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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York 20

Leeds 10

Whitby 6

Haworth: Heart of Bronte Country 5

Scarborough 4

Harrogate 4

Ripon 3

Skipton 3

Saltaire 3

Helmsley 2

Bridlington 2

Richmond 2

Hawes 2

Bolton Abbey 2

Hutton-le-Hole 1

Danby 1

Robin Hood's Bay 1

Castle Howard 1

Thirsk 1

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Archaeological Site/ Ruins 7

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Bath/ Hot Spring 1

Beach–Sight 1

Body Of Water/ Waterfall 1

Building/ Architectural Site 5

Castle/ Palace/ Chateau 3

Cave 1

Garden/ Arboretum 4

Geological Site 1

Historic District/ Site 2

House/ Mansion/ Villa 8

Industrial Site/ Mill/ Factory 2

Information Center 3

Local Interest–Sight 4

Military Site 1

Museum Village 3

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Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 2

Nautical Site/ Lighthouse 1

Neighborhood/ Street 5

Park (National/ State/ Provincial) 1

Park/ Playground 2

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 6

Scenic Drive/ Tour 1

Store/ Shop/ Mall 1

Tour–Sight 7

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Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train) 2

Viewpoint/ Scenic Overlook 3

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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...

City Sightseeing

  • Tour–Sight

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,...

City of York Walls

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Almost 3 miles of original medieval town walls remain around York, more than any other city in England. In the 9th century, invading...

Clifford's Tower

  • Building/Architectural Site

This rather battered-looking keep at the top of a steep mound is all that remains of the old York castle. Sitting on a grassy mound,...


  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

This reproduction of an archeological dig in and beneath an old church is a great way to inspire an interest in history and archaeology...

Fairfax House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

This museum of decorative arts, inside an elegant, beautifully decorated Georgian town house, contains crystal chandeliers, silk damask...

Ghost Creeper

  • Tour–Sight

Take a "bloodcurdling" tour down narrow passageways and dark streets on weekend nights from November to June, and nightly from July through...

Ghost Hunt of York

  • Tour–Sight

This tour for "boils and ghouls" takes a slightly tongue-in-cheek approach to the haunted locations, employing props, illusion, jokes,...

Ghost Trail of York

  • Tour–Sight

Still going strong after 21 years, the Ghost Trail of York has guides well-versed in local lore, combining traditional spooky tales,...

Jorvik Viking Centre

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This kid-focused exhibition re-creates a 10th-century Viking village. A mixture of museum and carnival ride, you "travel through time"...