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

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  • 1. National Railway Museum


    A must for train lovers, Britain's biggest railway museum houses part of the national collection of rail vehicles. Don't miss such gleaming...Read More

  • 2. Bark Endeavour

    Other Attraction

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

  • 3. Castle Museum


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

  • 4. DIG


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

  • 5. Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

    Scenic Drive

    You can take a scenic ride on this preserved heritage railway from the station in Bolton Abbey. Steam trains run every Sunday and daily in summer...Read More

  • 6. Ghost Hunt of York


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

  • 7. Ghost Keeper


    Take a "bloodcurdling" tour down narrow passageways and dark streets on Friday through Sunday nights in November, December, and February through...Read More

  • 8. Ghost Trail of York


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

  • 9. HM Bark Endeavour

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    Whitby now has two replicas, under different ownership, of Captain Cook's ship the Endeavour : the original 40% scale model and this full-size...Read More

  • 10. Jorvik Viking Centre


    This kid-focused exhibition re-creates, based on extensive research, a 10th-century Viking village, with everything from the blind storyteller...Read More

  • 11. Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

    Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    Haworth is one stop along the route of this scenic 5-mile heritage railway between Keighley and Oxenhope through the picturesque Worth Valley...Read More

  • 12. Magna Science Adventure Centre


    A 45-minute drive south from Leeds to Rotherham brings Yorkshire's industrial past into focus at Magna, a widely respected science museum housed...Read More

  • 13. Moors National Park Centre

    Visitor Center

    This flagship visitor center of the North York Moors National Park sits on the banks of the River Esk, near Danby. There's an exhibition with...Read More

  • 14. National Science and Media Museum


    Bradford, 10 miles west of Leeds, is known for this renowned museum that looks at the science and culture of audiovisual technologies. It's...Read More

  • 15. Newby Hall


    Built in the 1690s by Sir Christopher Wren with 18th-century additions and interiors by Robert Adam, this country house, still home to the original...Read More

  • 16. Original Ghost Walk of York


    Claiming to be the world's first Ghost Walk, the Original Ghost Walk of York presents the city's ghost tales as a combination of "history and...Read More

  • 17. Royal Armouries


    Occupying a redeveloped 13-acre dockland site 15 minutes from the city center, this National Museum of Arms and Armour now houses a collection...Read More

  • 18. Ryedale Folk Museum

    Museum Village

    This excellent open-air folk museum explores the rural way of life from the Iron Age to the 1950s through more than 20 historic buildings (some...Read More

  • 19. Sea Life Scarborough Aquarium

    North Bay | Zoo/Aquarium

    This aquarium and marine sanctuary is a great—if rather expensive—way to entertain the kids for an afternoon. You can see marine habitats and...Read More

  • 20. Temple Newsam

    Historic Home

    A grand country estate in the middle of a city, this huge Elizabethan and Jacobean building–-the family home and birthplace of Lord Darnley...Read More

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