds plenty of beauty. And if you want to escape the city again, why not head to the North Yorkshire Moors and enjoy a trip on the infamous steam trains from Pickering which call in at Grosmont, Whitby and Levisham. You are in true heartbeat country here!




Would you like to explore more of Yorkshire?

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Yorkshire needs to be celebrated, so we want to see your photos on Twitter & Instagram, tagged with #DiscoverYorkshire and @sykescottages, of you enjoying it in all it’s splendid glory. From gorgeous coastlines, to pretty forests to even enjoying a classic Yorkshire Tea brew in the comfort of your home! Get creative and you could win a £250 holiday voucher to be spent on your own home from home with Syke’s Cottages, plus even more Yorkshire themed goodies to boot!

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5 comments so far.
  • Leanne

    we also visited sowerby loads when I was younger, I think it was the place to be growing up in Yorkshire! will definitely be taking part in the competition, thanks for the post x

    • HAHA! It must be a 90’s thing. It brings back so many lovely memories for me too. Good luck in the contest!
      Bee xxx

  • Yorkshire is simply the best. So much diversity and beauty.

    • I could simply not agree more!
      Bee xxx

  • Kel

    Yorkshire really is the best – we are lucky to live here! x



I'm Bee. 27 year old who is finally starting to understand herself. A Scorpio that's too nice to use that sting in her tail, regularly found searching for holidays or online shopping. Happiest when being fed, travelling & spending time with Mr C.






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