Yorkshire is one of England’s most historic and most attractive counties. It’s county town of York is well known for its ancient walls and huge cathedral, but there’s a lot more to the city too including some great shopping streets and worldwide legacy in chocolate. Elsewhere in the county there are industrial cities mixed with beautiful rolling countryside. Here are our reviews of tourist attractions in Yorkshire and remember, all our attraction reviews are based on personal visits…
Brimham Rocks is a beautiful National Trust site in the Yorkshire Dales, not far from Harrogate. The rock formations on Brimham Moor have weathered over the years into all kinds of impressive shapes, with many rocks left ‘balancing’ on top … Continue readingBrimham Rocks, Yorkshire
Harlow Carr is an attractive Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) garden in Harrogate, Yorkshire. It started life as a Botanical Gardens back in 1950 but was originally the grounds of a hotel and Spa. The whole site covers 58 acres
Barley Hall is a medieval town house nestled down a small alleyway in the centre of York, UK. It used to be the residence of the Mayor of York back in the time of Richard III, but its history became … Continue readingBarley Hall, York
The National Railway Museum in York, England houses some of the world’s most loved steam locomotives and it’s free. The biggest draw is the Flying Scotsman which has been undergoing a multi-million pounds facelift, but you’ll also find the iconic … Continue readingNational Railway Museum, York
Betty’s Tea Rooms is a famous Yorkshire name in tea shops and the York branch has become the flagship for the chain. It has two floors and both are places to enjoy the best that Betty’s has to offer. The … Continue readingBetty’s Tea Rooms, York
York’s Chocolate Story is one of the newest attractions in the city and celebrates its rich heritage for chocolate and confectionary manufacturing. Terry’s, Rowntree’s and Craven all started life creating classics like Fruit Pastills, the Kit-Kat and the Chocolate Orange.
Clifford’s Tower has been an attraction in York for hundreds of years. It’s basically all that remains of the oldest part of York Castle. There was originally a wooden structure here which was built by William the Conqueror, but this … Continue readingClifford’s Tower, York
The Shambles in York claims to be Europe’s oldest shopping street and it’s best known for its period properties that almost touch across the street as the levels go up. The houses here have been lived in for hundreds of … Continue readingThe Shambles, York
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