On the Doorstep
York is located on the main trainline and lies within a short distance from the North York Moors and coast as well as the Yorkshire Dales, which makes it the perfect touring base for your group.
Beningbrough Hall and Gardens
Visit a wonderful Georgian house only 8 miles North West of York. Beningbrough Hall offers a collection of 18th century treasures including portraits loaned by the National Gallery. The hall is surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland.
Catain Cook Memorial Museum
Make a day trip to the coast and discover the Captain Cook Memorial Museum based in the 17th century house in Whitby where James Cook lodged as apprentice. Walk through period rooms, see ship models, plans and manuscripts as well as artefacts from the great captain's voyages.
Visit the magnificent 18th century house in the heart of breathtaking parkland surrounded by temples, lakes statues and fountains. Castle Howard is also famous as the filming spot for Brideshead Revisited and offers a great variety of family collections.
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
Transport back to the wartime Britain at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum housed ni an original Prisoner of War Camp. The series of experyly recreated scenes and tableaux will bring to life the sights, sounds and even the smells of the Home Front and Front Line.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
North Yorkshire Moors Railway offers the perfect overview of the National Park in the comfort of Britain's most popoular heritage steam railway. Enjoy stunning scenery along 18 miles of railway through the Naational Park and dine in the Pullman coach.
Scampston Walled Garden and Hall
Scampston Hall is easily accessible and set in a beautiful 18th century kitchen garden divided into nine separate and contrasting areas for everyone to find their favourite spot. Take an entertaining guided tour of the Hall and end the day with some refreshments from the light and airy Garden Restaurant.
York Cold War Bunker
Visit the semi-subterranean Cold War Bunker once used for monitoring nuclear explosions and fallout in the Yorkshire region. A guided tour of the Bunker is enhanced by a sriking 10-minute film.
Open between mid July and mid September, York Maze is one of the most popular summer attractions, thought to be the largest maze in the world. Apart from the maze maze, there is a wide range of other attractions, including an adventure playground, 9 hole crazy golf course, pig racing and much more...
Yorkshire Air Museum, the largest independent museum in Britain, is situated in a 20 acre parkland site on the former WWII RAF Bomber Command Station at Elvington. The museum offers a variety of displays for you to explore as well as the attractive Memorial Gardens.
Yorkshire Museum of Farming
Yorkshire Museum of Farming presents a collection of historic farming equipment throughout the 14 acre rural site in Murton Park. As well as the livestock kept on site, there is plenty pf wildlife to see all year round thanks to the museum's rural setting.