What to see, things to do and days out in Yorkshire

Days out in Yorkshire, Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and York Moors.

What to see and things to do in North Yorkshire,South Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Coast, Peak District, Yorkshire Dales, York Moors, and York with its famous Minster. Search our site for places to visit, family days out, activities, corporate events, courses, holiday accommodation and more, or read on for some great suggestions!

The Yorkshire Tour Company arranges tours of the best of Yorkshire for small groups, couples and individuals.

Lake District Tours are the specialists in guided sightseeing tours of the Lake District. They provide small group, half and full day sightseeing tours.

History and culture lovers will enjoy the Yorkshire sculpture park and the Yorkshire Castle Museum.

Kids will love the Yorkshire wildlife park near Doncaster, the Lightwater valley theme park, the Yorkshire Moors Railway and the National Children’s Museum in Halifax.

There is excellent sightseeing to be done in the city of York with its world famous York Minster, the Newby Hall and Gardens, Harewood House, RHS Garden Harlow Car and much more.

If you enjoy being active, the North York Moors are perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding. Why not take to the trees on a rope swing in Dalby Forest, or hire a bike and explore the landscape.

If seeking a longer break why not join Wandering Aengus Treks for self-guided and fully inclusive guided walking holidays in the Lake District, Northern England, Scotland and North Wales.

For something different, visit the Jorvik Viking Centre York where you can travel back in time to 1,000 years and even meet a Viking. Or visit the gruesome York Dungeons and take the even scarier Original Ghost Walk.

Tadcaster’s John Smith’s, Samuel Smith’s and Bass Charrington breweries are also worth a visit.

If adrenaline and the great outdoors are your passion, the Peak District is the perfect place for climbing, mountain biking, hiking and horse riding for the whole family to enjoy. For a well deserved break, why not stay in an 18th century water mill at Brignall Mill Cottage?

Peak District National Park

Visit pretty moorland and rolling hills, historic houses, and world-class theme parks such as Alton Towers, and fine restaurants. Explore the sights and shops Ashbourne, Matlock Bath and Chesterfield, and drink Buxton‘s famous pure volcanic water. Stroll around Chatsworth House, visit the Renishaw Hall Gardens, or watch a medieval joust by battling knights at Bolsover Castle.

The Yorkshire Coast

With some of the UK’s most rugged and charming countryside, from tiny fishing villages to family-friendly seaside resorts, the coast has many Blue Flag beaches, including Hornsea, Withernsea, Filey, Scarborough North Bay and Whitby West Cliff.

North Humberside Riding Centre. Indoor and outdoor schools, approved training centre 10 minutes from the beach. A fun day out, a new experience, a chance to improve your skills, ride on the beach, care for a pony for the day, enjoy the fantastic scenery whatever your goal we will help you get there.

Set in the heart of the Pennine countryside, Standedge Tunnel is the longest canal tunnel in Britain. Plan a boat trip, a day out at the visitors centre, or take the kids to the interactive play centre and sensory garden.

Take an amazing voyage beneath the waves when you visit Scarborough SEA LIFE and Marine Sanctuary.

Yorkshire Dales National Park

The Dales have some of Yorkshire’s most iconic scenery, from limestone valleys to picture postcard villages and historic castles. Enjoy the traditional food, ales and lively festivals.

Situated in the Wensleydale and with stunning view over the Park, Bolton Castle is the perfect place for exploring 600 years of history or taking part in exciting activities and experiences.

Malham Tarn is a Yorkshire Dales beauty spot, with limestone pavements, upland hill farms and flower-rich hay meadows.

Visit the Yorkshire Dales and discover amazing wildlife, stunning landscapes and a vast cultural heritage.

The North York Moors

Wild, windswept and wonderful, The North York Moors are home to heather moorland, pine forests, rolling hills and shimmering coastline, not to mention badgers, roe deer, red squirrels and hawks. Discover historic abbeys, castles and priories, traditional pubs and ‘hidden’ villages and hamlets.

Keld Head Cottages. Green Tourism Business Silver Award. In open countryside on the edge of the market town a picturesque group of stone cottages with beamed ceilings & stone fireplaces. Furnished with emphasis on comfort, some with four-poster bedrooms.

Whitby West Cliff, Yorkshire is the perfect destination for a day out. It is ideally situated on the North Yorkshire Coast, and the edge of the Yorkshire Moors, making it an ideal base for exploring the nearby coastal villages, the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, and the many delightful moorland villages