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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Rainy Day Activities: Step back in time at York Castle Museum

Travel back in time on a rainy day at this trend-setting museum, which transports visitors back through 300 years of history.

Location: York, 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

 

Ride the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

This exciting heritage steam railway runs through the picturesque Yorkshire countryside where the classic movie The Railway Children was filmed.

Location: Keighley, West Yorkshire

 

November events: Get inspired at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

Listen along to amazing performances at the UK’s largest international festival of new and experimental music.

Location: Huddersfield , West Yorkshire

 

Get your jazz hands out for the Scarborough Jazz Festival

Each September, the annual Scarborough Jazz Festival on Yorkshire’s north coast provides the ideal tonic for music lovers to wash away those summer blues.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

 

Be royalty for a day at Scarborough Castle

Take an audio tour around the Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from the headland of the North Yorkshire Coast and have tea in a historic building.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

 

Experience life as a monk at historic Whitby Abbey

Discover how over 2,000 years of history made Whitby Abbey one of England’s most important archaeological sites.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

 

Delve into the story of Dracula

Probe into the dramatic history of Bram Stoker’s Dracula in the very place where the stories of the bloodthirsty vampire were born.

Location: Whitby, North 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

 

Take a tour of the grand Burton Agnes Hall

Burton Agnes Hall is an Elizabethan stately home that has remained in the same family for over 400 years.

Location: Burton Agnes, East Riding of Yorkshire

 

See art on the Wolds Way

The WANDER art trail is the first of its kind in the country encompassing a series of public art installations on the 79 mile national walking trail.

Location: Malton, East Riding of Yorkshire

 

Experience David Hockney’s inspiring landscapes

Widely considered Britain’s most important living artist, David Hockney has long been fascinated by the nature and landscapes of the Yorkshire Wolds.

Location: East Yorkshire

 

September events: Enjoy Nordic walking at the Walking and Outdoors Festival

The annual Yorkshire Wolds Walking and Outdoors Festival offers a host of exciting outdoor pursuits and taster sessions.

Location: Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

 

Go under the sea at The Deep Aquarium

Get out of the rain and head... into the water? This underwater world features Europe's deepest viewing tunnel, offering unparalleled views of exotic fish, sharks and other sea creatures.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

 

Rainy Day Activities: Meet a mummy at the Hands on History Museum

Converted from the oldest secular building in Hull, the Hands on History Museum provides a fascinating insight into history from across the globe.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

 

September events: Experience arts and culture at Hull's Freedom Festival

Hull’s annual festival, Freedom, features torchlight processions, flaming installations, street dance, pop up galleries, aerial acrobats and music.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

 

October events: Visit England's largest travelling fair in Hull

Hull Fair celebrated its 700th birthday in 1993 and has grown continuously, now attracting over half a million visitors every year.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

 

Learn about Hull’s historic pubs on the Hull Ale Trail

Venture into Hull’s Old Town amidst cobbled alleyways and staithes and join Hull’s Ale Trail.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

 

Explore the home of William Wilberforce

Nestled in Hull’s Historic High Street is the family home of William Wilberforce waiting to be explored.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

 

Bag some bon bons at England’s Oldest Sweet Shop

Evoke happy childhood memories with hundreds of retro sweets at The Oldest Sweet Shop in England.

Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire

 

Journey into the world of the dinosaurs at Dino-stone Park

Escape to the lost world of dinosaurs at this inventive theme park.

Location: Malton, North Yorkshire

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