Hiring a car to see the best of Yorkshire

When you think of Yorkshire, what images does your mind conjure up? Seaside villages, wild and rugged landscapes, miles of unspoilt beaches, some of the best holiday resorts you will find in England? Yorkshire is all of this, and much more besides, so if you are looking for a holiday that combines the traditional elements with some of the most dramatic scenery found anywhere, you have to seriously consider going to Yorkshire.

Getting around

Now with Yorkshire being the largest county in England, many of the attractions are far apart, and this is just one reason to take advantage of car hire in Yorkshire. By booking a vehicle in advance you can sit in the comfort of your own home and plan yourself an itinerary of places you want to see and go too. On the other hand, hiring a car gives you the freedom to simply go with the flow, and decide what you are doing on a day by day basis.

Must sees

The Heritage Coastline is a stretch of coast that must be visited when in Yorkshire. You can travel the length of it in a hire car, and take in all the towns and villages en route such as the quaint fishing village of Whitby, synonymous with the legend of Dracula and Scarborough, a top resort that still offers its visitors all of the traditional values that go to make the perfect family holiday.

Wuthering Heights country

Anyone who knows the story of Cathy and Heathcliffe, will have their own image of the North Yorkshire Moors, and however well you feel you may know them will not prepare for seeing them in all their wild, natural splendour. The honey, sandstone villages that pepper the countryside are like taking a step back in time, and when you hire a car you have the freedom to really explore the expansive moors and take in the ancient woodlands and acres of heather.

A touch of culture

When it comes to castles and stately homes, there are simply too many in Yorkshire to visit in one trip. Have a look online and see which ones are in the area you are visiting and pick out the best. If you can get to Castle Howard you will be very glad that you did, as it is simply one of the most beautiful stately homes in England. It took over 100 years to complete the house after construction started in 1699 and the setting, in over 1000 acres of garden and parklands, quite simply has to be seen to be appreciated.


With so many quality bed and breakfasts available in Yorkshire, you can make full use of your car hire and spend full days out and about without being tied to hotel meal times etc. There are also a great number of quality cottages if you prefer the ultimate freedom offered by a self catering holiday, and whichever option you choose, the county of Yorkshire is just begging to be explored.