We're delighted to welcome you back to Yorkshire. This page is filled with inspiration and tips for your visit to help you make the most out of your time in our wonderful county.
We're working with all your favourite places to provide a place packed full of ideas and inspiration on what you can do at home. These could be recipes to cook, books to read or even create your own science experiment!
Yorkshire's famed food and drink can be found in abundance across the region's numerous markets, farm shops and restaurants. From Michelin to madras, rhubarb to real ale, Yorkshire Wensleydale to wine, Yorkshire is simply delicious!
Bring the past to life in Yorkshire’s historic site. 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.
Stuck for ideas? Then why not take the kids' for a day out in Yorkshire. Yorkshire is home to some fantastic places that will inspire great days out for all ages.
Whether you are looking for a spa break in Yorkshire or simply a day of indulgence, Yorkshire offers both.
Holidays should be about switching off from everyday life and for many of us, this means a week or two of total relaxation. No emails to reply to, no school rota and definitely no household chores. Wellness and wellbeing breaks are getting more and more popular and with so many luxury spas and retreats in Yorkshire it’s easy to see why it’s becoming a top destination for a well-earned break and a big dose of “me time”.
We’ve all learnt to put the breaks on recently. Experiencing life at a slower pace has been a welcoming change to many. So, when it comes to holidays why not keep in the slow lane and swap planes for trains, 4 wheels to 2 and weekends for fortnights. Get rid of your travel itinerary and opt instead to fully absorb yourself in the destination.
Travel plans may have changed drastically in recent months, but this has given travelers the opportunity to explore closer to home, discovering or indeed rediscovering - hidden gems a shorter distance away.
As lockdown begins to ease and summer is on the horizon we’re sure you’re raring to get started with ticking off our Yorkshire Wishlist and making even more plans to explore the county! Here are just some of the fantastic attractions across Yorkshire and their opening dates. Check their individual websites for the latest information in terms of opening times and booking requirements.
Heading south to north, this driving itinerary shows off the impressive country estates, historic gardens and storied houses that have made Yorkshire such a hit with location scouts for period dramas including Downton Abbey and Victoria.
The natural starting point for a tour of Yorkshire’s film heritage is Bradford, the world’s first UNESCO City of Film. You’ll then discover Harry Potter, Secret Garden and Dev Patel’s David Copperfield filming locations, among others, on this DIY itinerary for film fans in Yorkshire.
The glorious Yorkshire Dales are at the heart of James Herriot’s cherished classic All Creatures Great and Small, which returned to our screens in 2020. Find out where series 1 filming took place, from country pubs to heritage railway stations.
We’re so excited at the prospect of some of the magnificent attractions of Yorkshire being able to open their outdoor offerings. If you want to start planning your spring and summer activities, then here are some great options that are open from the 12th of April:
We’re spent a lot of time at home over the last few months and in the process, we may have formed an unhealthy relationship with our TV’s - well what else was there to do on those cold winter nights? Luckily, just as we were missing the rolling hills of the dales and the splendour of Yorkshire’s stately homes, they were all there to be enjoyed on Netflix shows and blockbuster films.