Welcome to the Spanish heartland. With a history that dates back to Roman times, Castilla y León is a fascinating region with plenty to offer. Extremely well connected by road or train and only a short distance from Madrid, Castilla y León is a vast and very diverse area of rolling fields, picturesque villages, imposing mountain ranges and vibrant towns. Castilla y León is divided into nine provinces, each with its own distinctive flavour and yet they all have unsurpassed beauty in common.
The countryside will delight history lovers and families alike with its imposing castles, elegant palaces and picturesque monasteries. Traditional whitewashed pigeon lofts are as abundant as 10th century fortresses with panoramic views over the land.
Hikers will relish in the region’s walking trails as they explore the luscious landscape, enjoy some revitalising fresh air and discover the local wildlife while families will encounter a myriad of quaint medieval towns with bustling weekend markets.
The region is sunny in spring and summer and frosty during winter. The distinct seasons ensure that visitors will find something to do throughout the year, whether it is busy ski resorts during the winter months or lively fiestas in the summer.
Holiday in Castilla y León
There is so much to do and see in Castilla y León that visitors will be spoilt for choice. Children will be delighted to discover the imposing aqueduct of Segovia, which dates to Roman times or the Atapuerca archaeological park with its prehistoric caves and museum while parents recharge their batteries with a relaxing visit to one of the many vineyards dotted across the region.
The town of Peñafiel in Valladolid is not only renowned for its excellent Ribera del Duero wine but also hosts one of the best preserved medieval Jewish quarters. Segovia hosts two magnificent royal palaces that date to the 18th century while Burgos boasts a superb gothic cathedral that proudly presides over the town. After spending some time wandering along the cobblestoned streets of Salamanca don’t forget to find a table in the Plaza Mayor to sample some hearty calderillo bejarano, a traditional beef stew.
Wherever you choose to visit in Castilla y León, you will fall in love with its warm people, fascinating culture and remarkable landscape.
Renting holiday accommodation in Castilla y León
Would you like to get to know the local people during your holiday? Renting holiday accommodation is the ideal way to discover the finest places in Castilla y León from those who know it best. Only the locals will be able to point you towards the best family-run tasca in town where you can find some exquisite morcilla (traditional Castilian blood pudding).
Whether you prefer a trendy city centre apartment or an old-fashioned country house, a holiday rental will let you experience the authentic side of Spain. Renting a holiday home away from the hordes means that you can enjoy your very own space after a busy day exploring the region and put your feet up with a relaxing glass of wine. The next morning, don’t forget to have a chat with your neighbour who will tell you where to find the tastiest jamón.