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Scale: It is 39 miles from Stocksbridge to Thorne and 27 miles from Wakefield to Sheffield.

Airports Airport indicated is Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield.

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Attraction 1 - Conisbrough Castle, Castle Hill, Conisbrough, Doncaster. South Yorkshire. DN12 3BU. conisbroughcastle.org.uk.
Attraction 2 - South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, c/o Doncaster Aeroventure, Dakota Way, Doncaster Leisure Park, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 5ES. Tel: 01302 761616. aeroventure.org.uk.
Attraction 3 - Magna Science Adventure Centre, Sheffield Rd, Rotherham, S60 1DX Tel: 01709 720 002. visitmagna.co.uk.
Attraction 4 - Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield, S9 3TL. Tel: 0114 2233600. donvalleystadium.co.uk.
Attraction 5 - Roche Abbey, Maltby, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S66 8NW. Tel: 01709 812739.

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Visitor attractions and information for Barnsley

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Attractions Kirklees Light Railway, Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Nr Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9XJ. Tel: 01484 865727. Our main station, Clayton West, has a full range of amenities to entertain you and your family while you wait for the train or after you return. Clayton West Station is situated on the A636 Wakefield to Denby Dale road, off Junction 38 or 39 of the M1 Motorway. www.kirkleeslightrailway.co.uk. About 5 miles north west of Barnsley.

Kirklees Light Railway

Conisbrough CastleAttractions Conisbrough Castle, Castle Hill, Conisbrough, Doncaster. South Yorkshire. DN12 3BU. One of the country's finest Norman castles. Since the Ivanhoe Trust took over the management of the castle, a new Visitor Centre has been constructed, floodlighting has been installed around the castle and a new car park has been provided. Conisbrough Castle is regarded as having one of the finest Norman keep towers anywhere in England. Coach and car parking free of charge at the foot of the castle. Disabled car parking is available next to the visitor centre. www.conisbroughcastle.org.uk. About 8 miles south east of Barnsley.

Conisbrough Castle

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Visitor attractions and information - Batley

Oakwell Hall Country Park

Attractions Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, Batley WF17 9LG Tel: 01924 326240 - Charlotte Brontë visited Oakwell Hall in Batley, West Yorkshire in the 1830s and immortalised the house as "Fieldhead" in her novel Shirley. The house is set in over 100 acres of country park, and there are a range of visitor facilities including visitor centre, shop, cafe. www.oakwellhallcountrypark.co.uk About 2 miles north of Batley.

Oakwell Hall Country Park

Attractions Leeds City Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA Tel. 0113 247 8248. The gallery comprises one of the best collections of British Art outside London, including works by Turner, Cotman, Cozens and Girtin. Through the support of the Henry Moore Foundation, the Gallery has bought many important sculptures and can boast a modern sculpture collection second only to that of the Tate. About 8 miles north of Batley.

Leeds City Art Gallery

AttractionsNational Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, West Yorkshire Tel: 01274 202030 The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television was established in 1983 and attracts over 750,000 visitors each year. The museum has a collection of over three million items. www.nmpft.org.uk. About 7 miles northeast of Batley.

National Museum of Photography, Film & Television

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Visitor attractions and information - Bawtry

Attractions South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, c/o Doncaster Aeroventure, Dakota Way, Doncaster Leisure Park, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 5ES. Tel: 01302 761616. A collection of 15 British Jets and helicopters are displayed in the historic aircraft hangar, built in 1940. Charges apply. www.aeroventure.org.uk. About 8 miles north of Bawtry.

South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

Attractions Cusworth Hall, Cusworth Lane, Doncaster, DN5 7TU. Tel: 01302 782342. The Museum of South Yorkshire Life, located 2 miles north of Doncaster, off the A638 Doncaster to Wakefield Road. About 10 miles north of Bawtry.

Cusworth Hall

Attractions The St. Leger, the world's oldest Classic, takes place every September on the famouse Town Moor Doncaster racecourse. Undergoing redevelopment (2006). www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk. About 7 miles north of Bawtry.

Doncaster racecourse

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Visitor attractions and information - Bedale

AttractionsBolton Castle, Leyburn, Yorkshire Tel: 01969 623981 Completed in 1399, Bolton Castle was the stronghold of the Scrope family. The castle has a wealth of history - Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here for 6 months. Tableaux displays of life in medieval times, gardens and vineyards. www.boltoncastle.co.uk. About 15 miles west of Bedale.

Bolton Castle

AttractionsBedale Museum, Bedale Hall, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 1AA The centre of this fascinating little museum is the hand drawn Bedale fire engine dated 1748. In the centre of Bedale.

Bedale Museum, Bedale Hall,

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Visitor attractions and information - Bingley

Attractions Bingley Five Rise lock. The 5-rise is the steepest flight of lock in the UK. When it opened on March 21 1774, a major feat of engineering at the time, a crowd of 30,000 people turned out to celebrate it. The flight is a major tourist attraction in the area. In the centre of Bingley.

Bingley Five Rise lock

AttractionsKeighley & Worth Valley Railway, The Railway Station, Haworth, KEIGHLEY BD22 8NJ Tel: 01535 645214 The line runs 5 miles from Keighley to Oxenhope, the original terminus. The beautifully preserved KWVR has featured in many TV and film productions and was the setting for the well known "Railway Children". www.kwvr.co.uk. About 2 miles west of Bingley.

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

AttractionsNational Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, West Yorkshire Tel: 01274 202030 The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television was established in 1983 and attracts over 750,000 visitors each year. The museum has a collection of over three million items. www.nmpft.org.uk. About 6 miles southeast of Bingley.

National Museum of Photography, Film & Television

Attractions Saltaire is a purpose-built "model" Victorian industrial village, built in the 19th century by the Victorian philanthropist Sir Titus Salt to provide self-contained living space for the workers at his woollen mills. Today Salt's Mill has been converted into the "1853 Gallery" which houses a collection of the works of the famous artist, David Hockney. About 2 miles east of Bingley.

Saltaire

Attractions Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, Baildon, Shipley, West Yorkshire BD17 5BN Tel: 01274 589010 The Shipley Glen Cable Tramway is the oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain (cliff lifts excepted). Dating from 1895, the line was built to serve the local beauty of Shipley Glen, near Saltaire in West Yorkshire. At nearly a quarter-mile in length, the woodland ride provides a pleasant alternative to the steep path. www.glentramway.co.uk. About 2 miles east of Bingley.

Shipley Glen Cable Tramway

Attractions The Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth, Keighley BD22 8DR Tel: 01535 642323 The Parsonage in Haworth is where the Bronte Sisters grew up and wrote most of their famous novels, while their father was incumbent at Haworth's adjacent church. It is now a museum owned and maintained by the Bronte Society; lovingly preserved, it is the principal attraction for Bronte enthusiasts visiting Haworth. About 6 miles west of Bingley.

The Bronte Parsonage Museum

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Visitor attractions and information - Boroughbridge

AttractionsAldborough Roman Town, Nr Boroughbridge Tel: 01423 322768 (English Heritage charges apply) Aldborough was one of the northernmost centres in the Roman Empire. About 2 miles south of Boroughbridge.

