Autumn in Yorkshire

Experience the stunning scenery and more 


In autumn the Yorkshire countryside comes alive with spectacular hues of red, orange and yellow. When the crisp autumnal sun lights up this wonderful landscape, there is nothing better than pulling on your wellies, grabbing the dog and heading out to take it all in. 


If you are looking for a break and somewhere to experience the magic of autumn, then Yorkshire is the place to be. The North Yorkshire countryside including the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors provide some breath-taking autumnal views as the greens of summer turn into stunning display of reds, golds and browns. As well as the open countryside, many of the local attractions are also worth visiting and tend to be a little quieter after the hustle and bustle of summer. 


Autumn is a great time for couples to take a well-deserved break, from romantic walks along crowd free beaches to cosy evenings in front of the fire, this time of year is made for love.


If you have little ones and want to avoid the busy School holidays, an autumn break can offer a great chance for the kids to experience some of the most amazing landscapes the UK has to offer. 


In between exploring, there is plenty happening to keep you entertained, from jazz to food, we have picked some of the sights and events not to be missed this autumn.


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North York Moors

The North York Moors are most famous for its moorland and the beautiful heather that lies unenclosed and unsurpassed at the heart of the park. In summer, this area is turned into a purple carpet that stretches for miles across the open vistas, but autumn gives the area a whole new setting. With the change in the weather and lighting, the moors are exceptionally beautiful and have been known to inspire artists and writers alike. 

The North York Moors coastline forms part of the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage Coast and really is something to behold. High cliffs, rocky shores and nesting seabirds await you here with over 30 miles of clifftop path to amble along.



A host of fun and exciting events are held in Yorkshire during Autumn. So, whether your exploring dancing or something more relaxing. Yorkshire has it all.


York Food & Drink Festival - 23 Sep - 2 Oct

The festival will offer day and evening events, wine tastings, a taste trail offering samples from delis and restaurants throughout the city, talks and food tastings, cookery demonstrations and hands on workshops.


UK Pro Surf Scarborough - 3 – 4 Oct

This is an extreme sports extravaganza not to be missed, with amazing surfing plus skateboarding, BMX and extreme sports. Also enjoy live music, DJs, performances, drive-in movies and much more.


A Centenary Celebration, North York Moors National Park - 8 Oct

Tackle a strenuous 9-mile circuit and explore locations associated with Alf Wight, aka James Herriot, in the month marking 100 years since his birth.


Scarborough Jazz Festival – 28 – 30 Sep

Offering a variety and range of jazz acts with a balanced programme which relies heavily on British musicians, with the addition of a few international stars. The 16th edition of the festival takes place at Scarborough Spa from Friday 28th until Sunday 30th September 2018.


Filey Food Festival – 13 – 14 Oct

A gem of a town on the North East coast, the beautiful area of Filey, will be hosting its second food festival of the year. It continues to draw hundreds of visitors to its famous bay and that’s exactly where the food festival is located. So, you can enjoy sumptuous Yorkshire delicacies whilst also enjoying the natural surroundings.


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There is a huge variety of tourist attractions to visit while you’re in Yorkshire, meaning there is always something to see or do to keep you entertained during your stay.


Rievaulx Abbey

If peace and tranquillity is what you seek from a family day out in Yorkshire, then Rievaulx Abbey is the perfect choice. Set in a remote valley in the North York Moors National Park, Rievaulx is one of the most complete, and atmospheric, of England’s abbey ruins. It’s no wonder it’s one of the most popular visitor attractions in the North.


Castle Howard

Home to the Howard family for over 300 years, Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of North Yorkshire.


Robin Hood's Bay

Forget the deckchairs and dodgems; this is Yorkshire's coastline at its most raw and elemental. Here, brooding cliffs tower over a huddle of red roofed former fishing cottages that spill right down to the edge of the sea, creating a ‘lost in time' getaway for anyone who loves unusual architecture and breathtaking scenery.


Sewerby Hall and Gardens

A grade one listed manor built in 1714, Sewerby Hall is one of Yorkshire's most popular examples of an early Georgian house. With extensive gardens, shops and cafes, and even a zoo, there's plenty to explore in this estate, less than 20 minutes from The Bay Filey.


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The Bay Filey

A break away with your other half or a trip with your pre-school-aged children, stay this autumn and see the site come alive with colour. As the pace of life slows down from the hustle and bustle of summer, autumn is a fantastic season to explore the stunning scenery and enjoy outdoor activities. There are lots of events in and around the surrounding area to make the most of too.


To bring out their inner artist, our craft club is just the ticket. Sand art, clay play, and blow painting are firm favourites, but during autumn we are also offering supervised walks to gather leaves to add to the horse chestnuts and pine cones that we have already assembled for the young ones to make pictures.


Although we are extremely popular with families, The Bay Filey is perfect for couples too. Take a cliff top walk or stroll along the gorgeous beach for fresh air with a breath-taking backdrop stay on site and enjoy a game of tennis, a workout in the gym or a leisurely swim followed by a sauna. Or head to the beauty room for some pampering, enjoy a cosy evening in The John Paul Jones with a bottle of fizz and then take a pizza back and settle down in front of the telly.


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