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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":510,"Name":"Yorkshire","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Yorkshire Holiday Cottages\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eYorkshire really does have it all \u0026ndash; its national parks cover nearly one fifth of its land area, it has more than 800 fascinating family attractions and dozens of quirky towns and villages, each with their own story to tell. Dubbed \u0026ldquo;the foodie capital of Britain\u0026rdquo; by the editor of The Good Food Guide, the county has even been blessed in the fine dining department, and our properties are perfect for walkers, families and those who just want to enjoy its beauty. The landscape is dotted with intriguing ruins and historic sites, and the rugged terrain means there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of opportunity for adventurers to try something daring.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eHome to the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors and a section of the Peak District, England\u0026rsquo;s largest county is also one of its greenest. Better still, it\u0026#39;s home to two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the form of the Howardian Hills and Nidderdale, and that means some seriously picturesque areas to walk your dog during a Yorkshire holiday.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eDays out in Yorkshire\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe thing about holidays in Yorkshire is that, no matter what floats your boat, there\u0026rsquo;s a day out in the region with your name on it. Over in beautiful York the Jorvik Viking Centre brings the period of the Vikings to the present day, and the Rickard III experience tells the fascinating tale of the discovery of one of England\u0026rsquo;s most legendary kings and how he came to be reburied after creating a media frenzy. The centre sits at the heart of the annual Jorvik Viking Festival too, and the event sees a whole host of Viking-themed events take place throughout the streets of York.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eBack to the present day, and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the best ways to experience the landscape that\u0026rsquo;s made the county famous. Hop aboard one of the steam trains and watch the scenery of the Dales roll slowly past you\u0026hellip;you might even find inspiration to get walking and discover them on foot during your stay.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is one of our absolute favourites \u0026ndash; The Forbidden Corner. Where else in Yorkshire can you stumble across trees that speak, work your way through labyrinths and just spend a day in the land of imagination? Trust us, this is an adventure park with a difference.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eThings to do in Yorkshire\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s one obvious way to enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Yorkshire landscape, and that\u0026rsquo;s with a good old fashioned yomp. So where to start? Let\u0026rsquo;s start with the noisiest place in Yorkshire for some fresh air and a stroll, and that\u0026rsquo;s Bempton Cliffs near Flamborough Head. This RSPB nature reserve is found on a set of dramatic, white chalk cliffs, and they become home to thousands and thousands of sea birds every spring.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eEven before you spot them, you\u0026rsquo;ll hear the deafening calls of puffins, kittiwakes and guillemots as they nest in the cliffs, and there are viewpoints if you want to sit awhile and watch them go about their business.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis one\u0026rsquo;s for those of you who loved The Railway Children, as The Railway Children walk takes fans of the film to the locations that were made famous as its setting. The walk takes fans through the countryside that surrounds Oxenhope and Haworth, and it starts at Haworth Visitor Centre which appeared in the film as the local butcher\u0026rsquo;s. The whole walks just over two miles long, and it includes the Oakworth train station, the tunnel, and even the little white house that was home to Mr Perks.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSticking with the film theme, it was at Malham Cove just a short drive from Settle where Harry and Hermione pitched their tent in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. You can reach the top of the cliff and its limestone slabs via a flight of steps, and the views are well worth the effort.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eThe best restaurants in Yorkshire\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith more Michelin stars under its belt than any other county, Yorkshire\u0026rsquo;s as popular with foodies as it is with walkers. The Box Tree in Ikley has proudly held a Michelin Star for over a decade, and its French classical; menu goes perfectly with its huge selection of wines. And the nice thing about Yorkshire holidays is that there are just as many places to dine for those days when you\u0026rsquo;re happy with pub grub and a warm atmosphere as there are\u0026hellip;posher choices.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOver in Whitby, The Magpie Caf\u0026eacute; comes recommended by The Good Food Guide, and they say it serves up the yummiest fish and chips on the whole of the Yorkshire coast. Another favourite is Drop Farm Tea Rooms, a sleepy tea room in the countryside near Oxenhope with a reputation for serving up fantastic food in a wonderfully nostalgic setting. The Talbot Arms is a firm favourite with walkers, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find it close to Settle off the beaten track. It\u0026rsquo;s a good one for families too, thanks to a beer garden that\u0026rsquo;s perfect for some time out while you tuck into good food.