Whether you’re celebrating a milestone birthday, a special occasion or just a get together with friends and family, Big Cottages has a selection of the best party houses for you to call home during your trip. 


The county of Yorkshire has something for everyone, with three national parks, a beautiful coastline and surrounding countryside. 


Whatever group accommodation you’re after, whether that’s a hen party house or cosy family retreat, find one nestled in the Yorkshire Dales or dotted along the Yorkshire coast. Choose from swanky city pads, rambling farmhouses or luxurious country manors with swimming pools, hot tubs and games rooms.





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Best pubs and bars in Yorkshire


Here are some of the best pubs and bars to visit in Yorkshire during your fun-filled getaway.


The Lion Inn


Location: Kirkbymoorside

Best for: Stunning views


The Lion Inn is a 16th century pub located on the remote Blakey Ridge. Standing at 1,325 feet, the highest point in the North York Moors, enjoy stunning views. 


The Durham Ox


Locationg: Crayke

Best for: Village charm


The Durham Ox is an award-winning pub serving local produce and cask ales in the hill-top village of Crayke. The pub also offers panoramic views of the Vale of York. 


Shibden Mill Inn


Location: Halifax

Best for: Award-winning food and five-star service


Shibden Mill Inn was voted Yorkshire’s Dining Pub of the Year in 2020 thanks to its delicious menu. The 17th century converted corn and spinning mill has stood at the heart of village life in Shibden Valley, near Halifax, for hundreds of years. 




Location: York

Best for: Loud music!


Valhalla is a cool bar and café in York that celebrates rock music, mead and ‘all things Viking’. Decorated with skeletons and shields, guests can drink mead from a drinking horn while listening to rock and roll. 


The Boundary House


Location: Leeds

Best for: Afternoon tea


The Boundary House offers tasty lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Set in the village of Methley on the outskirts of Leeds, this cosy country pub provides a roaring fire indoors or a pretty sun terrace to enjoy its gardens outdoors.

Best activities to get up to in Yorkshire


Whatever the weather, there’s lots to do in Yorkshire so here are some of the best group activities during your visit.


High Ropes


Location: Harrogate

Best for: Flying high


Swing from trees on the High Ropes assault course at Ripley Castle, in Harrogate. Test out your balance by scaling trees, swinging from ropes and challenging yourself to the 35 foot-high Leap of Faith!


Lacey’s Cheese


Location: Richmond

Best for: Tasty treats


Say cheese! If your group prefers nibbling on cheese and crackers while sipping wine then Lacey’s Cheese in Richmond is the perfect outing for you. Get hands on as you transform 500 liters of local milk into your very own cheese. 


Paddles Up 


Location: Skipton

Best for: White-knuckle fun!


Get wet and wild by canoeing with Paddles Up on the River Washburn. The Washburn, while only open at certain times of year, offers 1.5 miles of fast, white water Grade 2 - 3 paddling to navigate. This is sure to be great fun for everyone in your group, as long as they don’t mind getting a little wet!

Guided Mountain Bike Ride


Location: Yorkshire Dales

Best for: Adventure


Climb peaks, zoom down valleys and explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales on two wheels with a Guided Mountain Bike Ride. Zip along the trails with friends while taking in stunning views of the surrounding area.  


Wine and beer tasting


Location: York

Best for: A good old knees up!

There’s something for wine-drinkers and beer-lovers at the Yorkshire Heart Vineyard & Brewery. If your idea of a fun day out is relaxing with a cool glass of wine or beer, then you’ll be more than pleased at this family-run vineyard near York.



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