Last week we took a trip to Hull. Now Hull is a long way from anywhere being as its just on the eastern edge of the East Riding of Yorkshire, but…hear us out – it is fantastic place to visit.

With a thriving pub, cafe and restaurant scene near the marina to a historical quarter full of free museums and old buildings, there is more to Hull than you think. The council run museums are great, with one museum concentrating on social history and another on archaeology with a collection Roman mosaics and a preserved dug out canoe.

Kingston upon Hull, to give it its Sunday name, has some very old pubs, one allegedly famous for having the smallest window in England and one (The White Hart), being the place where it was agreed that the city would close its gates to the procession of Charles I – and in doing that fed in to the start of the English Civil War.

Hull is backdrop to many films, acting as a stand in for Old London and, so Alastair has been told, one building is the inspiration for the wand shop in Harry Potter. Hull is about 1hr 20mins from us here at Cliff House across the beautiful landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds.

If you’re looking for more holiday inspiration we’ve created our very own “Insider’s Guide to North Yorkshire” in it we share some of the top things to do when on holiday here. To down load your copy, please visit here.

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Come stay at Cliff House Holiday Cottages

Our five holiday cottages in North Yorkshire are just on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and 20 minutes from the Yorkshire Coast.  Half way between the market town of Pickering and the seaside town of Scarborough. We offer a perfect year round base for exploring what the area has to offer, from Flamingo Land, the North York Moors Railway to the modern history museum of Eden Camp and a lot more besides! Our range of five cottages include a 6 person cottage with one en suite and a further 2 bathrooms, as well as smaller cottages suitable for couples and people travelling on their own.  All of our cottages are set within 2 acres of grounds, are dog friendly and all cottages have access to our indoor heated swimming pool and games room.  As “Walking Friendly” accommodation, we supply maps and local guide books with details of lots of local walks  – also as we live on site we are also on hand to recommend a walk or two!



Tortoise Trail at Cliff House Holiday Cottages

Tortoise Trail at Cliff House Holiday Cottages

We been busy and have created a tortoise trail in our gardens for everyone to find. The perfect way to burn off excess energy after a long trip in the car and to explore our 2 acres of gardens! Can you find all ten? #FamilyAdventures #TravelWithKids #OutdoorFamily...