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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Haworth: Heart of Bronte Country 5

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Harrogate 4

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Bark Endeavour

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

This scaled-down replica of Captain Cook's ship was built by local craftspeople using original drawings and specifications, and it includes...

Bempton Cliffs

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

A coastal path over the cliff tops ends at this seabird reserve, where some 250,000 birds, including a colony of approximately 1,000...

Bolton Abbey

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Some of the loveliest Wharfedale scenery comes into view near Bolton Priory, the ruins of a 12th-century Augustinian priory that sit...

Brontë Parsonage Museum

  • House/Mansion/Villa

The best of Haworth's Brontë sights is this somber Georgian (1778) house where the sisters grew up. It displays original furniture (some...

Brontë Waterfall

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

If you have the time, pack a lunch and walk for 2¾ miles or so from Haworth along a field path, lane, and moorland track to the lovely,...

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

This museum documenting the life of the famous explorer and those who sailed with him is in the 17th-century house where Cook lodged...

Castle Howard

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Standing in the Howardian Hills to the west of Malton, Castle Howard is an outstanding example of English baroque, with a distinctive...

Castle Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

In an 18th-century building, whose elegance belies its former role as a debtors' prison, this quirky museum includes a replica York street...

Church of St. Mary

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

On top of the East Cliff—reached by climbing 199 stone steps—Whitby's landmark church overlooks the town, while the striking ruins...

City Sightseeing

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This tour company runs frequent hop-on, hop-off bus tours of York that stop at the Castle Museum, the Minster, the National Railway Museum,...