Flybe Launches New Route Putting Yorkshire and Cornwall Within Easier Reach For Holiday Makers
In what’s set to boost tourism in Yorkshire and Cornwall, Flybe has announced a new year- round service between Leeds Bradford and Newquay airport. The service will operate three times a week from October 28, increasing to 5 times a week during the summer.
Flybe is Europe’s largest regional airline and the new route is sure to be popular with business commuters and university students in the areas, as well as tourists. You’ll no longer have to make the long car or train journey, as the two regions will be in easy reach for UK holiday adventures.
What can Cornwall and Yorkshire offer on your next holiday at home? Let’s take a look.
Crystal clear waters, rugged coastlines, castle ruins and fresh seafood await on a journey through Cornwall. If you love the TV hit Poldark, you can visit Botallack Mine, a former tin mining area between Penwith and Pendeen. Keen hikers should head to St Loy, to walk among Cornish coves, woodlands and historical monuments.
Porthcurno is often coined one of the best beaches to discover in the UK, with white-sand and glimmering water. If you love fishing, throw a line in at the River Camel, near the port of Padstow, which is home to Rick Stein’s, ‘Stein’s Fish and Chips’ restaurant. Garden lovers need to take a trip to Glendurgen Gardens, for the laurel maze and subtropical gardens dropping down to the shore of the Helford Estuary.
The Rough Tor is a rocky outcrop near Brown Willy, which is the highest point in the region and worth a visit. For stunning views, bird watching and magnificent seafood, explore famous Land’s End. When it’s time to get stuck into history, venture to St Michaels Mount, a rocky island crowned by a medieval church and castle and one of Cornwall’s most visited attractions.
The sprawling Yorkshire countryside is prime walking land, filled with crumbling castles, ancient forests, waterfalls and grand estates. Soak up the history in Saltaire a Victorian model village and a Unesco World Heritage Site. If you love art, you’ll be in heaven at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Leeds Art Gallery.
Visits between March and April allow you to admire the Farndale Daffodil Walk in the North York Moors. The ruins of Whitby Abbey, towering over the harbour of Whitby, are a must see and a trip to Bolton Abbey, in the Yorkshire Dales, offers 30, 000 acres of countryside, footpaths, restaurants and, of course, the Priory ruins.
History hunters will be thrilled with the National Railway Museum, which has the largest collection of railway objects in the world. Last, but not least, enjoy panoramic views of Old York from Clifford’s Tower, which is the keep of York Castle, and learn about the region at York Castle Museum.