Yorkshire view

Places to stay in Yorkshire

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.

YHA hostels in Yorkshire

YHA Hawes exterior at sunset

YHA Hawes

Free parking on premises
Licensed bar
YHA Haworth

YHA Haworth

Free parking on premises
Licensed bar
YHA Malham Exterior

YHA Malham

Paid on-street parking
YHA Whitby exterior

YHA Whitby

Free parking on premises
YHA York exterior

YHA York

Licensed bar
Cycle store

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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.

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 Railway.

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.

Mill buildings on edge of Rochdale Canal, Hebden Bridge

Alternative Technology Centre

See renewable energy systems and explore the One Planet exhibition room, full of quirky facts and information about sustainability. Visit the ATC website

Art gallery

Beverley Art Gallery

The largest collection of works by Fred & Mary Elwell. The gallery also hosts visiting exhibitions and special events.

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey

Take the steam train from Embsay or park at the Abbey for a stroll and picnic by the river.

Captain Cook's Endeavour in Whitby harbour

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

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

Castle Howard

Castle Howard

Set within 1000 acres of breathtaking landscape, the estate houses the Arboretum Trust - a collection of botanically important trees. Visit the website

Kilnsey Crag, near Kettlewell

Climbing in Kettlewell

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


Cycling around Boggle Hole

Take a leisurely cycle along the National Cycle Route 1 or the North Sea trail which starts 10 minutes away from the hostel.

Cycling in Beverley

Cycling in Beverley

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.

Cycling in Dalby Forest

Cycling in Dalby Forest

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.

Cyclists in village in Yorkshire

Cycling in Kettlewell

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

Cycling through Hutton-Le-Hole in North Yorkshire

Cycling in Osmotherley

National Cycle network (Route 65) passes by the Mill which takes in minor roads and traffic-free routes on bridleways past Cod Beck reservoir.


Dales Countryside Museum

The Dales Countryside Museum shows the Yorkshire Dales way of life and explores traditions long gone, including lead mining, knitting, and cheese making.