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.

The Childhood Home of Richard III

Standing above the small market town of Middleham, Middleham Castle remains a dominating presence. With plenty of ruins to explore, you can walk up to the top of the keep for spectacular views over the Yorkshire Dales. Continue your exploration of Richard III’s castles and head to nearby Barnard Castle.

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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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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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Medieval England Brought to Life

The magnificent keep at Conisbrough Castle is one of South Yorkshire’s most striking landmarks. As you make your way up the keep, meet the 12th century tenants through impressive projections. Discover what life was like for the castle’s first inhabitants.

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  • Top Abbeys

    Yorkshire is home to the nation’s favourite abbey. Can you guess which it is?

  • 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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