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Nothing beats a break to North Yorkshire at any time of year. However there is something very special about getting wrapped up warm, heading outdoors in Autumn to explore the ever-changing colourful North Yorkshire landscape. Especially if that is done before retiring with a glass of wine in front of a roaring log fire in the comfort of your own luxury holiday home; it doesn’t get much better!

Whether you are looking for peace and tranquillity, or the chance to explore the picturesque countryside, there is something exceptional about the colours seen during an Autumn break. Here are Holiday at Home's top five reasons why to visit this season…

1. Get Outdoors…

Yorkshire is known to offer some of the best walking-country in the UK, with the most picturesque landscapes. And it only gets better in the Autumn months... Warm browns, rich oranges, and deep reds are all around us at this time of year, making the perfect backdrop for an afternoon stroll or a more challenging hill walk.

There are plenty of places to explore in Yorkshire, whether you fancy a day out at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal with medieval ruins, tranquil water gardens and a deer park. Or why not visit Thorp Perrow and witness the variety of colours with endless rows of leaves in a rainbow of shades. There you can also meet the animals and watch a flying demonstration at the Bird of Prey centre.

Nobody needs to get left behind either on your escape to the countryside. With plenty of trees to sniff and fallen leaves to roll in, your four-legged friend is sure to enjoy a dog friendly break to North Yorkshire too!

Take a look at our dog-friendly holiday homes here...

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2. Visit Richmond…

Richmond, North Yorkshire is the perfect place to wrap up warm and explore on an Autumn break. Revel in its 11th Century castle, fine historic buildings, museum, plenty of riverside walks. Around the large cobbled market place with a good choice of pubs and restaurants to choose from. This is one of Britain’s most beautiful market towns.

On an Autumn night, enjoy an evening at The Station, a stunning Victorian railway building with a café, award-winning artisan food shops, and art gallery. There's also a 2-screen cinema that has recently been named by the Guardian as one of the Top 10 Independent cinemas!

Explore Richmond... 

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3. Cosy local pubs…

You will never be short of a good country pub for a refuel after exploring North Yorkshire with a roaring fire, good grub and local ales to enjoy.

The George and Dragon in Hudswell have recently been voted the ‘best pub in the UK’ by CAMRA and is within stumbling distance of Woodcroft Cottage. This two-bedroom cosy holiday cottage and is a must-visit for a friendly Yorkshire welcome, a real ale and a proper pie.

The White Swan is another fantastic family run country pub, located in the beautiful village of Gilling West, only a short walk from Wayside Cottage, with its own on-site butchery where the family produce their own burgers and black pudding, as well as crafting all the steaks to perfection!

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4. Autumn Adventures…

There is plenty to do on a rainy day in North Yorkshire even if you don’t fancy getting outside and jumping in muddy puddles... Enjoy plenty of scenic drives through the countryside to many different local attractions including the award-winning Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes. You'll hear some cheesy jokes, learn about the history of cheese, watch skilled cheesemakers at work, as well as try some mouth-watering complimentary samples.

Visit the Black Sheep Brewery in Masham and learn about the rich history of brewing the much-loved cask, kegs and bottled beers. Visit the bubbling brewhouse and the fermenting room with strong aromas of English hops and malted barley. Then find out about the scientific process of brewing to put you in the mood to taste these award-winning ales.

In the beautiful market town of Thirsk, you can discover The World of James Herriot, one of Yorkshire’s top multi-award-winning tourist attractions covering the fascinating life and work of James ‘Alf’ Wight – the legendary local vet and one of the most popular writers of the twentieth century. Wight wrote best selling books using his pen name of James Herriot, all about his experience of being a young Thirsk-based vet.

There is something for everyone, just around the corner!

Our Autumn Adventures

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5.  Fireside... 

Nothing beats staying cosy indoors on a crisp weekend Autumn break. What could be better than a bit of peace and quiet, with a good book and a glass of wine in front of your own log burning stove? All of our lodges at Brompton Lakes have log burning stoves to comfort our guests after a day exploring the Yorkshire countryside.

Or why not enjoy perfect relaxation in one of our private garden hot tubs at our luxury Yorkshire holiday cottages which are great on a cooler evening. Watch the stars above listening to the gentle roar of the log burning stove.

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