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Destination guide

Head to the historic city of North Yorkshire

The area's history and museums are just a few of the reasons to vacation in North Yorkshire. This city's shopping, restaurants and beaches attract many visitors, and its romantic and welcoming location add to the charm. Take in top local attractions like Fountains Abbey and Turkish Baths and Health Spa. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around North Yorkshire

Do you want to discover attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes North Yorkshire a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Turkish Baths and Health Spa (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • York Dungeon (21.1 mi / 34 km)
  • Townclose Hills Nature Reserve (29.5 mi / 47.5 km)
  • Falconry UK (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Ripon Racecourse (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Talon Falconry Birds of Prey Centre (6 mi / 9.6 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in North Yorkshire

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 69°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in North Yorkshire

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, North Yorkshire is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Townclose Hills Nature Reserve (29.5 mi / 47.5 km)
  • Studley Royal Park (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Thorp Perrow Arboretum (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Sutton Bank National Park Centre (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Redwood Park Fishing Lakes (12.1 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Mother Shipton's Cave (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around North Yorkshire

Fly into Durham (MME-Tees Valley), the closest airport, located 22.2 mi (35.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), which is 24.2 mi (39 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Thirsk Station, Northallerton Station and Knaresborough Station are the main stations in the city.

How many vacation rentals are available around North York?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 6,077 house rentals around North York. From 2,719 Cottages to 2,719 Cabins, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around North York is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in North York?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in North York. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Yorkshire Dales National Park: 2,044 vacation rentals
  • Whitby: 1,928 vacation rentals
  • Filey: 830 vacation rentals
  • Craven District: 1,343 vacation rentals
  • Muker: 451 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in North York! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in North York?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in North York:

  • Whitby: 1,928 rentals
  • Filey: 830 rentals
  • Muker: 451 rentals
  • Grassington: 334 rentals
  • Skipton: 1,096 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to North York?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in North York are:

  • Harrogate (HRT-RAF Linton-on-Ouse): 1,168 home rentals
  • Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA): 946 home rentals
  • Manchester Airport (MAN): 863 home rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in North York?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in North York. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Yorkshire Dales National Park: 2,044 vacation homes
  • Wensleydale: 1,044 vacation homes
  • Malham Cove: 1,004 vacation homes
  • Whitby Abbey: 1,813 vacation homes
  • Settle Station: 897 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around North York listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around North York

Whitby
1,928 vacation rentals
Filey
830 vacation rentals
Muker
451 vacation rentals
Grassington
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Skipton
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Scarborough
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Settle
329 vacation rentals
Great Ayton
254 vacation rentals
Harrogate
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Thirsk
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Grewelthorpe
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Staithes
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Otley
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Ingleton
441 vacation rentals
Gargrave
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Ripon
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