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72 things to do in North Yorkshire

Being the largest non-metropolitan county area in England, North Yorkshire is one of the best places to be if you’re looking to make the most of your day off!

Home to the city of York, with nearly 2000 years of history, the county is choc full of historical landmarks and museums to explore. Find out more about York’s Nordic history at the Jorvick Viking Centre, or immerse yourself in gruesome tales with a spooky tour of York.

A whopping 40% of North Yorkshire is covered by by national parks, so if you’re looking for something to do outdoors, then you won’t be short of activities. Step back in time and try a classical steam train journey to witness the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, or get your adrenaline pumping with Live For Today.

If you’re a foodie, then this is the ultimate destination – there are plenty of food and drink experiences to be had. York is famous for its history with chocolate, so don’t miss the Chocolate Story museum! Start your Stag & Hen celebrations in York with axe throwing, or a more meaningful pre-drinks session at Gin tasting in Harrogate.

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If you’re looking for a unique way to experience one of the North’s most loved cities, then head down to York minster and join Mad Alice on her award-winning tour of the haunted streets of York …

Are you determined enough to complete this extreme adrenaline filled assault course? Inspired by the game show Krypton Factor, it starts with a 40-foot climb before a 500-foot zip line, you will have to crawl, balance …

The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum opened in October 1978, on the 250th anniversary of Cook’s birth, and has been a brilliant specialist museum ever since! This purpose built musuem has 6 permanant exhibits and regular temporary …

Are you up for an adventure where you’ll be exploring a whole world underneath your feet? The Yorkshire Dales have some of the most spectacular caving systems in the whole country! If you are unfamiliar with …

If you love chocolate even half as much as we do then this is a perfect stop for a busy day in the city of York. In just an hour you will indulge yourself in many …

Travel back through time at the Yorkshire Museum. Their collections are of national and international importance, and their museum welcomes thousands of visitors each year. The museum houses galleries showcasing some of Britain’s finest archaeological treasures …

For a visitor or a local, this tour will surprise you with places you would have never of noticed. Taking you to 5 unique venues in the heart of York’s foodie scene, the food and passion …

Gatehouse Coffee is well known for having, what many consider to be, the best coffee in York – but what really makes it stand out is its magical location. Amazingly, the coffee shop itself is built …

Aaaarrgghhh!!! Discover the coast like never before with Yorkshire’s only skydive centre! So, you’re interested in this mesmerising sport we call skydiving? There’s no better place to do it than in Yorkshire! The skydive club is …

Calling all climbers of all ages! It’s time to conquer the walls of Go Climb in Stockton-on-Tees. This is not your normal wall climbing experience, every wall has its own unique theme and difficulty from a …

For a beautiful walk with guaranteed photo opportunities, the Ingleton Waterfall Trail is perfect. Ideal for families trying to impress the kids or couples looking for a romantic hike the trail takes between 2-3 hours and …