Aldborough Roman Town

Newby Hall & Gardens

AttractionsNewby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 5AE. Tel: 0845 4504068. Newby Hall is one of Britain’s finest Adam Houses and an exceptional example of 18th century interior decoration. The 25 acres of award-winning gardens are full of rare and beautiful plants, with the famous double herbaceous borders forming the main axis. www.newbyhall.co.uk. About 4 miles west of Boroughbridge.

Newby Hall & Gardens

AttractionsDevils Arrows, Boroughbridge - Devils Arrows are three huge standing stones (sometimes known as menhirs or megaliths) on the western outskirts of Boroughbridge, possibly the least understood and most neglected historic monuments in Britain. They are 18ft, 22ft and 22ft 6in tall, the last of these being taller than anything at Stonehenge. On the outskirts of Boroughbridge.

Devils Arrows

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Visitor attractions and information - Bradford

AttractionsNational Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, West Yorkshire Tel: 01274 202030 The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television was established in 1983 and attracts over 750,000 visitors each year. The museum has a collection of over three million items. www.nmpft.org.uk. In the centre of Bradford.

National Museum of Photography, Film & Television

Attractions Leeds City Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA Tel. 0113 247 8248. The gallery comprises one of the best collections of British Art outside London, including works by Turner, Cotman, Cozens and Girtin. Through the support of the Henry Moore Foundation, the Gallery has bought many important sculptures and can boast a modern sculpture collection second only to that of the Tate. About 8 miles east of Bradford.

Leeds City Art Gallery

Bradford City FC

Attractions Bradford City FC, The Bradford & Bingley Stadium, (Formerly Valley Parade), Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD8 7DY. Tel: 01274 773 355. Near the M62, Junction 26 and the M606 Motorways. Location: In the centre of Bradford.

Bradford & Bingley Stadium

Attractions Bradford Theatres, Alhambra Theatre, Morley Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD7 1AJ. Box Office Telephone: 01274 432000. The Alhambra Theatre is a splendid theatre with its distinctive Art Deco exterior and warm Edwardian interior. It has a restaurant and bars. Location: In the centre of Bradford.

Alhambra Theatre Bradford

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Visitor attractions and information - Brighouse

AttractionsNational Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, West Yorkshire Tel: 01274 202030 The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television was established in 1983 and attracts over 750,000 visitors each year. The museum has a collection of over three million items. www.nmpft.org.uk. About 7 miles north of Brighouse.

National Museum of Photography, Film & Television

The Piece Hall

AttractionsThe Piece Hall, Halifax HX1 1RE Tel: 01422 321002 The Piece Hall is in the centre of Halifax and consists of a large courtyard, surrounded by galleries in the classical style on three levels. As a town square it compares well with any other in Europe and is a monument to both the woollen textile and stone masonry industries. Over the years it has become home to a wide range of speciality shops. www.piecehall. About 4 miles west of Brighouse.

The Piece Hall

Attractions Shibden Hall, Lister’s Road, Halifax HX3 6XG Tel: 01422 352246 First built in about 1420, Shibden Hall, a splendid half-timbered manor house, was the home of the Lister family for over 300 hundred years. Each of the owners have left their mark on the property with furniture, decoration and personal belongings. The house is open to the public and is set in beautiful landscaped gardens and parkland. About 3 miles northwest of Brighouse.

Shibden Hall

AttractionsEureka! The Museum for Children, Discovery Road, Halifax Tel: 01422 330012 Britain's first and only interactive museum designed especially for children aged 3-12 years. More than 400 larger than life exhibits and exciting activities. www.eureka.org.uk. About 4 miles northwest of Brighouse.

Eureka

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Visitor attractions and information - Castleford

Attractions Temple Newsam, Temple Newsam Road, off Selby Road, Leeds LS15 0AE Tel: 0113 264 5535 Temple Newsam is one of the great historic estates in England. Set within over 1500 acres of parkland, woodland and farmland landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century, it is a magnificent Tudor–Jacobean mansion. It has one of the largest collections of Chippendale furniture in the country. About 7 miles northwest of Castleford.

Temple Newsam

Attractions Leeds City Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA Tel. 0113 247 8248. The gallery comprises one of the best collections of British Art outside London, including works by Turner, Cotman, Cozens and Girtin. Through the support of the Henry Moore Foundation, the Gallery has bought many important sculptures and can boast a modern sculpture collection second only to that of the Tate. About 8 miles northwest of Castleford.

Leeds City Art Gallery

AttractionsXSCAPE CASTLEFORD (Located at J32 off M62), Xscape Ltd, Colorado Way, Glasshoughton, Castleford WF10 4TA. The country’s biggest REAL snow slope, Europe’s tallest indoor ice climbing walls, 2 rock climbing walls, an aerial assault course, indoor skateboard park, Laserzone, bowling, multiplex cinema, 20 bars and restaurants. www.xscape.co.uk. On the outskirts of Castleford.

XSCAPE

Attractions Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract WF8 1QH Tel: 01977 723440 A notorious 12th century stone motte and bailey fortress standing high on a ridge, with a great ditch, barbican and two stone walled outer baileys. The site is owned by Wakefield Museums & Arts Department. About 3 miles south of Castleford.

Pontefract Castle

Attractions Nostell Priory (NT), Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wakefield WF4 1QE Tel: 01924 863892 Palladian house built in 1733 by James Paine, where Chippendale started out his career by making furniture especially for the house. National Trust charges apply. About 6 miles southwest of Castleford.

Nostell Priory

Attractions Pontefract Racecourse, 33 Ropergate, Pontefract WF8 1LE Tel: 01977 703224 - Pontefract is one of the best appointed courses of its kind in the country. There are modern bars and refreshment areas in all enclosures. www.pontefract-races.co.uk. About 2 miles south of Castleford.

Pontefract Racecourse

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Visitor attractions and information - Cleckheaton

Oakwell Hall Country Park

Attractions Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, Batley WF17 9LG Tel: 01924 326240 - Charlotte Brontë visited Oakwell Hall in Batley, West Yorkshire in the 1830s and immortalised the house as "Fieldhead" in her novel Shirley. The house is set in over 100 acres of country park, and there are a range of visitor facilities including visitor centre, shop, cafe. www.oakwellhallcountrypark.co.uk. About 2 miles east of Cleckheaton.

Oakwell Hall Country Park

Attractions Leeds City Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA Tel. 0113 247 8248. The gallery comprises one of the best collections of British Art outside London, including works by Turner, Cotman, Cozens and Girtin. Through the support of the Henry Moore Foundation, the Gallery has bought many important sculptures and can boast a modern sculpture collection second only to that of the Tate. About 8 miles northwest of Cleckheaton.

Leeds City Art Gallery

National Museum of Photography

AttractionsNational Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, West Yorkshire Tel: 01274 202030 The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television was established in 1983 and attracts over 750,000 visitors each year. The museum has a collection of over three million items. www.nmpft.org.uk. About 6 miles north of Cleckheaton.

National Museum of Photography, Film & Television

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Visitor attractions and information - Dewsbury

Attractions Nostell Priory (NT), Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wakefield WF4 1QE Tel: 01924 863892 Palladian house built in 1733 by James Paine, where Chippendale started out his career by making furniture especially for the house. National Trust charges apply. About 10miles east of Dewsbury.

