Experience the challenge for yourself and find accommodation close to Stage 1, 2 and 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire 2016 route. Well over 1 million spectators viewed the race this year, and next year in 2017, Hull's City of Culture year, the event promises to be even bigger and better.
The date of next year's event has already been set for SUNDAY 30th APRIL 2017 (secure your discounted entry before the host Yorkshire towns and finalised route is announced - see the link below).
Browse B&Bs, cottages, pubs with rooms and hotel accommodation along or close to 2016's route. Great Yorkshire coast and country places to stay include race starting point, the market town of Beverley, Dales village gem Grassington, horse racing centre Doncaster, picturesque North York Moors villages and coastal classics Whitby and Scarborough
The start of Britain’s most famous annual cycling challenge began in Beverley with its mighty minster and popular racecourse. You’re in one of Yorkshire’s great festival market towns in Beverley which is packed with fine inns, stylish bars and restaurants. The route pushed on south of York through the Selby and Riccall area – York and south of the city are ‘open for business’.
Southern Dales village Grassington has fond memories of Le Tour which passed this way, and in 2016 the Tour de Yorkshire route passed through this Yorkshire Dales gem with its pretty cobbled market place, quirky gift shops, fine old inns and cafes.
The Stage 1 route also passed Pateley Bridge in the heart of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a great spot for a ‘get active’ short break including taking in the Tour de Yorkshire cycle route. First day's finishing point was market town Settle which hosts one of Yorkshire's most famous markets.
Stage 2 began in the market town of Otley in Wharfedale just north of Leeds and continued past one of ‘Capability Brown’s’ great landscape treasures – Harewood House.
Stay in one of the UK’s iconic horse racing centres along Stage 2 – Doncaster - with an award-winning racecourse hosting the celebrated Ladbrokes St Leger Festival annually in early September. The route pushed further south towards castle stronghold Conisbrough. The magnificent medieval ruins of Conisborough Castle inspired Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe!
Sunday’s Stage 3 route pushed into spectacular Yorkshire moorland, Captain Cook Country around Middlesbrough and the rolling hills of Herriot Country around Thirsk famously associated with the fictional vet James Herriot.
Stage 3 began in Middlesbrough, a city with a rich heritage, and today a centre for contemporary art with great city markets, a legendary football club and its big claim to fame as the birthplace of Captain Cook. Locations along the route like Great Ayton feature in Yorkshire's Captain Cook trail.
Other top Stage 3 locations near or along the route included the market town of Northallerton and coastal village Robin Hood’s Bay near Whitby with some fantastic inns and fish and chip shops. Book accommodation early in two of Yorkshire’s most popular seaside locations along the Stage 3 Route – Whitby and Scarborough.