White Rose Awards 2016
This category covers visitor attractions of all kinds including attractions that offer pre-booked tickets, museums, interpretation centres, theme parks, historic houses, castles and gardens.
This award is for attractions with less than 50,000 visitors per year and covers venues that can be visited within its published opening times and offers visitor activities as part of its overall experience.
Burton Constable Hall and Grounds
Nestled within 300 acres of Grade II listed parkland is East Yorkshire’s best kept secret – Burton Constable Hall. Offering unrivalled access to more than 30 rooms of faded splendour filled with fine furniture, painting and sculptures, enjoy wildlife trails through the historic grounds and find your favourite sport to picnic and play in the glorious setting. There is so much for visitors to enjoy and discover, whatever you decide, every day is a great day out at Burton Constable for all the family!
National Centre for Birds of Prey
A new visitor attraction, the National Centre for Birds of Prey is situated at the magnificent Duncombe Park estate, set within the North York Moors National Park. Open 7 days a week you will see the beautiful birds take to the skies in the spectacular flying demonstrations, flying free against the stunning backdrop of Duncomb Park.
National Emergency Services Museum
The National Emergency Services Museum is the world’s largest joint 999 museum showing an insight into all of our Emergency Services through hands-on learning with history. The museum is located in one of Yorkshires first purpose built combined Police, Fire and Ambulance Stations dating back to 1898. This amazing building houses over 45 vehicles relating to the worlds Emergency Services from Horse Drawn Fire Engines to Ambulances and from Police Cars to Mines Rescue!
Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens
Stillingfleet Lodge Garden is a quintessentially English garden, managed to be as wildlife friendly as possible. The garden incorporates a series of sumptuous herbaceous borders that change with the seasons and attract many species of insects. A visit is enhanced by coffee and homemade cakes in the cafe followed by browsing in the extensive plant nursery where you can buy the plants you have admired in the garden.
The World of James Herriot
Step back in time and experience The World of James Herriot, the world’s most famous vet. You’ve probably read the books written by James Alfred Wight or watched “All Creatures Great and Small” on TV, now come and see where the great man lived, worked and relaxed. See the car he drove, step into the TV set, try your hand at being a vet and even experience what it was like to hide in a World War 2 air raid shelter!
Yorkshire Trike Tours
Yorkshire Trike Tours offers a uniquely exhilarating way to experience the Yorkshire Dales at their finest, on the back of a ‘Billy Connolly’ style motor trike. A choice of thirty well designed routes totally put visitors in touch with the fabulous landscape, in a way that cannot be achieved in a closed vehicle. The owners, Judith and Jason Richards, are professional, enthusiastic and committed to ensuring everyone has a superb time on tour with carefully chosen refreshment stops, wet weather clothing and on board intercom helmet commentary.