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Tips for England holidays – Three wild sides of England
– Three wild sides of England
Tourists flock to England for cities like London and Brighton and the Cornwall region. In the middle and in the north, the country shows a wilder, but no less attractive side.
Gabriele Paleari (Travelcontent)
East Yorkshire: Puffins, Walkers and Sparkling Wine
With its wide open spaces and diverse wildlife, the East Yorkshire countryside is a must for nature lovers. The cliffs at Bempton, for example, are among the tallest chalk cliffs in the country and are home to one of the largest colonies of gannets and puffins in Europe.
The coastal footpath between Bempton, North Landing and Flamborough offers breathtaking views. The landmark of the hiking trail, the oldest still complete lighthouse building in Great Britain, stands in the middle of a golf course and offers a wide view of the sea. At low tide, the beaches at the foot of the cliffs are populated by seals, who sunbathe there undisturbed when they are not diving in the North Sea, which is rich in fish.
East Yorkshire also boasts some of England’s most northerly vineyards, thanks to ideal sun exposure and soil. In Kilham, south of Flamborough, has been running for over a decade Sparkling wine made from Seyval and Pinot Noir grapes produced. In Flamborough There is also a campsite including glamping accommodation in the middle of the wine-growing region.
North Yorkshire: Smugglers, Dracula and Harry Potter
Further north there are three other attractive locations: Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby and Grosmont in North Yorkshire. The first is a picturesque fishing village. Smugglers once offloaded large quantities of gin, liquor, tea, tobacco and French lace from ships in Robin Hood’s Bay.
The remote location allowed them to bring Dutch gin to England for centuries. Nowadays, due to the picturesque location and probably also because no architectural mistakes were committed, tourism is the most important industry in Robin Hood’s Bay.
If you are not afraid of vampires, you should drive a little further north. Whitby is a place steeped in legend and blood—at least in fiction. That’s because Irish writer Bram Stoker lived in Whitby for a number of years of his life. Stoker was probably inspired by the ruins of the ghostly 7th-century abbey, surrounded by tombstones and inhabited by scores of fluttering bats.
Left the vampires and Whitby behind that Museum of explorer James Cook visited, it is best to board the steam train North Yorkshire Moors Historical Railway, heading west to Grosmont. The railway line between Whitby and Grosmont is one of the most spectacular in England. It leads through a dreamy landscape where time seems to stand still.
Harry Potter fans will recognize at least one of the stations along the route: Goathland station, south of Grosmont, corresponds to Hogsmeade station in the first film.
Derbyshire: Moore, Revolution and Bananas
A little further south is England’s oldest national park, the Peak District. Around the well-known rock formation Higger Tor, just outside the city of Sheffield, the landscape looks like a piece of North America transplanted to England. Instead of the manicured lawns typical of the country, the ground here is covered with heather plants. Numerous well-marked, family-friendly hiking trails make it possible to cross the moor safely. Those looking for a little more thrill can try their hand at bouldering at Stanage Edge, one of the wildest places in England.
On the southern edge of the Peak District is the valley of the River Derwent. The English postcard landscape is considered the place of origin of the Industrial Revolution.
With the Chatsworth House Here stands one of England’s most opulent mansions, set in vast grounds with sweeping views. The country castle, construction of which began in the 16th century, is still the seat of the Cavendish family – the Dukes of Devonshire.
In Europe today, the name Cavendish is inevitably associated with the bananas of the same name. The variety, which is considered to be particularly robust, is said to have made it from a banana tree in the greenhouses of the property to the Pacific countries and the Canary Islands.
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