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Come to the North of England for a holiday at one of our many self-catering holiday cottages. We have a collection of North of England cottages that place you close to breathtaking views and stunning scenery. Whether it’s the beaches of Northumberland, the mountains of the Lake District or the romantic windswept vistas of the Yorkshire Dales and Moors, there’s beauty unlimited in the North just waiting to be discovered.
Stay at a holiday cottage in the Lake District; this is where you will find England’s only mountains, and its longest and deepest lakes. It’s a wild place of pristine beauty and it offers some of the finest challenges for outdoor sports enthusiasts. There are lots of walking trails, and places to enjoy that include activities such as climbing, mountain biking, wild swimming, canoeing, kayaking and running. The Lake District is home to some of the UK’s oldest ruins too, as well as pretty lakeside towns like Ambleside, and Windermere.
Lancashire is a superb holiday destination if you adore wide open spaces. Characterised by its prominent role during the Industrial Revolution, there are lots of old mills and foundries dotted about in the Lancashire Dales to see. At the coast you will find the bright lights and fun kitsch of Blackpool and gorgeous Morecambe Bay with its endless sandy beaches. The Trough of Bowland and Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) are highlights of the Lancashire countryside as it gives way to the rolling Yorkshire Dales. Head to the market towns of Burnley and Clitheroe for local produce and an authentic slice of Lancashire life.
Yorkshire is so vast that it’s made up of four constituent parts named after the points of the compass. North Yorkshire is home to the North York Moors National Park, the Howardian Hills AONB and a gorgeous swathe of coastline that encompasses some traditional English seaside resorts such as Scarborough and Whitby, as well as quaint fishing villages like Staithes, and Robin Hood’s Bay. East Yorkshire is home to Flamborough Head, one of England’s best-loved bird reserves, as well as the happening city of Hull and the ancient and historical York. South Yorkshire is where you will find the fringes of the Peak District National Park and the city of Sheffield. The Yorkshire Dales and the Nidderdale AONB dominate West Yorkshire, separating the former industrial towns and cities such as Halifax, Bradford, and Leeds from Manchester (in Lancashire) which is situated over the other side of the mighty Pennines. Some of the most challenging walking trails in the British Isles are found in Yorkshire’s national parks and AONBs.
Northumbria is one of the largest and prettiest, yet emptiest counties in the UK. Meeting the border with Scotland, you can visit many remnants of the Roman Empire, such as the mighty Hadrian’s Wall. All along the coast is a succession of beautiful castles that include Alnwick and Bamburgh, which have been used to great effect in some very famous films. Elsewhere in Northumbria you could visit the cathedral city of Durham, which is brimming with history. For another city day out, albeit a contrasting one, head into the vibrant Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the cultural centre of the North East of England. Inland, you will find the beautiful Northumberland National Park, and Kielder Forest Park which both offer fantastic outdoor spaces to uncover and give visitors scope for lots of outdoor sporting pursuits.
A holiday at one of our self-catering holiday cottages in the North of England is a memorable experience whether you are planning a romantic getaway with your loved one, or a holiday with a group of friends. You can even bring your dog along to more than half of our holiday cottages; visit our collection of dog-friendly cottages in the North of England to discover your perfect place. We also offer luxury, and family-friendly properties in our range, so why not browse our holiday homes online today to feel inspired? Book your next trip to the North of England today.