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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Explore the Norman fortress of Richmond Castle

Built to subdue the unruly North of England, Richmond Castle sits against the stunning backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales.

Location: Richmond, North Yorkshire

 

Dive into an underwater world at SEA LIFE Scarborough

Discover a magical underwater world at one of North Yorkshire's best family attractions.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

 

Climb aboard a classic steam railway at Bolton Abbey

Puffing through the Yorkshire Dales is the Embsay & Bolton Abbey steam railway where special events take place throughout the year.

Location: Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales

 

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

 

Rainy Day Activities: Relax in Harrogate’s Turkish Baths

Use the next rainy day as an excuse for a spa treatment in these elaborate Turkish baths, recently restored to their former glory.

Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire

 
Harrogate Flower Show

Have a bloomin’ lovely time at the Harrogate Flower Show

Get your green fingers ready this prestigious gardening event in April, one of the biggest of its kind in the UK.

Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire

 

May events: Put your best foot forward at WalkFest

Put a spring in your step over the spring bank holiday weekend at the North York Moors National Park’s annual walking festival.

Location: North York Moors, North 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

 

October Events: Party hard at England's biggest indoor world music festival

Take a journey through the world of music at Whitby’s annual Musicport Festival, an event full of excellent live music and cultural diversity.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

 

October events: Get the giggles at the Halifax Comedy Festival

See rising talent and stand-up greats at the Halifax Comedy Festival.

Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire

 

September events: Steam into autumn at North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Get on board the North Yorkshire Moors Railway this autumn with a varied diary of events offering a great way to spend time with family and friends.

Location: Pickering, North Yorkshire

 

Visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle

Celebrate 200 of the world’s greatest artists at 4 leading arts venues in Yorkshire.

Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire

 

View Hull from above from the iconic Humber Bridge

The world’s longest single-span suspension bridge when it opened in 1981, the Humber Bridge is an impressive sight that includes its own country park.

Location: Hull, East Yorkshire

 

Fall in love with historic houses and gardens

Be warned! After a visit to the splendid historic houses and gardens around Barnsley, you may wish to move in and live the life of a lord or lady.

Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire

 

Stay in a quintessentially English village

The rural beauty of idyllic Bradfield – complete with a medieval church, Norman castle and cosy pubs – will take your breath away.

Location: Bradfield, South Yorkshire

 

Explore the magnificent ruins of Kirkstall Abbey

This atmospheric 12th-century abbey is one of the most complete Cistercian monasteries in Britain, surrounded by tranquil tree-filled parkland.

Location: Leeds, Yorkshire

 

Treat yourself to the ultimate spa break in the Pennines

Stay in deluxe serviced apartments and treat yourself from head to toe with heat, ice and mud experiences at Titanic Spa.

Location: Marsden, West Yorkshire

 

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

 

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

 

Rainy Day Activities: Get interactive on a family trip to Eureka!

Eureka! in Halifax is an indoor attraction that inspires children to learn all about the world around them by playing, imagining, experimenting and having fun.

Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire

 

Look for love in the heart of Cropton Forest

Whether it’s the sight of roe deer at dawn or the hoot of an owl at dusk, there’s animal magnetism at work at the Forest Holidays site at Cropton.

Location: Pickering, North Yorkshire

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