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eDog friendly Yorkshire\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThey\u0026rsquo;re a friendly bunch in Yorkshire, and that warm welcome is often extended to our four legged friends as well as us two legged folk. If you pick a dog friendly Yorkshire property, you\u0026rsquo;ll find a whole selection of days out that welcome your pooch too. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway welcomes dogs on all trains except for dining ones, so if you were planning on hopping aboard for a walk somewhere different then you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to take your dog along too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhitby Abbey\u0026rsquo;s got to be one of the most dramatic spots for a walk in the UK, and if your dog\u0026rsquo;s up to the climb up to the landmark that inspired Dracula then you\u0026rsquo;ll be treated to a walk you\u0026rsquo;ll never forget. Speaking of walks, part of Yorkshire\u0026rsquo;s charm is the many friendly pubs you\u0026rsquo;ll find throughout the county, and if you pop your head around the door as you stumble upon one for a pint and something to eat while you\u0026rsquo;re walking, the chances are they\u0026rsquo;ll welcome you and your pet.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"yorkshire","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/whitby street.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"South Bay Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSouth Bay Beach is the busiest beach in Scarborough, and it\u0026rsquo;s the very stretch of sand that made the town Britain\u0026rsquo;s first seaside resort. With fine sand that makes creating sandcastles particularly easy and mild waters sheltered by the castle headland to the north, this beach has always been a family favourite and it\u0026rsquo;s surrounded by everything you need to enjoy a day by the sea.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you haven\u0026rsquo;t spent a summer\u0026rsquo;s day at South Bay Beach yet the chances are you\u0026rsquo;ll have still seen pictures of its colourful beach huts or the amusements that have entertained kids for decades. The tide doesn\u0026rsquo;t often reach the promenade so there\u0026rsquo;s always plenty of space to pick a spot of sand and set up camp for the day, and since there\u0026rsquo;s a cliff lift nearby you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to reach the town centre within just a few minutes.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe water at South Bay is fairly safe for swimming but trained lifeguards man the sands during the summer, and there are toilets and beach shops nearby to keep sunbathers stocked up with buckets, spades and the all-important ice lollies.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.2822,"LocationLongitude":-0.395747,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/Scarborough_24856.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/scarborough/south-bay-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/Scarborough_24856.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"North Bay Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere are two sandy beaches in Scarborough - South Bay Beach and North Bay Beach. Since there\u0026#39;s not much between them they\u0026rsquo;re both popular with families and those keen to unroll their towels and settle down for a day, but it\u0026#39;s worth bearing in mind that North Bay Beach is also a favourite spot for watersports. Look to the northern end of the beach and you\u0026rsquo;ll see rocky outcrops that get cut off at high tide, and if you bide your time and wander up that way when the tide goes back out you\u0026rsquo;ll find the beach dotted with rock pools.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe southern end of the beach is home to the flatter area of sand that\u0026rsquo;s a better bet for those of you who just want to sit back and enjoy the shore, and out at sea you\u0026rsquo;ll see jet skis, swimmers and even surfers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe south end winds around the headland to South Bay Beach and the main road behind the headland provides plenty of parking. There\u0026rsquo;s always a qualified lifeguard on hand throughout the peak season for added peace of mind, and with an excellent water quality North Bay Beach is one of the region\u0026rsquo;s safest spots to enjoy watersports and time in the sea.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.2822,"LocationLongitude":-0.395661,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/beach huts scarborough.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/scarborough/north-bay-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/beach huts scarborough.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Filey Bay Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003ePicture yourself standing on the perfect sandy beach and it won\u0026rsquo;t look much different than Filey Beach. This is the stretch of Yorkshire coastline where you\u0026rsquo;ll find golden sand heading as far as the eye can see and the kind of unspoilt beauty that makes it easy to lie back, close your eyes and just enjoy being on the beach. This long expanse of sand rolls on for five gorgeous miles, and the historic promenade that runs behind it only adds to its charm.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe nice thing about a beach that rolls on for mile after sandy mile (other than being able to shake out your towel without showering the family closest to you) is that it means plenty of room for activities as well as relaxation. Filey Beach comes with all the trimmings of a bustling seaside resort, including deckchairs available for hire, nearby shops and access for the disabled. There\u0026#39;s also a lost child service.