In Yorkshire, there's always something to see or do with English Heritage. With 18 different historic properties in some of the most stunning locations for you to enjoy including coastal castles, moorland abbeys and grand countryside estates, each uniquely different.
Bring the past to life in Yorkshire’s castles, ruins and religious sites. Yorkshire's castles and ruins hide a wealth of history along with a little mystery. Wander through magnificent World Heritage Sites or into quiet crumbling monasteries to get a sense of how lives were led hundreds of years ago.
From tiny chapels and Medieval market town churches, to magnificent Minsters - Yorkshire has it all.
Yorkshire's grand stately homes tell the region's vivid history. Many of them have been lived in by the same families for hundreds of years, filled not only with family memorabilia, but also great works of art and priceless antiques.
Take an unforgettable steam train ride through spectacular Yorkshire countryside. Jump onboard and experience the chug of the engine and shriek of the whistle for yourself. An enchanting steam train outing will delight the whole family. Experience attractions that have been the 'star' of numerous movies, including: Harry Potter, Heartbeat and The Railway Children to name just a few.
Yorkshire's museums are great fun! We're lucky to have many of the best examples in the country including six National museums, and a range of other unique and award-winning collections covering a whole host of eras and topics. You can take a trip through Viking village life to Victorian industry or even venture into a nuclear bunker!
Historical military re-enactments bring Yorkshire's past to life, whether it is a display of knights battling it out on horseback, a Viking parade or a lesson in medieval cookery. Yorkshire's military heritage sites lead the rest of the country in staging live events at historic abbeys, castles, houses and gardens. You'll see the latest and best re-enactments in Yorkshire.
The story of how we got to where we are today. Yorkshire sat at the heart of the industrial revolution in England, and today the region's many museums, historic canals, heritage steam railways and striking Victorian architecture are testament to Yorkshire's industrial history.
World War II ravaged various parts of Yorkshire from 1939-1945, find out which areas came under severe attack by the German Airforce
Find out how the American War of Independence reached the Yorkshire Coast...
Find out how Yorkshire played such an important part in the great Civil War
Find out about all the battles that took place in one of the most historic wars ever
Find out how a game of dice between servants and archers descended in to a full scale riot
The Scottish War of Independence involved much of Yorkshire with many battles raging across the county
Find out where in Yorkshire battles raged during 1066 including the infamous battle of Stamford Bridge