You’ll never be short of things to do in the Dales, but there’s plenty to see and do in the surrounding area, too.
Beamish Museum is a world famous open air museum that tells the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s and the 1940s. The living and working museum is set in 300 acres of beautiful Durham countryside.
Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms
Frederick Belmont opened the first Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms in the fashionable spa town of Harrogate. The combination of Swiss confectionery and Yorkshire warmth in an elegant setting has proved irresistible.
Explore Brimham Rocks, and have a great day out at nature’s playground. This amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations makes a great day out for families, climbers and those wanting to enjoy simple pleasures.
Durham Cathedral is a place of worship, welcome and hospitality. Featuring breathtaking Romanesque architecture, the cathedral is famous as the Shrine of St Cuthbert and the resting place of the Venerable Bede.
Combining an extensive theme park experience with Yorkshire’s favourite zoo, plus a fully featured resort village, Flamingo Land provides great days out, fantastic short-breaks and truly memorable holidays!
Fountains Abbey is a Cistercian abbey with an elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park. For centuries people have been drawn to this inspiring place. Green lawns stretch down to the riverside, a perfect spot for a picnic.
Georgian Theatre Royal
The Georgian Theatre Royal, Britain’s oldest working theatre in its original form, is both a thriving community playhouse and a living theatre museum. Every season at the theatre is filled with dance, drama, comedy and more.
Jorvik Viking Centre
Journey down and through the reconstruction of ancient Coppergate at Jorvik Viking Centre, on the very spot where a Viking village once stood! A glass floor reveals the site of the archaeological dig, with artefacts from the excavation.
Escape to Lightwater Valley and discover the excitement of five attractions set amidst 175 acres of glorious Yorkshire countryside, along with thrilling seasonal events that are guaranteed to keep the whole family coming back.
The Metrocentre is one of Europe’s largest shopping and leisure centres, guaranteed you name it, you’ll find it here. With more than 300 shops, from high street chains to independent retailers, restaurants and a cinema.
Mother Shipton’s Cave
Mother Shipton’s Cave and the petrifying well is a unique, unspoilt remnant of the Royal Forest of Knaresborough. The Petrifying Well, nestled within beautiful park land, is a unique geological phenomenon that turns items into stone.
The Royal Armouries is a multi-million pound purpose-built museum that opened to the public in 1996. It was built to house a large part of the national collection of arms and armour and displays over 8500 objects.
Let the Settle-Carlisle Railway inspire you to explore the best of the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria’s Eden Valley. Relax in your seat and watch as some of the North of England’s most beautiful views unfold in front of you.
At Trinity Leeds, you’ll find more than 120 national and international brands under one roof. Hungry shoppers are in luck with a range of dining destinations, bars and Trinity Kitchen, a unique mix of restaurants and street food vans.
This is a uniquely thrilling attraction that will take you back to the city’s darkest history. See, hear, smell and feel York’s stories come to life before your eyes as frighteningly funny characters transport you through time.
Explore one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, York Minster. A masterpiece in stained-glass and stone, with foundations rooted in the nation’s earliest history, take a 200 year journey through underground chambers.