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eA visit to Filey Beach on a warm summer\u0026rsquo;s day will probably mean you\u0026rsquo;ll see sailing classes taking place, and the pony rides available throughout the summer mean children can live the dream and enjoy a trot along the shore during their visit. For rock pooling, wander to nearby Filey Brigg which is also the starting point of the Cleveland Way Walk. For a walk close to Filey Beach, pick up its unique Sculpture Trail.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":54.2078,"LocationLongitude":-0.282563,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/filey-bay.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/filey/filey-bay-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/filey-bay.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Filey\u0027s Seafront Sculpture Trail ","Body":"\u003cp\u003eScarborough is home to the kind of sandy beaches that have the space and facilities to suit every kind of visitor, and Filey Beach around a 20 minute drive away offers something a little bit different for those days when you fancy leaving the deckchair and stretching your legs.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Seafront Sculpture Trail is a leisurely walk that features a selection of unique artworks inspired by the area\u0026rsquo;s history. The sculptures are the handiwork of artist Russ Coleman, and visitors can wander the seafront in their own time and take them in as they go. The trail graces Filey\u0026rsquo;s traditional seafront, and as its sandy beach is 5 miles long the sculptures make walking it even more enjoyable.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFiley is home to the kind of golden sandy beach that will make children\u0026rsquo;s eyes light up when they first see it so it\u0026rsquo;s a great place for a family walk during a stay in the area. The town isn\u0026rsquo;t only known for its beach though...Filey also has something of a reputation for serving up some of Yorkshire\u0026rsquo;s finest fish and chips, so why not grab a butty and rest your legs after wandering the trail?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.2364,"LocationLongitude":-0.328231,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/family walking.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/filey/fileys-seafront-sculpture-trail","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/family walking.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Pony Rides on Filey Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eStand and look along the 5 sandy miles of Filey Beach and you\u0026rsquo;ll be hard pushed to think of ways it could be any better for families, but visit on a summer\u0026rsquo;s day and you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to offer your little ones pony rides up and down the sand \u0026ndash; now that\u0026rsquo;s one idyllic day on the beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003ePony rides along the beach are as much a Filey tradition as hiring deckchairs and tucking into fish and chips, and as long as the sun\u0026rsquo;s shining you\u0026rsquo;ll most likely see them making their way up and down the shoreline with happy little people on board. Thanks to its huge expanse of sand the beach has plenty of space for all kinds of activities so there\u0026rsquo;s always something going on to entertain.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFiley Beach is one of those that feels just like a day on the beach used to, and with its brightly coloured beach huts and family-friendly amenities it makes a lovely setting for a day beside the sea with the kids. Times and prices can vary but rides are generally available during high season.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.1876,"LocationLongitude":-0.277605,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/pony.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/filey/pony-rides-on-filey-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/pony.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Peasholm Park","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWho remembers The Willow Pattern Story? Well, Peasholm Park isn\u0026rsquo;t only beautiful but it was also designed around the romantic tale, and it\u0026rsquo;s one of Scarborough\u0026rsquo;s most impressive family attractions. The lake at the centre of the park has a wooded island in the middle, and the pagoda that looms high above the park makes this an impressive place to spend time on a summer\u0026rsquo;s day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisitors to the park are welcome to hop in one of the dragon-headed pedalo boats (or sit back in one of the swans and let someone else steer) and they can hop out and wander the island for some peace and quiet. The sounds of live music can often be heard wafting across the water from the island\u0026rsquo;s bandstand, and as picnics are welcome this is a popular spot to just sit back for an afternoon and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe park is home to dozens of winding paths, and since dogs are welcome throughout the year it\u0026rsquo;s always a favourite with owners keen to enjoy the trails with their pets. The oriental bridge that connects the island to the main park gives Peasholm a unique appearance and makes it a fascinating place to enjoy some time out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.2901,"LocationLongitude":-0.407528,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/pedalos.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/scarborough/peasholm-park","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/pedalos.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Scarborough Fair Collection","Body":"\u003cp\u003eDescribed by one of many happy reviewers as \u0026ldquo;a magical walk down memory lane\u0026rdquo;, The Scarborough Fair Collection is an indoor attraction dedicated to all the fun of the traditional fair. Every guest receives a free ride token when they enter, and there are dozens of old fashioned fairground rides to choose from all under one roof.