Yorkshire Top Attractions

World Heritage Sites

Ripley, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Captain Cook Museum, Whitby
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, West 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.

Forbidden Corner
Leeds, West Yorkshire

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
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.

Henry Moore Institute
Wakefield, West 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

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.

National Coal Mining 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

National Railway Museum
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.

National Science and Media Museum
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.

NMYR North York Moors Railway
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.

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.

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.

Salts Mill and Hockney Gallery
Settle, North Yorkshire

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

The Deep
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.

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.

York Minster
Wakefield, West 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.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
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