Hot Tub Breaks in Yorkshire
From romantic getaways to family adventures, a hot tub holiday in Yorkshire is just the thing.
As the largest county in the UK, Yorkshire is a great place for couples, families and groups of friends who are looking to have a good time. Packed full of Roman and Viking heritage, there’s lots going on in this historic region and plenty of castles, abbeys, ruins and walls to explore. That’s not all either as Yorkshire is also home to two national parks – including the Yorkshire Dales – a range of incredible cities, towns and villages, forests, trails, mountains and more.
If you prefer to take things a little slower, you won’t be disappointed either. Yorkshire has lots of quaint market towns and villages, such as the popular seaside town Whitby, with streets that are home to incredible architecture and scenery, and independent shops and cafes. It’s also fast becoming an amazing food destination with gastropubs, pop-up establishments and a fantastic nightlife scene in the cities.
Of course, a hot tub break in Yorkshire isn’t just about what’s outside. What’s inside your luxury lodge is just as important. And, from holiday homes along the North Yorkshire coast to those pet-friendly pads in the North York Moors, we guarantee every kind of traveller will find something here. Each of which have been picked for their first-class living and dining areas and private hot tub experiences.
So if you’re in charge of your next self-catering holiday, why not opt for a luxury lodge with a hot tub? We guarantee it’ll be a choice that everyone will thank you for.
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The best locations in Yorkshire
Whatever the reason for your trip away, these are the most popular postcodes – ideal for family-friendly and dog-friendly Yorkshire hot tub breaks.
Best for? A traditional seaside break
Our top property pick: Kaitkyella Lodge
Often referred to as Britain’s original seaside resort, if you want a typical beach break, Scarborough is a great option for all ages. It sits on the North Sea coast and the two sandy beaches are split by Scarborough Castle. There’s also a Victorian Tramway that links the town centre and harbour, and a few museums dotted around that provide an interactive history lesson. As well as this, there’s all the coastal attractions you’d expect and plenty of bars, pubs and restaurants to keep you full. The Peasholm Park Japanese gardens are a particularly great spot to wander around if you have a spare hour.
Best for? Family holidays
Our top property pick: Owl View
While Filey may have been a traditional fishing village back in the day, today it’s a haven for those families looking for a relaxing trip. It sits on the North Sea coast and is close to other popular beach resorts in Yorkshire – making it a great base. There’s also plenty of options when it comes to holiday cottages and the views are simply breathtaking. Of course, as with most coastal towns and villages, there’s lots of family-friendly attractions and places to eat too.
Best for? A busy city break
Our top property pick: Cunliffe House
If shopping, arts, entertainment, culture and food and drink are your idea of heaven, then a weekend in Leeds will definitely impress. Plus, if it’s luxury accommodation you’re after, that’s another box ticked. However you want to spend your days, you can – and you’re also ideally located to the Yorkshire countryside and coastal resorts if you fancy mixing it up. Come rain or shine, there’s always something to do, and the good old Northern spirit is guaranteed to find a place in your heart.
Best for? A little bit of culture
Our top property pick: Lake Farm Cottage
A traditional spa town in North Yorkshire, Harrogate has bundles of class, culture and top-notch attractions. It’s nestled on the east of the Yorkshire Dales National Park but, the town itself, also attracts visitors from afar, thanks to its delicious tearooms, historical Pump Room and local mineral springs. Spend your morning wandering around the streets and gardens before heading to one of the nearby establishments for a bite to eat. Come night time, this spa resort comes alive with bars and restaurants, comedy events and music nights all in full force.
Best for? Exploring the Dales
Our top property pick: End Cottage
In the heart of the Dales, and home to some of the best pubs around, Grassington is a great base for your Yorkshire adventure. Here, streets are lined with stone cottages, beautiful walkways and picture-perfect scenes that wouldn’t look out of place in a movie. And while it might be a sleepy village, it’s the perfect place to rest your head after a day in the fresh air. There are a few museums and independent shops in the centre though if you fancy staying closer to home – and we recommend that you try one of the local ales and beers. After all, when in Rome…
The best activities in Yorkshire
Sheffield Winter Garden
As one of the largest temperate glasshouses in the UK, and the largest urban glasshouse in Europe, it’s no surprise that the Winter Garden attracts visitors from all over the world. Home to more than 2,500 plants as well as several shops and cafes, it’s a great way to spend a few hours – or take shelter from the Yorkshire weather.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Rated as the UK’s top walkthrough wildlife experience, the Yorkshire Wildlife Park gives you the opportunity to meet real animals and reptiles from across the globe. Get involved with feeding, learn a few unknown facts and you might even spot a celebrity or two – as the venue hosts a few concerts throughout the year.
Release a little friendly competition at Xscape’s Snozone centre – the leading snow centre in the UK. Try your hand at skiing and snowboarding and afterwards get your breath back in the on-site cafe. Whether you’re a newbie or a snowy pro, this is a great activity for all ages. And, it involves actual snow.
