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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

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

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

Wakefield, West Yorkshire


The National Coal Mining Museum for England is located at Caphouse Colliery, on the western edge of the Yorkshire coalfield, where mining has been carried out for centuries.


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

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

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

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
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