Things to do near York

Once you’ve experienced the magic of York, venture beyond the city to discover the natural beauty of national parks, countryside and coast. This diverse region is home to enchanting places including the North York Moors, the lively market town of Helmsley, Hull the UK City of Culture 2017 and Scarborough and Whitby, traditional seaside towns. Experience the warmth of Yorkshire hospitality for yourself; meander into charming villages and historic market towns.

With York as your base you can explore the spectacular North York Moors, Selby Abbey, the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. Pop into the Visit York Information Centre to choose from a range of great value day trips from the city and pick up your tickets.

North York Moors National Park

Using York as your base get out and explore the natural beauty of the North York Moors National Park. Escape the city crowds and discover centuries of history and breath-taking landscapes right on the doorstep of York.

Explore the North York Moors
Goathland Yorkshire UK


Perfectly placed between the historic city of York and Yorkshire’s spectacular Heritage Coast, Ryedale enjoys some of the most spectacular and diverse scenery in England, perfect for all outdoor activities.

Explore Ryedale
Byland Abbey in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire2

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