About Yorkshire

Yorkshire - Great destination for groups

With an array of exciting experiences around every corner, groups will be spoilt for choice in this beautiful, diverse region. We offer a range of suggested itineraries to ensure you see the best the region has to offer and you are able to make the most of your time here.

With three national parks, miles of glorious coastline and a mix of interesting towns and cities, Yorkshire has plenty to inspire a visit.

Unusual Ideas

From ancient spas to time honored breweries, groups can find a range of unusual destinations to visit in the region.

Under your feet

Under your feet Yorkshire's rugged landscape is filled with unusual underground features for groups to explore. At White Scar Caves, just outside Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales, groups can view a dramatic subterranean landscape, featuring ice-age chambers and flood-lit rock formations. Groups can pre-book a guided tour and receive a discount on entry.

Nearby, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, the dramatic caves of Stump Cross Caverns, in Nidderdale, extend over three and a half miles into the earth. Groups receive a discount. Moving south, to Knaresborough, just outside Harrogate, groups can also tour Mother Shipton's Cave, not forgetting a stop at Betty's in Harrogate for lunch or their famous afternoon tea.

At Rock Steady Adventure, they provide outdoor adventure activities for all sorts of different groups - so whatever your connection to the rest of your group or team we can arrange a great event to suit you. Choose from a range of activities including Orienteering, Mountain Biking, Coasteering and Caving. Seach for more activity operator here as we've gots lots to chsose from.d after a famous local prophetess, Mother Shipton, and the mineral deposits in the water that flows through the cave actually turn objects into stone over a period of months. Groups are offered a discount on entrance to the Caves and Park. 

On film

Yorkshire's countryside has also provided the backdrop to a number of films and television programmes. Groups travelling by steam train on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from Pickering can stop off at Goathland Station, which featured as Hogsmeade Station in 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' and is also known to many as Aidensfield Station, used during the filming of 'Heartbeat'. Groups exploring the village can see many locations used in the show, such as the Post Office and Greengrass's Farm and pre-book meals at the Goathland Hotel, famous as the Aidensfield Arms.

Moving west to Thirsk, groups can see the landscape that inspired James Herriot and featured in the TV series, 'All Creatures Great and Small'. The town's World of James Herriot, housed in Herriot's former veterinary surgery, focuses on veterinary history in the area and features a collection of props from the show. Group discounts are available.

Meanwhile, groups can visit Kettlewell in the Yorkshire Dales, which doubled as the fictional village of Knapeley in the hit film 'Calendar Girls'. North of Bradford, fans of 'Emmerdale' can visit the scenic village of Esholt, the site of the original set before the village was replicated in the grounds of Harewood House. The village's Woolpack Pub offers pre-booked group meals. To the south in Pennine Yorkshire, the small town of Holmfirth is famous as the setting for 'Last of the Summer Wine'.

Perfect for groups

Uniquely Local have a whole range of unique group experiences throughout Yorkshire. From small group arts and craft workshops to larger group tasting tours, cookery experiences and adventure activities. Uniquely Local can tailor their experiences to suit your group and combine activities to create a bespoke experience package for your group. Discounts are available on some experiences for large group bookings.

Cities

In the vibrant cities of Sheffield, Hull, York, Leeds, Ripon, Wakeifeld and Bradford, the shopping opportunities are endless! Each city has something to offer and you'll be spoilt for choice of where to take your group to be submerged in culture and commerce.

Explore York's famous shambles and quaint Stonegate shopping in the shadow of York Minster, find a bargain at the designer boutiques housed in the Victoria Quarter, Leeds or how about an unusual shopping experience in Bradford where you will find Bombay stores and a variety of Eastern goods.

Group visits at The Deep, Hull are more than encouraged with large parties able to enjoy a £3 per person saving when booking as part of a group of 10 or more paying visitors. Your group will receive fast track entry meaning reduced queuing times and there's free coach parking on site and drop off points at the main doors.

Sheffield offers all you need under one roof at Meadowhall and the new St Stephen's Quarter in Hull offers great shopping, top brands and a selection of lovely cafes to sit and watch the world go by. With local farmers' markets in Driffield, Thirsk and Kirkstall, you can meet the locals and buy some of that famously fresh produce. Or embrace the modern city bustle which is Leeds.

Come and live-it-up the Yorkshire way, find out more about Yorkshire's cities here.

Perfect for groups

York City Sightseeing Bus - York is one of the most inspiring cities to take a sightseeing bus tour in, from its exquisite architecture to the picturesque cobblestones; York will capture hearts of all ages. There are so many things to do to in the historical city of York, and CitySightseeing will assist you to discover all of the major sights and attractions that this thriving city has to offer.

Your ticket is valid for 48 hours, so you can take the full tour to plan your visit and then use the hop on - hop off facility to visit the places you want to explore further. 

Heritage

Yorkshire's heritage encompasses magnificent ruins, grand estates, traces of marauding vikings and the legacy of mills and mining. Discover Yorkshire's stunning gardens and museums, learn about their restoration, collections and about the events they host.

Famous for miles of heritage coastline, castles, stately homes and churches, as well as being home to around 2663 ancient monuments. Yorkshire offers rich and colourful heritage where evidence of past lie around every corner. Visit Wentworth Castle and Gardens, or take a tour of the 900 year old Skipton Castle. Harewood House, Burton Agnes Hall and Fountains Abbey will all amaze you with their magical settings and sense of grandeur, or enjoy the beautiful gardens with a trip to Sheffield's Botanical Gardens and RHS Harlow Carr.

Explore the region's industrial past at Magna, in Rotherham, or take a fascinating look at the world of rail, at the National Railway Museum  York. Why not take a peak behind the scenes of film at Bradford's National Media Museum, or be transported back in time at the Streetlife Museum, Hull also home to the Museums Quarter, Wilberforce House and The Deep. Wherever you choose to go, you're guaranteed a  fun-filled day out!