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Castle Howard
VistEngland VAQASDeliciouslyorkshire BreakfastWhite Rose Award WinnerYork Tourism Awards WinnerHistoric Houses Association Friends SchemeHudsons Heritage Explorer PassThe Treasure Houses of England

Castle Howard Estate Limited., Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA, Tel: 01653 648444, Email

THE HOUSE WILL BE CLOSED 2nd NOVEMBER - 22nd NOVEMBER, 22nd DECEMBER - 20th MARCH 2015 Magnificent 18th Century historic house and Stable Courtyard within 1,000 acres of breathtaking gardens. Located just 15 miles North East of York.

 
 
Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby
VistEngland VAQASVisitEngland Award For Excellence GoldWhite Rose Award WinnerWhite Rose Award FinalistSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA, Tel: 01947 601900, Email

One of Britain's Best!. Winner of the Gold Award 2013 for the best small visitor attraction in Visit England's Awards for Excellence. Twice winners in Yorkshire's White Rose Awards, 2005 and 2012 - celebrating the life of Captain Cook.

 
 
Helmsley Castle
English Heritage

Castlegate, Helmsley, York, YO62 5AB, Tel: 01439 770442

Explore the castle's changing fortunes. From formidable fortress to battle-scarred ruins. With other additions including a mansion house.

 
 
Quilt Museum and Gallery
York Tourism Awards FinalistYork Pass

St Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PW, Tel: 01904 613242, Email

CLOSED ON SUNDAYS AND FROM 13th DEC, BETWEEN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR. England's only museum dedicated to quiltmaking and textile arts.

 
 
Aldborough Roman Site

Aldborough, Nr Boroughbridge, YO51 9EP, Tel: 01423 322768

The museum houses many objects from the once sophisticated town of Roman Britain's largest tribe.

 
 
The Moors National Park Centre, Danby
White Rose Award FinalistSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB, Tel: 01439 772737, Email

For inside info on the National Park and a fun free day out. There’s an outdoor adventure play area and indoor climbing wall for kids. Interactive exhibits, a café, gift shop and contemporary gallery, Inspired by… with changing exhibitions.

 
 
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens
VistEngland VAQASEnglish Heritage

Brodsworth, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7XJ, Tel: 01302 722598

One of England's most complete surviving Victorian houses. Inside many of the original fixtures & fittings are still in place, although faded with time. Outside the 15 acres of woodland & gardens have been restored to their 1860's heyday.

 
 
Newby Hall
VistEngland VAQASWhite Rose Award WinnerHistoric Houses Association Friends SchemeHudsons Heritage Explorer PassSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE, Tel: 01423 322583, Email

One of Britain's finest Adam houses with Chippendale furniture, Gobelin tapestries and classical statuery. With 25 acres of garden including one of Europe's largest double herbaceous borders, a woodland walk & contemporary sculpture park.

 
 
Harewood House
VistEngland VAQASHistoric Houses Association MemberHudsons Heritage Explorer PassThe Treasure Houses of England

Harewood House, Harewood, LS17 9LG, Tel: 0113 2181010, Email

Harewood House, Bird Garden, Grounds and Adventure Playground - The Ideal day out for all the family.

 
 
Goddards
York Tourism Awards Highly Commended

27 Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1GG, Tel: 01904 771930

OPENED ONLY SAT-SUN IN NOV-DEC. CLOSED FROM 22 DEC-1 MARCH Visit the former home of Noel Goddard Terry, of the famous York chocolate-making firm, Terry’s of York. The house was designed by architect Walter Brierley.

 
 
Holgate Windmill
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Windmill Rise, Holgate, York, YO26 4TX, Tel: 01904 624387

Holgate Windmill is a fully restored and working 18th-century corn mill. Visitors can explore four floors and when wind permits see the sails turning and operating the machinery inside.

 
 
Robert Fuller Gallery

Fotherdale Farm, Thixendale, Malton, YO17 9LS, Tel: 01759 368355

A fine art gallery dedicated exclusively to the work of one of the country’s foremost wildlife and nature artists. Robert Fuller’s life-like sculptures and paintings are favoured at home by the RSPB and the National Trust.

 
 
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