York

A grand gothic cathedral, Viking heritage and Roman city walls. York is quite literally steeped in history. This North Yorkshire city can be seen from every angle. Look up and be prepared to be awestruck at soaring buttresses and 23-metre medieval stained glass at York Minster. Snickleway alleys and cobbled streets wind past rickety, overhanging 14th-century houses in the city centre. Cruise the rivers Ouse and Foss for views of abbey ruins, Victorian bridges and motte-and-bailey forts. The gentle slopes of the Vale of York are great for laid-back bike rides and farmland walks.

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Witness Nature’s best at the North York Moors National Park

Witness Nature’s best at the North York Moors National Park

Discover heather adorned moorland in the summer sunshine and wild flora flourishing in the woodlands.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

Free
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Ride through the North York Moors National Park in style

Ride through the North York Moors National Park in style

Step back in time on the popular heritage steam railway, The North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Location: Pickering, North Yorkshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Coast to Coast Cycling

Coast to Coast Cycling

A challenging route from one side of England to the other.

Location: Whitehaven / Whitby

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Keep it local at the village market

Keep it local at the village market

It’s pretty as a picture in Hovingham, and prettier still on the first Saturday of each month when local growers and artisans set up stall.

Location: Hovingham, North Yorkshire

Food markets
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Create your own work of art in a quaint artist’s bolthole

Create your own work of art in a quaint artist’s bolthole

Get the creative juices following and spend the weekend discovering inspiring landscapes just waiting to be captured.

Location: Staithes, North Yorkshire

Arts and cultural events
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Visit the largest Viking Festival in Europe

Visit the largest Viking Festival in Europe

Immerse yourself in the gruesome world of the Vikings as the city of York celebrates its Norse past.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Culture
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Gaze down upon York from the top of Clifford’s Tower

Gaze down upon York from the top of Clifford’s Tower

Clifford’s Tower’s stunning panoramic views, out over the historic city of York, makes it one of Yorkshire’s most popular attractions.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Thornton Le Dale

Thornton Le Dale

When we tell you that this place is a chocolate box village, we’re really not joking.

Location: Thornton Le Dale, North Yorkshire

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Keeping it in the family at Castle Howard

Keeping it in the family at Castle Howard

The Howard family has called Castle Howard home for 300 years but their house is your house as you explore one of Yorkshire’s finest historic estates.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Reignite the flame with a romantic break in Helmsley

Reignite the flame with a romantic break in Helmsley

For a National Park town known historically for its castle and market, Helmsley these days is more about makeovers, macchiatos and boutique beds.

Location: Helmsley, Yorkshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Gliding lessons over North York Moors

Gliding lessons over North York Moors

The ultimate free flying experience.

Location: Thirsk, North Yorkshire

National Parks
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Roam amongst the apples at Ampleforth

Roam amongst the apples at Ampleforth

From the picturesque village of Ampleforth, uncover the story of Ampleforth Abbey’s award-winning cider on a tour of its historic orchards.

Location: Ampleforth, Yorkshire

National Parks
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Summer’s in the air at Castle Howard

Summer’s in the air at Castle Howard

Intoxicating roses, ornamental vegetables and wild hydrangeas – it’s a riot of colour and fragrance at one of England’s most imposing stately homes.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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See how real ale is made in York

See how real ale is made in York

Visit York Brewery the only traditional working brewery with the first real ales from for over 40 years.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Breweries and distilleries
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Betty's Café Tea Rooms

Betty's Café Tea Rooms

True Yorkshire hospitality and delicious treats.

Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Afternoon tea
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Tour de France- Stage 2: York to Sheffield

Tour de France- Stage 2: York to Sheffield

Culture vultures can discover the Vikings and Bröntes, while those preferring more physical pursuits can take on the Peak District.

Location: York to Sheffield

Sport
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Cycle back in time along the Cinder Track

Cycle back in time along the Cinder Track

Enjoy 21 miles of off-road freedom along the Cinder Track, the old coastal railway line between Scarborough and Whitby.

Location: Whitby, Yorkshire

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Experience gentle bike rides and outstanding natural beauty

Experience gentle bike rides and outstanding natural beauty

Explore the Howardian Hills on two wheels and three rides, with enticing back-roads and country lanes that show you a hidden side of North Yorkshire.

Location: Malton, North Yorkshire

Cycling
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Eat chocolate in York

Eat chocolate in York

The city that was once host to a Roman emperor, Viking warriors and Saxons also proudly revels in its long history with the cocoa bean, which dates back to the early 18th century.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Food and Drink
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Explore the Forge Valley

Explore the Forge Valley

A walk through 165 million years of history.

Location: Forge Valley, North Yorkshire 

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