Heritage Britain

The county of Yorkshire, England


The landscapes of the north cannot fail to inspire - being the source of inspiration for numerous poets and writers. The wild beauty of the heathercarpeted Yorkshire moors infuses the work of the Bronte sisters, such as Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights and at their home in Haworth in West Yorkshire, you will gain a poignant insight into their brief lives.

A nostalgic journey by steam on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway brings you to one of the most dramatic coastlines in the country. Stretching from the Humber River and the world’s longest suspension bridge, up
past the towering chalk cliffs of Flamborough head, the seaside town of Scarborough and the pastel-coloured house of Robin Hood’s Bay to Whitby.

Clustered steeply around its harbour and overlooked by the Abbey, Whitby is recognisably where Bram Stoker set many of Dracula’s chilling scenes. It was also where the great explorer Captain Cook set sail for Australia. The Cook Trail begins here and leads on to the pretty fishing village of Staithes where he was apprenticed as a boy.

Beautiful York is a city of living history. The lanes of the medieval shambles, filled with speciality shops, lead to the magnificent York Minster one of the treasures of Britain.

There are many exciting museums and Historic Houses to discover around Yorkshire including Burton Agnes Hall in Driffield, York Minster, the Jorvik Viking Centre and Fairfax House in York, Castle Howard, Harewood House, Fountains Abbey, Kiplin Hall, Sutton Park, York Minster, and the Jorvik Viking Centre which transports you back to the sights, sounds and smells of the Viking era.

Where to stay and things to do in Yorkshire

Hotels | Bed and Breakfast | Pubs and Inns | Self Catering | Places to Visit | Museums and Art Galleries | Gardens | Castles | Cathedrals | National Parks | Railways | Weddings and Honeymoons | Apartments | Conferences, Seminars and Corporate Events | Abbeys and Priories | Health Spas | Churches | Restaurants | Tourist Information Centres | Yorkshire Towns | Historic Yorkshire

Selected Yorkshire hotels - Please Refresh for another random Hotel list

The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel & Spa, Skipton
The White Swan Inn, Pickering
Golden Fleece, Thirsk
Hazlewood Castle Hotel, Tadcaster
Merrion Hotel, Leeds
The Feathers, Helmsley
Dean Court Hotel, York
Boars Head Hotel, Ripley
Middlethorpe Hall and Spa
PROPERTY OF THE NATIONAL TRUST
, York
Old Manse Guest House, Pickering

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Explore Yorkshire Towns

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Yorkshire Tourist Information Centres

Aysgarth Falls Tourist Information Centre
Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre
Aysgarth, Leyburn
North Yorkshire, DL8 3TH
Tel: +44 (0) 1969 663424
Fax: +44 (0)1969 663105
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Barnsley Tourist Information Centre
46 Eldon Street
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
Tel: +44 (0) 1226 206757
Fax: +44 (0)1226 206757
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Batley Tourist Information Centre
Bedale Hall, Bedale
North Yorkshire, DL8 1AA
Tel: +44 (0) 1677 424604
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Beverley Tourist Information Centre
34 Butcher Row, Beverley
East Yorkshire, HU12 0AB
Tel: +44 (0) 1482 867430
Fax:+44 (0)1482 885237
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Boroughbridge Tourist Information Centre
2 Fishergate, Boroughbridge
North Yorkshire, YO51 9AL
Tel: +44 (0) 1423 323373
Fax: +44 (0)1423 323373

Bradford Tourist Information Centre
City Hall, Bradford
West Yorkshire, BD1 1HY
Tel: +44 (0) 1274 753678
Fax: +44 (0)1274 739067
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Bridlington Tourist Information Centre
25 Prince Street, Bridlington
Yorkshire, YO15 2NP
Tel: +44 (0) 1262 673474
Fax: +44 (0)1262 401797
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Clapham Tourist Information Centre
Clapham National Park Centre
Clapham, Via Lancaster
North Yorkshire, LA2 8ED
Tel: +44 (0) 15242 51419
Fax: +44 (0)15242 51588
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Danby Tourist Information Centre
The Moors Centre, Danby Lodge
Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby
North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB
Tel: +44 (0) 1287 660654
Fax: +44 (0)1287 660308
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Doncaster Tourist Information Centre
Central Library, Waterdale
Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 3JE
Tel: +44 (0) 1302 734309
Fax: +44 (0)1302 735385
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Easingwold Tourist Information Centre
Chapel Lane, Easingwold
North Yorkshire, YO61 3AE
Tel: +44 (0) 1347 821530
Fax: +44 (0)1347 823966
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Filey Tourist Information Centre
"Evron Centre, John Street"
Filey , Yorkshire, YO14 9DW
Tel: +44 (0) 1723 518000
Fax: +44 (0)1723 518001
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Grassington Tourist Information Centre
National Park Centre, Colvend,
Hebden Road, Grassington,
North Yorkshire, BD23 5LB
Tel: +44 (0) Yorkshire, BD23 5LB
Tel: +44 (0) 1756 752774
Fax: +44 (0)1756 753358
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Halifax Tourist Information Centre
Piece Hall, Halifax
West Yorkshire, HX1 1RE
Tel: +44 (0) 1422 368725
Fax: +44 (0)1422 354264
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Harrogate Tourist Information Centre
Royal Baths Assembly Rooms
Crescent Road, Harrogate
Yorkshire, HG1 2RR
Tel: +44 (0) 1423 537300
Fax: +44 (0)1423 537305
email: click here

