5 Villages to visit in Yorkshire


The hilltop village of Haworth and home to the famous Bronte sisters. It's one of our very favourite places and that view of the cobbled hill surely has to be one of the most picturesque in all England. It's home to some amazing small indie businesses too. Pay a visit to Haworth around Halloween and you are in for a real treat. If you want to learn all about the Bronte's be sure to visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum, maintained by the Bronte Society in honour of the sisters. Viewers of a certain age will remember Howarth's cobbled hill when it famously appeared in the Hovis Bread adverts.

Fun Fact: Paul bought his favourite ever vintage waistcoat from the Souk in Howarth.

Robin Hood’s Bay

The North Yorkshire Coast is steeped in history, and you can really feel that in Robin Hood’s Bay. Walking along its narrow-cobbled streets you can picture fisherman, sailors and smugglers from centuries ago. It's a great place for families to explore this part of the coast on its beach and rock pools, discovering fossils is something all ages will enjoy. Many of the businesses in the village reflect its history and Berties of Bay with its traditional fisherman Guernsey jumpers and smocks is a must shop to pay a visit.

Fun Fact: Lucy and Paul love visiting the sweet shops in the village and Paul stocks up on liquorice pipes.


The moorland village of Goathland and once again a place that has featured prominently on our tv screens. For 18 years Goathland also played the role of Aidensfield in ITV's Sunday night staple Hearbeat. Another claim to fame is that it's railway station also appeared in the early Harry Potter films. The North Yorkshire Railway is definitely something that should be on the list if you are visiting as it is a journey that covers the most beautiful of scenery. 

Fun Fact: Heartbeat was originally set in 1964 but ran for so long it became stuck in 1969 and never entered the 1970's.


Our list has shown just how much Yorkshire has featured on our cinema and tv screens and Holmfirth is no exception. From 1973 - 2010 it appeared in our homes as one of the main locations on Last of the Summer Wine. Millions over the years have visited Holmfirth to see those famous steps outside Nora Batty's house and have a bite to eat in the legendary Sid's Cafe.


Fun Fact: Paul claims to have watched every single episode of Last of the Summer Wine!

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