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Show more details of Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
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The Estate Office, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Estate, Ripon, Harrogate, HG4 3DY

This breathtaking World Heritage Site includes a Cistercian abbey, elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park.

 
 
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Fotherdale Farm, Thixendale, Malton, YO17 9LS

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.

 
 
Show more details of York Army Museum
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3 Tower Street, York, YO1 9SB

The Museum explores the history of two of Yorkshire's famous regiments; the Royal Dragoon Guards, and the Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire. With over 80 showcases housing military artefacts collected over the last 300 years.

 
 
Show more details of Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby
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Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA

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.

 
 
Show more details of The Deep
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Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP

The Deep is one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world, located in Hull and is home to over 3,500 fish including magnificent sharks and rays.

 
 
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Deangate, York, YO1 7HH

The largest medieval gothic cathedral north of the Alps, a treasure house of over 800 years of stained glass.

 
 
Show more details of Sutton Bank National Park Centre
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Sutton Bank, Nr Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EH

For a great day out head to Sutton Bank National Park Centre, less than 30mls north of York. Soak up England’s finest view on easy walking trails or head out on two wheels along the new spectacular Sutton Bank cliff edge family cycle route.

 
 
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The Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard, York, YO60 7BY

A glorious, 120 acre garden of trees in a stunning and serene landscape of parkland, lakes & ponds. We welcome visitors of all ages to enjoy woodland walks, tours, family activities, a café & gift shop.

 
 
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Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN

York St. Mary's is a contemporary arts venue housed in a beautiful medieval church which opens every summer.

 
 
Show more details of North Yorkshire Moors Railway
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Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Enjoy fun days out for all the family aboard the world’s most popular heritage steam railway.

 
 
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Ryedale District Council, Ryedale House, Malton, YO17 7HH

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Show more details of Clifford's Tower
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Tower Street, York, YO1 9SA

Once the central stronghold of York Castle, the tower is all that remains, the views from the top show clearly why it was of such strategic importance.

 
 
Show more details of Helmsley Castle

Castlegate, Helmsley, York, YO62 5AB

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

 
 
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Whitwell on the Hill, Malton, YO60 7JS

The ruins of this Augustinian priory include a magnificent carved gatehouse declaring to the world the priory's association with the rich & powerful.

 
 
Show more details of Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum

Junction of A169, Malton, YO17 6RT

Award winning museum, housed within an orginal Prisoner of War Camp, containing extensive exhibitions and displays that tell the story of World War 2.

 
 
Show more details of Selby Abbey
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The Crescent, Selby, YO8 4PU

Selby Abbey is unique in the North of England, as the first monastery to be founded in the North after the Norman Conquest and one of the few in England to have survived as a parish church.

 
 
Show more details of Harewood House and Gardens
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Harewood House, Harewood, LS17 9LG

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

 
 
Show more details of National Railway Museum
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Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ

Biggest collection of Railway objects in the world.

 
 
Show more details of Air Museum
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Halifax Way, Elvington, York, YO41 4AU

Based on a unique WWII Bomber Command Station, with tremendous atmosphere, fascinating exhibits, attractive Memorial Gardens and exciting seasonal events.

 
 
Show more details of Newby Hall & Gardens
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Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE

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.

 
 
Show more details of Quilt Museum and Gallery
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St Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PW

England's only museum dedicated to quiltmaking and textile arts.

 
 
Show more details of Yorkshire Museum & Gardens
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Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR

If you want to see York, see the Yorkshire Museum first. From prehistory to the city's medieval splendour, see the whole story in our fantastic galleries.

 
 
Show more details of The Yorkshire Museum of Farming
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Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5UF

Home to the Yorkshire Museum of Farming, a replica Viking Village and Roman fort and so much more!

 
 
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Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AJ

Reel York - now fully open after complete refurbishment.

 
 
Show more details of Kirklees Light Railway
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Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9XJ

Take a trip behind Hawk, Owl Fox or Badger - our four resident steam engines along nearly four miles of track through beautiful Yorkshire countryside. This all-weather attraction is hugely popular with adults and children alike.

 
 
Show more details of York Castle Museum
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The Eye of York, York, YO1 9RY

Welcome to the award winning York Castle Museum - come and immerse yourself in over 400 years of York's past.

 
 
 
 

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