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  • 1. Hepworth Wakefield


    The largest purpose-built gallery in the United Kingdom (outside London) focuses on 20th-century British art, notably sculptors Henry Moore...Read More

  • 2. Yorkshire Sculpture Park


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

  • 3. 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 on a grassy...Read More

  • 4. 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, isolated...Read More

  • 5. 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 of Whitby...Read More

  • 6. City of York Walls

    Historic District/Site

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

  • 7. Flamborough Head

    Geological Site

    This huge bank of chalk cliffs, home to an important seabird colony, plunges dramatically into the North Sea. ...Read More

  • 8. Granary Wharf


    Once at the heart of Leeds's decaying industrial zone, this regenerated development in the Canal Basin along the River Aire is now a trendy...Read More

  • 9. Grassington National Park Centre

    Information Center

    This visitor center 10 miles north of Skipton has guidebooks, maps, and bus schedules to help you enjoy a day in Yorkshire Dales National Park...Read More

  • 10. Hockney 1853 Gallery


    This gallery, housed in a historic mill building that dates back to 1853, is devoted to a remarkable exhibition of over 300 works by Bradford...Read More

  • 11. Leeds Art Gallery


    Next door to the Victorian Town Hall, Yorkshire's most impressive art museum has a strong core collection of works by Courbet, Sisley, Constable...Read More

  • 12. Main Street


    Haworth's steep, cobbled high street has changed little in outward appearance since the early 19th century, but it now acts as a funnel for...Read More

  • 13. Malham National Park Centre

    Information Center

    With informative displays, Malham's National Park Centre gives you some ideas for what to see and do, both in town and in Yorkshire Dales National...Read More

  • 14. Moors National Park Centre

    Information Center

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

  • 15. National Media Museum


    Bradford, 10 miles west of Leeds, is known for this renowned museum, which traces the history of photographic media. It's a huge and highly...Read More

  • 16. 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

  • 17. Ripon Cathedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The original 7th-century church here was destroyed by the Vikings, though the Saxon crypt (AD 672) remains. The Romanesque transepts of the...Read More

  • 18. Robin Hood's Bay Beach


    Forget palm trees and white sand—this beach, part of the North York Moors National Park, is all about cliffs, dramatic views, and nature at...Read More

  • 19. 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

  • 20. Saltaire

    Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Saltaire was built as a model village in the mid-19th century by textile magnate Sir Titus Salt. When he decided...Read More

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