Selby Abbey

Selby Abbey has stood for almost 1,000 years as a testament to endurance during some of England's most destructive periods in history. As a building it is magnificent and well worth a visit. The abbey is open for people to visit and find a quiet place to relax.

The Shambles

If it is your first visit to York, then take a walk back in time to 'The Shambles' to see the old Tudor buildings and narrow street.

Great for bird lovers this mini cruise takes you close to the breathtaking cliffs where you can see puffins, kittiwakes and guillemots up close and personal.

Nidderdale Museum

Situated in The Old Workhouse in Pateley Bridge this Museum has over 10 rooms depicting the rural life of Nidderdale through the ages. It shows how ordinary people lived, in an imaginative and realistic setting. Tel: 01423 711225

The World Of James Herriot

The World of James Herriot in Thirsk is one of the country's premier attractions. The museum encompasses the very essence of the world renowned vet James Herriot and is set close to both the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire Moors and the city of York.

Theakstons Brewery

Visit this famous Brewery to witness the creation of Ales first hand. Experience the flavours and aromas of malted barley, hops and yeast for yourself. You can chat to the people behind the beer, ask any questions, or simply soak up the atmosphere of the brewer's art.

Wolds Way Lavender

A family run attraction with lots to see and do. Lavender fields, nature walks, tea room and giftshop selling unique gifts.

Beadlam Grange

Head down to Beadlam farm for the `Beadlam Grange experience' and have an exciting day out in the Yorkshire countryside.

Young Roots Sculpture Trail
Young Roots Sculpture Trail

Located at the South Landing Nature Reserve this trail is a fascinating collection of sculptures suitable for youngsters and oldsters alike. Discover a huge range of art made of timber, metal and stone.

Settle to Carlisle Railway

This 72 mile route from Settle to Carlisle takes you on a journey through the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, over the 24 arches of the Ribblehead Viaduct before plunging in to the longest tunnel on the line at Blea Moor.

Upper Wharfedale

Along the Upper Wharfe Valley the characteristic drystone walls and barns of the Dales, important flower-rich hay meadows, beautiful riverside and valleyside woodland combine to create a wonderful place to relax and explore the great outdoors.

Lightwater Valley

One of the leading theme parks in the UK packed with over 40 rides and attractions. From the jaw dropping big thrill rides to mini adventures for the junior thrill seekers amongst you. Sit back, enjoy the rides and let your imagination run wild.

North Yorkshire Off Road Centre

The idyllic setting of Robin Hood's Bay provides the perfect backdrop for a day that you'll never forget. The centre has its own private hillside and quarry site which has a super selection of terrain providing courses which are perfect for beginners and excellent for the experienced and daring 4x4 drivers.

Catterick Sunday Market
Catterick Sunday Market

With over 200 stalls and a huge selection of goods the Sunday market at Catterick Racecourse is the largest outdoor market in the North of England!

Bettys Tea Room

Visit one of the famous Tea Rooms in Harrogate, Harlow Carr, Ilkley, Northallerton or York. There's something for every time of day, whether you're looking for a full evening meal with Swiss wine, afternoon tea, or morning coffee and croissants.

Shandy Hall
Shandy Hall

Situated in the quiet village of Coxwold and close to the famous White Horse at Kilburn Shandy Hall is a 500 year old house full of books and memorabilia of the eccentric former occupant.


Guided river trips, self-drive motor boats, ghost cruises and evening cruises down the River Ouse which flows through the heart of York. Sailings all year round with an increased service between February and November.

Thorp Perrow Arboretum

The Arboretum is home to the finest collection of trees and shrubs in the country with over 80 acres of trees its unique to Britain and if not Europe!

Wensleydale Creamery

Receiving over 270,000 visitors each year, the Wensleydale Creamery Visitors Centre incorporates a museum, viewing gallery, specialist cheese shop and fully licensed restaurant.

