Yorkshire Top Attractions

    World Heritage Sites

  • Byland Abbey

    Byland Abbey, remains of an English landmark monastery, is found north of Coxwold & Ampleforth. It is undergoing important conservation work so some of the remains is fenced off , but most is accessible. Free entry & open 10am-4pm Wednesday to Sunday.

    Byland Abbey Website Map Where to Stay
  • Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

    This spectacular 12th Century remains of the most complete Cistercian abbey in Britain is part of the National Trust. An elegant Elizabethan mansion; extensive ornamental water garden, granted World Heritage Status in 1986 and exquisitely decorative Victorian Church in the heart of the medieval deer park. There is always plenty going on there.

    Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Website Map Where to Stay
  • Saltaire Village

    Saltaire, a Victorian model 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. Salts Mill has been renovated to be an art gallery, various shops selling quality books, art supplies, jewellery, antiques, houseares etc., restaurants and cafes. In December 2001, Saltaire was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

    Saltaire Village Website Map Where to Stay

    National Attractions

  • Bolton Abbey

    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.

    Bolton Abbey Website Map Where to Stay
  • Bolton Castle

    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.

    Bolton Castle Website Map Where to Stay
  • Bronte Parsonage Museum

    Welcome to the Bronte Parsonage Museum and Bronte Society. The museum has information about the lives and novels of the Bronte family. The Bronte Society is a charity and depends on admissions and the generosity of its world wild members. Their Contemporary Arts programme includes literary events, exhibitions, artistic responses, competitions and festivals.

    Bronte Parsonage Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • Captain Cook Museum, Whitby

    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.

    Captain Cook Museum, Whitby Website Map Where to Stay
  • Castle Howard

    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. The Grade I listed building, stately home is 15 miles north of York. The grounds are open 10am - 4pm, the House opens at the end of March for the season. Parking is free.

    Castle Howard Website Map Where to Stay
  • Forbidden Corner

    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.

    Forbidden Corner Website Map Where to Stay
  • Harewood House and Estate

    Harewood House and gardens are just outside Leeds. The Grade 1 listed house is one of the foremost historic homes in England with large art collection and Nickelin-starred dining. Visit Harewood Bird Garden and more than 100 acres of garden with adventure playground.

    Harewood House and Estate Website Map Where to Stay
  • Henry Moore Institute

    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.

    Henry Moore Institute Website Map Where to Stay
  • Hepworth Art Gallery

    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

    Hepworth Art Gallery Website Map Where to Stay
  • National Centre For Birds Of Prey

    This award winning centre has the largest collection of birds of prey in the morth of England and is set in beautiful, ancient woodland and parkland. Open 7 days a week 10 am - 5.30pm.

    National Centre For Birds Of Prey Website Map Where to Stay
  • National Coal Mining Museum

    Pop on a hard hat and lamp then join us on an adventure 140 m underground into England's last deep coal mine, talking to charismatic former-miners as they tell the tales of their careers. Then explore the galleries, meet the ponies, walk through the woods and let off steam in the adventure playground.

    National Coal Mining Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • National Railway Museum

    The National Railway Museum in York and Shildon is home of iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering brilliance. Includes museum, visitor info, events, exhibitions, collections and shop.Plenty of history to be found here. Free entry but donations welcomed. Open daily 10am - 6pm.

    National Railway Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • National Science and Media Museum

    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.

    National Science and Media Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway

    This railway is one of the world's greatest heritage experiences, full of lots of history and amazing views of 24 miles of North York Moor scenery. There are events for all the family throughout the year, including 60s Fest, Hunmanby Village Brass Band, Annual Steam Gala, Railway in Wartime, Halloween Train and Santa Special.

    North Yorkshire Moors Railway Website Map Where to Stay
  • RHS Harlow Carr

    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.

    RHS Harlow Carr Website Map Where to Stay
  • Royal Armouries Museum

    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.

    Royal Armouries Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • Salts Mill and Hockney Gallery

    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.

    Salts Mill and Hockney Gallery Website Map Where to Stay
  • Settle-Carlisle Railway

    The Settle and Carlisle Railway is a 73 mile long railway journey crossing beautiful landscape in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District. Highlights include the Ribblehead and Dent Head Viaducts, Dent Station, the highest station in England at 1150 ft, Appleby and the Eden Valley.

    Settle-Carlisle Railway Website Map Where to Stay
  • Sheffield Industrial Museum

    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. Their collections showcase Sheffield's industrial heritage, from early industrialisation to modern times. They have wedding and venue hire.

    Sheffield Industrial Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • Skipton Castle

    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. Built in 1090 by Robert de Romille, a Norman Baron and now owned by the Fattorini family. Open every day from 10am - 4pm (11am on Sunday).

    Skipton Castle Website Map Where to Stay
  • Thackray Medical Museum

    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.

    Thackray Medical Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • The Deep

    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.

    The Deep Website Map Where to Stay
  • World of James Herriot

    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.

    World of James Herriot Website Map Where to Stay
  • York Minster

    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.

    York Minster Website Map Where to Stay
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park

    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.

    Yorkshire Sculpture Park Website Map Where to Stay