Explore Counties in the North of England

Whether it's climbing in the Lake District or a quiet ramble in the Yorkshire Dales the North of England boasts some fabulous countryside and coasts, as well as historically fascinating places like York, Durham and Harrogate, and of course Hadrian's Wall. Stunning castles and great pubs too.

Cleveland

Cleveland

The Tees Valley is home to the wonderful Saltburn pier, the charming town of Yarm; and some fascinating industrial heritage in Darlington, Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesborough and Hartlepool. Close to the North York Moors National Park and some stunning coast.

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County Durham

County Durham

Whether you are planning a visit to Durham Cathedral, exploring the dales or taking a day out at Beamish Museum, County Durham is a great location to stay. Picturesque villages and great market towns full of local produce.

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Cumbria

Cumbria

Home to the Lake District, Cumbria is a great holiday destination. With opportunities for mountain biking, hill walking, windsurfing, Kayaking even gorge walking, there's lots to keep you active. For something more sedate how about a cruise on Windermere? Or exploring the world of Beautrix Potter?

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Lancashire

Lancashire

Blackpool is not the only attraction Lancashire has to offer there is the Forest of Bowland for outdoor adventure, with the famous Pendle Hill, the Ribble Valley to ramble along, or visit the historic villages of Arnside and Silverdale, with an abundance of wildlife and some of the best birdwatching spots in the country.

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Merseyside

Merseyside

With its internationally important maritime history, it's rich musical heritage and a vibrant city, Liverpool, at its heart, Merseyside is fascinating place to explore. Take the train and see Anthony Gormley's haunting figures on Crosby beach or soak up some art at Tate Liverpool.

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North Humberside

North Humberside

Offering thriving market towns like Driffield and Beverely, with it's 13th Century Minster, and good local food. The lively city of Hull, and the coastal towns of Bridlington and Hornsea, famous for it's pottery, this area is great for walking, cycling and taking in the sea air!

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North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire

Weather it's horse riding in the North York Moors National Park or walking in the Yorkshire Dales, there is so much to do in North Yorkshire. Visit Fountains Abbey, the majestic town of Scarborough, or the James Herriot museum in Thirsk.

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Northumberland

Northumberland

Full of magical castles, stunning empty beaches and dramatic moorland staying in Northumberland offers so much to do. For Harry Potter fans there is Alnwick Castle. Superb beaches at Bamburgh and Druidge Bay, and the birdlife of the Farne Islands to explore.

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South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire

Full of industrial heritage, some fine gothic architecture and with the Peak District on the doorstep, South Yorkshire is an ideal location for a holiday or short break. Opportunities to enjoy cycling, pot-holing, walking or climbing close at hand. Plenty of historic houses too.

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Tyne and Wear

Tyne and Wear

The dramatic 'Angel of the North' greets your approach to Newcastle Gateshead from the south, which together with Sunderland, and the coastal regions of South Shields and North Shields make up the area of Tyne and Wear.

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West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire

A diverse range of art galleries and museums, including the Yorkshire Sculpture park, Eureka! The museum for Children and the wonderful Bronte Parsonage Museum are just some of the attractions in West Yorkshire. Great walking country in the Calder Valley.

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Self-catering cottage holidays in the UK and Ireland can still be a green option. You can have the comforts of home and the flexibility to do what you want; when you want - without the hassles of air travel!

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