York Dungeon

Learn about the gruesome past with live actors, shows and special effects transporting you back to the black, bleak times in history. Not recommended for young children! Tel: 0871 423 2260

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

A world Heritage site, set in 323 hectares of beautiful countryside, offers an unparalleled opportunity to appreciate a range of England's Heritage. Amble through the beautiful landscaped Georgian water gardens of Studley Royal.

Hazel Brow Farm

A fantastic working farm in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales Hazel Brow Farm gives you the opportunity to feed the lambs, discover the nature trail by the river and enjoy home baked cakes in the cafe.

Sutton Park

Sutton Park was built in the eighteenth century by Philip Harland. It is now the family home of Sir Reginald and Lady Sheffield. When the Sheffields bought the house in 1963 they moved much of their collection from Normanby Park in Lincolnshire

Buttertubs Pass
Buttertubs Pass

Buttertubs Pass is a spectacular high mountain road which leads across the moors from Muker and Thwaite in Swaledale to the hamlet of Hardraw.

Salts Mill

Salts Mill is set in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Saltaire. It is home to one of the largest collections of David Hockney's art. Whilst on the second floor gallery two has a collection of work by Henry Marvell Carr.

Scarborough Castle

This 12th Century castle conceals over 2,500 years of turbulent history. It is said the King Richard III enjoyed the view from the battlements so much that he still walks them today! Specially constructed viewing platforms offer visitors wonderful views of the coastline and town.

Rock Steady Adventure

Rock Steady Adventure provide a wide range of adventurous activities across Yorkshire for groups of families, stags, hens and team building activities. Enjoy rock climbing, gorge walking, abseiling, mountain biking and coasteering!

Hull Aero Club

The best way to enjoy the wonderful scenery of the Yorkshire Wolds has to be a trial flight from Beverley. The instructor will conduct a pre-flight briefing with you before you take off and enjoy the aerial views.

Nidderdale Llamas

Llama trekking is a fantastic way to relax and enjoy some magnificent scenery around Pateley Bridge, You can not `ride' a llama but they make great walking companions and carry all your gear!

Cauldron Falls

The village of West Burton has a famous attraction; the West Burton Falls, more famously known as the Cauldron Falls.

York Theatre Royal

The York Theatre Royal is a theatre in St. Leonard's Place, York, which dates back to 1744. The theatre currently seats 847 people and offers a wide variety of shows and plays all year round.

Skipton Market

Visit this long running market in the town that boasts the location of `The Gateway to the Dales' Market days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Stalls vary from meat, fruit and veg to clothes, cards and plants.

Hardcastle Crags

A beauty spot of the South Pennies with more than 160 hectares of unspoilt woodland. As well as being the home of the northern hairy wood ant, there are tumbling streams, glorious waterfalls and stacks of millstone grit.

Bondville Model Village
Bondville Model Village

Situated in the village of Sewerby just by the stunning cliff tops this model village has over 200 model buildings including a Castle, ruined Abbey, Harbour and puffing steam train

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

One of the country's most popular steam railways, covering 18 miles between the market town of Pickering and the village of Grosmont, travelling through the heart of the North York Moors National Park.

Yorkshire Air Museum

Based at an authentic WWII Bomber Command station with museum, Control Tower, Air Gunners Room and extensive historic aircraft collection covering Yorkshire's pioneering role in aircraft development.


With two award-winning beaches of golden sands and a historic bustling harbour it's easy to see why this is one of the UK's most popular seaside resorts

Honeysuckle Farm

A great day out for all the family, Honeysuckle Farm is home to cows, donkeys, goats, pigs, sheep, birds, cats, dogs......There are also cart rides, a play barn and tea room. Tel: 01964 533873

Malham Tarn Estate

This outstanding area of limestone pavements, upland hill farms and flower-rich hay meadows provides a marvelous setting for walking, cycling or just enjoying the great outdoors.

