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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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  • Eyam Museum

    Richmondshire Museum

    Ryders Wynd
    DL10 4JA

    01748 825611

    This North Yorkshire attractions is a must for anyone visiting the town of Richmond with a large collection of artefacts from the Stone Age to the present day to discover.

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  • Rievaulx Abbey

    Rievaulx Abbey

    Rievaulx Bank
    YO62 5LB

    0370 333 1181

    Bring your loved ones along for an intriguing day out at Rievaulx Abbey! This set of ruins showcases the history of a powerful Cistercian monastry, with a museum, walking trail and café available.

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  • Ripley Castle and Gardens

    North Yorkshire
    HG3 3AY

    01423 770152

    Resting just three miles away from the centre of Harrogate, sat on the edges of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is this historical landmark.

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  • Robin Hood's Bay Yorkshire

    Robin Hood’s Bay Museum

    Robin Hood's Bay

    Offering an insight into the history of the Moors Yorkshire National Park is this small, yet compact museum resting at the heart of Robin Hood’s Bay.

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  • Rotunda Museum Scarborough
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    Rotunda Museum

    Vernon Rd
    YO11 2PS

    01723 353665

    With 11,00-year-old artefacts, the Rotunda Museum is a marvellous day out for any history enthusiast. Entry for under 18-year-olds is free, making this attraction is ideal for any family wanting to uncover the Yorkshire coast.

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  • harrogate royal hall
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    Royal Hall Harrogate

    Ripon Rd
    HG1 2SY

    01423 500500

    If you’re looking to be entertained on your Harrogate trip, look no further than the Royal Hall Harrogate! This restored Edwardian theatre hosts many events, including plays. concerts and operas.

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  • Royal Pump Room Museum

    Crown Place
    North Yorkshire
    HG1 2RY

    01423 556188

    This hidden gem in Harrogate houses the strongest sulphur wells in Europe and offers an insight to the town’s connection with Russian royalty.

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  • Runswick Bay Beach

    Runswick Bay

    North Yorkshire
    TS13 5JG

    Boasting a picturesque sweep of sand on the outskirts of the North Yorkshire village of Staithes is Runswick Bay which clings onto the cliff edge and offerings picturesque views of the sea.

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  • saltwick bay

    Saltwick Bay

    Saltwick Bay
    Robin Hood's Bay
    North Yorkshire
    YO22 4JX

    Resting just a short distance away from Robin Hoods Bay on the East Coast of Yorkshire is the North-East facing, Saltwick Bay.

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  • Lady wandering in an art gallery

    Scarborough Art Gallery

    The Crescent
    YO11 2PW

    01723 374753

    This Italianate art gallery is home to Scarborough’s collection of fine art and makes for a fantastic outing for art and history lovers.

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