Nostell Priory

Attractions Kirklees Light Railway, Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Nr Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9XJ. Tel: 01484 865727. Our main station, Clayton West, has a full range of amenities to entertain you and your family while you wait for the train or after you return. Clayton West Station is situated on the A636 Wakefield to Denby Dale road, off Junction 38 or 39 of the M1 Motorway. www.kirkleeslightrailway.co.uk. About 4 miles south of Dewsbury.

Kirklees Light Railway

Attractions Temple Newsam, Temple Newsam Road, off Selby Road, Leeds LS15 0AE Tel: 0113 264 5535 Temple Newsam is one of the great historic estates in England. Set within over 1500 acres of parkland, woodland and farmland landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century, it is a magnificent Tudor–Jacobean mansion. It has one of the largest collections of Chippendale furniture in the country. About 10 miles northeast of Dewsbury.

Temple Newsam

Attractions Leeds City Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA Tel. 0113 247 8248. The gallery comprises one of the best collections of British Art outside London, including works by Turner, Cotman, Cozens and Girtin. Through the support of the Henry Moore Foundation, the Gallery has bought many important sculptures and can boast a modern sculpture collection second only to that of the Tate. About 8 miles north of Dewsbury.

Leeds City Art Gallery

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Visitor attractions and information - Doncaster

The Dome Doncaster

Attractions Lakeside Village, White Rose Way, Doncaster, DN4 5JH. Tel: 01302 366 444. Located in Doncaster, Lakeside Village is close to Europe’s largest indoor leisure complex, The Dome Leisure Centre, and also Doncaster racecourse home of the famous St Ledger. In the centre of Doncaster.

Lakeside Village

Attractions Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Chequer Road, Doncaster, DN1 2AE. Tel: 01302 734293. In the centre of Doncaster.

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

Attractions South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, c/o Doncaster Aeroventure, Dakota Way, Doncaster Leisure Park, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 5ES. Tel: 01302 761616. A collection of 15 British Jets and helicopters are displayed in the historic aircraft hangar, built in 1940. Charges apply. www.aeroventure.org.uk. In the centre of Doncaster.

South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

Attractions Cusworth Hall, Cusworth Lane, Doncaster, DN5 7TU. Tel: 01302 782342. The Museum of South Yorkshire Life, located 2 miles north of Doncaster, off the A638 Doncaster to Wakefield Road. About 2 miles north of Doncaster.

Museum of South Yorkshire Life

Attractions The St. Leger, the world's oldest Classic, takes place every September on the famouse Town Moor Doncaster racecourse. Undergoing redevelopment (2006). www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk. About 2 miles east of Doncaster.

Doncaster racecourse

Doncaster markets

Attractions Doncaster Markets, Markets Manager, The Blue Building, 38 - 40 High Street, Doncaster, DN1 1DE. Tel: 01302 862480. Doncaster is rightly proud of its Markets and you will find them great places to shop or simply to absorb the sights, sounds and atmosphere. They quote Anthony Worrell Thompson "I wish there were more markets like Doncaster Market" In the centre of Doncaster.

Doncaster Markets

Conisbrough CastleAttractions Conisbrough Castle, Castle Hill, Conisbrough, Doncaster. South Yorkshire. DN12 3BU. One of the country's finest Norman castles. Since the Ivanhoe Trust took over the management of the castle, a new Visitor Centre has been constructed, floodlighting has been installed around the castle and a new car park has been provided. Conisbrough Castle is regarded as having one of the finest Norman keep towers anywhere in England. Coach and car parking free of charge at the foot of the castle. Disabled car parking is available next to the visitor centre. www.conisbroughcastle.org.uk. About 5 miles west of Doncaster.

Conisbrough Castle

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Visitor attractions and information - Easingwold

York Railway Museum

National Railway MuseumAttractions National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York. 01904 621261. From Stephenson's Rocket to Eurostar, rail travel is brought dramatically to life with interactive displays and lavish exhibitions. www.nrm.org.uk. About 12 miles south of Easingwold.

National Railway Museum

AttractionsJorvik Viking Centre, Coppergate, York. Tel: 01904 643211. Journey back 1,000 years and experience Jorvik, its atmosphere, sounds and smells. See actual Viking timber houses and hundreds of artefacts from excavations. www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk.. About 12 miles south of Easingwold.

Jorvik Viking Centre

Attractions Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire YO60 7DA Tel: 01653 648 444. One of the country's finest tourist attractions, Castle Howard is one of the most beautiful historic houses in England. This 18th century palace has unique collections of statuary, furniture, ceramics and paintings surrounded by a breathtaking mix of sweeping grounds and spectacular gardens. www.castlehoward.co.uk. About 12 miles east of Easingwold.

Castle Howard

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Visitor attractions and information - Garforth

AttractionsNational Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, West Yorkshire Tel: 01274 202030 The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television was established in 1983 and attracts over 750,000 visitors each year. The museum has a collection of over three million items. www.nmpft.org.uk. About 11 miles west of Garforth.

National Museum of Photography, Film & Television

AttractionsXSCAPE CASTLEFORD (Located at J32 off M62), Xscape Ltd, Colorado Way, Glasshoughton, Castleford WF10 4TA The country’s biggest REAL snow slope, Europe’s tallest indoor ice climbing walls, 2 rock climbing walls, an aerial assault course, indoor skateboard park, Laserzone, bowling, multiplex cinema, 20 bars and restaurants. www.xscape.co.uk. About 7 miles south of Garforth.

XSCAPE

Attractions Temple Newsam, Temple Newsam Road, off Selby Road, Leeds LS15 0AE Tel: 0113 264 5535 Temple Newsam is one of the great historic estates in England. Set within over 1500 acres of parkland, woodland and farmland landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century, it is a magnificent Tudor–Jacobean mansion. It has one of the largest collections of Chippendale furniture in the country. About 4 miles west of Garforth.

Temple Newsam

AttractionsHarewood House, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG Tel: 0113 218 1010 Harewood House is home to the Queen's cousin, the Earl of Harewood. The House is set in spectacular grounds with formal gardens, a sweeping terrace and woodland walks. There is an outstanding art collection, splendid State Rooms and a fascinating 'Below Stairs' exhibition. An unusual feature is the Bird Garden. www.harewood.org. About 10 miles north of Garforth.

Harewood House

Attractions Leeds City Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA Tel. 0113 247 8248. The gallery comprises one of the best collections of British Art outside London, including works by Turner, Cotman, Cozens and Girtin. Through the support of the Henry Moore Foundation, the Gallery has bought many important sculptures and can boast a modern sculpture collection second only to that of the Tate. About 6 miles west of Garforth.

Leeds City Art Gallery

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Visitor attractions and information - Halifax

AttractionsNational Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, West Yorkshire Tel: 01274 202030 The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television was established in 1983 and attracts over 750,000 visitors each year. The museum has a collection of over three million items. www.nmpft.org.uk. About 8 miles northeast of Halifax.