Eden Camp

A visit to the unique museum at Eden Camp will transport you back in time to wartime Britain. You will experience the sights, sounds, even the smells of those dangerous years. Experience what it was like to be bombed during The Blitz.

York Brewery Visitor Centre

Established in 1996 within the historic city walls, York Brewery is both a working brewery and a major tourist attraction providing customers locally and around the country with the first traditionally brewed ales from within the walls of York for over 40 years.

F1 Racing

Located on the York's only Leisure Park at Monks Cross F1 racing offers high quality F1 Premier karting in the only indoor venue in North Yorkshire. Refreshments are also available on site.


Reeth, in the heart of Swaledale is a honey pot for locals and tourists. It lies where two of North Yorkshire's finest dales meet.

Blacktoft Sands

Located on the Humber estuary this RSPB reserve is an excellent place to spot breeding breaded tits, bitterns and marsh harriers. Visit in winter to see the Hen Harrier roosting in the reedbeds.


Pickering is a tranquil market town situated in the centre of the Vale of Pickering, the official gateway to the North York Moors National Park.

Stephen Joseph Theatre

The theatre has a national and international reputation and is home to Alan Ayckbourn, the world's most performed living playwright. A backstage tour lasting about 45 minutes can be booked by contacting them.

DIG - An Archaeological Adventure

Owned by the same archaeologists who discovered the Viking-Age City and created JORVIK Viking Centre, DIG offers you a unique archaeological adventure to get you on your way to becoming a real archaeologist.


Visit the cobbled streets of Haworth where the famous literary family lived.

North Bay Railway

Travel on Britain's biggest miniature railway affording spectacular views of the North Bay, historic headland and Scarborough Castle

Middleham Castle

Mostly intact and affording wonderful views of Wensleydale from the viewing platform the historic ruins of Middleham Castle are well worth a visit.

Castle Howard

An historic 18th century house with extensive collections, sweeping park lands and famous gardens. Outdoor tours, events, exhibitions and guides. Adventure playground, plant centre, farm shop and gift shop.

The Cow and Calf and White Wells

Enjoy a brisk walk up to the Cow and Calf rocks in the wonderful market town of Ilkley. Have a spot of lunch on the way down at White Wells a whitewashed stone building and former spa used by the Victorians.

Alton Towers

Alton Towers is an exciting theme park and resort located in the small village of Alton in Staffordshire. It is the 9th most visited theme park in Europe and no trip to the area is complete without a visit here.

Ingleton Falls and Waterfall Trails

The famous Ingleton Waterfalls Trail in the heart of the Yorkshire dales offers walkers and wildlife enthusiast some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the North of England. The trail boasts over four miles of ancient oak woodland and magnificent Yorkshire Dales scenery.

Harlow Carr Gardens

Harlow Carr is a garden dominated by water, stone and woodland and is very much part of the surrounding Yorkshire landscape.

Fimber Picnic Site
Fimber Picnic Site

Picnic area with seasonal refreshments and toliets open all year round. There is a play area for children and a bird feeding area. Tables ideal for a family picnic are located around the site.

Brimham Rocks

One of the highlights close to the spa town of Harrogate these amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations.

City Screen
City Screen

This unique cinema has been dubbed one of the finest in Europe. It comprises of three large screens showing both independent and mainstream films. The cinema also boasts a riverside caf�-bar, restaurant and nightly live music.

The Falconry Centre

Enjoy the thrills and excitement of falconry at the Birds of Prey and Conservation Centre, with over 70 birds and 30 species. Eagles, falcons, hawks, kites, vultures and owls will swoop and dive around you as you sit in a beautiful English garden.

Pennine Cruisers
Pennine Cruisers

Take a 30 minute tour of the beautiful Leeds Liverpool canal around Skipton, the Gateway to the Dales.

Barley Hall

Barley Hall is a stunning medieval townhouse, once home to the Priors of Nostell and the Mayor of York. Until the 1980's the house was hidden under the relatively modern facade of a derelict office block.

