Places to visit in Yorkshire

Affectionately known as ‘God’s Country’ by locals, visit Yorkshire and you too will be converted by the stunning scenery, cities steeped in industrial heritage, and charming market towns to explore. Delightful places to visit in Yorkshire include Beverley, a thriving medieval market town, and historic York where you can admire gothic York Minster cathedral. Looking for a challenge? Fun things to do in Yorkshire include uphill climbs across the Yorkshire Dales, where you’ll be rewarded by jaw-dropping views, or try your hand at surfing in beach towns like Scarborough. Or simply take a leisurely stroll around cosmopolitan Leeds for museums, galleries and excellent shopping in abundance.

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Stand on the swinging bridge on Scale Lane Bridge, Hull

Relax with birdsong as you take your position on the swing bridge, one of the only bridges in the UK which you can stand on whilst it moves.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Cheese-y does it now…

Discover the captivating and often emotional story behind Wensleydale cheese and find out how Yorkshire’s art of cheese making evolved.

Location: Hawes, North Yorkshire

Go ghost hunting in ‘Europe's most haunted city’

York claims to be the world’s first city to run ghost walks – you’ll soon see why, with tales of murder, mayhem and gore at every corner.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Explore the past at Elsecar village

Set within the attractive conservation village of Elsecar is Elsecar Heritage Centre, a unique attraction and a working hub of industry to explore.

Location: Elsecar, South Yorkshire

Experience York's Literature Festival

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

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Cycle along the old coastal railway line to Whitby

Ride 21 view-filled and traffic-free miles along the ‘Cinder Track’, the old coastal railway line between Scarborough and Whitby.

Location: Whitby, Yorkshire

Enjoy a rural romantic break at Carr House Farm

Carr House Farm is perfect for a romantic spring getaway, with four poster beds and spectacular scenery.

Location: Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Enjoy romance and relaxation at Brocco on the Park

Enter an oasis of calm with luxurious surroundings, great views and a very special terrace restaurant at Brocco on the Park.

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

May events: Visit the 1940s in West Yorkshire

Head to Haworth in West Yorkshire and get a glimpse into life in the 1940s.

Location: Haworth, West Yorkshire

Find yourself face-to-face with gigantic outdoor sculptures

Each face reveals a story as you meet the gigantic outdoor sculptures that span the width and breadth of the seaside resort.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Enjoy the ultimate free flying experience over North York Moors

If you’ve got a head for heights and the being ratcheted up to a thousand feet fills you with excitement, a gliding lesson might be just the ticket.

Location: Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Enjoy days out with the kids at Playdale Farm

Have a fun day with the family meeting some farmyard friends, and playing indoors and out.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Eat like a local at Kirkgate Market

This traditional covered market is one of the biggest in Europe with fresh food stalls that will get your taste buds tingling.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Shop like a local at marvellous Doncaster Market

With over 400 stalls spanning everything from speciality cheeses to antique treasures, lively, award-winning Doncaster Market is a must-visit.

Location: Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Industry meets art at Salts Mill

Packed to its Victorian rafters with independent traders and the largest collection of David Hockney’s work.

Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire

Explore the city with Hull's Fish Trail

Follow Hull’s Fish Trail and explore the beautiful cobbled streets of Hull’s Old Town.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Enjoy a family day out at Wentworth Castle & Gardens

Wentworth Castle and Stainborough Park houses some of the earliest gothic follies in the country.

Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Enjoy close encounters at Tropical Butterfly House & Wildlife Centre

Discover one of the most exciting wildlife parks in Yorkshire - an indoor rainforest paradise with birds and butterflies, creepy crawlies and reptiles, cheeky Meerkats and minibeasts from around the world.

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Enjoy a tipple at Pure Cider North

Cider anyone? Head to Deanhouse Farm, nestled in the Holme Valley and enjoy a sup or two of local, artisan cider producer, Rob North’s passion.

Location: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

Rainy Day Activities: Hop from gallery to shop at the Salts Mill

Found near Bradford, the Yorkshire Salts Mill is an indoor hive of art galleries and indie shops, set within the culturally rich World Heritage Site of Saltaire.

Location: Saltaire, West Yorkshire

Splash your cash in the Victoria Quarter

A haven for designer brands, the award-winning Victoria Quarter is renowned as one of England’s finest shopping destinations.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

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