Yorkshire is the largest county in the United Kingdom, which means there’s plenty to explore. As a cosmopolitan county with a rich heritage, stunning landscapes and many talented resident’s, there are many hidden gems to uncover.
We’ve gathered together some of Yorkshire’s best kept secrets, we won’t tell if you don’t…
Falling Foss Tea Garden – Sneaton, near Whitby
Nestled into the plush Yorkshire countryside, Falling Foss Tea Garden is a small but enchanting tea garden, set in the grounds of Midge Hall. Midge Hall is a small cottage at the top of outstanding Falling Foss Waterfall in the heart of Sneaton Forrest.
Hyde Park Picture House – Leeds
Hyde Park Picture house has a long and exciting history. Set against the backdrop of the bustling Hyde Park community, this hidden gem truly feels like a step back in time to the world of Film Noir and the romance of the 1900’s. If you fancy your self a film buff, this is a premier art-house cinema and “the cosiest in Leeds.”
Sharrow Vale Shops – Sheffield
Sharrow Vale Road is a charming row of shops and businesses tucked away in south-west Sheffield. With vintage and antique stores, traditional shops, independent restaurants, bars and much more – there’s plenty to discover. Picturesque shop-fronts make Sharrow Vale Road worth a visit.
Feel the community spirit and visit the Sharrow Vale market days with colourful stalls from local business and live music.
The Leeds Library – Leeds
Take a break from busy city life and settle into a good book at the Leeds Library. Just above the shops on Commercial Street, this library has much more to it than just books. Hidden away in the busy shopping district of Leeds, this independent library has been open to members since 1768. The Leeds Library is an exquisite mix of old and new with spiralling staircases, beautiful décor and well-stocked shelves.
Parcevall Hall Gardens – Skipton
Laid out in the 1920’s Parcevall Hall Gardens is a hidden treasure located on a steep hillside in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. One of the only gardens of such a large scale to be open to the public, this is worth seeking out. With stunning views in every direction, this is a beautiful and tranquil place to relax in.
House Concerts -York
Discover exciting secret concerts in intimate settings in York, this is underground music at its best. Make a donation to the artist you’d like to see and you’ll receive an invitation to a secret location at a private residence in York. Enjoy live music without the sweaty crowds and get cosy on the sofa with some great music.
Yorkshire is a great place to live and we’re sure there are many more places to enjoy. If you’ve discovered any new exciting places tweet us @spaceprops