Sledmere House

Home to Sir Tatton Sykes, there has been a manor house at Sledmere since medieval times. The present house was begun in 1751 and extended in the 1790s. Visitors will find beautiful interiors and peaceful walled gardens.

Bempton Cliffs

This hugely popular RSPB Reserve is THE place to visit during April and August

Barnard Castle

Set on a high rock above the River Tees, Barnard Castle takes its name from its 12th century founder, Bernard de Balliol. With fantastic views over the Tees Gorge this fortress sits on the fringe of the attractive working market town of the same name.

Yorkshire Dales Guides

Yorkshire Dales Guides was set up by Dave Gallivan over 20 years ago to instruct and teach a number of exciting outdoor activities.

Breezy Knees Gardens

Explore the 14 acres of gardens packed with over 6,000 different varieties of flowers, shrubs and trees. The gardens have been designed through careful successional planting to be at their best throughout the summer.

Flamingo Land

Enjoy a fun packed day out for all the family at Flamingo Land zoo and theme park. Visit the wildlife in the zoo - Penguins, Tigers, Tapirs, Lemurs and of course flamingos! And rides such as the Cliff Hanger, Corkscrew, Sky Flyer and Mumbi Jumbo will please those of all ages.

A tree based High Wire Adventure Course, set within the beautiful 250 acre grounds of the Camphill Estate in North Yorkshire is a truly a remarkable experience as you climb into the forest canopy and the adventure begins.

Pocklington Arts Centre
Pocklington Arts Centre

With a 200 seat capacity and regularly updating live events and exhibitions, the Pocklington Arts Centre is quickly gaining a reputation for quality acts and live shows all across the country. With some big acts having performed here, the small capacity makes for an atmosphere like no other!

Bayle Museum

Dating back 800 years this Grade I listed Priory is an ancient monument that today features computerise games, listening posts and displays to explore.

The National Media Museum

A fabulous free museum in Bradford devoted to film, photography, TV, radio and the web. Journey through popular photography and visit IMAX, the world's most powerful giant screen experience.

Sewerby Hall & Gardens

Sewerby Hall is a historic country house surrounded by acres of glorious landscaped gardens and boasting some of the most magnificent views over the Yorkshire Coast.

Yorkshire Museum

Here you will find the finest collections of archaeological and geological finds in Europe. Learn about prehistory and the city's medieval splendour. Special events are also held throughout the year. Tee: 01904 687687

Swinton Park

Swinton Park is located in North Yorkshire and is one of the largest estates in England.

Clifford's Castle

Once a central stronghold of York Castle, the Tower has a turbulent past. It was at the heart of William the Conqueror's fearsome campaign to stamp out resistance in the north after his invasion in 1066.

The Yorkshire Wolds Way

The Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail winds its way over 79 miles of the Wolds from Hessle to Filey.

Newby Hall

Newby Hall, is one of England's renowned Adam houses and is an exceptional example of 18th century interior decoration, recently restored to its original beauty. The 25 acres of glorious gardens are full of rare and beautiful plants.

Scampston Hall

The walled Garden at Scampston is a beautiful contemporary garden designed by the Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf. Situated in the grounds of Scampston Hall in Malton, North Yorkshire the gardens provide the perfect day out.

Leisure World

This is the perfect place to visit if the sun isn't shining. With three indoor swimming pools, fantastic twirling slides and wave machine you will be glad it's raining outside!

Sea Life Centre & Marine Sanctuary

Overlooking the North Bay and home to thousands of sea creatures as well as a busy hospital for orphaned and injured seal pups. See their Humboldt Penguins and collection of Giant Japanese Spider Crabs! Open daily except Christmas Day.

The National Railway Museum

Home to the 'Flying Scotsman', visitors will discover the story of the train with three large galleries to explore and the only Bullet Train outside Japan.

Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle, on a cliff above the River Swale near the town of Richmond is believed to be one of the oldest stone-built castles surviving today. The most impressive and best preserved area of the castle is the Great Keep, which stands over 100 feet tall.

Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum

Burnby Hall Gardens is home to the National Collection of Waterlilies, there are over 80 varieties to be spotted in the two lakes. The Gardens themselves are maintained to a high standard with fine features such as a walled garden.

The Worth Valley Railway

Step back in time and enjoy a train ride through the heart of Bront� country where `The Railway Children' was filmed. Most services are operated by steam trains.

York Pullman Bus Company City Tour

Hear the history of York by the people who know it best! York Pullman brings the city to life using local guides and commentaries recorded by real Yorkshire folk! The tour lasts for 45 minutes and tickets are valid for 24/48 hours. You can hop on/hop off at any stop.

Kilnsey Park

Kilnsey Park is a working trout farm where you can watch the stages from the baby trout in the top raceway until they reach maturity. You can also follow the Kilnsey Trail to track the red squirrels that live in the area.


Hornsea sits on the lovely sea front and enjoys views over the award winning golden sandy beach.

York Castle Museum

Take a journey through 600 years of everyday life in Britain. Walk down cobbled streets, peer through windows of shops long gone and experience life in Victorian Britain. Venture into the prison cells where notorious highwayman Dick Turpin spent his last night!

Bolton Castle

Completed in 1399, Bolton Castle has a rich past including connections with Richard III and Mary Queen of Scots who was imprisoned here in 1568 under orders from Elizabeth I. Open all year round.

Hornsea Mere
Hornsea Mere

This is Yorkshire's largest natural freshwater lake and is now a world renowned RSPB nature reserve. Here you can enjoy all sorts of activities including boating, fishing, sailing and wildlife watching.

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

Situated in the house by the harbour side where James Cook came to serve his apprenticeship in 1746. With period rooms as Cook knew them, original paintings, manuscripts, models and artefacts from his voyages.

Dalby, Great Yorkshire Forest
Dalby, Great Yorkshire Forest

8,000 acres of forest to explore and enjoy. The nine mile drive gives visitors access to play areas, BBQ places, waymarked trails and cycle routes. Plenty of wildlife. Visitor Centre (wheelchair friendly). Refreshments and cycle hire.

Bronte Parsonage

Haworth Parsonage was built in 1778. In 1920 Patrick Brontre and his wife and their six children moved in. View the rooms the famed Bront� sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bront� used including the kitchen, study and bedrooms.

Tophill Low Nature Reserve
Tophill Low Nature Reserve

Yorkshire Water's Tophill Low nature reserve, near Driffield boasts up to 175 species of bird including Pochard, Gadwall and Green Sandpiper.
The reservoirs and lagoons with marshy grassland and woods provide the perfect habitat for wildlife.

Ryedale Vineyards

Ryedale Vineyard, close to the City of York has over ten acres of vineyard on the south facing slops of the Yorkshire Wolds.

Whitby Abbey

Set on the headland high above the popular town, Whitby Abbey boasts fantastic views of the town and dramatic surrounding coastline.

Tan Hill Inn
Tan Hill Inn

Enjoy a beer in the highest pub in Great Britain. It is in the heart of real Walking Country and is on the Pennine Way, Britain's first long distance footpath, plus the popular Coast to Coast Walk.

Aysgarth Falls

The Aysgarth Falls National Park is home to a visitor centre and nature reserve offering the perfect facilities for a fun filled family day out.

York Designer Outlet

You'll find over 120 famous name stores at York Designer Outlet, with designer savings up to 60% off every day of the year. York Designer Outlet is conveniently located only a 10 minute drive from York City Centre, near the interchange of the A64 and A19.

The Royal Pump Room Museum

Housed in Harrogate's premiere Spa building and site of Europe's strongest Sulphur Well, The Royal Pump Room Museum tells the story of Harrogate as a Spa. Displays show why visitors from all over the World visited the 'Queen of the Inland Spas'.