Hawes Tourist Information Centre
Dales Countryside Museum
Station Yard, Hawes
North Yorkshire, DL8 3NT
Tel: +44 (0) 1969 667450
Fax: +44 (0)1969 667165
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Haworth Tourist Information Centre
2/4 West Lane, Haworth
Near Keighley, West Yorkshire
BD22 8EF
Tel: +44 (0) 1535 642329
Fax: +44 (0)1535 647721
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Hebden Bridge Tourist Information Centre
1 Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire, HX7 8EX
Tel: +44 (0) 1422 843831
Fax: +44 (0)1422 845266
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Helmsley Tourist Information Centre
Castle Visitor Centre
Castlegate
Helmsley
Yorkshire, YO62 5DT
Tel: +44 (0) 1439 770173
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Holmfirth Tourist Information Centre
49-51 Huddersfield Road
Holmfirth, Yorkshire, HD7 1JP
Tel: +44 (0) 1484 222444
Fax: +44 (0)1484 222445
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Hornsea Tourist Information Centre
120 Newbegin, Hornsea
Yorkshire, HU18 1PB
Tel: +44 (0) 1964 536404
Fax: +44 (0)1964 536404
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Huddersfield Tourist Information Centre
3 Albion Street, Huddersfield
Yorkshire, HD1 2NW
Tel: +44 (0) 1484 223200
Fax: +44 (0)1484 223202
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Hull (King George Dock) Tourist Information Centre
King George Dock, Hedon Road
Hull, Yorkshire, HU9 5PR
Tel: +44 (0) 1482 702118
Fax: +44 (0)1482 702118
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Hull Tourist Information Centre
1 Paragon Street, Hull
Yorkshire, HU1 3NA
Tel: +44 (0) 1482 223559
Fax: 01482 613959
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Humber Bridge Tourist Information Centre
North Bank Viewing Area
Ferriby Road, Hessle,
Yorkshire, HU13 OLN
Tel: +44 (0) 1482 640852
Fax: +44 (0)1482 640852

Ilkley Tourist Information Centre
Station Rd, Ilkley
Yorkshire, LS29 8HA
Tel: +44 (0) 1943 602319
Fax:+44 (0)1943 603795
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Ingleton Tourist Information Centre
The Community Centre Car Park
Ingleton, Yorkshire, LA6 3HG
Tel: +44 (0) 15242 41049
Fax:+44 (0)15242 41701

Knaresborough Tourist Information Centre
9 Castle Court, Market Place
Knaresborough, Yorkshire, HG5 8AE
Tel: +44 (0) 1423 866886
Fax: +44 (0)1423 866886

Leeds Tourist Information Centre
"Gateway Yorkshire, PO Box 244
The Arcade, City Station"
Leeds, Yorkshire, LS1 1PL
Tel: +44 (0) 113 242 5242
Fax: +44 (0)113 246 8246
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Leeming Bar Tourist Information Centre
Great North Road, Leeming Bar
Bedale, Yorkshire, DL8 1DT
Tel: +44 (0) 1677 424262
Fax: +44 (0)1677 423069
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Leyburn Tourist Information Centre
4 Central Chambers, Railway Street
Leyburn, Yorkshire, DL8 5BB
Tel: +44 (0) 1969 623069
Fax: +44 (0)1969 622833
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Malham Tourist Information Centre
Malham, Skipton
Yorkshire, BD23 4DA
Tel: +44 (0) 1729 830363
Fax: +44 (0)1729 830673
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Malton Tourist Information Centre
58 Market Place, Malton
Yorkshire, YO17 7LW
Tel: +44 (0) 1653 600048
Fax: +44 (0)1653 698374

