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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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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Climb aboard the excellent Esk Valley Railway

Climb aboard the excellent Esk Valley Railway

Delightful villages, dramatic views and gentle country walks – do it all by train on a ride through the delightful Esk Valley, near Whitby.

Location: Whitby, Yorkshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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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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Relive York's Viking past at the JORVIK Viking Centre

Relive York's Viking past at the JORVIK Viking Centre

Join the Vikings and see York's rich Viking tradition at this unique attraction and annual festival.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Grab your bike and explore York's scenic cycle routes

Grab your bike and explore York's scenic cycle routes

You’ll come across wild flowers, the Millennium Bridge and even a cow or two along York’s bicycle routes.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

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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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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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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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Experience York’s Literature Festival

Experience York’s Literature Festival

Rub shoulders with best-selling authors as York gets all bookish.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Literature, film and TV
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Keep it real by the sea in Staithes

Keep it real by the sea in Staithes

Climb aboard a family boat and learn how to catch, clean and cook mackerel on the beach with Real Staithes.

Location: Staithes, Yorkshire

National Parks
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Follow the Original Ghost Walk in Europe’s most haunted city

Follow the Original Ghost Walk in Europe’s most haunted city

Have a supernatural experience by following York’s Original Ghost walk.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Myths, Legends and Tales
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Explore the city of York by bike

Explore the city of York by bike

York is voted as one of the most bike-friendly cities in England with a wide range of cycle routes through the city and beyond.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Cycling
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Get swept away by Raithwaite’s elegant rural style

Get swept away by Raithwaite’s elegant rural style

Enjoy the best of English luxury, amid the windswept coastline of bustling Whitby.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Follow Chris Froome on his road to victory at The Grand Depart 2014

Follow Chris Froome on his road to victory at The Grand Depart 2014

Hold onto your helmets – the Tour de France is coming to England from Saturday 5th July, where competitors will begin their fight to win the coveted yellow jersey.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Cycling
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Take afternoon tea in the wonderful woods at Falling Foss

Take afternoon tea in the wonderful woods at Falling Foss

If ever there was a magical woodland walk, it’s the 2-mile circular trail through the trees from May Beck to the charming Falling Foss waterfall.

Location: Whitby, Yorkshire

Forests and woodlands
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Kiss under the Heart of Yorkshire window at the Minster

Kiss under the Heart of Yorkshire window at the Minster

According to legend, all loved up couples that kiss under the 'Heart of Yorkshire' window, will stay together forever.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Unique Experiences
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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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Enjoy a day out in Dalby Forest

Enjoy a day out in Dalby Forest

The soft green light and dappled shadows of Dalby Forest hide a secret world of offbeat experiences and artisan adventures.

Location: Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire

Forests and woodlands
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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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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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