About Yorkshire

Places of interest

There really is something for everyone to enjoy in Yorkshire.

Whether you want to explore the great outdoors, visit historic houses, experience a spot of culture in amazing museums and galleries, indulge in some high class shopping, take afternoon tea or dine in style, Yorkshire's here to help.

Quick highlights

Here’s some quick highlights of Yorkshire’s top attractions:

  • 6  National museums
  • 2 UNESCO world heritage sites – Saltaire Village in West Yorkshire and Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal in North Yorkshire 
  • York Minster – the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe
  • The Deep – one of the world’s most magnificent aquariums located in Hull and home to 3,500 fish
  • The Yorkshire Sculpture Park – one of the world’s leading destinations for outdoor sculpture
  • The Hepworth Wakefield Gallery – one of the largest galleries outside London
  • Bradford’s massive Media Museum

Extraordinary

Yorkshire doesn’t stick with the ordinary – there’s also Whitby on the North Yorkshire coast, where Bram Stoker was inspired to write ‘Dracula’, and Harrogate in North Yorkshire with its beautifully restored Turkish Baths, and Betty’s Tea Rooms where you can eat ‘high tea’. At the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, near Doncaster, you can get right up close to the animals, and if alpacas and llamas are your thing, then don’t miss out on visiting the Mayfield Alpacas, just outside Sheffield.

Do take a look here for more information on places to visit in Yorkshire.