Park Rose Bird of Prey Centre
Park Rose Bird of Prey Centre

Set in three acres of woodland this falconry centre has displays, a Hawk Walk and the chance to have a full days hands on day with the birds.

Robin Hoods Bay

When visiting Whitby and the surrounding area Robin Hood's Bay, one of the most charming and popular villages in the North York Moors National Park should be one of the first places you visit.


With its quaint cobbled streets and picturesque houses standing on the steep slopes of the River Esk, Whitby is a lovely traditional seaside resort offering some great places to visit.

York Minster

York Minster is the largest medieval Gothic Church north of the Alps. It is a prime example spanning from Roman remains in the foundations through its time as a Norman Church and of course the 250 year period it took to complete.

Peasholm Park

Peasholm Park is open for everyone to enjoy all year round, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Entrance to the Park, which is never closed, is FREE. Well behaved dogs, held on leads by their well behaved owners, are welcome to the Park.

Turkish Baths and Health Spa

A total leisure experience with that unique Turkish feeling. All you need bring are your personal toiletries as fresh, soft towels are provided. Allow yourself a time of two and a half hours to obtain maximum benefit from the Turkish Baths!

Mouseman Visitor Centre

The new Mouseman Visitor Centre will take you on an amazing journey through the life and times of the Mouseman from humble beginnings to furniture legend. Visitors to the centre can pass through rooms set in the 1930s that are full of Robert Thompson's own personal furniture.

Airsports Training

Training club offering trail lessons, gift vouchers, flight training all based around a fantastic newly refurbished clubhouse with caf�.

Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village

Wharram Percy is situated in a remote yet attractive site in the Yorkshire Wolds Valley.

The Treasurer's House & Garden

Only a few metres from York Minster, this was the first house ever given to the National Trust complete with a collection - and it is not all that it first seems! It has a history spanning 2,000 years, from the Roman road in the cellar to the Edwardian servants' quarters in the attics.


Scarborough, Britain's first seaside resort is a great a place to stay for a holiday or short break, with the safe, sandy, accredited North Bay Beach and South Bay Beach with the historic Scarborough Castle between them.

Yorkshire Lavender

Double award winning visitor attraction, farm and gardens. Specialist lavender, herb and perennial nursey, gift shop, restaurant, lavendar maze , sculpture and deer park all set within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

White Scar Caves

The area around Ingleton contains some of the deepest and longest cave systems in the British Isles. The White Scar Caves in Chapel le Dale can be easily explored as they are both fully illuminated throughout the show cave routes.

Ripon Races

For more than 300 years Ripon has hosted some of the most exciting, most prestigious and most enjoyable racing in the country. Special events, hundreds of top runners and riders all come together for an unbeatable racing experience


The thriving market town of Hawes located in the heart of Wensleydale is a typical Yorkshire Dales town full of character and charm.

Ilkley Lido
Ilkley Lido

Enjoy one of the few Lidos still in existents located in the lovely spa town of Ilkley.

Fairfax House

Fairfax House is the finest Georgian townhouse in England. The house is owned by York Civic Trust who carried out major restoration work in the 1980s to return this magnificent building to its former glory.

Dales Countryside Museum
Dales Countryside Museum

The Museum tells the story of the people and landscape of the Yorkshire Dales past and present, and stimulates visitors to think about its future. Displays interpret the development of the Dales from prehistoric times to the present day.

There is no treasure but it is an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon and a great way of getting to know your way around Skipton!

Bridlington Harbour Heritage Museum
Bridlington Harbour Heritage Museum

Explore the rich history of the ancient harbour at Bridlington in the Heritage Museum. Main exhibits include the sailing coble `Three Brothers' which was built in 1912 and is now moored in the harbour

Catterick Racecourse

Enjoy a day at the races at one of the true homes of the Northern racing scene. Races run throughout the seasons with tickets available from their website.

