Yorkshire is the largest county in the United Kingdom and the vast array of things to do certainly reflects this. From fun filled days at a theme park, to buildings steeped in history, it’s all on our doorstep.
Listed below are a small selection of the most popular activities and places to visit when staying at Peel Park Campsite.
York – The city of York is only a half hour journey by car from the campsite, and is definitely worth a visit. Historic sites include the York Minster, Bar Walls, Clifford’s Tower and the Shambles, one of the most famous and photographed streets in the country. York’s quirky streets (with names such as Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate) are a pleasure to stroll around for those looking to do a bit of retail therapy. There are many excellent restaurants, bistro’s and pubs in which to relax and watch the world go by, you are on holiday after all. For more information about what York has to offer, click here.
The Coast – About 30 miles to the east of the campsite is the stunning coastline of North Yorkshire. Home to the popular seaside resorts of Scarborough and Whitby, the North Yorkshire Coast is a great place to spend a day at the beach, eating fishing chips and dipping your toes in the sea.
Villages – The small surrounding market towns and quaint villages such as Thirsk, Helmsley, Easingwold, Malton and Pickering are all within easy reach of the campsites.
For the kids – Two theme parks are only a short journey from Peel Park. Flamingo Land and Lightwater Valley both boast impressive roller coasters for Children of all ages. Another favourite with children is the York Maze. Based on the outskirts of York, York Maze is the largest Maze in the UK and fantastic destination for a family day out. If you are looking for something a little closer to the campsite, the York Bird of Prey Centre is only 8 miles down the road and currently voted the number one attraction in the region on trip advisor.
History – For those looking to track the history of the region, there are plenty of historic sites, churches and stately homes only a short drive from the campsite. Magnificent historical buildings such as Fountains Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey and Byland Abbey are all only a short car journey away. Ampleforth Abbey is only round the corner (6 miles), and many of our visitors choose to make a day of it and take a circular walk from the campsite. Castle Howard is one of Britain’s finest stately homes and was the setting for the TV adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s iconic novel Brideshead Revisited. Situated only 15 minutes from Peel Park, Castle Howard is often the first stop for our visitors.