Visit - Yorkshire

From the stunning architecture of Gothic and medieval abbeys to beautiful gardens and awe-inspiring views, there is plenty to discover in Yorkshire this season.

Take a pilgrimage

Separated by a couple of miles, you can visit Helmsley Castle and Rievaulx Abbey in a day. Discover the different lives of the castle before taking the scenic footpath to the abbey, which Aelred famously described as ‘a marvellous freedom from the tumult of the world.’

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Sun, Sea and History

On your trip to the Yorkshire coast, don’t miss out on the spectacular Scarborough Castle. The castle hosts over 3000 years of history, including a Roman signal station and medieval keep. Whilst on the headland, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for incredible sea life.

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Three days out in one

Spend the whole day at Mount Grace and explore the 14th century priory and reconstructed monks’ cell then move into the Manor House, where you can wander through rooms decorated in the Arts and Crafts style. Don't forget to stop at the café before enjoying the gardens!

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Head to the Yorkshire Dales

At the edge of the Yorkshire Dales is Richmond Castle, one of the greatest Norman fortresses in Britain. Climb up the keep for breathtaking views then explore the museum. You can also find Middleham Castle and Barnard Castle close by.

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  • Travel Guide to North Yorkshire

    Explore the commanding castles which march inland from the coast to the Dales, the wild moors and the tranquil ruins of abbeys and priories that you'll find in 'God's own country' of North Yorkshire.

  • Hidden Gems

    With 35 historic places to explore, Yorkshire has its fair share of English Heritage hidden gems.

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Yorkshire boasts a huge variety of English Heritage sites from picturesque castles to awesome abbeys. Make the most of what this region and the rest of the country has to offer with an English Heritage Membership. Enjoy unlimited access to hundreds of historic places plus free and discounted entry to our fantastic events.

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