Places of interest

Great places to visit in Yorkshire

Herriot Country


The World of James Herriot in Thirsk is a unique tribute to vet and author James Herriot. Based in his original surgery at 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire – the ‘Skeldale House’ of the Herriot books – it takes visitors on a journey back to the 1940s.

Visit the James Herriot Museum website for more details

acknowledgment: copy excerpted from the museum site

National Railway Museum


The National Railway Museum (NRM) in York is the largest railway museum in the world and attracts over 800,000 visitors per year.

The National Collection contains an unrivalled collection of over 100 locomotives, rolling stock, railway equipment, documents, records, artwork and railway related photographs.


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Photo by: Dave Wilson


There are many exciting places to visit in Yorkshire and most of them allow you a good drive in the car to get there. You can either take a picnic with you or eat when you arrive as most places have cafes and restaurants.Here a few we recommend.

Castle Howard
Fountains Abbey
Duncombe Park and Helmsley Castle
Scarborough Castle
Whitby and the Abbey
Burton Agnes Hall
Sledmere House