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Yorkshire is a great land of contrast. Yorkshire can boats mile upon mile and acre upon acre of stunning countryside with moors and dales, rivers and lakes, rugged cliffs and sandy beaches. Yorkshire also has vibrant cities, ancient market towns and some truly picturesque villages. Yorkshire is home to some of the most spectacular stately homes in the whole of Britain, many of the top costume dramas use these stately homes as there setting, so these are must for any TV or film fans.

The people of Yorkshire are very proud of there culture and heritage and as a result there are numerous fairs and festivals throughout the region showcasing it at its best. Towns and villages come alive with colour and music throughout the year for festivals such as the Festival of Food & Drink and a Roman festival celebrating the areas rich history and surprisingly important links with the Roman Empire. Bradford hosts an international film festival while one of Yorkshires favourite sons, David Hockney, has a fascinating gallery.

Get away from the daily grind of the rat race by heading to over 100 miles of stunning Yorkshire coast line. The varied coastline means that whether you are looking for golden sandy beaches, quite coves, rugged cliffs or picturesque fishing villages, you will find the ideal destination for you. Look for fossils on the Dinosaur Coast, take up surfing at a Scarborough surf school or take a relaxing fishing trip from one of the many fishing towns and villages along the coats.

So why not take a trip to Yorkshire for your next break.

For more information on a hotel in North Yorkshire visit Raven Hall North Yorkshire Hotel.

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