National Museum of Photography, Film & Television

The Piece Hall

AttractionsThe Piece Hall, Halifax HX1 1RE Tel: 01422 321002 The Piece Hall is in the centre of Halifax and consists of a large courtyard, surrounded by galleries in the classical style on three levels. As a town square it compares well with any other in Europe and is a monument to both the woollen textile and stone masonry industries. Over the years it has become home to a wide range of speciality shops. www.piecehall. In the centre of Halifax.

The Piece Hall

Attractions Shibden Hall, Lister’s Road, Halifax HX3 6XG Tel: 01422 352246 First built in about 1420, Shibden Hall, a splendid half-timbered manor house, was the home of the Lister family for over 300 hundred years. Each of the owners have left their mark on the property with furniture, decoration and personal belongings. The house is open to the public and is set in beautiful landscaped gardens and parkland.
On the outskirts of Halifax.

Shibden Hall

AttractionsEureka! The Museum for Children, Discovery Road, Halifax Tel: 01422 330012 Britain's first and only interactive museum designed especially for children aged 3-12 years. More than 400 larger than life exhibits and exciting activities. www.eureka.org.uk. In the centre of Halifax.

Eureka

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Visitor attractions and information - Harrogate

Attractions Ripon Racecourse (the Garden Racecourse )Tel: 01765 602156 For more than 300 years Ripon has hosted some of the most exciting, most prestigious and most enjoyable racing in the country. www.ripon-races.co.uk. About 8 miles north of Harrogate.

Ripon Racecourse

AttractionsThe Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Wilfrid, Ripon Cathedral, Minster Road, RIPON HG4 1QS Ripon Cathedral is one of the oldest and most beautiful cathedrals in Britain. The Crypt of St Wilfrid (AD 672) is witness to over 1,300 years of continuous worship. Tel: 01765 603462 About 8 miles north of Harrogate.

The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Wilfrid

AttractionsRipon Museum Trust, The Workhouse Museum, Sharow View, Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE. Tel: 01765 690799 Visit the Law and Order Museums, explore their collections and exhibitions and read the case studies that together tell the story of law and order in Yorkshire. The museums provide an insight into the harsh conditions endured not so many years ago. Each is housed within its own historic building. www.riponmuseums.co.uk. About 8 miles north of Harrogate.

Ripon Museum

Fountains Abbey

Fountains AbbeyAttractions Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden, Ripon Nr Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG4 3DY Tel: 01765 608888. A National Trust property (charges apply) of outstanding historic and aesthetic importance. Cistercian abbey, Georgian water garden and medieval deer park. World Heritage Site. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Andrew Butler). www.fountainsabbey.org.uk. About 8 miles north of Harrogate.

Fountains Abbey

Newby Hall & Gardens

AttractionsNewby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 5AE. Tel: 0845 4504068. Newby Hall is one of Britain’s finest Adam Houses and an exceptional example of 18th century interior decoration. The 25 acres of award-winning gardens are full of rare and beautiful plants, with the famous double herbaceous borders forming the main axis. www.newbyhall.co.uk. About 8 miles north of Harrogate.

Newby Hall & Gardens

AttractionsRHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1QB Tel: 01423 565418 Harlow Carr is the newest and most northerly of the four RHS gardens. About 1.5 miles west of Harrogate.

RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Attractions Spofforth Castle, Spofforth, Harrogate, North Yorkshire Tel. 0870 331 1181 The ruins of a hall range are all that remain from a fortified house. It is in the care of English Heritage. About 4 miles southeast of Harrogate.

Spofforth Castle

Harrogate Turkish Baths

Attractions Harrogate Turkish Baths and Health Spa, Royal Baths, Parliament Street, Harrogate, HG1 2WH. Tel: 01423 556746. Restored to reflect the original intention. Work your way up through the three inter-connecting Hot Room Chambers - Tepidarium (warm), the Calidarium (hot), and the Laconium (hottest) allowing the warmth to continue its therapeutic effect on skin and musculature. Location: In the centre of Harrogate.

Harrogate Turkish Baths

Knaresborough Castle

Attractions Knaresborough Castle is beautifully positioned high on a cliff overlooking the River Nidd, very close to the centre of Knaresborough. Also on site is the Courthouse Museum in one of the Castle's oldest buildings. The King's Tower, which also houses the dungeon, still stands. Location: About 3 miles east of Harrogate.

Knaresborough Castle

Harrogate Victoria shopping centre

Attractions Victoria Shopping Centre, Station Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1AE. Tel: 01423 569550. Harrogate's premier shopping experience. On 4 levels you will find many leading stores offering everything from food to clothing, from flowers to picture frames and tapestries. Located in the 'Heart of Harrogate', we aim to offer our customers top quality products and service. www.victoriashoppingcentre.com. Location: In the centre of Harrogate.

Victoria Shopping Centre

Harrogate International centre

Attractions Harrogate International Centre, Kings Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5LA. Tel: 01423 500500. Harrogate International Centre (HIC) is one of the world's top venues for conferences, exhibitions, banquets and entertainments. HIC hosts a wide range of entertainments from classical concerts and ballet to pop concerts and comedy. www.harrogateinternationalcentre.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Harrogate.

Harrogate International Centre

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Visitor attractions and information - Haworth

Attractions The Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth, Keighley BD22 8DR Tel: 01535 642323 The Parsonage in Haworth is where the Bronte Sisters grew up and wrote most of their famous novels, while their father was incumbent at Haworth's adjacent church. It is now a museum owned and maintained by the Bronte Society; lovingly preserved, it is the principal attraction for Bronte enthusiasts visiting Haworth. In the centre of Haworth.

The Bronte Parsonage Museum

AttractionsKeighley & Worth Valley Railway, The Railway Station, Haworth, KEIGHLEY BD22 8NJ Tel: 01535 645214 The line runs 5 miles from Keighley to Oxenhope, the original terminus. The beautifully preserved KWVR has featured in many TV and film productions and was the setting for the well known "Railway Children". www.kwvr.co.uk. On the outskirts of Haworth.

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Attractions Bingley Five Rise lock. The 5-rise is the steepest flight of lock in the UK. When it opened on March 21 1774, a major feat of engineering at the time, a crowd of 30,000 people turned out to celebrate it. The flight is a major tourist attraction in the area. About 5 miles northwest of Haworth.

Bingley Five Rise lock

AttractionsNational Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, West Yorkshire Tel: 01274 202030 The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television was established in 1983 and attracts over 750,000 visitors each year. The museum has a collection of over three million items. www.nmpft.org.uk. About 8 miles east of Haworth.

National Museum of Photography, Film & Television

Attractions Saltaire is a purpose-built "model" Victorian industrial village, built in the 19th century by the Victorian philanthropist Sir Titus Salt to provide self-contained living space for the workers at his woollen mills. Today Salt's Mill has been converted into the "1853 Gallery" which houses a collection of the works of the famous artist, David Hockney. About 8 miles east of Haworth.

Saltaire

Attractions Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, Baildon, Shipley, West Yorkshire BD17 5BN Tel: 01274 589010 The Shipley Glen Cable Tramway is the oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain (cliff lifts excepted). Dating from 1895, the line was built to serve the local beauty of Shipley Glen, near Saltaire in West Yorkshire. At nearly a quarter-mile in length, the woodland ride provides a pleasant alternative to the steep path. www.glentramway.co.uk. About 8 miles east of Haworth.

