Stokesley is an elegant market town, peppered with impressive Georgian and Victorian buildings and known as a gateway to the North York Moors.
Middleham and Middleham Castle were once the home of Richard III, Middleham is now a perfect introduction to the region's modern passion for history and horse racing.
Without doubt it's Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese that's made this delightful corner of Yorkshire world-famous.
It's easy to leave the pressures of everyday life behind in Swaledale. With miles of hills, moorland, and mountains to explore, and few modern distractions, you can walk, cycle or ride to your heart's content.
Whether you are planning on pony trekking, pot holing, mountain biking or simply getting away from it all, Reeth is a good place to start.
World Heritage status
Daniel Defoe described Ripon Market Square as 'the finest and most beautiful square that is to be seen of its kind in England'.
Harrogate is a great shopping destination - crammed full with a selection of designer shops and independent boutiques for the fashion conscious, not to mention stylish homeware, jewellery, cosmetics and accessories.
Beverley Minster is renowned for the grace of its Gothic style.
Guisborough is a place steeped in history. "Gighesbore" is listed in the Domesday Book and the ruined Gisborough Priory dates back to the 12th century.