The region of Yorkshire and Humber is filled with attractions across its wild, majestic beauty. The vast Yorkshire Moors are stunningly beautiful at all seasons of the year and the North York Moors are Jurassic in age. The famous Brontë family are remembered at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth, Yorkshire. The region’s most famous city is York which is crammed full of history from its castle, its old rambling streets such as the Shambles, its ancient walls and its majestic York Minster. Fountains Abbey near Ripon in North Yorkshire is one of the largest and best preserved Cistercian houses in England. The stately home of Castle Howard is one of the grandest private residences in Britain. With castles, coastlines, caves and railways the region of Yorkshire and Humber truly is filled to the brim with attractions for everyone.
York Minster is the largest medieval cathedral in England and the seat of the Archbishop of York. The first church on the site was a wooden structure built in a hurry in 627 to provide a place to baptise Edwin, King of Northumbria. It wasn’t until 1220 that the construction of the Minster that we know today began…..Read more
Fountains Abbey is situated near Ripon in North Yorkshire, and is one of the largest and best preserved Cistercian houses in England. It is the ruins of a Cistercian Monastery founded in 1132 and is now a Grade 1 listed building and owned by The National Trust…..Read more
Shepherd Wheel is a working museum in a former water-powered grinding workshop situated on the Porter Brook in the south-west of the City of Sheffield, England. One of the earliest wheels on the River Porter, it is one of the few remaining—and effectively complete—examples of this kind of enterprise…… Read more
The Kilburn white horse, grid reference SE516813, is a hill figure formed in the hillside near the village of Kilburn, in North Yorkshire, England. The horse is 318 feet (97 m) long by 220 ft (67 m) high and covers about 1.6 acres (6,475.0 m2) and is said to be the largest and most northerly in England……Read more
The first funicular railway to open in Great Britain was the Spa Cliff Lift in Scarborough. Opened on July 6th 1875, the lift was originally powered by sea-water using a counterweight system. Two gas engines, replaced by steam pumps in 1879, were installed to pump the sea water to the upper station to fill the top car……..Read more
The Shambles is an old street in York, England, with overhanging timber-framed buildings, some dating back as far as the fourteenth century. It was once known as The Great Flesh Shambles, probably from the Anglo-Saxon Fleshammels (literally ‘flesh-shelves’), the word for the shelves that butchers used to display their meat……Read more
The remains of 1,000 year old houses are revealed beneath your feet, objects taken from the excavations are explored and Viking-age timbers are brought before your eyes. New audio and video displays help you to investigate all of the information gathered from the 5-year long dig at Coppergate and piece together the jigsaw of where the Vikings came from………Read more
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The Yorkshire Air Museum is the largest independent air museum in Britain and is also the location of The Allied Air Forces Memorial. Situated in a 20 acre parkland on the former World War II RAF Bomber Command Station at Elvington near the City of York, it is the largest and most original WWII station open to the public…….Read more
Castle Howard is a stately home in North Yorkshire, England, 15 miles (24 km) north of York. One of the grandest private residences in Britain, most of it was built between 1699 and 1712 for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle, to a design by Sir John Vanbrugh……Read more
The North Bay Railway, is situated in Scarborough’s beautiful North Bay, and commenced operation on the 23rd of May 1931. A total of 9, 20 and 21 inch gauge steam outline locomotives were built by Hudswell Clarke of Leeds, Neptune being the first, which operated the North Bay line for the first season……Read more
A Norman castle of earth and timber was built at Skipton by Robert de Romille, soon after 1090. The defences were later rebuilt in stone. The castle is most closely associated with the Clifford family who were granted the property by Edward II in 1310. Robert Clifford immediately began to strengthen the fortifications…….Read more
White Scar Caves is a network of caves under Ingleborough hill in the Chapel-le-Dale valley of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the North of England. Discovered in August 1923 by two amateur geologists, Christopher Long and J.H. Churchill, it contains the Battlefield, one of the largest known cave chambers in Great Britain…….Read more
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