‘Gorgeously scenic’ destination is Yorkshire’s best hidden gem for a staycation | Travel News | Travel
Holiday home specialists, Willerby, have looked at the best hidden gems in each of the UK’s most popular staycation destinations. Chloe Lidster, director of customer experience at Willerby, said: “Many of us are aware that the UK is looking to become net zero by 2050 and I think it is something Brits will think about more when planning future holidays.”
In Yorkshire, the team recommended tourists head straight to one of the county’s best natural attractions.
The team said: “Covering a large area of the north, fifth spot Yorkshire offers a world of diversity.
“From the North York Moors National Park and its wild and craggy heather-clad moors to the picturesque Yorkshire Dales that the region is so famous for, there’s an abundance of awe-inspiring scenery to explore.
“Nestled within the Yorkshire Dales National Park is Malham, home to part of the inspiration for Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.
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“This gorgeously scenic waterfall and pool, Janet’s Foss, in peaceful woodlands near the village of Malham is the perfect spot for a stroll and a picnic.
“Just to the right of the glittering waters is a small cave said to be the home of Janet, the queen of the fairies, who gives her name to this enchanted place.”
Jennet, or Janet, is rumoured to inhabit a cave at the rear of the fall and the site used to attract dedicated fairy hunters.
Viscount Torrington, who visited the Foss during the Georgian era, even penned a small ode to Janet after his visit.