Things to do in North Yorkshire

Top Things to Do in North Yorkshire - North Yorkshire Attractions

Things to Do in North Yorkshire

Top Attractions in North Yorkshire

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  • SelbyTraveller
    Selby, UK27 contributions
    The National Railway Museum is fantastic although it hasn't changed much over the years but still fascinates me. My 3 year old loves it and because of the proximity to the train station we can catch a train to the museum. A day full of trains.

    The museum is free but please donate as this place needs to be protected at all costs!
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • mike s
    United Kingdom467 contributions
    A good example of a town park with tennis courts, swings etc . Very well looked after and generally accessible. Parking alongside the park on the road. Obviously valued by the local population.
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • LesS
    King's Lynn, UK13 contributions
    We visited Peasholm Park for an evening stroll during our stay in Scarborough. It is a very nice park with lots of trails through it and a large boating lake. Unfortunately we were too early for ‘battles’ that take place on the lake but enjoyed the tree trail. There is also a lot of wildlife, with the grey squirrels, ducks, geese and pigeons all vying for the food that some people feed them. There is also a lot of seating throughout the park to rest any weary legs.
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Andrew G
    Penicuik, UK688 contributions
    Nice to park up and just meander the area. Very helpful staff when our Scottish National Trust membership cards weren't recognised by parking machine. Nice exhibition onsite, and there are snacks and drinks available near to that building. The rock formations never fail to fascinate.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • mike s
    United Kingdom467 contributions
    The RHS lives up to its reputation with the different displays of shrubs and flowers in the many beds. Much is relatively flat with good paths though their is plenty of "natural" spaces. Easy to spend several hours wandering and looking (and smelling). Very pleasant experience for enthusiastic gardeners and for us who like to wander.
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • That Girl Who Reviews
    Northampton, UK1,310 contributions
    Nice and easy walk up the steps (I say easy as I’ve done far worse walking during my life such as Glastonbury Tor and the Tennyson monument walks) - as beautiful as they are, you end up breathless!

    Nice views from the top, just a shame about the amount of people as you can never take a decent photo.
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • BobDunda
    Penrith, UK240 contributions
    What a great place Whitby is, something for everyone and so much to see. An excellent range of shops and cafes.
    Written 11 May 2022
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  • Julie S
    mossley266 contributions
    Stayed for about 1 and a half hours. There's lots to see, a lovely peaceful atmosphere, and we could have taken Holy Communion while we were there. The stained glass windows are amazing!
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Jane Aubrey M
    Scarborough District, UK4 contributions
    Was an amazing experience, we loved walking our llamas! The staff were so friendly, knowledgeable and clearly loved and cared very much for the 94 llamas and alpacas that lived in the beautiful surrounding landscape. I would highly recommend this experience and would love to do it all again.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Andy G
    Standish, UK96 contributions
    A stunning piece of English history and the inspiration for a gothic legend. Well worth the effort to visit and soak it all in.
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Dilly4472
    Spilsby, UK718 contributions
    If you’re in the area and are up for a bit of a steep climb you must give this a go. Once at the top, the 360 degree panorama is astounding. There are numerous paths to the top, some steeper than others, and some are mostly steps, which can be challenging. The final push to the top is a bit of a clamber but well worth while. Take care with children at the small, flat rocky summit.
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • arunica h
    18 contributions
    Very nice, interesting historical facts about the castle like in the Victorian days, it was a lovely day out.
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Claire143
    Helmsley, UK5 contributions
    Perfect all around, the outside is a great welcoming space, also great value for money as a family! We
    All loved the prison area, so interesting
    Enjoyed a great afternoon drinks and delicious cakes m the cafe, lovely to see high quality and local coffee rather than your normal cheap drinks you find in most museums cafes.

    All staff were super friendly, the lady from the cafe even recommended us to visit the day after the Yorkshire
    Museum, which we did!

    Thank you !!! 😊
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • Adam L
    London, UK52 contributions
    Over the years Shambles has been treated a lot more kindly than it used to - high quality shops throughout.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Lisa L
    Switzerland10 contributions
    We are an American couple in our 60's and booked a 13-day self-guided Coast-to-Coast walk through Northwest Walks, an excellent local family-owned business run by Dean and Corinna Halsall. They've been in business for 20 years, guide the walk so able to give reliable advise, booked incredible accommodations, and provided seamless logistical arrangements.know the proprietors of the best B&Bs and lodgings on the walk. I would highly recommend using them instead of a larger international travel booking company that is not locally based.

    The walk itself was harder than we expected but definitely doable for anyone in good shape. There are some higher altitude alternate routes that require rock scrambling so it can be made even more challenging. The scenery was spectacular -- because there are few trees, it feels like you're hiking in a sub-alpine environment even though the elevation is quite low. The tiny ancient hamlets in the North Yorkshire Dales were magical. Incredibly picturesque, few people (at least in April), and the people were incredibly friendly and happy to tell us about local history, sheep farming, and point out wildlife.

    Some of the nicest places we stayed at were the Hermitage in Shap, the Langstrath Country Inn in Stonethwaite, Lee-Side in Robin Hood's Bay, Old Water View in Patterdale, and the Willance House in Richmond. All of these are historically interesting houses, beautifully renovated and maintained, well-located, and have very welcoming helpful hosts. Book early as rooms in these places are sometimes booked a year in advance.

    We've done a lot of hiking and backpacking in the Appalachians, North Cascades, Rockies, and Swiss Alps and I would rate the Coast-to-Coast as one of our most enjoyable hikes. Highly recommended.
    Written 27 April 2022
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