Things to see & do
If you're interested in photography though, it's worth making the most of winter while it's here. The lighting and weather conditions can make for some great photo opportunities. We asked landscape photographer Joe Cornish for his top winter photography tips.
Winter's the best time to do some of the 50 things before you're 11 ¾. Two of our wintery favourites:
- Wrap up warm, pack a flask of hot chocolate and head to the Yorkshire Dales where the skies are nice and dark for some star gazing (number 27)
- Head for the parkland at Beningbrough to track wild animals (number 34) - here's a guide to their winter wildlife
Looking to escape for a short break over the Christmas period? We got some fabulous holiday cottages to choose from across the county, whether it's a quick getaway you're wanting or chance for the whole family to holiday together. Stay in the grounds of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal or find a countryside retreat in the Yorkshire Dales.