Northallerton Tourist Information Centre
The Applegarth Car Park
Northallerton, Yorkshire, DL7 8LZ
Tel: +44 (0) 1609 776864
Fax: +44 (0)1609 761001
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Otley Tourist Information Centre
Otley Library & Tourist Information
4 Boroughgate, Otley,
Yorkshire, LS21 3AL
Tel: +44 (0) 113 247 7707
Fax: +44 (0) 113 224 3286
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Pateley Bridge Tourist Information Centre
18 High Street, Pateley Bridge
Yorkshire, HG3 5AW
Tel: +44 (0) 1423 711147
Fax: +44 (0)1423 711147

Pickering Tourist Information Centre
The Ropery, Pickering
Yorkshire, YO18 8DY
Tel: +44 (0) 1751 473791
Fax: +44 (0) 1751 473487
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Reeth Tourist Information Centre
The Literary Institute, The Green
Reeth, Yorkshire, DL11 6TE
Tel: +44 (0) 1748 884059
Fax: +44 (0)1748 884547
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Richmond Tourist Information Centre
Friary Gardens, Victoria Road
Richmond, Yorkshire, DL10 4AJ
Tel: +44 (0) 1748 850252
Fax:+44 (0)1748 825994
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Ripon Tourist Information Centre
Minster Road, Ripon
Yorkshire, HG4 1LT
Tel: +44 (0) 1765 604625
Fax:+44 (0)1765 604625

Rotherham Tourist Information Centre
Central Library, Walker Place
Rotherham, Yorkshire, S65 1JH
Tel: +44 (0) 1709 823611
Fax: +44 (0)1709 823650
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Scarborough Tourist Information Centre
"Unit 3, Pavilion House"
Valley Bridge Road, Scarborough
Yorkshire, YO11 1UZ
Tel: +44 (0) 1723 373333
Fax: +44 (0)1723 363785
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Selby Tourist Information Centre
Park Street, Selby
Yorkshire, YO8 4AA
Tel: +44 (0) 1757 703263

Settle Tourist Information Centre
Town Hall, Cheapside
Settle, Yorkshire, BD24 9EJ
Tel: +44 (0) 1729 825192
Fax: +44 (0)1729 824381
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Sheffield Tourist Information Centre
1 Tudor Square, Sheffield
Yorkshire, S1 2LA
Tel: +44 (0) 114 221 1900
Fax: 0114 281 4042
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Skipton Tourist Information Centre
35 Coach Street, Skipton
Yorkshire, BD23 1LQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1756 792809
Fax: +44 (0)1756 700709
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Sutton Bank Tourist Information Centre
Sutton Bank, Thirsk
Yorkshire, YO7 2EH
Tel: +44 (0) 1845 597426
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Thirsk Tourist Information Centre
49 Market Place, Thirsk
Yorkshire, YO7 1HA
Tel: +44 (0) 1845 522755
Fax: 01845 526230
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Todmorden Tourist Information Centre
15 Burnley Road, Todmorden
Yorkshire, OL14 7BU
Tel: +44 (0) 1706 818181
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Wakefield Tourist Information Centre
9 The Bull Ring
Wakefield
WF1 1HB
Tel: +44 (0) 0845 601 8353
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Wetherby Tourist Information Centre
17 Westgate, Wetherby
Yorkshire, LS22 6LL
Tel: +44 (0) 1937 582151
Fax:+44 (0)1937 586964
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Whitby Tourist Information Centre
Langborne Road, Whitby
Yorkshire, YO21 1YN
Tel: +44 (0) 1947 602674
Fax: +44 (0)1947 606137
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Withernsea Tourist Information Centre
131 Queen Street, Withernsea
Yorkshire, HU19 2DJ
Tel: +44 (0) 1964 615683
Fax: +44 (0)1964 615683
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York Tourist Information Centre
Railway Station, Station Road
York, Yorkshire, Y01 7HB
Tel: +44 (0) 1904 621756
Fax: +44 (0)1904 672753

Famous people born, lived or buried in Yorkshire

James Herriott (3 October 1916-23 February 1995)
James Herriott was the pen name of James Alfred Wight. He was a veterinary surgeon and writer best known for "All Creatures Great and Small" which eventually became a TV series too.

Lewis Carroll (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898)
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-98) was more commonly known as Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. His father became a residentiary canon of the Cathedral in 1852. During his many visits to Ripon, Carroll wrote Ye Carpette Knyghte and several pages of Through the Looking-Glass, as well as a number of mathematical papers. Carroll’s work may have been inspired by carvings in the choir, especially the misericord of a griffon chasing a rabbit down a rabbit hole. Sir George Gilbert Scott depicted the Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat in the south transept to commemorate this connection. Canon Dodgson is commemorated on the clergy board beneath the south-west tower.

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