Explore York City Centre & the Yorkshire Countryside from our Pocklington Resort…
The Kilnwick Percy Resort is a fantastic holiday resort with stunning facilities and accommodation offering an unrivalled experience. But what other option did we have if we were going to come close to equal the outstanding natural environment in which our resort is set with our resort being set on 120 acres of Yorkshire forestry and countryside?
However, Yorkshire doesn’t just offer outstanding natural wonders; it is also an area with a wide range of visitor attractions with something to offer the entire family and people of all ages.
With so much to do at the KP Resort itself and in the local area, you are sure to never run out of things to do during your next holiday break in Yorkshire at the KP Resort.
Recommended Local Attractions
York City Centre
Our resort is located just 15 miles outside of York city centre, offering easy driving access to the city centre without forcing you to stay in a busy inner city hotel. If you would prefer not to drive in directly, then this is not a problem either thanks to the convenient local transport links around the area. Our reception team will be more than happy to point you in the right direction in this regard.
York city centre claims to have a higher number of visitor attractions per square mile than any other destination in the UK. You’ll soon understand why this claim has much validity when you visit the iconic city and wander around its cobbled streets.
Perhaps its most famous building is of course York Minster which sits in the middle of the city and can trace its history back to the year 627 when the first wooden church stood on the site. The current building with its legendary gothic architecture which flows out into the rest of the city was first erected in the 12th century and is now the largest medieval cathedral still standing in Northern Europe. It is open to the public with visitors welcome to take advantage of the museum located in the impressive undercroft where 2,000 years of the city’s history are chronicled.
Another historic attraction which we recommend in the city centre includes the Jorvik Viking Centre which has recently received a multi-million pound investment to help make what is generally regarded as being one of the informative museums in the country even better with the addition of the new ‘Return of the Viking Exhibition’.
Other attractions in the city which are highly recommended include the fantastic National Railway Museum and of course York Dungeon to name but a few.
Things to do in York at Night
York is a thriving cultural hotspot of the area and you are sure to be able to find things to do here long into the evening. Theatre goers will be sure to be interested in the shows and live performances at York Theatre Royal which has now been extensively redevelopment to bring it up to a modern standard. The theatre tends to play host to West End Shows as well as touring vocalists and comedians.
If it is comedy you are interested in specifically, then York has a number of comedy clubs including The Basement which is home to local renowned Wozzon Comedy Club and also The Monkbar Hotel which is home to the Burning Duck Comedy Club.
No evening out would be complete without a high quality meal, and York city centre has a wide range of choice in this regard with something to offer varying tastes if you want to see how our Glasshouse Restaurant compares to other eateries in the region.
York is also famous for its traditional British pubs with the city being one of the most vibrant beer communities, with many of the public houses producing their own craft beers. Highly rated in the area are the York Tap which is a mecca for craft beer enthusiasts as well as the historic Duke of York.
Things to do in Pocklington
There are also plenty of things to do slightly closer to the resort in Pocklington itself. This includes Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum which is located just over 2 miles away from the KP Resort. This fantastic attraction is often described as being the jewel in Yorkshire’s crown on account of it winning the Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award for the past seven years consecutively. Explore these iconic gardens and marvel at the tranquil lakes located on-site for a really relaxing day out.
The on-site museum is equally as impressive being dedicated to the travels of Major Percy Stewart who undertook eight World Tours in the early 20th century. This museum showcases many of the items that the Major collected across each continent many of which have been recognised by UNESCO as being of international importance. These are on special display for visitors to the museum.
The nearby Pocklington Canal is another recommended place to visit if you are on the lookout for a peaceful location in which to stroll and take in the ambience. It is one of the area’s finest canals, being packed full of local wildlife featuring a number of Grade II listed road bridges and locks. Short boat trips are available so that you can admire the canal in its entirety.
Just want an evening out at the cinema? Then head to the Pocklington Arts Centre which screens many of the latest blockbuster movies.
Hull & Other Things to do in Yorkshire
As you can see from the many things to do in Pocklington, it isn’t all about York city centre. We highly recommend that you explore everything else that Yorkshire has to offer during your time at the KP Resort.
TV addicts may be interested in taking advantage of the day trips which are available to the Yorkshire Dales which makes a stop off at the Falcon Inn pub, more commonly known as ‘The Woolpack’ in the popular soap Emmerdale. Another location commonly visited on the tours which include the 14th Century Bolton Castle which was used as the residence of Mary Queen of Scots.
Animal enthusiasts meanwhile may like to pay a visit to Doncaster’s Yorkshire Wildlife Park which offers a great day out for the entire family featuring a range of animals from across the globe including Lions, camels, meerkats and the ever popular baboons.
The Yorkshire Coast is just a 40 minute drive away from the KP Resort, with the towns of Bridlington, Scarborough, Filey and Whitby all also reachable within an hour by car.
Bridlington is a great place for a day out with the family, with The RSPB Bempton Cliffs – great for photographing stunning sea views and showcasing an amazing variety of birds, including puffins!
Scarborough is also nearby, with a variety of activities available – it’s well worth the drive. There’s more to Scarborough than just its famous beach however; there’s also Scarborough Castle and when the weather’s not too good The Scarborough Fair Collection has a range of amazing vintage cars, steam engines and fair rides to admire.
Filey is another small town on Yorkshire’s coast with a bustling seaside community. Here you will find everything on offer from adrenaline fuelled water sports at Filey Beach to the stunning Crescent Gardens and the not to be missed – Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery. There’s plenty of hidden gems too, with the likes of St Oswald’s Church just out of the way of the main tourist areas.
A little further north is the historic town of Whitby, famous for the Gothic Whitby Abbey. With the iconic Whitby Harbour, the glorious Sandsend Beach and the beautiful Falling Foss Tea Gardens, the town is a must-visit on any travelling itinerary of Yorkshire.
The North York Moors National Park is approximately 40 minutes from Pocklington. Famous for its stunning views and interesting history the National Park is dotted with amazing sights and scenery that make for some breath-taking photography. With 554 square miles of rolling hills, wildlife, woodland and amazing sea cliffs, the National Park also contains a number of little-known beaches, ancient stone circles, chambers and forts.
The City of Culture – Hull is a similar distance from our resort, with a range of family friendly attractions on offer, including the Streetlife Museum with a varied collection of painstakingly maintained and presented vehicles, with plenty of hand-on exhibits to engage the little ones.
Other highly recommended attractions nearby include the Church of St. Ethelburga and the delightful Acorn Gallery. Whilst for those looking for something exciting, the Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo is 29 miles away from our resort whilst Go Ape Dalby Forest is also close by.
Please feel free to discuss other attractions in the area with our friendly reception to gain the benefit of their local knowledge. This is a beautiful region of the UK, with so much to see and do that you will simply struggle to fit it all in no matter how many times you return.