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAdd to that an extensive collection of vintage cars and steam engines and mechanical organs that the volunteers are always happy to play to visitors and you\u0026rsquo;ve found yourself a fantastic place to spend a few hours. The attraction closes during the winter, but there\u0026rsquo;s an annual Christmas event \u0026ndash; The Christmas Carousel - that comes highly recommended and during the season tea dances are held every Wednesday. Show off your footwork to the sounds of the Wurlitzer organ and experience the atmosphere in style.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are rides and toys for small children to enjoy and all the old favourites including bumper cars, gallopers and the speedway, so this attraction tends to get rave reviews from all age groups. You\u0026rsquo;ll find the attraction on the coastal road that links Scarborough and Filey.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.2345,"LocationLongitude":-0.337021,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/carousel.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/scarborough/the-scarborough-fair-collection","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/carousel.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"North Bay Railway","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNorth Bay Railway is a historic miniature railway and one of Scarborough\u0026rsquo;s best-loved family attractions. Passengers can hop aboard for a 10 minute journey between Peasholm Park and Scalby Mills (home to the Sea Life Centre) and enjoy stunning views across North Bay along the way.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe railway isn\u0026rsquo;t only a handy way to save on a walk, but it\u0026rsquo;s also good fun too. Dogs are welcome aboard and the trains are suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs, so this attraction welcomes all and operates all year round. There are regular weekend services during the winter, and as the attraction marks its 82nd year it\u0026rsquo;s officially the oldest miniature seaside railway in the UK.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe North Bay Railway is also home to a water chute, a boating lake and Water Walkers so children will be able to carry on having a great time even when the journey ends. The Glass House Cafe and Bistro serves up hot meals and snacks to keep passengers fed and watered during their visit, and the Scampi Shack specialises in seafood. Please note that this attraction only accepts cash.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.2345,"LocationLongitude":-0.337021,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/steam train.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/scarborough/north-bay-railway","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/steam train.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Scarborough Castle","Body":"\u003cp\u003eScarborough Castle was more than two centuries in the making by medieval kings and has stood strong through more sieges than we even have space to list, and the English Trust site remains one of the county\u0026rsquo;s most-visited family attractions. With a prominent position high above the coastline, the castle benefits from breathtaking views out to sea and the site\u0026rsquo;s history dates back more than 2500 years.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOnce an Iron Age Fort, the site was later taken over by the Romans before acting as a settlement for Vikings, and it finally came into its own as the castle we can still see today when Henry II took over. The castle\u0026rsquo;s surrounded by sprawling grounds that visitors can take their time exploring, and the Master Gunner\u0026rsquo;s House includes an engaging exhibition and a tea room.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSummer\u0026rsquo;s days often see live demonstrations of historic events bring the grounds to life for visitors and the English heritage audio tour gives a fascinating insight into the thousands of years of history this site has seen. There are regular family events at the castle too, such as family fun trails that encourage kids to spot what they can and discover the secrets behind the stone.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.288,"LocationLongitude":-0.387658,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/Scarborough Castle.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/scarborough/scarborough-castle","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/Scarborough Castle.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Scarborough Open Air Theatre ","Body":"\u003cp\u003eScarborough Open Air Theatre is the only venue of its kind in Europe, and it you catch a performance on a sunny day it\u0026rsquo;s an experience you\u0026rsquo;ll never forget. With a fully open air design and the stage set behind a moat, this concert venue hosts a whole range of live productions and welcomes some of the biggest acts in the entertainment industry every year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe theatre was re-launched in 2010, and thanks to its oversized stage on the lake it remains one of the most unique entertainment venues on the circuit. The stage has already hosted some of the biggest names in the music industry since the theatre\u0026rsquo;s overhaul, and the amphitheatre design of the seating means the sound quality is incredible. There are sometimes free productions held during afternoons, and it\u0026rsquo;s well worth checking what\u0026rsquo;s on at the Scarborough OAT before arriving.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe theatre makes for a lovely way to while away a warm evening in the summer as it\u0026rsquo;s completely open air, but bear this in mind if you visit out of season as you\u0026rsquo;ll need to wrap up to enjoy the experience!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.295,"LocationLongitude":-0.412098,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/stage.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/scarborough/scarborough-open-air-theatre","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/stage.