North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
When to go
There’s never a bad time to come to North Yorkshire – the weather is equally unpredictable all year round. Summer sees the biggest influx of tourists, when the narrower country roads can get a little clogged, but the region is plenty big enough to accommodate everyone. Spring and autumn can be romantically wild and windy, while winter offers the sort of snowfalls rarely seen outside Narnia.
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PlanesLeeds Bradford International Airport (www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk) | Durham Tees Valley Airport (www.durhamteesvalleyairport.com) and Newcastle International Airport (www.newcastleairport.com) are dotted around the region's edges.
TrainsThe National Express East Coast train (www.nationalexpresseastcoast.com) from London King's Cross to York takes a little over two hours. Northern Rail Lines (www.northernrail.org) can take you from York into the North Yorkshire Moors or the Yorkshire Dales.
AutomobilesCars are essential if you want to explore North Yorkshire properly. The remoteness of its attractions and beauty spots are the area’s main selling point and you don’t want to be relying on public transport to get around.
TaxisYou’re far better off hiring your own car, but if you do want to have a pint or two of Timothy Taylor Landlord bitter when you go out in the evening, you can always get your hotel to arrange a taxi back for you.