The top attractions to visit in York are - the National Railway Museum, York Minster, York Castle Museum, the Shambles, York Maze. But there is just so much to do in our beautiful city just right here on our doorstep. 11miles/25m
yorkshire East coast
Coastal towns in Yorkshire certainly aren’t in short supply. From the bustling pier of Scarborough to the scenic village of Robin Hood’s Bay, there’s plenty of beautiful seaside towns just waiting to be discovered. 49miles/1hr 23m
An amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations: a great day out for families, climbers and those who love the outdoors.
It is 8 miles north-west of Harrogate, on Brimham Moor in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 30miles/55m
Rowntree Park is a 20-acre park in York, England open to the public, featuring children's playgrounds, tennis courts, bowling greens, basketball court, skateboarding area and general areas for picnicking.
Parking at the side of river. 11.5miles/32m
You can explore the 8 acres, with beautifully arranged formal gardens, several herbaceous borders, less formal areas managed for wildlife as well as sweeping lawns. There are many perfect spots for a picnic plus a wonderful childrens play area. 9.7miles/18m
york bird of prey centre
The Centre is based within the walled garden at Burn Hall Hotel, on Tollerton Road in Huby and is home to over 100 birds, comprising of 45 different species.There are two flying displays every day and chance to handle the birds. Gift shop and café.
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Located in Murton Park near York, it is housed on a grass field site of approximately 14 acres, With a museum, railway, animals, playground and extra special Living History Sites there is something here for everyone, whatever your age. 15miles/26m
A magnificent historic house less than half an hours drive away, with ornate interiors, landscaped gardens and adventure playground. Gift shop, restaurant, cafe, lake and beautiful walks will keep you entertained all day. 15miles/26m
the white horse, kilburn
The Kilburn White Horse, is a hill figure cut into the hillside in the North York Moors National Park near Kilburn, around 30 mins away. The figure is 318 feet long by 220 ft high. There are the most beautiful walks in the area with a cafe and facilities. 13.6miles/29m
One of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England. An elegant water garden of mirror-like ponds, statues and follies, incorporating the romantic ruins. Green lawns stretch down to the riverside, a perfect spot for a picnic. 24.2miles/45m
yorkshire lavender farm
A spectacular hillside farm of nearly 60 acres, within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Spectacular Lavender Gardens, a Specialist Plant Nursery, Children's Play Area, Gift Shop and delicious food made in EJ's Tearoom. 10.6miles/18m
Boasting fascinating attractions including the National Centre for Birds of Prey, Helmsley Castle,
Helmsley Arts Centre and the Walled Gardens, plus award-winning eateries and the town’s very own Brewery. The only market town of the North Moors. 15 miles/28m
go racing in yorkshire
With nine fabulous and varied racecourses spread across the county, from Beverley in the east to Wetherby and Pontefract in the west, Doncaster in the south to Redcar via Ripon, Thirsk and Catterick in the North and with York the jewel in the crown.
eden camp war museum
Originally a prisoner of war camp, it was built on an agricultural plot on the outskirts of Malton in early 1942. The museum actively preserves history, heritage and the personal stories of those who experienced WW2. 19.2miles/32m
north yorkshire moors
One of the UK's most beautiful national parks. Famed for its heather-clad moorland and quaint villages. Super for walks, bike rides and picnics. Don't forgot the Railway running from Pickering to Whitby, another unmissable treat!
thirsk, market town
Offering the World of James Herriot museum, Thirsk centres around a bustling cobbled market square, dominated by the town clock, with its Monday & Saturday markets and independent shopping.
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This small local Edwardian woodland garden is part of the ancient Forest of Galtres and is ablaze with colour in spring. Snowdrop, primrose, daffodil and bluebell form a backdrop to a succession of mature rhododendrons, azaleas and maple. 8miles/14m
A fantastic family day out. Amazing Adventure Playground, Spectacular Gardens and Elegant Georgian House. Dollshouse Exhibition, Teddy Bear House, Sculpture park, Restaurant & Shop. 18.1miles/33m
At the world famous JORVIK Viking Centre on the very site where the excavations had taken place you will take a journey through the reconstruction of Viking Age streets and experience life as it would have been in 10th century York. 11.2miles/31m