A Yorkshire And Cumbria Area Guide
If you are considering buying property in Northern England, our Yorkshire And Cumbria Area Guide is here to help. Here, we share an insight into the region’s many beautiful and distinctive areas so that you can be inspired when looking. to buy a property. If you do decide to make your move to Yorkshire or Cumbria, then we will take care of you at every stage of your purchase.
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East Yorkshire has a rich agricultural heritage, with some of the finest farmland in the country. Unfortunately, buyers often overlook the area, where there are some stunning opportunities if you know where to look.
The Yorkshire Wolds has a rich landscape of undulating hills, punctuated with pretty villages. Furthermore, the area is surprisingly accessible to York and beyond. Beverley is a civilised market town, voted as one of the best places to live in the UK. The town also boasts a stunning 13th Century minster, and a racecourse.
The Howardian Hills is an Area of Outstanding National Beauty, deriving its name from Castle Howard, one of the country’s finest stately homes. The countryside has many picturesque villages, like Hovingham, an estate village with a pub, hotel, and village shops.
Due to its excellent schools, the area is popular with families. Many homeowners regularly commute to London from York, where there are regular services to King’s Cross taking less than two hours.
Helmsley and The Moors
Helmsley is a picture-perfect market town, at the foot of the North York Moors National Park. The town is home to two top-class hotels and many excellent independent shops. Helmsley Castle presides proudly over the town with its stunning walled garden.
The Moors offer a dramatic landscape made up of moorland, and dales with grassy bottoms. This area is home to many staggeringly pretty villages. To the north is Whitby and the dramatic North Yorkshire Heritage Coast.
The Vale of York
The Vale of York is well served by the road networks, giving excellent access to the South and North. Farmland dominates the area, and there are many traditional villages popular with commuters.
Boroughbridge is a wonderful market town, with an attractive market square and extensive local amenities. It serves several villages including Aldborough and Upper and Lower Dunsforth.
Ripon and The Dales
Ripon is a Cathedral City, the third smallest in the country. This attractive town has a long history, and is often referred to as ‘The Gateway to the Dales’. It is also home to the well-regarded Ripon Grammar School.
The Dales are breath-taking, popular with fans of The Great Outdoors. They are perhaps more dramatic than The Moors, with the highest point being just under 2,500 feet above sea level.
Cumbria and Lancashire
Cumbria is a mountainous landscape sandwiched between the Dales and The Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The county boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the country and is the last stop before entering Scotland. Unsurprisingly, Cumbria is a popular place to buy a holiday home, particularly for those living in Liverpool and Manchester.
The Eden Valley runs down the middle of the county. The area has a pleasing, lush scene of grazing and farmland, with many attractive villages. The popular market town of Kirby Lonsdale is towards the South, close to the Yorkshire Dales and on the edge of the Lancashire.
The Forest of Bowland, an AONB, and the pretty Lune valley dominate North Lancashire. The southern part of the county is more heavily populated. This area is very convenient for commuters traveling regularly to Manchester and beyond.