There’s plenty to do in Leeds – but it’s also a great base for striking out further into beautiful Yorkshire.
Brontë Parsonage Museum
Set in the picturesque village of Haworth against the stunning landscape of the Yorkshire moors, the Brontë Parsonage Museum houses the world’s largest collection of Brontë furniture, clothes and personal possessions.
Captain Cook Memorial Museum
The 17th century house on Whitby’s harbourside where the young James Cook lodged as apprentice. Here Cook trained as a seaman and acquired those marine skills which in due course led to his epic voyages of discovery.
The stunning panoramic views from the top of Clifford’s Tower, make it one of the most popular attractions in Yorkshire. Set on a tall mound in the heart of Old York, this imposing tower is almost all that remains of York Castle.
Visit Fairfax House and unlock the splendour within the finest Georgian town house in England. A classical architectural masterpiece of its age, Fairfax House was originally the winter home of Viscount Fairfax.
Fortune’s smokehouse and shop is one of Whitby’s most famous attractions. As you walk towards the smokehouse the all-pervasive aroma of wafting oak wood smoke fills the air and your nose will lead you towards Fortune’s.
From humble beginnings the magnificent abbey was established by devout monks seeking a simpler existence. The atmospheric ruins that remain are a window into a way of life which shaped the medieval world.
Jorvik Viking Centre
Explore the excavations which first unearthed the Viking-age city of York and discover the truth about the people that lived there. This is now your chance to get up-close to 1,000 year old houses as they are revealed beneath your feet.
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
The Keighley and Worth Valley rail line is run by steam enthusiasts over five miles between Keighley and Oxenhope, running up onto the Pennine moors above Bradford. You can stop off at Haworth, once home to the Bronte family.
Whether you choose to while away an afternoon in one of the quarter’s quaint street cafes, watching the world go by, or hit the street on a serious shopping mission, the Montpellier Quarter envelopes you in style.
National Media Museum
Bradford is home to the National Media Museum which has changing exhibitions, an IMAX cinema and a permanent interactive collection celebrating film, television and more modern media. This is a learning museum.
National Railway Museum
The city of York is home to the National Railway Museum, the world’s largest railway museum and winner of Best European Museum Award. The museum draws around 800,000 visitors to the city each year.
Set in a remote valley in the North York Moors National Park, Rievaulx is one of the most complete and atmospheric of England’s abbey ruins. The beautiful and peaceful setting is perfect for a day out exploring the abbey.
Sea Life Scarborough
Located on the North Bay of the main headland, within 3 iconic triangular buildings, Sea Life Scarborough offers a unique mix of indoor and outdoor exhibits and over 50 displays of marine life including seals, otters and penguins.
Stephen Joseph Theatre
The SJT is known for its world premieres of almost all of Alan Ayckbourn’s 75+ plays and its commitment to new writing. It is home to excellent drama, music, films and comedy, as well as the musical adaptations of Chris Monks.
At Wakefield you will find The Hepworth, a gallery which celebrates the town’s connections with Barbara Hepworth. Curator-led tours are a popular free attraction here, along with a special Tour de Yorkshire event every year.
Turkish Baths Harrogate
Choose from any number of luxury treatments or just spend time unwinding in the beautiful steam rooms and feel the stresses and strains of life just melt away. With friends or on your own, a visit to the Baths is heaven in Harrogate.
Valley Gardens are an English Heritage Grade II Listed Garden situated in Harrogate, adjacent to a popular woodland known as The Pinewoods, and covers 17 acres. It includes beautiful historical buildings such as the Sun Pavilion.
Perched high on a cliff, it’s easy to see why the haunting remains of Whitby Abbey were inspiration for Bram Stoker’s gothic tale of ‘Dracula’. Sink your teeth into years of history, amazing views and a packed events programme.
A visit to York Minster is your moment in the long history of northern Europe’s greatest gothic cathedral. You’ll see traces of every age from the Roman occupation of York onwards to the future of this working and worshipping church.