Things to Do in North Yorkshire


There are plenty of things to do in North Yorkshire, a wonderful place for exploring the outdoors and learning about the region’s history from its various museums. Yorkshire Dales Spread across 840 square miles of magnificent scenery, protected wildlife and unique heritage, the Yorkshire Dales are truly worth exploring.

Whether you want to hike over the moorlands, casually stroll beside its rivers or climb the limestone pavements, there are plenty of outdoor pursuits. For those who love being outdoors, the Dales offer unrivalled serenity and a perfect country escape.

Explore the Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is a picturesque working landscape populated by enchanting market towns and quaint villages. Whilst a lot of people escape to the region for the countryside, the area is steeped in heritage. Boasting medieval castles, country houses and picture perfect streets.

Skipton Castle

At the top of Skipton High Street stands the impressive twin towers of Skipton Castle. Over 900 years old, the castle withstood a three-year siege during the Civil War and is one of the best-preserved medieval castles in England.


For foodies, we recommend visiting Easingwold as it has become a bit of a food lover’s paradise in recent times. The town is full of local farm shops and charming delis, all serving locally sourced produce. Easingwold is centrally located in Yorkshire, which means that it has links to York and other major cities in the North. The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside perfect for country walking.

North York Moors

With over 1,400 miles of natural unspoilt beauty, the North York Moors is home to pine forests, rolling hills and rugged but spectacular coastline.


Yorkshire has some of the most picturesque bays and coastlines in the country. Scarborough is believed to be the UK’s first seaside resort. Whether you fancy a day at the beach, exploring the rocky headland or a visit to Scarborough Castle, you can be sure there is plenty to see and do in this quaint Yorkshire town.

Robin Hood’s Bay

The perfect place for a weekend getaway, stay in a cosy pub and enjoy a delicious late breakfast, before spending the afternoon exploring the rugged coastal pathways. For those wanting to explore the countryside, head inland to Sneaton Forest to see the Falling Foss Waterfall. Or if you would like to stay by the coast, there is a picturesque 3-mile walk along the beach to Ravenscar, a coastal village, 10 miles north of Scarborough.

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