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Things to do in North Yorkshire

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Discover the best things to do in North Yorkshire

This county is one of the largest in England, offering no shortage of North Yorkshire things to do.

Discover the North Sea Cliffs, littered with charming fishing villages and coastal resorts, or the heather-coated moorland with a magnitude of outdoor attractions. No matter what you decide, enjoy things to do in North Yorkshire for an action-packed break.

Attractions in North Yorkshire

For those looking for outdoor things to do in Yorkshire, walk the Cleveland Way or go off-road and soar through the countryside on your bike. For more walking inspiration, take a look at our North Yorkshire walking guide which is bursting at the seam with exciting walks and trails; all perfect if you’re looking for things to do with dogs in Yorkshire.

Alternatively, make the most of the indoor activities in Yorkshire and immerse yourself in history by visiting York which is home to the iconic York Minster and National Railway Museum. Or travel to Whitby where you can explore the Captain Cook Memorial Museum.

Our guide to North Yorkshire things to do is also full of activities for couples in Yorkshire. Spend the day with the one you love most at Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park, enjoy a date night at the Everyman Cinema in Harrogate or take a leap of faith and try something adventurous at Go Ape Dalby.

Other incredible things to do in North Yorkshire include Easby Abbey, Knaresborough Castle, Mother Shipton’s Cave.

North Yorkshire Activities

Explore a great range of things to do in North Yorkshire around this spectacular county. For those with younger guests, head to the coastal resort of Scarborough for a traditional seaside holiday, or step back in time at the Ryedale Folk Museum in Hutton-le-Hole. Visit the Jorvik Viking Centre in York, watch a show at the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond, or relax at Alpamere UK

One of the best things to do in North Yorkshire is to visit the wealth of stunning beaches around the coastline. Visit Bridlington North Beach which looks out to Flamborough Cliffs, or Cayton Bay Beach for unforgettable surfing.

If you’re looking for a vibrant seaside resort, head to Whitby Beach, Filey Bay Beach, or Saltburn-by-the-Sea Beach. These stunning beaches are amongst some of the best free attractions in Yorkshire; be sure to take advantage!

From coastal havens and sandy shores to far-reaching rural landscapes, there are so many things to do in North Yorkshire!

Still wondering what to do in North Yorkshire? Discover a wealth of things to do in North Yorkshire below…

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  • York landscape, with York Minster and City Walls, a couple of things to do in York

    York City Walls Circular Walk

    YO1 6HU

    Fancy a walk that will perfectly highlight the charm and beauty of York? Taking around two hours and being around 2-miles, the York City Wall circular walk will be the perfect choice.

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    York Maze

    Elvington Lane
    North Yorkshire
    United Kingdom
    YO19 5LT

    01904 608000

    If an outing packed with fun in York is on the agenda, we recommend booking a visit to York Maze. Ample fun for all the family awaits.

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  • York Minster

    YO1 7HH

    01904 557200

    This 7th-century building offers a 2,000-year journey of the city’s history through interactive underground chambers as well as offering breath-taking views of surrounding York.

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    Yorkshire Museum

    Museum Gardens
    Museum Street
    YO1 7FR

    01904 687687

    Discover thousands of years of York’s history through the showcasing of some of Britain’s archaeological treasures. A marvellous attraction for all the family!

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    Zetland Lifeboat Museum and Redcar Heritage Centre

    60 The Esplanade
    Tees Valley
    TS10 3AH

    01642 494311

    Home to the world’s oldest surviving lifeboat which saved over 500 documented lives from the North Yorkshire coast is this museum with free admission.

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