Weekend Trips to Beat the January Blues


With the festivities of Christmas behind you, you won’t be the only one feeling a little glum this January. The easiest way to shake away those January Blues is to get out an about, book a weekend or a day away, and perk up the spirits. With all that it has to offer, we reckon that Yorkshire is the number 1 antidote to stress, boredom and all things misery. So beat the January blues with our recommendations.

Yorkshire’s Top Picks for Saying Goodbye to the January Blues

With the rolling Yorkshire Dales, and the thumping heart of James Herriott country and its beautiful villages on one hand, and the dramatic coastlines and world class shopping on the other, there’s something to tickle everyone’s fancy in Yorkshire. Here are the Vale of Mowbray top picks:

For the Romantic:
There’s something nostalgic and romantic about stepping back in time and visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site of Saltaire. Wander the streets before getting cosy with a good local ale from the Saltaire Brewery.

For Rainy Day Families:
January tends to bring the grey clouds not only to the weather but our emotions. Bundle the family out to the National Railway Museum in York for an inside day that will give your wellbeing some steam and verve.

For the Shopper:
Get some retail therapy in Leeds Victoria Quarter. You should be able to get some luxury at affordable prices with the January sales.

For Blowing Away Cobwebs:
Nothing invigorates the spirit quite like the bluster of a Yorkshire wind and a good exposure to the elements in nature’s setting. We recommend a quick wow moment at Aysgarth Falls before warming up with a drink inside the pub, or heading out to Whitby Abbey where you can channel your inner Heathcliff.

For Pampering:
Let’s face it, nothing shakes off the January Blues quite like a bit of R&R. Yorkshire’s answer is the Harrogate Turkish Baths. Relaxing in steamy mosaic surroundings should do the truck.

Yorkshire Beats the January Blues
If you’re a Yorkshire lad or lassie then bully for you, you live in the best county ever. Fact. But if you’re from further afield then how can you get in on this January Blues Busting that Yorkshire has to offer? No problem there, Yorkshire has more than its fair share of the best of the best when it comes to both self-catering and hotel options, making it perfect for a weekend get-away. With easy transport links, we’re never too far away.

For those looking to cosy-up with a spot of self-catering, perhaps in a typical Yorkshire stone barn, or a traditional seaside house in Scarborough or Whitby, then check out the wide range of options at Yorkshire Cottages.

If you want to hand over the January cooking to someone else, and focus on your R&R then check out Yorkshire’s top hotels according to the Telegraph.

However you choose to make Yorkshire your January medicine, be sure to pop a pork pie along for the ride. Best blues busting medicine on the market.

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