View of the Yorkshire countryside with a hot air baloon

Places to stay in Yorkshire

Welcome to Yorkshire

Explore God's Own Country, Yorkshire.

This historic county is situated in the north of England and is home to Norman castles, medieval abbeys, industrial revolution-era cities and not one but two national parks. There's also plenty of opportunity for walking and cycling holidays.

YHA hostels in Yorkshire

YHA Dalby Forest Exterior

YHA Dalby Forest

En suite rooms available
YHA Exclusive Hire
Self-catering kitchen
YHA Hawes

YHA Hawes

Free wi-fi
En suite rooms available
Licensed bar
YHA Haworth

YHA Haworth

Free wi-fi
Parking
En suite rooms available
YHA Malham Exterior

YHA Malham

Free wi-fi
En suite rooms available
Parking
YHA Whitby exterior

YHA Whitby

En suite rooms available
Free wi-fi
Garden / grounds
YHA York Exterior Image

YHA York

En suite rooms available
Free wi-fi
Cycle store

Things to do in Yorkshire

Five free things to do in Yorkshire

National Railway Museum, York

This free museum is home to iconic trains like the UK steam engine record setter, the Mallard, and a Japanese Bullet train, amongst others. Even Thomas the Tank Engine pays the occasional visit here.

Yorkshire Sculpture Trail

Explore these 500 acres on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales near Wakefield and you’ll discover 20th and 21st century sculpture al fresco – by artists including Anthony Gormley, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and others.

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

In this tranquil retreat from the city, you’ll find restored Grade ll listed curvilinear pavilions, as well as 15 different garden areas and plant collections from all over the world.

The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby

An idyllic spot on the banks of the River Esk with views of moorland, woodland, farmland, miles of hedges and drystone walls. Loads of fun and fascinating things to see and do, inside and out.

Elsecar Heritage Centre, Elsecar, Barnsley

An exciting antique, history and craft centre hosting a range of special events, for an interesting day out. The site features the Elsecar Heritage Railway, large antiques centre and a Victorian Classroom.

The big county that offers big experiences

England’s biggest county, Yorkshire is crammed with lively cities, pretty villages, breath-taking countryside and a stunning coastline. Every way you turn, you’ll find something to impress or fascinate you, whether it’s beautiful views or impressive architecture.

For cycling, walking or horse riding, the Yorkshire Dales National Park has much to offer. Or to explore at a more leisurely place, take a ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

For a day out, you’ll find Magna, the UK’s first science adventure centre, in Rotherham and The Deep in Hull tells the story of the world’s oceans.

Art gallery

Beverley Art Gallery

The largest collection of works by Fred & Mary Elwell. The gallery also hosts visiting exhibitions and special events.

Castle Howard

Castle Howard

Set within 1000 acres of breathtaking landscape, the estate houses the Arboretum Trust - a collection of botanically important trees.       Visit the website

Cycling

Cycling around Boggle Hole

Take a leisurely cycle along the National Cycle Route 1 or the North Sea trail which starts 10 minutes away from the hostel.

Cycling in Beverley

Cycling in Beverley

YHA Beverley Friary is on a national by-way. Cycle routes 65 and 66 go right past the hostel door as well as the National Cycle Network 1. The North Sea Cycle Route also passes through Beverley.

Cycling in Dalby Forest

Cycling in Dalby Forest

The National Park has over 1400 miles of cycle ways for you to discover. Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the landscape.

Museum

Dales Countryside Museum

The Dales Countryside Museum shows the Yorkshire Dales way of life and explores traditions long gone, including lead mining, knitting, and cheese making.

Whitby Dracula Experience

Dracula Experience

A unique tour through the Dracula story and the connection to Whitby. Using animation, special effects and live actors.       Visit the website

Helmsley Castle

Helmsley Castle

This medieval castle’s impressive ruins stand on a rocky outcrop overlooking the River Rye and still dominate the town.

Killhope Mine

Killhope

Killhope is a fully restored nineteenth century lead mine, where you can experience for yourself the life and work of the lead mining families of the Pennine dales.

Mountain biking

Mountain biking around Boggle Hole

The disused railway line (National cycle route 1 - North Sea trail) offers easy, family friendly and car free cycling, all within 10 minutes of the hostel.