Shipley Glen Cable Tramway

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Visitor attractions and information - Hebden Bridge

Attractions The Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth, Keighley BD22 8DR Tel: 01535 642323 The Parsonage in Haworth is where the Bronte Sisters grew up and wrote most of their famous novels, while their father was incumbent at Haworth's adjacent church. It is now a museum owned and maintained by the Bronte Society; lovingly preserved, it is the principal attraction for Bronte enthusiasts visiting Haworth. About 7 miles north of Hebden Bridge.

The Bronte Parsonage Museum

AttractionsKeighley & Worth Valley Railway, The Railway Station, Haworth, KEIGHLEY BD22 8NJ Tel: 01535 645214 The line runs 5 miles from Keighley to Oxenhope, the original terminus. The beautifully preserved KWVR has featured in many TV and film productions and was the setting for the well known "Railway Children". www.kwvr.co.uk. About 8 miles north of Hebden Bridge.

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Attractions Bingley Five Rise lock. The 5-rise is the steepest flight of lock in the UK. When it opened on March 21 1774, a major feat of engineering at the time, a crowd of 30,000 people turned out to celebrate it. The flight is a major tourist attraction in the area. About 10 miles northeast of Hebden Bridge.

Bingley Five Rise lock

Attractions Shibden Hall, Lister’s Road, Halifax HX3 6XG Tel: 01422 352246 First built in about 1420, Shibden Hall, a splendid half-timbered manor house, was the home of the Lister family for over 300 hundred years. Each of the owners have left their mark on the property with furniture, decoration and personal belongings. The house is open to the public and is set in beautiful landscaped gardens and parkland.
About 7 miles east of Hebden Bridge.

Shibden Hall

AttractionsEureka! The Museum for Children, Discovery Road, Halifax Tel: 01422 330012 Britain's first and only interactive museum designed especially for children aged 3-12 years. More than 400 larger than life exhibits and exciting activities. www.eureka.org.uk. About 7 miles east of Hebden Bridge.

Eureka

AttractionsHeptonstall is a small remote village, 1 mile from Hebden Bridge. Many visitors come to the churchyard across the Back Lane, for it is here that Sylvia Plath is buried, whose husband was Ted Hughes. About 1 mile west of Hebden Bridge.

Heptonstall

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Visitor attractions and information - Holmfirth

Sids Cafe Holmfirth

Attractions Last of the Summer Wines' Sids Cafe, Holmfirth. One of the locations made famous by the longest-running British television sitcom, featuring Compo, Nora Batty and the rest. Location: In the centre of Holmfirth.

Sids Cafe Holmfirth

Attractions Kirklees Light Railway, Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Nr Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9XJ. Tel: 01484 865727. Our main station, Clayton West, has a full range of amenities to entertain you and your family while you wait for the train or after you return. Clayton West Station is situated on the A636 Wakefield to Denby Dale road, off Junction 38 or 39 of the M1 Motorway. www.kirkleeslightrailway.co.uk. About 7 miles east of Holmfirth.

Kirklees Light Railway

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Visitor attractions and information - Huddersfield

Sids Cafe Holmfirth

Attractions Last of the Summer Wines' Sids Cafe, Holmfirth. One of the locations made famous by the longest-running British television sitcom, featuring Compo, Nora Batty and the rest. About 6 miles south of Huddersfield.

Sids Cafe Holmfirth

Attractions Kirklees Light Railway, Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Nr Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9XJ. Tel: 01484 865727. Our main station, Clayton West, has a full range of amenities to entertain you and your family while you wait for the train or after you return. Clayton West Station is situated on the A636 Wakefield to Denby Dale road, off Junction 38 or 39 of the M1 Motorway. www.kirkleeslightrailway.co.uk. About 8 miles south east of Huddersfield.

Kirklees Light Railway

Attractions Colne Valley Museum, Cliffe Ash, Golcar, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 4PY. Tel : 01484 659762. Everyday life in the 19th century housed in three former weavers' cottages. Loom chamber, spinning room and gas-lit clogger's shop. On the outskirts of Huddersfield.

Colne Valley Museum

Attractions Huddersfield Markets: The outdoor market is covered by a stylish Victorian glass and cast iron structure. General market days are Monday, Thursday and Saturday, or try the famous second-hand market on Tuesday and Saturday where many interesting bargains can be found. The indoor Queensgate Market Hall has over 150 stalls. In the centre of Huddersfield.

Huddersfield Markets

Attractions Tolson Museum, Ravensknowle, Wakefield Rd, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 8DJ. Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles. In the centre of Huddersfield.

Tolson Museum

The Piece Hall

AttractionsThe Piece Hall, Halifax HX1 1RE Tel: 01422 321002 The Piece Hall is in the centre of Halifax and consists of a large courtyard, surrounded by galleries in the classical style on three levels. As a town square it compares well with any other in Europe and is a monument to both the woollen textile and stone masonry industries. Over the years it has become home to a wide range of speciality shops. www.piecehall. About 4 miles north of Huddersfield.

The Piece Hall

Attractions Shibden Hall, Lister’s Road, Halifax HX3 6XG Tel: 01422 352246 First built in about 1420, Shibden Hall, a splendid half-timbered manor house, was the home of the Lister family for over 300 hundred years. Each of the owners have left their mark on the property with furniture, decoration and personal belongings. The house is open to the public and is set in beautiful landscaped gardens and parkland.
About 6 miles northeast of Huddersfield.

Shibden Hall

AttractionsEureka! The Museum for Children, Discovery Road, Halifax Tel: 01422 330012 Britain's first and only interactive museum designed especially for children aged 3-12 years. More than 400 larger than life exhibits and exciting activities. www.eureka.org.uk. About 4 miles north of Huddersfield.

Eureka

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Visitor attractions and information - Ilkley

Attractions Skipton Castle, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 1AW Tel: 01756 792442 Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England. For over 900 years Skipton Castle has stood firm through wars and sieges at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. Fully roofed, it is a fascinating and delightful place to explore in any season - from the atmospheric Dungeon to the great Watch Tower, from the Chapel to the beautiful Conduit Court. www.skiptoncastle.co.uk. About 8 miles west of Ilkley.

Skipton Castle

Attractions Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, Bolton Abbey Station, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AF Tel: 01756 710614 Your journey takes you through picturesque Yorkshire Dales scenery, between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the new award-winning station at Bolton Abbey. Bolton Abbey station is the ideal stopping off point for a pleasant one and a half mile walk to the ruins of the 12th Century priory. About 5 miles northwest of Ilkley.

Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Attractions Bolton Priory, and the Church of St. Mary and St. Cuthbert, are located in the village of Bolton Abbey. The priory is a ruined Augustinian monastery on the banks of the River Wharfe. A renowned beauty spot. www.boltonabbey.com. About 5 miles northwest of Ilkley.

Bolton Priory

Attractions Ilkley Toy Museum, Whitton Croft Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9HR. Tel: 01943 603855. www.ilkleytoymuseum.co.uk. Ilkley Toy Museum is located just a short walk from Ilkley Town Centre on Whitton Croft Road.

