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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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  • castle ruins entrance

    Harewood Castle

    Harewood House
    LS17 9LG

    0113 218 1010

    Harewood Castle is nestled within the grounds of Harewood House. The 14th-century ruins of a stone fortress attract countless history lovers and explorers!

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    Harewood House

    Harewood House
    LS17 9LG

    0113 218 1010

    This historic house sits in Harewood near Harrogate and is home to a wealth of things to do. Visitors can enjoy wandering through its gardens, venturing to its farm and admiring its art collections.

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  • microphone in a convention hall

    Harrogate Convention Centre

    King's Rd
    North Yorkshire
    HG1 5LA

    01423 500500

    This convention and exhibition centre rests in the middle of Harrogate. It attracts a wealth of visitors every year, thanks to its wide variety of events and shows on offer.

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  • People enjoying barbecued food at food festival

    Harrogate Food and Drink Festival

    Oatlands Dr
    HG2 8LZ

    This family-friendly festival is a must for anyone visiting Harrogate during the summertime. Here, you can not only sample a wealth of local food and drink, but you can enjoy live entertainment, a fun fair and charity events.

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  • theatre stage

    Harrogate Theatre

    Oxford Street
    Harrogate North
    HG1 1Q

    01423 502116

    The Harrogate Theatre is a respected live venue resting on Harrogate’s Oxford Street. Here, you can watch all kinds of shows here, from dramatic plays to renowned musicals.

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  • Helmsley Castle North Yorkshire

    Helmsley Castle

    YO62 5AB

    01439 770442

    Helmsley Castle consists of once-glorious ruins within the North York Moors National Park. A marvellous day out for anyone with a hankering for history, the castle is home to hands-on exhibits, trails and audio tours.

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  • Yorkshire Dales Gorge Walking Group How Stean

    How Stean

    HG3 5SF

    01423 755666

    Stean Gorge is a popular outdoor sports venue and team-building destination in the Yorkshire Dales.

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  • Fishermen in Jorvik Viking Centre, York

    Jorvik Viking Centre

    19 Coppergate
    YO1 9WT

    01904 615 505

    This award-winning attraction stands on one of the most famous discoveries of modern archaeology, allowing for a ground-breaking experience for any visitor to York.

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  • Kirkleatham Museum

    North Yorkshire
    TS10 5NW

    01642 479500

    Offering a look into the history of the borough of Redcar and Cleveland is this superb museum, covering both local and social history, as well as maritime and industrial heritage.

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    Kirkleatham Owl Centre

    North Yorkshire
    TS10 5NW

    01642 480512

    Situated in the village of Kikleatham is the UK’s oldest established owl centre, home to a collection of creatures awaiting your arrival.

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