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  • 1. Brontë Parsonage Museum

    Historic Home

    The most evocative of Haworth's Brontë sights is this somber Georgian (1778) house, the sisters' family home, where you can see original furniture...Read More

  • 2. Captain Cook Memorial Museum


    This museum documenting the life of the famous mariner and those who sailed with him is located in the 17th-century house where he lodged as...Read More

  • 3. Castle Howard


    Standing in the Howardian Hills to the west of Malton, Castle Howard is an outstanding example of English baroque architecture, with a distinctive...Read More

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  • 4. Georgian Theatre Royal

    Arts/Performance Venue

    A jewel box built in 1788 and today an active community playhouse, this theater and museum is Britain's most complete Georgian playhouse still...Read More

  • 5. Harewood House


    The home of the Earl of Harewood, a cousin of the Queen, Harewood House (pronounced har -wood) is a spectacular 1759 neoclassical mansion designed...Read More

  • 6. Hepworth Wakefield


    The largest purpose-built gallery in the United Kingdom (outside London) focuses on 20th-century British art, notably sculptors Henry Moore...Read More

  • 7. National Railway Museum


    A must for train lovers, Britain's biggest railway museum houses part of the national collection of rail vehicles. Don't miss such gleaming...Read More

  • 8. Rievaulx

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The perfect marriage of architecture and landscape, Rievaulx (pronounced ree- voh ) Abbey sits in a dramatic setting two miles northwest of...Read More

  • 9. Studley Royal Water Garden & Fountains Abbey


    You can easily spend a day at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, an 822-acre complex made up of an 18th-century water garden and deer park; a...Read More

  • 10. York Minster

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The city's focal point, this vast cathedral is the largest Gothic building north of the Alps and attracts almost as many visitors as London...Read More

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  • 11. Yorkshire Sculpture Park


    This outdoor gallery near Wakefield is part of a former 18th-century estate encompassing more than 500 acres of fields, lakes, exotic trees...Read More

  • 12. Bark Endeavour

    Other Attraction

    This scaled-down replica of Captain Cook's ship was built by local craftspeople using original drawings and specifications, and it includes...Read More

  • 13. Bempton Cliffs

    Bempton | Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    A coastal path over the cliff tops ends at this seabird reserve, where some 250,000 birds, including a colony of approximately 1,000 rare puffins...Read More

  • 14. Bolton Abbey


    Some of the loveliest Wharfedale scenery comes into view near Bolton Priory, the ruins of a 12th-century Augustinian priory that sit on a grassy...Read More

  • 15. Brontë Waterfall

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    If you have the time, pack a lunch and walk for 2¾ miles or so from Haworth along a field path, lane, and moorland track to the lovely, isolated...Read More

  • 16. Castle Museum


    In an 18th-century building whose elegance belies its former role as a debtors' prison, this quirky museum includes a replica York street that...Read More

  • 17. Church of St. Mary the Virgin

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Whitby's landmark church overlooks the town from the top of East Cliff, with the striking ruins of Whitby Abbey looming beyond. Bram Stoker...Read More

  • 18. City of York Walls

    Historic District/Site

    Almost 3 miles of original medieval town walls remain around York, more than any other city in England. In the 9th century, invading Vikings...Read More

  • 19. City Sightseeing


    This tour company runs frequent hop-on, hop-off bus tours of York that stop at the Castle Museum, the Merchants Adventurers' Hall, Clifford...Read More

  • 20. Clifford's Tower

    Notable Building

    This rather battered-looking keep at the top of a steep mound is all that remains of the old York castle, one of the greatest fortresses of...Read More

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