Ilkley Toy Museum

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Visitor attractions and information - Keighley

AttractionsKeighley & Worth Valley Railway, The Railway Station, Haworth, KEIGHLEY BD22 8NJ Tel: 01535 645214 The line runs 5 miles from Keighley to Oxenhope, the original terminus. The beautifully preserved KWVR has featured in many TV and film productions and was the setting for the well known "Railway Children". www.kwvr.co.uk. On the outskirts of Keighley.

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Attractions Bingley Five Rise lock. The 5-rise is the steepest flight of lock in the UK. When it opened on March 21 1774, a major feat of engineering at the time, a crowd of 30,000 people turned out to celebrate it. The flight is a major tourist attraction in the area. About 4 miles southeast of Keighley.

Bingley Five Rise lock

AttractionsNational Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, West Yorkshire Tel: 01274 202030 The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television was established in 1983 and attracts over 750,000 visitors each year. The museum has a collection of over three million items. www.nmpft.org.uk. About 14 miles southeast of Keighley .

National Museum of Photography, Film & Television

Attractions Saltaire is a purpose-built "model" Victorian industrial village, built in the 19th century by the Victorian philanthropist Sir Titus Salt to provide self-contained living space for the workers at his woollen mills. Today Salt's Mill has been converted into the "1853 Gallery" which houses a collection of the works of the famous artist, David Hockney. About 6 miles southeast of Keighley.

Saltaire

Attractions Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, Baildon, Shipley, West Yorkshire BD17 5BN Tel: 01274 589010 The Shipley Glen Cable Tramway is the oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain (cliff lifts excepted). Dating from 1895, the line was built to serve the local beauty of Shipley Glen, near Saltaire in West Yorkshire. At nearly a quarter-mile in length, the woodland ride provides a pleasant alternative to the steep path. www.glentramway.co.uk. About 6 miles east of Keighley.

Shipley Glen Cable Tramway

Attractions The Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth, Keighley BD22 8DR Tel: 01535 642323 The Parsonage in Haworth is where the Bronte Sisters grew up and wrote most of their famous novels, while their father was incumbent at Haworth's adjacent church. It is now a museum owned and maintained by the Bronte Society; lovingly preserved, it is the principal attraction for Bronte enthusiasts visiting Haworth. About 4 miles south of Keighley.

The Bronte Parsonage Museum

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Visitor attractions and information - Knaresborough

Attractions Ripon Racecourse (the Garden Racecourse )Tel: 01765 602156 For more than 300 years Ripon has hosted some of the most exciting, most prestigious and most enjoyable racing in the country. www.ripon-races.co.uk. About 8 miles north of Knaresborough.

Ripon Racecourse

AttractionsThe Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Wilfrid, Ripon Cathedral, Minster Road, RIPON HG4 1QS Ripon Cathedral is one of the oldest and most beautiful cathedrals in Britain. The Crypt of St Wilfrid (AD 672) is witness to over 1,300 years of continuous worship. Tel: 01765 603462 About 8 miles north of Knaresborough.

Church of Saint Peter and Saint Wilfrid

AttractionsRipon Museum Trust, The Workhouse Museum, Sharow View, Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE. Tel: 01765 690799 Visit the Law and Order Museums, explore their collections and exhibitions and read the case studies that together tell the story of law and order in Yorkshire. The museums provide an insight into the harsh conditions endured not so many years ago. Each is housed within its own historic building. www.riponmuseums.co.uk. About 8 miles north of Knaresborough.

Ripon Museum

Fountains Abbey

Fountains AbbeyAttractions Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden, Ripon Nr Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG4 3DY Tel: 01765 608888. A National Trust property (charges apply) of outstanding historic and aesthetic importance. Cistercian abbey, Georgian water garden and medieval deer park. World Heritage Site. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Andrew Butler). www.fountainsabbey.org.uk. About 9 miles northwest of Knaresborough.

Fountains Abbey

Knaresborough CastleAttractions Knaresborough Castle is beautifully positioned high on a cliff overlooking the River Nidd, very close to the centre of Knaresborough. Also on site is the Courthouse Museum in one of the Castle's oldest buildings. The King's Tower, which also houses the dungeon, still stands. Location: In the centre of Knaresborough.

Knaresborough Castle

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Visitor attractions and information - Leeds

AttractionsNational Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, West Yorkshire Tel: 01274 202030 The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television was established in 1983 and attracts over 750,000 visitors each year. The museum has a collection of over three million items. www.nmpft.org.uk. About 9 miles east of Leeds.

National Museum of Photography, Film & Television

Attractions Temple Newsam, Temple Newsam Road, off Selby Road, Leeds LS15 0AE Tel: 0113 264 5535 Temple Newsam is one of the great historic estates in England. Set within over 1500 acres of parkland, woodland and farmland landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century, it is a magnificent Tudor–Jacobean mansion. It has one of the largest collections of Chippendale furniture in the country. About 4 miles east of Leeds.

Temple Newsam

AttractionsHarewood House, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG Tel: 0113 218 1010 Harewood House is home to the Queen's cousin, the Earl of Harewood. The House is set in spectacular grounds with formal gardens, a sweeping terrace and woodland walks. There is an outstanding art collection, splendid State Rooms and a fascinating 'Below Stairs' exhibition. An unusual feature is the Bird Garden. www.harewood.org. About 7 miles north of Leeds.

Harewood House

Attractions Leeds City Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA Tel. 0113 247 8248. The gallery comprises one of the best collections of British Art outside London, including works by Turner, Cotman, Cozens and Girtin. Through the support of the Henry Moore Foundation, the Gallery has bought many important sculptures and can boast a modern sculpture collection second only to that of the Tate. In the centre of Leeds.

Leeds City Art Gallery

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Visitor attractions and information - Leyburn

AttractionsBolton Castle, Leyburn, Yorkshire Tel: 01969 623981 Completed in 1399, Bolton Castle was the stronghold of the Scrope family. The castle has a wealth of history - Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here for 6 months. Tableaux displays of life in medieval times, gardens and vineyards. www.boltoncastle.co.uk. About 7 miles west of Leyburn.

Bolton Castle

AttractionsBedale Museum, Bedale Hall, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 1AA. The centre of this fascinating little museum is the hand drawn Bedale fire engine dated 1748. About 10 miles east of Leyburn.

Bedale Museum, Bedale Hall,

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Visitor attractions and information - Maltby

Attractions Magna Science Adventure Centre, Sheffield Rd, Rotherham, S60 1DX Tel: 01709 720 002. The Magna science is converted from a former steelworks and has four indoor pavilions, Earth, Fire, Water and Air. www.visitmagna.co.uk. About 8 miles west of Maltby.

Magna Science Adventure Centre

Attractions Roche Abbey, Maltby, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S66 8NW. Tel: 01709 812739. A Cistercian abbey with a striking tall eastern end, built around 1170 in the new Gothic style. It displays one of the most complete ground plans of any English Cistercian monastery, laid out as excavated foundations and incorporating the original drainage ditch. English Heritage charges apply. About 2 miles south of Maltby.

