Things to do in Yorkshire

Yorkshire is a real county of contrasts.

From mile upon mile of rolling countryside to ever-evolving modern cities like Leeds and Sheffield, it is a part of the UK well worth visiting.

Here we’ve picked out three awesome things to do if you do head to the region any time soon…

Explore the Yorkshire Dales

Like the idea of escaping to the countryside to take in stunning scenery and breath-taking views as far as the eye can see? If so, roaming around in the Yorkshire Dales is simply a must. No matter what you fancy doing – from walking and other more energetic outdoor pursuits to simply watching the world go by off the beaten track – there’s no end ofactivities to keep you busy.Perhaps tackle one or more of the Three Peaks, head underground to White Scar Cave or check out the impressive natural limestone formation at Malham Cove. This area of the Yorkshire Dales is also home to some equally impressive accommodation, meaning if you book one of the Grassington cottages with you won’t be disappointed.

Become a culture vulture at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a brilliant place to spend a leisurely day inspecting all the pieces of art found here, learning more about the people behind these incredible installations and relaxing in tranquil surroundings that are located a short drive away from the M1 between Leeds and Barnsley. Set over 500 acres of beautiful countryside, Yorkshire Sculpture Park consists of hundreds of weird and wonderful exhibits and is an ideal spot to have a picnic providing the weather is good. What’s more, entrance is free and don’t forget to bring your camera to capture some pretty special snaps.

Spend the day in historic York

No other city in Yorkshire has a history and heritage quite like York. There are iconic landmarks like Clifford’s Tower and York Minster to discover more about, while a walk around the walls of the city gives a fascinating insight to York’s history. The National Rail Museum offers fun for all the family – and, best of all, entrance is free. If you fancy being scared witless then The York Dungeon will be much more up your street, with York also a prime spot for a bit of retail therapy as there’s an excellent array of shops.