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A Tour of Northern England’s Hidden Gems

From Enchanting Waterfalls to Historical Wonders, Plan Your Perfect Autumnal Short Break


Autumn is right around the corner, and if you’re still undecided about how to celebrate the changing of the season, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ve curated a list of Northern England’s most captivating spots that promise to make your Leisure Resorts short break magical and memorable. Whether you’re in search of extraordinary scenery, family-friendly adventures, or serene ruins, there’s something on our list for everyone. Join us as we embark on a journey to explore the best of what Northern England has to offer.


Aysgarth: Natural Beauty Beckons

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Northern England, Aysgarth promises an enchanting escape. Just a stone’s throw away, you’ll find:


Hardraw Force (10 miles – 21 minutes drive): England’s largest single-drop waterfall, hidden behind The Green Dragon Inn, is a sight to behold. Plummeting 100 feet, it’s just a 20-minute drive from the iconic Aysgarth Falls.


Fountains Abbey (28 miles – 57 minutes drive): Explore the World Heritage Site of North Yorkshire with its expansive landscapes, captivating water gardens, and whimsical architectural follies.


Forbidden Corner (7.4 miles – 18 minutes drive): Experience a labyrinthine adventure at The Forbidden Corner, where tunnels, chambers, and surprises await in a sprawling four-acre garden amidst the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales.


Ullswater: A Lakeside Dream

The tranquil Ullswater region beckons with its stunning lakeside vistas. Discover:


Ullswater Steamers (12 miles – 24 minutes drive): Step aboard these enchanting ‘Steamers’ with a legacy spanning over 160 years, and cruise through the pristine waters of Ullswater, one of England’s most breathtaking lakes.


Lowther Castle and Gardens (9 miles – 21 minutes drive): Immerse yourself in the allure of the Lake District with a visit to Lowther Castle & Gardens, a true gem nestled within this picturesque region.


The World of Beatrix Potter (26 miles – 54 minutes drive): Transport your family into the magical world of Beatrix Potter’s stories, set amidst the stunning Lake District countryside.


Angrove: Coastal Charms and More

Head to Angrove and explore the hidden treasures nearby:


Whitby (28 miles – 46 minutes drive): This medieval town, famous for its connection to Dracula, boasts a breathtaking coastline and delicious fish and chips.


Roseberry Topping (3 miles – 11 minutes drive): Iconic Roseberry Topping offers stunning views and memorable walks in the heart of the North York Moors.


Tees Barrage (12 miles – 20 minutes drive): For the adventurous souls, Tees Barrage offers a range of thrilling activities, from white-water rafting to stand-up paddleboarding.


With such an enticing array of destinations, this Autumn is set to be a memorable one. So why not book your perfect short break with Leisure Resorts and embark on a journey to discover these fantastic local landmarks? Whether you seek natural wonders, historical marvels, or thrilling adventures, Northern England has it all, waiting to be explored.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to create lasting memories in the heart of England’s stunning countryside.

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