Roche Abbey, Maltby,

Thrybergh Country Park

Attractions Thrybergh Country Park, Doncaster Road, Thrybergh, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Tel: 01709 850353. Thrybergh reservoir was constructed in 1880 to supply the borough of Doncaster with water. Due to the amount of leakage Thrybergh reservoir never met the demands put on it. Today Thrybergh is a nature lover’s paradise with 200 species of birds and other wildlife in the area. About 3 miles west of Maltby.

Thrybergh Country Park

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Visitor attractions and information - Meltham

Sids Cafe Holmfirth

Attractions Last of the Summer Wines' Sids Cafe, Holmfirth. One of the locations made famous by the longest-running British television sitcom, featuring Compo, Nora Batty and the rest. Location: About 3 miles east of Meltham.

Sids Cafe Holmfirth

Attractions Colne Valley Museum, Cliffe Ash, Golcar, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 4PY. Tel : 01484 659762. Everyday life in the 19th century housed in three former weavers' cottages. Loom chamber, spinning room and gas-lit clogger's shop. Location: About 3 miles north of Meltham.

Colne Valley Museum

Attractions Huddersfield Markets: The outdoor market is covered by a stylish Victorian glass and cast iron structure. General market days are Monday, Thursday and Saturday, or try the famous second-hand market on Tuesday and Saturday where many interesting bargains can be found. The indoor Queensgate Market Hall has over 150 stalls. Location: About 4 miles north of Meltham.

Huddersfield Markets

Attractions Tolson Museum, Ravensknowle, Wakefield Rd, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 8DJ. Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles. stalls. Location: About 4 miles north of Meltham.

Tolson Museum

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Visitor attractions and information - Northallerton

Attractions Mount Grace Priory, Staddle Bridge, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL6 3JG Tel: 01609 883494. Mount Grace Priory is the ruin of a 14th-century Carthusian priory, maintained by English Heritage. About 5 miles east of Northallerton.

Mount Grace Priory

Attractions The World of James Herriot, 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1PL Tel: 01845 524234. The world of James Herriot is situated in Skeldale House in Thirsk, - in the Grade two listed building where the James Herriot stories were written. www.worldofjamesherriot.org. About 8 miles south of Northallerton.

The World of James Herriot

Attractions Thirsk Museum, 14-16 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ Tel: 01845 527707 Here, in the house where Thomas Lord, founder of Lord’s Cricket Ground, was born in 1755, you’ll find 8 rooms full of local history, including the infamous Busby Stoop Chair. www.thirskmuseum.org. About 8 miles south of Northallerton.

Thirsk Museum

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Visitor attractions and information - Ossett

Attractions Kirklees Light Railway, Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Nr Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9XJ. Tel: 01484 865727. Our main station, Clayton West, has a full range of amenities to entertain you and your family while you wait for the train or after you return. Clayton West Station is situated on the A636 Wakefield to Denby Dale road, off Junction 38 or 39 of the M1 Motorway. www.kirkleeslightrailway.co.uk. About 4 miles south of Ossett .

Kirklees Light Railway

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Visitor attractions and information - Otley

Attractions Otley Chevin Forest Park, Nr Otley. The Chevin Forest Park is a wooded escarpment overlooking the town of Otley with magnificent views of the Wharfe Valley. Massive rock outcrops dominate the park which rise steeply to a height of 280m above sea level at its highest point. On the outskirts of Otley.

Otley Chevin Forest Park

Attractions Swinsty reservoir. Situated to the north of Otley in the beautiful Wasburn Valley this area is extremely popular with walkers. There is a circular path includng a path for wheelchairs and pushchairs, also Fishing and Horse Riding. About 6 miles north of Otley.

Swinsty reservoir

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Visitor attractions and information - Pontefract

Attractions Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract WF8 1QH Tel: 01977 723440 A notorious 12th century stone motte and bailey fortress standing high on a ridge, with a great ditch, barbican and two stone walled outer baileys. The site is owned by Wakefield Museums & Arts Department. In the centre of Pontefract.

Pontefract Castle

Attractions Nostell Priory (NT), Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wakefield WF4 1QE Tel: 01924 863892 Palladian house built in 1733 by James Paine, where Chippendale started out his career by making furniture especially for the house. National Trust charges apply. About 4 miles southwest of Pontefract.

Nostell Priory

Attractions Pontefract Racecourse, 33 Ropergate, Pontefract WF8 1LE Tel: 01977 703224 - Pontefract is one of the best appointed courses of its kind in the country. There are modern bars and refreshment areas in all enclosures. pontefract-races.co.uk. In the centre of Pontefract.

Pontefract Racecourse

AttractionsXSCAPE CASTLEFORD (Located at J32 off M62), Xscape Ltd, Colorado Way, Glasshoughton, Castleford WF10 4TA. The country’s biggest REAL snow slope, Europe’s tallest indoor ice climbing walls, 2 rock climbing walls, an aerial assault course, indoor skateboard park, Laserzone, bowling, multiplex cinema, 20 bars and restaurants. www.xscape.co.uk. About 2 miles north of Pontefract.

XSCAPE

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Visitor attractions and information - Richmond

Attractions Richmond Castle, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 4QW - a Norman stone keep and courtyard fortress, founded by Alan the Red, count of Penthievre. Two massive 11th century curtain walls, flanked by rectangular towers, stand against the steep banks of the River Swale. Today the castle is looked after by English Heritage. On the outskirts of Richmond.

Richmond Castle

Attractions Easby Abbey, Richmond - Premonstratensian Canons 1155 Easby Abbey sits in a pleasant position on the River Swale, but due to its position on the river, the abbey buildings vary dramatically from the standard monastic layout. The site is run by English Heritage. Free access at any reasonable time. About 1 mile southeast of Richmond.

Easby Abbey

Attractions The Catterick Racecourse Company Ltd., Catterick Bridge, Richmond Tel: 01748 811478. Racing first started at Catterick's dual-purpose racecourse in 1783. The Racecourse is situated just off the A1 approximately 5 miles south of Scotch Corner. www.catterickbridge.co.uk. About 4 miles east of Richmond.

Catterick Racecourse

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Visitor attractions and information - Ripon

Attractions Ripon Racecourse (the Garden Racecourse )Tel: 01765 602156 For more than 300 years Ripon has hosted some of the most exciting, most prestigious and most enjoyable racing in the country. www.ripon-races.co.uk. About 2 miles west of Ripon.

Ripon Racecourse

AttractionsThe Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Wilfrid, Ripon Cathedral, Minster Road, RIPON HG4 1QS Ripon Cathedral is one of the oldest and most beautiful cathedrals in Britain. The Crypt of St Wilfrid (AD 672) is witness to over 1,300 years of continuous worship. Tel: 01765 603462 In the centre of Ripon.

Church of Saint Peter and Saint Wilfrid

AttractionsRipon Museum Trust, The Workhouse Museum, Sharow View, Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE. Tel: 01765 690799 Visit the Law and Order Museums, explore their collections and exhibitions and read the case studies that together tell the story of law and order in Yorkshire. The museums provide an insight into the harsh conditions endured not so many years ago. Each is housed within its own historic building. www.riponmuseums.co.uk. In the centre of Ripon.

