On the Map

On the Map: Twelve of the Most Unique Stays in Yorkshire

It would probably be quicker to list what pleasures you won’t find in Yorkshire, because this is an historic county that really has it all.

Filled with rich heritage, and a distinct culture that’s all its own, Yorkshire’s dramatic Roman and Viking past can be clearly viewed from its Norman castles and medieval abbeys.  Meanwhile, you can shop ‘til you drop in the cities, including Leeds – the ‘Knightsbridge of the North’.

(Oh – and did we mention there’s a magnificent coastline and two National Parks to explore, too?)

Naturally, you’re going to need a place to stay that’s as marvellous as your surroundings. So we’ve rounded up some of the very best, right here.

Main Image: The Old Station Allerston

Jollydays Glamping

York, Yorkshire
Enchanting natural woodland living with lashings of style in Ryedale on the edge of the undiscovered Yorkshire Wolds.
Bedrooms: 1 or 2 per unit
Sleeps: 4 or 6 per unit
£295 (2 nights midweek)


Melbourne, York
Book your tickets to this seriously innovative Amazing Space for woodland glamping just outside York, where sleek Japanese-inspired design and stylish purpose-built luxury mean the only class is first class!
Bedrooms: 18 sleep pods
Sleeps: Up to 18
£699 (1 night midweek Tue-Thur)

The Little Barn

Richmond, North Yorkshire
Relax in an enchanting stone cottage for two, blissfully secluded from the world's worries amongst miles of scenic Yorkshire countryside.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£95 / night

The Old Station Allerston

Pickering, North Yorkshire
Live the first-class life at The Old Station, where three stunning railway carriages await at the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors.
Bedrooms: 2-3 per carriage
Sleeps: up to 6 per carriage
£422 / week

Lendal Tower

York, Yorkshire
Make your visit to historic York even more special with a stay in Lendal Tower - your own 5-star medieval fortification.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
£1362 / week

Nora Batty's Holiday Cottage

Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
Relax and enjoy some Summer Wine time in the Holmfirth cottage of British comedy's most iconic (and loveable) battleaxe.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
£300 / week

Waingates Farm Huts

Roecliffe, North Yorkshire
Each beautifully bespoke hut at Waingates Farm Huts offers the perfect chance to experience life's simple pleasures - without compromising on a single ounce of luxury.
Bedrooms: Studio
Sleeps: 2 per hut
£115 / night

Hollym Park Glamping

Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire
A quirky range of accommodation, set on a family-run camping and glamping site in the heart of East Riding of Yorkshire countryside.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
£75 / night (pod)

Mill Farm Shepherd's Hut

Skipsea, East Yorkshire
Glamping for two set amongst the East Yorkshire countryside.
Bedrooms: Studio
Sleeps: 2
£73 / night

Tholthorpe Control Tower

Tholthorpe, North Yorkshire
A lovingly homely and history-steeped conversion, complete with outstanding views of rural North Yorkshire.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
£120 / night

The Private Hill

Acklam, North Yorkshire
Experience farm-fresh living and incredible views, from the comfort of a luxury geodesic dome in the North Yorkshire Wolds.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 2 (+2) per dome
£180 / night


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