York City Walls
Since Roman times, York has been defended by walls and today they still remain. Although not used as a defence mechanism now, they can be explored on foot. In fact, York has more parts of the wall intact than any other city in England. Wander around, take in the views and don’t forget to head to a nearby pub for a drink afterwards.
York’s Chocolate Story
York’s chocolate history goes back 300 years so it’s only right that they’ve got a museum dedicated to the stuff. Here, you’ll learn about York chocolate making, get to ask your sweetest questions and you might even get to taste some off cuts.
The 7 best walks in Yorkshire
- The Yorkshire Three Peaks: This challenging circular walk covers three of Yorkshire’s highest peaks: Pen-y-ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough. It’s a popular choice for experienced hikers looking for a long day’s walk and offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
- The Coast to Coast Walk: This long-distance walk, also known as Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, is a famous trail spanning Northern England from St. Bees on the west coast to Robin Hood’s Bay on the east coast. It passes through the Yorkshire Dales National Park, offering diverse landscapes and picturesque villages.
- The Cleveland Way: This National Trail covers 109 miles of stunning coastline in North Yorkshire, starting from Helmsley and ending in Filey. The trail passes through the North York Moors National Park, offering breathtaking sea views, cliffs, and countryside.
- The Bronte Way: This walk takes you through West Yorkshire’s rugged and wild countryside, following in the footsteps of the famous Bronte sisters. The trail starts from the village of Oakworth, goes through Haworth, where the Bronte Parsonage Museum is located, and continues to Thornton.
- Malham Cove and Gordale Scar: This circular walk in the Yorkshire Dales National Park takes you to two stunning natural features – Malham Cove and Gordale Scar. Malham Cove is a large limestone cliff with impressive views, and Gordale Scar is a dramatic gorge with waterfalls and towering cliffs.
- The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail: This circular walk in North Yorkshire takes you through stunning waterfalls and limestone landscapes. The trail is well-maintained and features wooden walkways and bridges, making it accessible for most walkers.
- The Yorkshire Wolds Way: This long-distance walking trail covers 79 miles across the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Wolds, starting from Hessle near the Humber Bridge and ending in Filey. The trail offers peaceful countryside scenery, charming villages, and historical landmarks.
The best ways to travel to Yorkshire
- By car: Yorkshire is well-connected by road, with major motorways and A-roads linking it to other parts of the UK. If you prefer the flexibility and freedom of driving, you can reach Yorkshire by car from various directions. The travel time and routes will depend on your starting point and the specific destination in Yorkshire.
- By train: Yorkshire has a comprehensive rail network with many train stations, including major cities like Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Bradford. There are regular train services from major cities in the UK, such as London, Manchester, and Edinburgh, to Yorkshire. Train travel can be a convenient option if you prefer a more relaxed mode of transport without the hassle of driving.
- By bus/coach: Long-distance bus and coach services operate to Yorkshire from various parts of the UK. These services can be more affordable than trains or driving, but travel times may be longer, depending on the distance and route.
- By air: Yorkshire has several airports, including Leeds Bradford Airport, Doncaster Sheffield Airport, and Humberside Airport, which offer domestic and international flights. If you are traveling from further distances or overseas, flying to one of these airports and then using local transportation can be a viable option.
Romantic places to eat in Yorkshire
Rustique opened its doors in 2009, offering traditional French cuisine amongst its quirky Parisian-style surroundings. French food is served in this vibrant bistro restaurant and transports diners to the streets of Paris with its themed interior.
Lord Stones Country Park
Lord Stones Country Park is a destination location that will immerse you in the beauty of North York Moors National Park. The peaceful and secluded glamping pods make camping comfortable for those who enjoy embracing nature with a little comfort! With glamping, a cafe, a farm shop and a restaurant, the breathtaking views and walking opportunities make this a nature-lover’s paradise.
The Black Bull
The Black Bull at Moulton has become renowned for its seafood and its use of quality, seasonal ingredients to create innovative and classic dishes. Their seasonal a la carte menu showcases the very best in Yorkshire’s local produce from both land and sea, championing the county’s farmers and producers from its oysters and lobster to its vegetables. The ethos focuses on integrity and provenance.
The Box Tree
The Box Tree is an iconic restaurant in Ilkley that has been serving award-worthy food for over 50 years. Dishes have classical French roots and are light and delicate. Since 2005 the restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star for excellence.
Set in an impressive building which has been converted from a characterful Mill, Hollins Mill showcases its industrial heritage, with its enormous arched windows, exposed brickwork walls, timber and metal beams and large feature brick fireplace.
Overlooking the golden sands and dramatic cliffs of Saltburn-on-Sea, Seaview restaurant aims to serve the best fish and chips dining experience with views to match. Sourcing only the finest quality fish from sustainable and well mananged fishing grounds and respected fish merchants, quality is their focus.