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"South Cliff Italian Gardens","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSometimes it\u0026rsquo;s the simple attractions that stand out from all the others, and in Scarborough\u0026rsquo;s case one of those is the South Cliff Italian Gardens. Miles of leafy pathways criss crosss the hillside high above the coastline beneath, and if you visit during the summer when everything\u0026rsquo;s in bloom you\u0026rsquo;ll find a sight to take your breath away.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Italian Gardens feel far more isolated than they really are, and on a quiet day they\u0026rsquo;re one of the most peaceful places to spend time in the area. A walk along the paths will be interspersed with occasional glimpses of the sea in the distance and the sunken garden was carefully designed to showcase them to perfection.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eA pond sits at the centre of the gardens, and the statue of Hermes watches over those who wander them and adds a dramatic feel to the quiet landscape. The gardens are flanked with steps on either side and the trees that call it home fall across the slope like a natural curtain to keep out prying eyes, so this is the perfect spot to take some holiday snaps during a stay in Scarborough.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":54.2963,"LocationLongitude":-0.411522,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/blue flowers.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/scarborough/south-cliff-italian-gardens","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/blue flowers.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Walking Through Time","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWalking Through Time is a circular walk that takes Scarborough\u0026rsquo;s visitors across landscape once roamed by dinosaurs. 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While the crowds line the seafront and squeeze along the pier, the more informed beachgoers arrive on this small sandy beach close to the harbour in good time, stoke a little driftwood fire and enjoy the view.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAnyway, you\u0026rsquo;ll find Tate Hill Beach on the east side of the river Esk and although it\u0026rsquo;s smaller than West Cliff Beach it\u0026rsquo;s very pretty and has everything you need for a great time. It\u0026rsquo;s sandy, safe and conveniently positioned and it\u0026rsquo;s easy to access the East pier from it. 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Surrounded by 30,000 acres of stunning countryside and prime dog walking territory, the ruined priory makes a dramatic sight and has a history to match.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe 12\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century priory peacefully overlooks the river Wharfe beside the parish church, and visitors are more than welcome to take their time exploring both. There are church guides on hand between March and October to answer any questions and provide that local knowledge that brings a place to life, and the seating around the outside of the church makes just the place to take a pew and enjoy the sight of the Dales in the distance.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s easy to see why this landscape has inspired more than its share of myth and legend over the centuries, and there are some popular walks along the river and through the woodland to enjoy before you leave. 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Skipton Boat Trips run regular tours up and down the Skipton Canal, entertaining passengers with quirky commentaries and enabling them to sit back and watch the scenery that\u0026rsquo;s made Skipton one of Yorkshire\u0026rsquo;s best-loved resorts roll slowly by.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTrips tend to leave at 12 noon and then hourly throughout the afternoon, and there\u0026rsquo;s always the option to take things into your own hands and hire a boat for a day. 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The walk starts in Addingham (around a 15 minute drive from Skipton) and you\u0026rsquo;ll catch your first glimpse of the priory ruins as you follow the route down from Haw Pike\u0026rsquo;s high point, making it appear even more intriguing.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you have time, have a look around Addingham before you set off as the historic textile mills are still open to the public. You\u0026rsquo;ll also find some friendly little pubs and tea rooms for those of you who like to have a sit down and a scone before you set off. Anyway, back to the walk, and one of the suggested routes includes a visit to Chelker Reservoir and Haw Pike.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLook out for the old wind turbines if you visit Chelker Reservoir as they\u0026rsquo;re something of a contentious issue amidst the local community. There\u0026rsquo;s an ongoing debate about whether to replace them with new ones or knock the down. 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When Harry and Hermione pitched their tent on a dramatic limestone landscape in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows they were actually on the limestone pavement of Malham Cove. Just a twenty minute drive from Settle, Malham Cove is one of Yorkshire\u0026rsquo;s most iconic landscapes and a breathtaking landmark.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eStand exactly where Harry and Hermione wandered atop a sweeping, curving amphitheatre of a cliff, and\u0026nbsp; explore the natural limestone pavements that have lent themselves to the big screen time and again over the decades. There\u0026rsquo;s a nice walk up to Malham Cove from the village nearby, and it\u0026rsquo;s a popular spot to admire panoramic views across the dale and towards the village in the distance. 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