Welcome to Yorkshire
Explore God's Own Country, Yorkshire.
This historic county is situated in the north of England and is home to Norman castles, medieval abbeys, industrial revolution-era cities and not one but two national parks. There's also plenty of opportunity for walking and cycling holidays.
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Things to do in Yorkshire
Five free things to do in Yorkshire
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.
The big county that offers big experiences
England’s biggest county, Yorkshire is crammed with lively cities, pretty villages, breath-taking countryside and a stunning coastline. Every way you turn, you’ll find something to impress or fascinate you, whether it’s beautiful views or impressive architecture.
See renewable energy systems and explore the One Planet exhibition room, full of quirky facts and information about sustainability. Visit the ATC website
The largest collection of works by Fred & Mary Elwell. The gallery also hosts visiting exhibitions and special events.
Take the steam train from Embsay or park at the Abbey for a stroll and picnic by the river.
The museum is in a 17th century house on Whitby's harbour where Captain Cook trained as a seaman, leading to his epic voyages of discovery. Visit the Museum website
Set within 1000 acres of breathtaking landscape, the estate houses the Arboretum Trust - a collection of botanically important trees. Visit the website
For climbers we have one of Yorkshire's Big Three limestone crags, Kilnsey Crag (the other two being Gordale and Malham). This is mostly higher grade sport climbing but there are some very good
Take a leisurely cycle along the National Cycle Route 1 or the North Sea trail which starts 10 minutes away from the hostel.
YHA Beverley Friary is on a national by-way. Cycle routes 65 and 66 go right past the hostel door as well as the National Cycle Network 1. The North Sea Cycle Route also passes through Beverley.
The National Park has over 1400 miles of cycle ways for you to discover. Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the landscape.
For Cyclists, we are on the Tour de France route and the area is really popular with road cyclists. We have a large secure bike shed and concreted metal hoops in the floor so make sure that you bri
National Cycle network (Route 65) passes by the Mill which takes in minor roads and traffic-free routes on bridleways past Cod Beck reservoir.
The Dales Countryside Museum shows the Yorkshire Dales way of life and explores traditions long gone, including lead mining, knitting, and cheese making.