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Travelling to Yorkshire? The county is packed with fantastic cities and beautiful countryside. To help make the most of your trip to the largest county in the UK, you can get cheap train tickets to Yorkshire with TransPennine Express.
There are plenty of options for onward travel from the cities and towns in Yorkshire. When you arrive in Leeds, York or Sheffield you can enjoy unlimited travel around the city with a PlusBus ticket. Travelling within Yorkshire by train is simple too, with the cities and towns connected by the rail network. You can get the train from Leeds to Sheffield in just 1 hour 20 minutes, from York to Scarborough in 50 minutes, and from Leeds to Harrogate in half an hour.
Yorkshire has been described as “God’s Own Country”, and it’s easy to see why. The countryside in Yorkshire is breath-taking and includes the likes of the Yorkshire Dales, the Yorkshire coast, Brimham Rocks and Nostell. The cities and towns across the county are all unique and offer something special for visitors. Yorkshire is the largest county by size in the UK with fantastic cities including historic York, vibrant Sheffield, super cool Leeds and home of the races, Doncaster. With picturesque towns including Skipton and Harrogate, Yorkshire really is one of the most beautiful counties in England.
York is one of the most historic cities in the UK, with Viking, Roman and Norman influences all able to be seen on its walls and in its streets. York Minster is stunning, the Shambles is great for shopping and the Roman city walls are the ideal place to take in the city.
Leeds is one of the coolest cities in Yorkshire and the UK. If you love to shop, then you’ll love Leeds – the city is home to high street names at Trinity Leeds, independent retailers at Kirkgate Market and the Corn Exchange, as well as a host of designer brands. It also promises incredible architecture, world-class culture and art, award-winning restaurants and loads of attractions.
Harrogate is a boutique spa town in the heart of Yorkshire. Its beautiful streets buzz with bars and restaurants. The town is often called the “Jewel of the North” and has a lot to offer visitors including the Montpellier Quarter and Ripley Castle and Gardens.
The city made famous by steel production is now a vibrant city packed with independent music venues, shops and restaurants. Top attractions in Sheffield include the Graves Art Gallery, the Leadmill and Sheffield Cathedral.
Hull is a waterfront city steeped in maritime history. There’s cobbled streets and quirky bars converted from heritage warehouses. If you’re heading to Hull with the family there’s a lot to keep everyone entertained at The Deep, Dinostar and Gravity Active.
Scarborough is a historic seaside town and one of the UK’s top tourist destinations. It is renowned for its Georgian and Victorian architecture as well as its sandy beaches, stunning countryside and breath-taking clifftop walks.
Skipton is a picturesque town at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, made famous by the iconic Skipton Castle. It is also home to many independent shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, making it perfect for a day trip or a longer break.
Home to the famous Doncaster race course, plus a range of shopping and attractions, Doncaster is a city with a lot to offer. Don’t miss the races, Doncaster Art Gallery and Museum and the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
How long it takes to get to Yorkshire by train will depend on where you’re travelling from and your destination in the county. A train from Manchester to Leeds will take 1 hour 20 minutes whilst the trip from Edinburgh to York will take 2 hours 30 minutes. A Liverpool to Sheffield train has a journey time of 1 hour 50 minutes.
You can get cheap train tickets to Yorkshire if you book your train in advance – you can save over 50% with advance tickets. If your travel times are flexible, you can save money by avoiding peak times. Plus, with a Railcard – like a 16-25 Railcard– you can cut the cost of train travel by up to a 1/3.
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