The big county that offers big experiences
England’s biggest county, Yorkshire is crammed with lively cities, prettyvillages, breathtaking countryside and a stunning coastline. Every way you turn, you’ll find something to impress or fascinate you, whether it’s beautiful view or impressive architecture.
For cycling, walking or horse riding, the Yorkshire Dales National Park has much to offer. Or to explore at a more leisurely place, take a ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railways.
For a day out, you’ll find Magna, the UK’s first science adventure centre, in Rotherham and The Deep in Hull tells the story of the world’s oceans.
Five FREE things to do
National Railway Museum, York
This free museum is home to iconic trains like the UK steam engine record setter, the Mallard, and a Japanese Bullet train, amongst others. Even Thomas the Tank Engine pays the occasional visit here.
Yorkshire Sculpture Trail
Explore these 500 acres on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales near Wakefield and you’ll discover 20th and 21st century sculpture al fresco – by artists including Anthony Gormley, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and others.
Sheffield Botanical Gardens
In this tranquil retreat from the city, you’ll find restored Grade ll listed curvilinear pavilions, as well as 15 different garden areas and plant collections from all over the world.
The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby
An idyllic spot on the banks of the River Esk with views of moorland, woodland, farmland, miles of hedges and drystone walls. Loads of fun and fascinating things to see and do, inside and out.
Elsecar Heritage Centre, Elsecar, Barnsley
An exciting antique, history and craft centre hosting a range of special events, for an interesting day out. The site features the Elsecar Heritage Railway, large antiques centre and a Victorian Classroom.