Angram and Scar House Reservoirs
Angram and Scar House Reservoirs

These two reservoirs at the head of Nidderdale are located in a wild and beautiful area of Upper Nidderdale. Yorkshire Water have provided an excellent six and a half mile walk around both stretches of water and with a free car park and picnic area on site its a fantastic day out for all the family.

Ripley Castle

Ripley Castle and Gardens is an historic house in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Located just outside Harrogate this EnjoyEngland Silver award winning attraction makes for a fascinating and entertaining day out.

Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens

A magnificent Elizabethan house filled with treasures collected over four centuries. Original carvings and plasterwork to modern impressionist paintings. Gardens with maze, giant games and extensive plants.

Bayside Pleasure Park
Bayside Pleasure Park

Situated right on the promenade in Bridlington this mini theme park is right in the heart of all the action. Take to the Jungle River log flume or take to the skys in the Sky Flyer.

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales on the banks of the River Wharfe. With just under 30,000 acres of beautiful countryside

The Swaledale Museum
The Swaledale Museum

The Swaledale Museum is run by volunteers where displays of local heritage from Swaledale and Arkengarthdale can be viewed.

Ribblehead Viaduct

Located just over the border from Cumbria into North Yorkshire the Ribblehead Viaduct is one of the most famous structures in England.

The Royal Armouries

Visitors to this national collection of arms and armour can enter five galleries, each with its own theme covering self-defense, war, armour of the Orient, hunting and tournament.

Flamborough Head

This eight mile long chalk headland is marked by the Flamborough lighthouse which towers over 80 feet high above the sea.

Gouthwaite Reservoir

This stretch of water is two and a half miles north west of Pateley Bridge and is now a nature reserve and a Site of Scientific Interest. It provides a great habitat for many species of birds including Buzzards, Red Kites, Hen Harriers, Merlins and Kestrels. Enjoy the scenery from one of the three viewing points on the edge of the reservoir

Hackfall Wood

This is a woodland dotted with follies and temples located close to the village of Grewelthorpe just six miles from the popular town of Ripon.


Saltaire is a village situated on the banks of the River Aire close to Bradford. It is named after its founder Sir Titus Salt who was determined to escape the pollution and overcrowding of the city.

Captain Cook and Staithes Heritage Centre
Captain Cook and Staithes Heritage Centre

The Captain Cook and Staithes Heritage Centre is an amazing display of memorabilia relating to both the renowned seaman Captain James Cook and the village of Staithes where he grew up.

Grand Opera House York
Grand Opera House York

From dance to drama, live music to stand- up comedy, opera to children's shows, The Grand Opera House is the place for live entertainment during your stay in York.

Kirkham Priory

The ruins of Kirkham Priory sit close to the riverside making it the perfect spot for a family day out or a peaceful picnic spot on a hot summer's day. Discover the secret history of the Priory and unlock the connection between Helmlsey Castle and the Priory.

The Forbidden Corner

A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

Skipton Castle

One of England's most complete medieval castles standing above the bustling market town of Skipton. Visitors can explore the whole castle which notably withstood three years of siege during the English Civil War.

Mother Shiptons Cave

Mother Shipton is England's most famous Prophetess. She lived some 500 years ago in the reign of Henry VIII. The Cave and Well lie at the heart of the Mother Shipton Estate, a mile long remanant of the Ancient Forest of Knaresborough.

Harewood House

Harewood sits in the heart of Yorkshire, The House, one of the treasure houses of England, was built in the mid-18th century and has magnificent interiors by Robert Adam.

Stump Cross Caverns

Discovered in 1860 the unusual rock formations, with a fascinating history stretch 6km under the dales. There are a range of facilities for a great family day out, including a gift shop and tea room as well as the caves themselves.

The Three Peaks

The "Three Peaks" of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent dominate the skyline of the western part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and creates perhaps one of the most famous walks in the Dales.

Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral has been welcoming worshippers, pilgrims and visitors to its peaceful sanctuary for over 1300 years and today it remains a popular attraction within the City.

