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History & Heritage

The North York moors is steeped in tradition. Agriculture was the primary way of life here for over 2,000 years and today nearly 3,000 people of the 25,000 population are still employed in agricultural industries. This means that the moors are helping to keep alive England's farming heritage. One of the appeals of this region is that it still preserves much of the traditional way of life from dry-stone walling, pubs and tearooms, it can often seem like living history. If you look back even further the moors have been proven as a place where the early Mesolithic tribes lived. Ancient cave paintings and stone circles that date back thousands of years have been discovered.

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The York Dungeon

York, Vale of York

The York Dungeon takes you through a spine chilling experience, as tales of darkness and despair, horror and torture from the dark ages are recreated before your eyes. Visitors can expect frights,...

Helmsley Castle

Helmsley, North York Moors

Helmsley Castle has seen many changes over the years and throughout its turbulent history. Visitors can only wonder at the spectacular remains and try to imagine what life here must have been like. A...

Newburgh Priory

Hambleton, Easingwold, North York Moors

For a taste of history and culture, with plenty to see and do for alll the family, Newburgh Priory is an ideal place to visit. The wonderful gardens which surround the stately home are full of...

St Cedds Church

Lastingham, Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

St Cedd's Church is an historic parish church in Lastingham, which was once a flourishing monastery in the heart of the village. With a long and interesting history the church is well visited and...

Old Coastguard Station

Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, Yorkshire Coast

Robin Hoods Bay is the stunning location of The Old Coastguard Station visitor centre. An exciting and fun filled place to bring all the family for a day out to remember. Explore the history of the...

Yorkshire Air Museum

York, Vale of York

The Yorkshire Air Museum is a fascinating visitor attraction, covering all aspects of World War II in an original and authentic setting. The surrounding gardens and souvenir shop are well worth...

Whitby Abbey

Whitby, Yorkshire Coast

The most recognised landmark of the coastal town of Whitby has to be the imposing Whitby Abbey. Standing on top of the cliffs above the pretty harbour looking down on the town. The stunning stone...

Whorlton Castle

Swainby, Stokesley, North York Moors

Whorlton Castle near Swainby is a fine example of a Motte and Bailey construction. The site is of great historic interest and is a wonderful place to visit. Visitors can explore the remains and learn...

Mulgrave Castle

Sandsend, Whitby, Yorkshire Coast

Mulgrave Castle stands proudly amidst stunning woodlands near the town of Whitby. The castle was built in the 1300's and is a Mott and Bailey construction. It has seen many changes over the centuries...

The Tom Leonard Mining Museum

Skinningrove, Saltburn by the Sea, Yorkshire Coast

The Tom Leonard Mining Museum in Deepdale tells an amazing real life story of the lives of Cleveland miners. From the original history of mining and how it all began to the actual mining process is...

Rievaulx Abbey & Cafe

Helmsley, North York Moors

A visit to Rievaulx Abbey in the North York Moors National Park is a wonderfully calming experience. The once bustling Abbey is now a silent ruin, sitting in a tranquil area of woodland and owned and...

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Ripon, Vale of York

Fountains Abbey is part of a World Heritage Site and is a major tourist attraction. The area is stunning and the beautiful natural habitat is teeming with wildlife. The Studley Royal Water Garden is...

Pickering Castle

Pickering, North York Moors

Pickering Castle sits resplendent in the wonderful surroundings of the North York Moors National Park. This wonderful example of a 13th century medieval castle is steeped in history, which is well...

Shandy Hall

Hambleton, York, Vale of York

Shandy Hall is a unique museum dedicated to the life and works of Laurence Sterne. Visitors can explore his works and see his original manuscripts and illustrations. With a craft shop, book shop and...

Cliffords Tower

York, Vale of York

Cliffords Tower attracts visitors to the site to experience the breathtaking views over the City Of York. The imposing remains of York Castle are set upon a hill, high above the City. Full of...

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

Scarborough, Yorkshire Coast

The Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre is set on the North Yorkshire coast and offers a fascinating look back in time at the history of the relationship with the sea in Scarborough. Come along and...

Ebberston Hall

Ebberston, Pickering, North York Moors

Ebberston Hall near Pickering in the North York Moors is a stunning listed building. The 17th century Palladian villa still has what remains of the original, naturally fed water gardens and is a...

Scarborough Castle & Tea Room

Scarborough, Yorkshire Coast

Scarborough Castle rises high above the breathtaking coastline and commands sweeping views across the bay.The ancient remains of the fortress are now a favourite visitor attraction which include an...

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

Whitby, North York Moors

The Captain Cook Memorial Museum is situated in the heart of Whitby and contains a wealth of information and original artefacts which belonged to him. This well visited attraction is absolutely...

Robin Hoods Bay Museum of Local History

Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, Yorkshire Coast

The museum at Robin Hoods Bay is full of interesting local history and packed with fascinating exhibits. Situated in the picturesque fishing village and surrounded by wonderful coastline it is a...

Scampston Hall

Malton, North York Moors

Scampston Hall is a traditional country house, set in magnificent gardens at Malton. The house is home to a stunning collection of works of art, with period furnishings and decor. The gardens are a...

The Ripon Hornblower

Ripon, Vale of York

Come and visit the wonderful City of Ripon in North Yorkshire and experience a little bit of history when the Ripon Hornblower sounds the horn each night 356 days a year come rain,sun or snow.

Malton Museum

Malton, North York Moors

Malton Museum is a perfect day out for all the family. The extensive displays of locally uncovered treasures date back to Roman times and beyond. Easily reached and open to visitors year round it is...


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