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72 fun 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.