Books and games for Yorkshire holiday lets

Fill your holiday let with Yorkshire-inspired board games and local titles as well as helpful local maps and guides:

James Herriot

James Herriot (1916–1995) was the pen name of James Alfred “Alf” Wight, an English veterinarian whose tales of country life in Yorkshire have delighted generations and have been adapted for film and television.

Non fiction

Holiday thrillers

Reginald Hill and Peter Robinson both wrote series of thrillers based in and around Yorkshire. Let your guests immerse themselves in a good crime novel for the duration of their stay.

Yorkshire-inspired jigsaws

Travel across the blustery Yorkshire moors and into the dark, gloomy schoolrooms and weathered stone buildings of nineteenth-century England to spot Cathy and Heathcliff at Wuthering Heights, Jane and Mr Rochester getting married, and a host of other fictional and real-life characters while you build the puzzle. Includes a fold-out poster that highlights characters, locations and key moments.

This puzzle shows the replica of the ship Captain James Cook used to sail to Australia and New Zealand when it arrived in Whitby to mark the 250th anniversary of Cook’s first scientific expedition to the Pacific in 1768. The original Endeavour was first registered as the ‘Earl of Pembroke’ when she was built in Whitby by shipbuilder Thomas Fishburn in 1764. She was built as a Whitby Cat designed to haul coal before the Navy commissioned and re-registered her as HM Bark Endeavour. 

There are many more jigsaws featuring Yorkshire maps, landmarks and villages. Browse more Yorkshire jigsaws.

Local versions of Monopoly


Advance to Scarborough Castle, Open Air Theatre, or even Scarborough R.U.F.C. and trade your way to success.


Advance to Criterion Place, Millenium House or Harewood House – will you owe rent or reap the rewards?


Advance to The Shambles, National Railway Museum or York Minister – will you owe rent or reap the rewards?


Advance to Harrogate Theatre, the Pump Museum and Bettys – will you owe rent or reap the rewards?

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