A list of places we think you’d enjoy visiting as well as ideas for other things to do on your holiday; otherwise browse through the more detailed information below.
Places of interest
The World of James Herriot
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.
photo: 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
Duncombe Park and Helmsley Castle
Whitby and the Abbey
Burton Agnes Hall
- York Minster
the largest medieval gothic cathedral in northern Europe with some of the oldest stained glass in the world.
- Clifford’s Tower
steeped in history, the tower was built by Willima dn Conqueror on a large mound that is covered with daffodils in spring and now looked after by English Heritage.
- National Railway Museum
A must visit venue for all train lovers. Features the Mallard (world’ fastest steam locomotive), Japan’s bullet train and the Royal saloons from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II
- Treasurers House
One of York’s most famous ghost stories is set in the Treasurer’s House. It is now looked after by the National Trust.
- York Castle Museum
Go back and walk the Victorian streets of York. A museum for all the famiy to enjoy
- Yorkshire Museum
you can see the famous Jorvik/Viking helmet found in York among other archaeological finds – some of the best in Europe