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5 of the Best Scenic Routes in Yorkshire for Your Next Caravan Holiday

The Dales in Yorkshire have some amazing views that are perfect for a leisurely drive.
Whether you are after the peaceful countryside, scenic coastlines, or a peek into history through Yorkshire’s charming villages and historic towns, here are five of the best caravan journeys and scenic drives across Yorkshire.

The Complete Yorkshire Dales Tour

Starting from the historic market town of Skipton, this route lets you take in the full glory of the Yorkshire Dales. Spanning over 130 miles, you’ll pass the iconic rolling hills and landscapes of the Dales. This journey takes you past Grassington and Aysgarth Falls. Layovers in small villages such as Hawes and Settle not only offer perfect picnic spots but also give you a glimpse into the rural Yorkshire lifestyle.

Nearby caravan parks: Riverside Caravan Park, High Bentham, near Ingleton, North Yorkshire
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Whitby to Middlesbrough along the Heritage Coast

Capture the essence of Yorkshire’s coast by travelling from Whitby to Middlesbrough. A 35-mile route with scenic cliff views, sandy beaches, and the ruins of historical abbeys. Whitby itself is famous for its fish and chips and the haunting Whitby Abbey that inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Heading south, you’ll pass through quaint coastal villages like Robin Hood’s Bay and Saltburn-by-the-Sea before reaching the industrial town of Middlesbrough.

Nearby caravan parks: Middlewood Farm Holiday Park, Fylingthorpe, Whitby
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North York Moors National Park

Begin your journey in Helmsley, passing through moorland landscapes and forested areas, with stops available at the historic Rievaulx Abbey and the picturesque railway town of Pickering. Approximately 70 miles of this route are in the North York Moors, which are known for their heather moorlands.

Nearby caravan parks: York House Caravan Park, Balk, near Thirsk
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Peaks and Valleys from Sheffield to Holmfirth

You’ll be captivated by the stunning scenery and charming country pubs from Sheffield to Holmfirth. Along the route, you will be given sights of lovely towns and rocky terrain. Holmfirth is a delightful town at the end of your journey.

Nearby caravan parks: Green Moorlands Park, Penistone Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Coastal Cruise from Scarborough to Saltburn

Nothing says holiday quite like a coastal drive, and the route from Scarborough to Saltburn is as breezy as they come. Stretching just under 50 miles, this drive shows the beautiful coastline, cliff-face views and peaceful beach scenes. Make stops at Robin Hood’s Bay for a quick wander through its narrow streets, and perhaps a day trip in the sea at Saltburn’s sandy beach. The fresh sea air and sound of the waves will make this drive a revitalizing break this summertime.

Nearby caravan parks: Flower of May Holiday Park, Lebberston, Scarborough.
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Yorkshire offers caravan routes for every taste! Explore the majestic Yorkshire Dales on a 130-mile loop, or cruise the scenic coast from Whitby to Middlesbrough. Journey through North York Moors National Park, or discover charming villages and pubs between Sheffield and Holmfirth. Unwind on a coastal escape from Scarborough to Saltburn, with stops for beachside fun and fish and chips.