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Yorkshire Top Attractions

World Heritage Sites

Ripon, North Yorkshire


Spectacular 12th C remains of the most complete Cistercian abbey in Britain. An elegant Elizabethan mansion; extensive ornamental water garden and exquisitely decorative Victorian Church in the heart of the medieval deer park.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

Saltaire, West Yorkshire


Saltaire Village is near Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. It is named after Sir Titus Salt who built a textile mill and this village on the River Aire.In December 2001, Saltaire was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.


Saltaire Village

National Attractions

Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire


Bolton Abbey is on the banks of the River Wharfe in acres of beautiful countryside. Explore the ruins of the Priory, wander along the woodland nature trails, stroll beside the river, visit the tea rooms and cafes, look around the village shops, or just relax in this romantic location.


01756 718009

Bolton Abbey

Leyburn, North Yorkshire


Bolton Castle is one of the country’s best preserved medieval castles with over 600 years of fascinating history. This spectacular Castle offers fun family days and unique wedding venue in the heart of Wensleydale, inside the Yorkshire Dales.


01969 623981

Bolton Castle

Haworth, West Yorkshire


Welcome to the Bronte Parsonage Museum and Bronte Society. The museum has information about the lives and novels of the Bronte family.


01535 642323

Bronte Parsonage Museum

Whitby, North Yorkshire


Winner of the Gold Award 2013 for the best small visitor attraction in Visit England's Awards, this 17th Century house belonged to Cook's master, John Walker, and is where the young Cook and his fellow apprentices lodged. The house is now a museum celebrating Cook's years in Whitby and later career.


01947 601900

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

Malton, North Yorkshire


Home to the Howard family for over 300 years, Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th-century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape.

Castle Howard

Middleham, North Yorkshire


The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. This day out will challenge and delight adults and children of all ages. Pre-booked tickets only.

01969 640638

Forbidden Corner

Leeds, West Yorkshire


The Great Yorkshire Show is the country's leading agricultural event. Each year the Great Yorkshire Show attracts in excess of 125,000 visitors, why not join us this year and be part of it!


0113 2181010

Harewood House and Estate

Leeds, West Yorkshire


Part of the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle, the Henry Moore Institute is a world-recognised centre for the study of sculpture in the heart of Leeds. Find exhibitions, conferences and lectures, working to expand the understanding and scholarship of historical and contemporary sculpture.

0113 246 7467

Henry Moore Institute

Wakefield, South Yorkshire


Part of the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle, the Hepworth Wakefield is 'one of the finest contemporary art museums in Europe' The Independent. With over 1,600 square metres, The Hepworth brings together work from Wakefield’s art collection, contemporary artists and Barbara Hepworth


01924 247360

Hepworth Art Gallery

Wakefield, West Yorkshire


England's National Coal Mining Museum is located at Caphouse Colliery. find out about coal mining through the centuries by exploring galleries above ground or descending 140m underground with your hard hat and battery lamp.


01924 848806

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Bradford, West Yorkshire


The Museum exists to promote appreciation and understanding of the media. It does this by holding collections, making use of those collections in permanent galleries and in a public programme of exhibitions, events, festivals and learning and study activities.


0844 856 3797

National Media Museum

York, North Yorkshire


The National Railway Museum in York and Shildon is home to the UK's national rail collection. Includes museum visitor info, events, exhibitions and collections


08448 153139

National Railway Museum

Harrogate, North Yorkshire


RHS Garden Harlow Carr makes a wonderful day out at any time of the year. Covering 68 acres, it has a wide variety of landscapes from running and still water to woodland and wildflower meadows. Betty's teashop and restaurant are on site with delicious afternoon tea and meals to complete your day.


0845 265 8070

RHS Harlow Carr

Leeds, West Yorkshire


The Royal Armouries is home to the United Kingdom?s national collection of arms and armour, including artillery. As a museum we have a duty of care for these objects, to keep them, study them and increase our knowledge of them, so that this can be passed to future generations along with the objects themselves.


01132 201999

Royal Armouries Museum

Saltaire, West Yorkshire


Salts Mill is set in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Saltaire. The Grade II Listed historic mill building was built in 1853 by Sir Titus Salt along with the village to house his workers. The whole area is of architectural and historical interest.


01274 531163

Salts Mill and Hockney Gallery

Sheffield, South Yorkshire


Sheffield Industrial Museums tell the story of Sheffield and steelmaking. It is spread over 3 unique heritage sites, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, the Shepherd Wheel Workshop and the Kelham Island Museum.


0114 272 2106

Sheffield Industrial Museum

Skipton, North Yorkshire


900 year old Skipton Castle is one of the best-preserved and most complete medieval castles in England, despite enduring a three-year siege in the Civil War.


01756 792442

Skipton Castle

Leeds, West Yorkshire


The Thackray Medical Museum is a fascinating museum of the history of medicine, next to St James's Hospital. Discover Life in Victorian Leeds by walking through a reproduction of slum streets. Visit an interactive room on how the body works with your under-fives and discover much more with exhibits and videos.


0113 244 4343

Thackray Medical Museum

Hull, East Yorkshire


The Deep, one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world is located in Hull, East Yorkshire. This award-winning visitor attraction is home to over 3,500 fish including spectacular sharks and rays making it the perfect family day out.


01482 381000

The Deep

Pickering, North Yorkshire


Welcome aboard the North York Moors Steam Railway with magnificent steam engines taking you from Pickering to Whitby with stunning Yorkshire views. A trip on the NYMR is like a step back in time with cosy wood-panelled carriages and friendly conductor service.


01751 473535

The North York Moors Railway

Thirsk, North Yorkshire


Have a great family day out at this great Thirsk attraction! Come and see where James Herriot, the world’s most famous vet, lived, worked and relaxed. See his home and surgery; travel back in time to what life was like when James was a vet in Yorkshire. See the car he drove, try your hand at being a vet.


01845 524234

World of James Herriot

York, North Yorkshire


York Minster is one of the great cathedrals of the world. We invite you to enjoy its vast spaces, filled with music and revealing the human imagination at work on glass, stone, and other fabrics.


08449 390011

York Minster

South Yorkshire


The Yorkshire Sculpture Park has been described in the Financial Times as "Probably the finest exhibition site for sculpture in the world." It is a pioneering place that aims to challenge, inspire, inform and delight, welcoming over 300,000 visitors, including 40,000 learning visits each year.


01924 832631

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
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