Yorkshire Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Yorkshire - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Valley Gardens

  • Park/Playground

Southwest of the town center, these 17 acres of formal gardens include a children's boating lake, tennis courts, skate park, adventure...

Wensleydale Creamery

  • Store/Shop/Mall

Sort of the cheese equivalent of a winery, this museum in a working dairy documents how the famed local cheese—so beloved by the popular...

Whitby Abbey

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Set high on the East Cliff, the strikingly Gothic ruins of this once grand church can be seen from hills on the moors miles away. One...

Whitby Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Exhibits in this quirky museum range from local geology and natural history to archaeology, whaling, and trade routes in Asia, plus an...

World of James Herriot

  • Museum/Gallery

The author's actual office forms part of this museum that re-creates a vet's operating room and living spaces of the 1940s and '50s;...

York Dungeon

  • Museum/Gallery

This history-themed attraction takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to exploring the more violent and gory aspects of York's history. Lurid...

York Minster

  • Building/Architectural Site

Focal point of the city, this vast cathedral is the largest Gothic building north of the Alps and attracts almost as many visitors as...

Yorkshire Air Museum

  • Military Site

Located on 22 acres of parkland, this is the country's largest World War II airbase that's open to the public. The independent museum...

Yorkshire Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

The ecological and archaeological history of the county is the focus of this museum in an early 19th-century Greek Revival–style building...

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

  • Museum/Gallery

This outdoor gallery near Wakefield is in a former 18th-century estate encompassing more than 500 acres of fields, lakes, exotic trees,...

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