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Yorkshire, England’s largest County is full of wonder and whatever your interests, it’s huge range of activities and attractions is sure to fulfil them.

With three National Parks, Yorkshire Dales, Peak District and North Yorkshire Moors, it’s beauty is almost unmatched as well as having more than 1000 sq miles of some of the best walking in the Country.

It is the seaside you’re after then look no further. With Scarborough, Bridlington, Filey and the historic port of Whitby, all within one hours drive, you will find yourself spoilt for choice.

For those whose interests include history, the many ruined abbeys, castles and stately homes, scattered throughout the County, await you. One example, Fountains Abbey near Ripon, is a spectacular ruin of a 12th Century Cistercian Abbey as well as being home to one of the best surviving examples of a Georgian Water Garden.

For more children’s thrills, the two local theme parks, Lightwater Valley and Flamingo Land are both less than an hours drive away.

Whatever the season the historic walled city of York, just 8 miles from Garden Cottage, provides year round entertainment and attractions for all the family.

Along with the famous York Minster, York offers some of the best museums in the country and other well known places to visit:

York is also a shopaholic’s dream of offering all the best High Street names plus an array of small individual cobbled street shops, restaurants and cafes and York Market boasts over 100 stalls. An excellent choice of theatres multi-cinemas, swimming and bowling facilities are also locally available.

Garden Cottage is an ideal base from which to enjoy a few days at the races, with York, Wetherby, Thirsk, Ripon, Doncaster, and Beverley all within easy reach.

Similarly, there are numerous Golf Courses in the surround area that welcome non-members.

Whatever the reason for your visit, dinner and theatre, a trip to the races or sightseeing and shopping there is something for everyone all year round in York.

Garden Cottage offers a comfortable and relaxing home base for all local and surrounding attractions.