Parcevall Hall Gardens

Parcevall Hall Gardens lie on a steep hillside and are the only RHS and English Heritage registered gardens open to the public in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The 24 acres of formal and woodland gardens rise up the hillside and command impressive views.

If you enjoy real ale and puzzles you'll love this treasure hunt around five Skipton pubs.

Kilburn White Horse

This hill side figure which cuts into the hills near Kilburn was created by John Hodgson and his friend Thomas Taylor in the 18th century.

Nunnington Hall

The sheltered walled garden, with spring flowering organic meadows, orchards and peacocks, complements this beautiful Yorkshire house nestling on the quiet banks of the River Rye. Explore period rooms while hearing about the Hall's past.

Gayle Mill
Gayle Mill

Watch in action the fully restored Victorian woodworking machinery and the oldest working turbine in the UK

It's not in the dictionary, but if it was, Go Ape would be described as a `high-wire forest adventure'. The Go Ape experience gets the adrenalin pumping, gets people out of their comfort zones and above all, it's just great fun

Creepy Crawlies Adventure Play Park

Creepy Crawlies is a great place to spend a morning or afternoon with the children and, unlike the weather, the fun is guaranteed. York's premier children's adventure play park boasts almost 2 acres of challenging, imaginative and exciting indoor & outdoor activity areas.

Harrogate Valley Gardens

These English Heritage Grade II Listed gardens situated in Harrogate with woodland known as The Pinewoods, cover 17 acres. The Gardens contain a greater number of mineral springs than any other known place.


This classic Yorkshire Dales village in Wharfedale provided the setting for the fictional village of `Knapely' in the internationally acclaimed film `Calendar Girls'

Helmsley Walled Garden

Dating back to 1759, Helmsley Walled garden nestles between the Grade One listed landscape of Duncombe Park and the scheduled ancient monument that is Helmsley Castle.

Hornsea Museum

Set in an 18th century farmhouse this award winning museum tells the story from the pre-industrial age of the early 1700's through to post second World War Britain.

Helmsley Castle

Surrounded by spectacular banks and ditches, the great medieval castle's impressive ruins stand beside the attractive market town of Helmsley. Helmsley Castle has recently undergone a thorough makeover by English Heritage.

Jorvik Viking Centre

The world famous Jorvik Viking Centre is a `must-see' for visitors to the city of York and is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK outside London. Everything in the Jorvik Viking Centre is based on the evidence unearthed at the site.

York Art Gallery

York Art Gallery combines a distinguished history of displaying fine paintings and ceramics with a modern-day welcome to all through a busy calendar of exhibitions, events and outreach work.

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens

This grand 1716 Georgian mansion, with impressive interior set in park and gardens makes a great day out for all the family. Explore the acres of gardens and wilderness in the play area, sample local produce in the restaurant and find out all about Georgian life.

York Maze

The award winning York maze is open July to September and created using 1.5 million maize plants and covering an area larger than fifteen Wembley football pitches! York Maze is the biggest in the world!

Bolton Abbey Railway

Travel between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the new award-winning station at Bolton Abbey. Your journey takes you through picturesque Yorkshire Dales scenery. Enjoy special Thomas the Tank Engine rides and a visit from Santa at Christmas!

The Bowes Museum

The Bowers Museum, set in the lovely market town of Barnard Castle is a unique cultural icon surrounded by tranquil gardens and parkland. The French-style chateau is often charted as one of the most important museums outside London with wonderful history and outstanding treasures to discover.

York Racecourse

Award winning modern grandstands, characterful listed buildings, manicured lawns and home grown flowers set the scene for the best of racedays. See the leading horses and jockeys perform located within a few minutes' drive from the centre of York.

Rievaulx Abbey

Escape the crowds and experience the serene beauty of this impressive monastic site, in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Rievaulx Abbey was founded by St Bernard of Clairvaux in 1132 and became one of England's wealthiest monasteries.