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  • Grumpy Old Women

    Grumpy Old Women

    York

    Fed up with flogging their guts out and always having to be in charge, the Grumpy Old Women have put their knobbly old feet up in glorious retirement,…more

  • Strawberry Fields Car Boot & Market

    Strawberry Fields Car Boot & Market

    Bridlington

    Established 18 years ago, Strawberry Fields is still thriving today. Our giant Car Boot Sale is open every Thursday and Bank Holiday Monday from 22nd …more

  • Open for Business Roadshow - Sheffield

    Open for Business Roadshow - Sheffield

    Sheffield

    . Discover how Sheffield Hallam University and Invest Sheffield can support you to develop your workforce, access new talent and consider new ways of …more

  • Free Film: FrackFree Penistone and Stocksbridge

    Free Film: FrackFree Penistone and Stocksbridge

    Stocksbridge

    .Carol Gibson will share her experience of moving out of the frying pan of Chapeltown near Ecclesfield where a company plans to process the waste wate…more

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Perhaps no region better defines the north of England than Yorkshire. Tough, reserved and fiercely proud this is an English county like no otherso independent it often feels like a different country.Called Gods Own Country by the locals it is also heartbreakingly beautiful, packed with brooding hills and dramatic cliffs, desolate moors and hundreds of miles of stunning walking, riding and cycling trails. It is also a huge region that has, in recent years been split into four countiesSouth Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire.

There are so many attractions, particularly historical, in Yorkshire that it is hard to know where to start, but any itinerary would have to include the medieval city of York, a city of quite incredible historical and cultural wealth made up of winding, narrow streets and 13th century walls, with possible the worlds most beautiful gothic cathedral at its heart.

York Cathedral is simply awe-inspiring, and no trip to Yorkshire, or indeed around the UK would be complete without experiencing York minster. Nearby highlights include St Williams College, the Treasurers House and Bootham Bar and Monk Bar Gates. York also has the superb York Castle Museum and the surprisingly good National Railway Museum.

For more history head out into Yorkshire and try Kirkstall Abbey, a 12th century Cistercian Abbey located in picturesque parklands alongside the River Aire or in Leeds check out the abbey gatehouses and the Abbey House Museum with reconstructed Victorian shops, or the lovely estate of Temple Newsam House with its massive gardens and rare breeds farm. Also worth a look are Leeds Museum and the Armley Mills Industrial Museum exploring what used to be the worlds largest wool mill and Leeds industrial heritage; as well ashundreds of great houses and parks across Yorkshire, from Bramham Park to Lotherton Hall, Harewood House to the National Coal Mining Museum near Wakefield.

For more colour, Leeds Art Gallery grows in stature every year, as does the music and arts scene of this ever-changing city; Leeds now offers some of the UKs best nightspots from Millenium Square to the Northern Quarter to the more alternative atmosphere of the Briggate and North Street Areas.

Lastly of course, Yorkshire does scenery like no other region, from the high moorland and green valleys of Yorkshire Dales National Park (not forgetting the extravagant houses, stone walls, steep hills and old ruins) to the Yorkshire Peak District and from the dramatic Yorkshire Moors to the Yorkshire coast and resort towns like Whitby, the Yorkshire landscape offers variety and thrills like no other. Absolutely thrilling, and not to be missed.

Days Out & Attractions

Attractions in Yorkshire

Fun days out in Yorkshire

Enjoy a fun filled and fantastic day out for all the family at a range of attractions in Yorkshire, including theme parks, castles, zoos, museums and historic houses.

Zoos & Safari Parks in Yorkshire

Zoos & Safari Parks

Get close-up and personal with a wild animal at a zoo or safari park in Yorkshire.

Theme Parks in Yorkshire

Theme Parks

Thrills and spills on rides and rollercoasters at a theme park in Yorkshire.

Museums in Yorkshire

Museums

Love British history?Come and take a stroll through the ages at a local museum.

Art galleries in Yorkshire

Art Galleries

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, enjoy art at its very best.

Experiences

Experiences

Want to try your hand at something completely different? Try an experience...

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Towns in Yorkshire


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