Explore the Historic Ridings of Yorkshire

Explore the Historic Ridings of Yorkshire
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If you rent a caravan to explore the 3 Ridings of Yorkshire it works out infinitely more economical than most other forms of accommodation. Your entire family or a sizeable group of friends can stay in Yorkshire at a fraction of the cost of hotels or B&Bs.

The county of Yorkshire is separated into three areas – the North, East and West Ridings. A title which has referred to the region for many years, it now also includes York in its boundaries. Yorkshire County was founded more than 1100 years ago and is England’s largest county, having a boundary of over 600 miles. The word “Riding” originated from the Danish word “thridding” signifying a third.

Having an area half the size of Belgium, and a population as big as Scotland’s, you could almost classify Yorkshire as a separate country. It even has its own dialect and its own flag. Yorkshire folk while being proud to be British are also delighted to be natives of “God’s Own County”, celebrating Yorkshire Day on August 1st.

If you choose to rent a caravan in the Yorkshire Ridings you can visit any of these astounding locations on an affordable summer holiday or mini-break, for couples and families.

Studley Royal Estate and Fountains Abbey

To be discovered in a secluded valley, The Royal Water Garden at Studley Hall is an impressive example of a “Capability Brown” style, now a World Heritage Site. Fountains Abbey, a National Trust property, undertakes to captivate and surprise visitors with its Gothic Church, Elizabethan Hall, medieval deer park and Cistercian Abbey ruins.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Climb on-board a heritage diesel train or a steam train for a superb journey through Heartbeat countryside. Ride along in wood-panelled carriages and cosy compartments as you take in the views of the National Park. For an extra special treat, book a meal in the Pullman Dining Train for lunch, tea or evening dinner with all produce being locally sourced drink and food.

Castle Howard

This is one of the UK’s finest historic houses, discovered in the Howardian Hills, on the outskirts of York. It remains home to the Howard family and was constructed over 300 years ago. There are 1000 acres of parkland with formal gardens, statues, temples, woodland, lakeside terraces and sweeping vistas to explore. The impressive collections of heritage roses, herbaceous borders and the ornamental vegetable garden are all sights to behold, whether you are interested in gardening or not. Children are very welcome at Castle Howard, where they will especially enjoy the lakeside adventure playground.

National Coal Mining Museum – Overton, Near Wakefield

In days gone by, South and West Yorkshire regions were well known for their coal production. However,  after the 1980s when coal production here ceased, there are now only a few collieries that remain. The former Caphouse Colliery has been converted into an amazing museum, a witness to the inside workings of a coal mine. Here you can put on a hard hat and a head torch, and descend into the mine on an underground tour. Begin with a descent in the cage then follow the passages while you listen to the tales from the former miners, now working as guides.

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