Moving to a new city for uni is a huge milestone, especially to such an exciting and vibrant city like Leeds.
Moving to a new city for uni is a huge milestone, especially to such an exciting and vibrant city like Leeds. Whilst Leeds has a lot to offer, be it nightlife, boujie brunch spots, shopping or a surprisingly large array of gyms & sports bars, sometimes you’ll want to spend a little time away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a more chilled day out. Enter the scenic towns and villages of Yorkshire...
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Knaresborough is a gorgeous riverside town located in Harrogate, famous for it’s iconic clifftop views of the river nidd and the railway viaduct. If you fancy feeling the wind in your hair, why not hire a rowing boat and take a cruise down the river?
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If you’re used to living by the coast, moving to a large midland city like Leeds is big change. If you’re missing that sea breeze, then Scarborough is the place for you. Not only does it have beautiful sandy beaches, it is also home to the Sea Life aquarium and the Luna Park Fairground.
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For the Harry Potter fans, head to York for a magical day out down the shambles, the antique store fronts that will have you feeling like you’ve aperated into Diagon Alley itself. York is also home to the famous York Abbey, York Minister, and several lovely independent shops, bars and restaurants, so makes for a really diverse day out.
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Whitby is another seaside town in Yorkshire, particularly famous for being the inspiration behind the novel Dracula. For true horror fans, the gothic ruins of Whitby Abbey are a must see if you’re a fan of the Vampire classic. If the gothic attractions aren’t for you, then head up the famous 199 steps to the Church of St Mary for a gorgeous sweeping view of the town & harbour.
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If you enjoy a hiking trail, check out some of the beautiful towns and villages situated in and around the yorkshire dales. Ilkley Moor is a popular spot for hikers, hillwalkers and landscape photographers due to the gorgeous views it boasts, and is situated just on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales.
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Just a short train ride away from Leeds, Halifax is a beautiful market town and a must visit during the autumn whilst the leaves are changing. During the summer, live music is hosted at The Piece Hall, and the Dean Clough mills are home to local artists studios, exhibitions and independent coffee shops.
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A small market town in the heart of North Yorkshire, Leyburn is home to The Forbidden Corner, ‘the weirdest place in the world.’ The Forbidden Corner is a weird and wonderful day out for everyone, and needs to be seen to be believed!
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Another one for the Harry Potter fans, the town of Skipton on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales is home to Malham Cove, one of the many beautiful hill top locations used in the filming of Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows.