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  • Getting There
  • Travel to Yorkshire is easy whether you live in Europe, Asia or The Americas. Coming by air, sea or by road or rail, you have a wide variety of options to choose from ....

  • Getting Around
  • However you get here, get here! When you do, getting around Yorkshire is likely to be a mixture of urban and rural experiences...

  • Where To Stay
  • Where to stay? Well, what’s your idea of the perfect accommodation for your holiday?

  • Best Holiday Cottages
  • Find the best holiday cottages in Yorkshire with this useful, growing directory...

  • Best Bed and Breakfast
  • Find the best bed and breakfast in Yorkshire with this useful, growing directory...

  • Yorkshire History Yorkshire history is long, turbulent and utterly fascinating. The Romans and Vikings in York played their part in forging the Yorkshire we know today ...

    • City of York
    • Visitors from all over the world come to the City of York and are engulfed by history whichever way they turn. York Minster is awe-inspiring ....

      • National Railway Museum
      • The National Railway Museum in York covers over 300 years of railway history. Its collections include over 100 locomotives ...

    • Kirkstall Abbey
    • Visit Kirkstall Abbey near Leeds in Yorkshire and enjoy the peace and tranquility of its beautiful parkland setting ....

    • Saltaire
    • The tiny village of Saltaire is a little bit of Italy transplanted into the industrial north of England ...

      • Aire Valley Walk
      • This gentle, Aire Valley Canal Walk from Saltaire to the world famous Bingley Five Rise Locks will leave you feeling calm and relaxed. Enjoy delightful wooded countryside and open views ...

    • Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden
    • From the austere, simple desires of a twelfth-century splinter group of Benedictine monks rose Fountains Abbey - a Cistercian abbey destined to become one of the richest in Europe ...

    • National Railway Museum
    • The National Railway Museum in York covers over 300 years of railway history. Its collections include over 100 locomotives ...

    • The Battle of Towton
    • The Battle of Towton was to prove a crucial turning point in the “Cousins War” as the Battle of the Roses was known in the 15th century. The war had been rumbling on for decades ...

  • Yorkshire Coast Seaside holiday resorts and tiny fishing harbours, coastal footpaths and bird sanctuaries are enticing features of the Yorkshire Coast ...

    • Bridlington
    • Bridlington on the Yorkshire coast is a traditional seaside holiday resort with many fun attractions for young and old. Bridlington is a great place to enjoy a family holiday ...

    • Filey
    • In Filey you'll discover a totally relaxing hideaway ideal for family holiday fun ...

    • Scarborough
    • Scarborough on the Yorkshire Coast is the original seaside resort. With golden, sandy beaches, theatres and restaurants it is still a popular place for family holidays or vacations ...

    • Whitby
    • The delightful seaside resort of Whitby has everything to make your visit enjoyable and memorable. Choose to imerse yourself in its history, wander narrow, cobblestoned streets lined with ...

    • Staithes
    • Staithes nestles precariously around its harbour. Hidden in a corner of the bay and sheltering from the wild North Sea ...

  • The Pennines The hills and moors of the Yorkshire Pennines rise in the West above picturesque valleys carved into the landscape by rivers that once powered the mills of the Industrial Revolution ...

    • Colne Valley
    • The picturesque Colne Valley rises in the Yorkshire Pennines and cradles the villages of Marsden, Slaithwaite, Linthwaite and Milnsbridge ...

      • Colne Valley Walk
      • You'll enjoy this easy Colne Valley Walk along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal towpath through the Colne Valley ...

    • Haworth
    • The old homes and shops of Haworth are solidly built of local stone. Tall and very skinny, clinging as they do to the steep valley side, overlooking the River Worth ...

  • Walks in Yorkshire Walks in Yorkshire tells you about the different kinds of walks that you'll find. Long distance footpaths, circular walks and short stroll between pubs ...

    • Pen-y-Ghent Walk
    • Pen-y-Ghent is one of the famous Yorkshire Dales 3 Peaks. This circular walk takes in the summit and follows the Pennine Way for part of its length ...

    • Advice for Walkers
    • The suggestions and advice for walkers I offer here are strictly my own opinions. I'm happy to pass them on to others ...

      • Walking Gear Essentials
      • Between us, helped by one or three pints of good Yorkshire ale, we wrote down a list of gear that should be included for a good day's walk ...

  • Canal Walks There are many canal walks in Yorkshire. This must be the best way to see and be part of the delightful countryside ...

    • Colne Valley Walk
    • You'll enjoy this easy Colne Valley Walk along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal towpath through the Colne Valley ...

    • Aire Valley Walk
    • This gentle, Aire Valley Canal Walk from Saltaire to the world famous Bingley Five Rise Locks will leave you feeling calm and relaxed. Enjoy delightful wooded countryside and open views ...

  • Yorkshire Dales The Yorkshire Dales National Park is a fascinating blend of wild, bleak moorland, tranquil valleys and cosy, welcoming villages stamped with the traditional hospitality of the dales folk ...

    • Skipton
    • Skipton - famously known as "The Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales". Why are so many thousands of visitors drawn to the cobblestones and castle walls of this ancient market town? ...

    • Malham
    • Malham is a Yorkshire Dales village nestling in the folds of a massive limestone ampitheatre ...

    • Ribblehead
    • In a bleak, wide open natural landscape, the 24 arches of the Ribblehead Viaduct are a stark testament to the hundreds of men ...

    • Settle
    • Settle is a thriving Dales market town with scenery that looks like something out of the movies. Gateway to the Three Peaks ...

    • Kettlewell
    • There are many well marked paths in and around Kettlewell that you can explore on foot or on a bike. Many of them are located right next to the river ...

    • Aysgarth
    • Aysgarth is a very small, delightful village located between Leyburn and Hawes in Wensleydale. Aysgarth Falls features in many movies ...

    • Clapham
    • Clapham village nestles in tiny Clapdale in the shadow of Ingleborough - one of the Three Peaks. Today this Yorkshire Dales village is a sleepy backwater ...

    • Grassington
    • The popular Wharfedale village of Grassington has quaint, cobblestoned streets and nature trails. Crowning an outcrop of limestone, the village overlooks a majestic curve of the River Wharfe ...

  • North York Moors North York Moors - Between the rugged Yorkshire coast and the tranquil Vale of York you'll discover a fascinating land of bleak moors and colourful villages, friendly folk and ancient trails ...

    • Grosmont
    • Deep in the heart of the North York Moors National Park, Grosmont is once again thrust into the limelight by the popular presence of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway ...

    • Castle Howard
    • Located just south of the North York Moors National Park, Castle Howard is an awe-inspiring tourist attraction. Built in 1693 for Charles Howard - replacing the castle that had burnt to the ground ...

  • Towns and Cities In Yorkshire towns and cities you'll find a colourful, multi-cultural mish-mash of races, creeds and religions from all over the world ...

    • City of York
    • Visitors from all over the world come to the City of York and are engulfed by history whichever way they turn. York Minster is awe-inspiring ...

    • Leeds
    • Today's Leeds is a thriving, cosmopolitan Yorkshire city ...

    • Pickering
    • One of the delightful Yorkshire towns, Pickering is a picturesque and busy market town on the southern fringes of the North York Moors. A marvellous central base from which to discover ...

    • Knaresborough
    • I can predict that a visit to Knaresborough will be very satisfying. Perched high atop a sheer cliff on the edge of a precipitous ravine this town looks down on Mother Shipton's cave. Famous for her many uncanny predictions ...

  • Your Family Trip
  • Nothing beats packing up the family and heading off for a couple of days. And Yorkshire, with its mesmerizing mixture of classic countryside and modern marvels, is the perfect place for your family trip. To ensure that you enjoy a great trip here, we have compiled this holiday guide to help with planning ...

  • Yorkshire Folk Yorkshire folk, the famous people of Yorkshire are renowned and loved worldwide. Explorers, literary giants, thespians, sportsmen and women, even politicians ...

    • James Herriot
    • Despite being born in Scotland, James Herriot is one of the most famous of Yorkshire people, thanks to the wonderful books he wrote about his life here ...

  • Stately Homes Yorkshire is truly blessed with Stately Homes. With inimitable style and boundless confidence your average landed gentry of years-gone-by built his ancestral home in grand style ...

    • Castle Howard
    • Located just south of the North York Moors National Park, Castle Howard is an awe-inspiring tourist attraction. Built in 1693 for Charles Howard - replacing the castle that had burnt to the ground ...

    • Harewood House
    • Harewood House was built between 1759 and 1772 by Edwin Lascalles, the first Earl of Harewood. The house is centrepiece to 4,000 acres of fertile Yorkshire countryside ...

  • Books About Yorkshire
  • Many books about Yorkshire have been written. Here are my reviews of just a few ...

  • My Yorkshire
  • My Yorkshire is the place for readers stories. Why not submit an article and share your story about Yorkshire ...

  • Search For It
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  • About Me Hello - I'm the guy behind the scenes here at Yorkshire Visitors Guide ...


  • How I did This How did you build your web site? Good question. Learn how and why I built Yorkshire-Visitors-Guide.com...


  • Yorkshire in the News There's always something making Yorkshire news. Check out here for the latest. Contribute your news items here ....


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Seaside places to visit...

Picture of Filey Brigg from The Crescent

Picture of brightly coloured beach huts at Scarborough on the Yorkshire Coast. Click to see more...

Picture of the seafront at Bridlington on the Yorkshire Coast. Click to see more...

Picture of colourful boats moored in Whitby's harbour. Click the picture to see more...

Dales places to visit...

Picture of barges at Skipton

Picture of the Upper Falls at Aysgarth

Picture of the bridge and pub at Kettlewell

Walks to try?...

Picture of Tunnel End in the Colne Valley. Click for my description of a walk along the canal towpath.

Picture of Pen-y-Ghent taken from the village of Horton in Ribblesdale. A good place to start a walk. Click for more details.

Picture of the Leeds Liverpool Canal near The Fisherman's Pub. Click for my description of a walk from Saltaire to the Bingley Five Rise Locks