The 10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in North England

Folks, welcome to a brand new blog. England is an incredible country to explore. In part one, we took a look at some of the places in the south of England, but the north is full of history, beautiful villages, and gorgeous national parks, so we’re going to focus on the north. Let’s take a look at 10 beautiful places to visit in the north of England.

1. YORK: (North England)

York is a beautiful city in the UK with a lot of history, as it was founded by the ancient Romans. It’s known as one of Europe’s most haunted cities, so you can learn a lot about its spooky history via attractions such as guided ghost walks, but the main attraction is York Minster, and let’s say once you finish that, you can take a walk down the shambles, a pretty street where the 15th century buildings almost touch.


Durham is a city located in the northeast of England, just south of Newcastle. It’s a university town with an incredible amount of history and culture. You have Durham Cathedral, renowned for its incredible architecture as it stands high above the city. From the outside, it’s magnificent, but from its interior, it’s even better. Sitting at the heart of Durham’s world heritage site and occupied continuously since the 11th century, Darum Castle is now home to the students of University College, which is part of Durham University.

3. LAKE DISTRICT: (North England)

The Lake District is a stunning national park, a mountainous region located in the northwest of England, a popular holiday destination, famous for its lakes, forests, and mountains, and for its association with William Wordsworth and other lake poets, so this is where you can discover spectacular landscapes. pretty villages, a very warm welcome, and a rich cultural heritage, but there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities such as boating, paddle boarding, or even recreational walks. I mean, even the oldest rocks in the Lake District are about 500 million years old, so there’s so much history and natural beauty to discover, but don’t forget the villages such as Keswick, Windermere, and Hawkshead.


Perched on the northeast coast of England, this is a pretty historic fishing town that you can visit. The skyline is overlooked by the historical ruins of Whitby Abbey, which is a Gothic structure that inspired Bram Stoker to write his classic horror masterpiece Dracula, so it’s a wonderful sight to see and easily one of the best places in the north of England, especially if you love history. If you fancy a little trip from the town itself, head over to Robin Hood’s Bay, which is a picturesque old fishing village on the Heritage Coast of the North York Moors.

5. STAITHES: (North England)

Clinging to the hillside states on the Yorkshire Coast north of Whitby is an unmissable destination to explore. From the winding cobbled streets to the charming 18th century cottages, you will find this coastal village full of character. It was once one of the largest fishing ports in the Northeast, and now this hillside gem is a treasured base for exploring Yorkshire.

6. Yorkshire Dales:

This beautiful area encompasses thousands of square miles of Moorish valleys, hills, and pretty villages. Southeast on the river Wharf, you have the Bolton Abbey estate, which includes the ruins of a 12th-century monastery. The area is one of the best places to see in northern England.

But one of Yorkshire’s best-kept secrets is Scar House Reservoir. It’s a remote and peaceful area surrounded by impressive scenery, and along this route, you can admire the impressive architecture of its neighbouring reservoir, with dramatic arches across the spillway, which flows right into Scott House.

7. NORTHUMBERLAND: (North England)

Nestled on the pristine coastline of Northumberland, Bambora is a tiny little place that has some of the best coastline and castle around. If you’ve seen the Netflix program The Lost Kingdom, you’ll know that Babamba did exist, but we call it Bambra Castle. Only about 60 minutes from the holy island, it’s quite easy to partner a trip to Barronborough Castle with a wider trip across Northumberland.

But take some time to enjoy the stunning beaches around the castle too; they’re totally pristine and offer some of the gorgeous views over the car floor itself.


This is a whimsical little market town; Hebden Bridge’s Rochdale Canal is nothing but a totally gorgeous spot to visit, but Hampton Bridge’s cobbled lanes quickly give way to that glorious Yorkshire countryside. The nearby Hardcastle Crags, owned by the National Trust, are a must-visit, boasting a beautiful wooded valley complete with tumbling streams and 15 miles of footpaths and walkways, so it’s easily one of the best places in the north of England to explore.

9. SCARBOROUGH: (North England)

So this is a Seaside Town located in Yorkshire and is best known for being the largest holiday Resort on the Yorkshire Coast as well as being popular for fishing if you’re a big fan of traditional British Seaside experience then yes Scarborough is where you need to head to it has easy access as there’s a train station located in the center of town so it’s roughly about eight minutes to walk towards the beach and it takes four hours by train from London.

So it’s definitely worth it but no trip can go without visiting Scarborough Castle built in the 12th century it’s set in a stunning location and has beautiful panoramic views over the dramatic coastline foreign go get yourself a bag of fish and chips from this place called The Anchor Head towards the beach and enjoy.


As I mentioned earlier, there is a village that I highly recommend that you visit. Malham is a small village at the southern base of the Yorkshire Dales. It’s a very pretty place, surrounded by limestone dry walls and with a stream running right through the middle of the village. It’s been a settlement for at least a thousand years.

You can even see traces of Iron Age boundaries that are still visible today 100 years ago, Malum was a place of mills and mines, but nowadays some of the main activities are hill farms and tourism. But for a 20-minute walk, you will see Mellum Cove, a 70 metre-high, gently curving cliff of white limestone in the shape of an amphitheatre.

So you should visit the cove to enjoy some of the beautiful walks just to take in this formation. So there you have it, folks, just a few of the stunning places that you will find in the north of England. For the rest of the year, I will cover far more places Villages, castles, etc.

So if you’ve never been to England before, I highly recommend that you head up to the north, especially if you love the outdoors. So thanks for reading, thanks for supporting the blog, and I will see you all on the next one. As always, be good, be kind, and be careful.

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