YORKSHIRE HOLIDAYS

History and beauty


Described by its inhabitants as “God’s own county”, Yorkshire holidays will leave a lasting impression. From historic cities to stunning coastline; from areas of outstanding natural beauty to the warmth of its people. Stay in the forest at our Keldy location on the edge of the North York Moors National Park or at Cropton, minutes from the delightful North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway.

Beautiful Yorkshire

Spectacular views and marvellous architecture


Yorkshire has been recognised for having two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering over 800 sq. kilometres! The Howardian Hills stretch from Helmsley and Cotswold to the River Derwent and Kirkham Priory, scattered with historic houses, villages and beautiful landforms throughout. Nidderdale is an area of spectacular moorland and vast green meadows with the River Nidd flowing through it.


Yorkshire is also home to York Minster, the largest Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe. It took an astounding 252 years to build and features 128 stained glass windows dating back to the 12th century!

Yorkshire destinations

Traditional towns and modern cities


Pickering, a picturesque market town is just 7 miles away from our Yorkshire locations and has a number of shops and restaurants to try. While in Pickering why not board a train on the North York Moors Railway, the longest steam railway in the UK? Head for Whitby and visit the splendid ruins of Whitby Abbey or climb the famous 199 steps to the church and headland.


For a day at the seaside, Scarborough is just 24 miles away. Here you will find a big, sandy beach at the heart of this traditional coastal town. For somewhere a little bigger, the city of York is reachable in just under an hour and is highly recommended if you're looking for variety and plenty of attractions.

Activities in Yorkshire

Plenty to see and do


There are lots of activities in Yorkshire suitable for the whole family. For those interested in history and learning, you will find 6 national museums in and around Yorkshire. If tree-top adventure is more your thing, Go Ape can be found in Dalby Forest - just 12 miles away from our locations. For an adrenaline filled day, head for Flamingo Land theme park; just 10 miles away and home to the most visited zoo in the UK, it is definitely worth a trip if you are travelling with little ones. If culture and tradition interests you, don't miss out on a trip to Castle Howard, an old-fashioned working estate with some amazing architecture. 

Forestipedia

Yorkshire holidays on Forestipedia


6 spectacular views you must see in North Yorkshire
Spring is in the air once again. Start the season on a high by staying at Cropton or Keldy in North Yorkshire and treating yourself to some of England’s most breath-taking views.
Go Ape – The Story of a Forest Adventure
Near to every Forest Holiday location there is Go Ape, a world of tree top and forest adventures. Here we turn the spotlight on this amazing company, one of our holiday partners, to find out what fires them up.
Le Tour(ist) de Yorkshire
The World’s biggest annual sporting event rides into the UK’s largest county on 5th and 6th July 2014. Yes, Le Tour de France Grand Depart is in Yorkshire this year.
On dog walking – The Mallyan Spout
We sent blogger Carlie Lee of Diary of a Country Housewife to experience Cropton Forest with her family - including her beautiful dog Dora!
Meet AJ – he talks to the animals!
We’re on the trail of the Forest Rangers, those experts and adventurers who are central to the Forest Holidays experience. This week AJ, Forest Ranger at Keldy, shares his thoughts.
The beer lover’s guide to Yorkshire
Yorkshire is famous for its beers the world over. Here we take a little trip to God’s own county to explore the roots of this worldwide reputation.

WHERE TO FIND US

In between City and Coast


Our two North Yorkshire sites, Keldy and Cropton are just three miles between each other, both sites being under a 20 minute drive from the town of Pickering.

The two sites are an hour’s drive to the historic city of York, with the spa town of Harrogate and the city of Leeds, both approximately an hour and a half’s drive away. Keldy and Cropton cabins provide you with the peace and quiet of the forest, yet are close enough to cities to visit for the day.

Argyll Holidays

Ardgartan Argyll, Scotland

Where the pine-clad mountains meet the shores of Loch Long, the luxury cabins enjoying a stunning lochside location.

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Blackwood Forest

Blackwood Forest, Hampshire 

Blackwood Forest offers the opportunity to stay in our newest luxury cabins, hidden deep in a stunningly beautiful 270 hectare beech forest.

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Cropton Holidays

Cropton, North Yorkshire

Situated in a picturesque woodland meadow, in the heart of Cropton Forest; a perfect setting for adventures, exploring or simply relaxing.

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Deerpark Holidays

Deerpark, Cornwall

Our Deerpark cabins occupy an idyllic setting on the edge of an ancient millpond, deep in a peaceful, wooded valley.


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Forest of Dean Holidays

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Sheltered beneath the protective canopy of this ancient oak woodland our luxury cabins are in complete harmony with their natural surroundings.

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Keldy Holidays

Keldy, North Yorkshire

Our cabins are enveloped in the deep calm of the forest, some hidden beneath the trees and others opening out onto grassy, sunlit glades.

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Sherwood Holidays

Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire 

Surrounded by 3,300 acres of lush pine woodland, Sherwood offers spectacular forest views and an abundance of outdoor activities.

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Strathyre holidays

Strathyre, Scotland

Encircled by forest, loch and mountain in an unbeatable location. Some cabins have enchanting views of the Loch, while others occupy a grassy forest glade.

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Thorpe Forest, Norfolk

Thorpe Forest, Norfolk

Located in the woodland banks of the River Thet, close to where the Norfolk and Suffolk borders meet. Choose between a tranquil forest or our beautiful woodland glade.

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