Ripon Museum

Fountains Abbey

Fountains AbbeyAttractions Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden, Ripon Nr Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG4 3DY Tel: 01765 608888. A National Trust property (charges apply) of outstanding historic and aesthetic importance. Cistercian abbey, Georgian water garden and medieval deer park. World Heritage Site. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Andrew Butler). www.fountainsabbey.org.uk. About 4 miles west of Ripon.

Fountains Abbey

Newby Hall & Gardens

AttractionsNewby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 5AE. Tel: 0845 4504068. Newby Hall is one of Britain’s finest Adam Houses and an exceptional example of 18th century interior decoration. The 25 acres of award-winning gardens are full of rare and beautiful plants, with the famous double herbaceous borders forming the main axis. www.newbyhall.co.uk. About 4 miles east of Ripon.

Newby Hall & Gardens

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Visitor attractions and information - Ripponden

The Piece Hall

AttractionsThe Piece Hall, Halifax HX1 1RE Tel: 01422 321002 The Piece Hall is in the centre of Halifax and consists of a large courtyard, surrounded by galleries in the classical style on three levels. As a town square it compares well with any other in Europe and is a monument to both the woollen textile and stone masonry industries. Over the years it has become home to a wide range of speciality shops. www.piecehall. About 4 miles north of Ripponden.

The Piece Hall

Attractions Shibden Hall, Lister’s Road, Halifax HX3 6XG Tel: 01422 352246 First built in about 1420, Shibden Hall, a splendid half-timbered manor house, was the home of the Lister family for over 300 hundred years. Each of the owners have left their mark on the property with furniture, decoration and personal belongings. The house is open to the public and is set in beautiful landscaped gardens and parkland. About 46miles northeast of Ripponden.

Shibden Hall

AttractionsEureka! The Museum for Children, Discovery Road, Halifax Tel: 01422 330012 Britain's first and only interactive museum designed especially for children aged 3-12 years. More than 400 larger than life exhibits and exciting activities. www.eureka.org.uk. About 4 miles north of Ripponden.

Eureka

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Visitor attractions and information - Rotherham

Attractions Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield. Tel: 0114 2233600. Built at a cost of £29 million and offering a capacity for 50000 spectators, Don Valley Stadium is one of the finest sports stadiums in the UK. The stadium is situated on the Sheffield Supertram line, between Attercliffe and Meadowhall. donvalleystadium.co.uk. About 4 miles southwest of Rotherham.

Don Valley Stadium

Attractions The Sheffield Ski Village, Vale Road, Sheffield, S3 9SJ Tel: 0114 276 9459. Sheffield Ski Village has the largest dry ski slope in Europe as well as snowboarding facilities and a toboggan run, modern ski lifts, nursery slopes, blue, red and black runs and ski lessons. sheffieldskivillage.co.uk. About 4 miles southwest of Rotherham.

Sheffield Ski Village

Attractions Sheffield Hallam FM Arena, Broughton Lane, Sheffield S9 2DF Tel: 0114 256 2002 - the award winning Hallam FM Arena has established an excellent reputation for hosting world class events including concerts, ice shows, sport and exhibitions. www.hallamfmarena.co.uk. About 4 miles southwest of Rotherham.

Sheffield Hallam FM Arena

Attractions Magna Science Adventure Centre, Sheffield Rd, Rotherham, S60 1DX Tel: 01709 720 002. The Magna science and adventure centre lets visitors walk on air, feel the heat of a fire tornado, blast water cannons and take the controls of a JCB. The complex is converted from a former steelworks and divided into four indoor pavilions, Earth, Fire, Water and Air. www.visitmagna.co.uk. On the outskirts of Rotherham.

Magna Science Adventure Centre

Conisbrough Castle

Attractions Conisbrough Castle, Castle Hill, Conisbrough, Doncaster. South Yorkshire. DN12 3BU. One of the country's finest Norman castles. Since the Ivanhoe Trust took over the management of the castle, a new Visitor Centre has been constructed, floodlighting has been installed around the castle and a new car park has been provided. Conisbrough Castle is regarded as having one of the finest Norman keep towers anywhere in England. Coach and car parking free of charge at the foot of the castle. Disabled car parking is available next to the visitor centre. www.conisbroughcastle.org.uk. About 5 miles north of Rotherham.

Conisbrough Castle

Attractions Roche Abbey, Maltby, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S66 8NW. Tel: 01709 812739. A Cistercian abbey with a striking tall eastern end, built around 1170 in the new Gothic style. It displays one of the most complete ground plans of any English Cistercian monastery, laid out as excavated foundations and incorporating the original drainage ditch. English Heritage charges apply. About 5 miles east of Rotherham.

Roche Abbey, Maltby,

Thrybergh Country Park

Attractions Thrybergh Country Park, Doncaster Road, Thrybergh, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Tel: 01709 850353. Thrybergh reservoir was constructed in 1880 to supply the borough of Doncaster with water. Due to the amount of leakage Thrybergh reservoir never met the demands put on it. Today Thrybergh is a nature lover’s paradise with 200 species of birds and other wildlife in the area. On the outskirts of Rotherham.

Thrybergh Country Park

Chesterfield Canal

Attractions Chesterfield Canal Trust. The Trust aims to promote the full restoration and development of the Chesterfield Canal. Already the Chesterfield Canal has much to offer; the 46-mile canal has narrow locks, wide locks, and tunnels. It originally ran from the River Trent at West Stockwith to Chesterfield. It is currently only navigable as far as Kiveton Park near Rotherham. The section near Chesterfield offers the Tapton Lock Visitor Centre at Tapton Lock, Lockoford Lane, CHESTERFIELD, Derbyshire, S41 7JB. Tel: 01246 551035. Main towns near the canal - Rotherham Chesterfield, Worksop, Retford, Gainsborough.

Chesterfield Canal

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Visitor attractions and information - Selby

Attractions Selby Abbey, The Crescent, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 4PU Tel. 01757 703123. Selby Abbey is unique in the North of England, as the first monastery to be founded in the North after the Norman Conquest and one of the few in England to have survived as a parish church. Benedict of Auxerre founded the abbey. It escaped the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and although part was pulled down, the central nave survived and in 1618 it became the parish church of Selby. It overlooks Selby's market place with its market cross of 1790, a bustling place of activity on Monday market days. www.selbyabbey.org.uk. In the centre of Selby.

Selby Abbey

Attractions Steeton Hall Gateway, South Milford. A fine example of a small, well-preserved gatehouse dating from the 14th century. In the care of English Heritage. Located 4 miles NE of Castleford, on a minor road off A162 at South Milford. About 8 miles west of Selby.

Steeton Hall Gateway, South Milford

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Visitor attractions and information - Settle

Attractions Skipton Castle, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 1AW Tel: 01756 792442 Skipton Castle is a well preserved medieval castle, at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. Atmospheric Dungeon. Watch Tower. www.skiptoncastle.co.uk. About 13 miles east of Settle.

Skipton Castle

Attractions Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, Bolton Abbey Station, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AF Tel: 01756 710614 Your journey takes you through picturesque Yorkshire Dales scenery, between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the new award-winning station at Bolton Abbey. Bolton Abbey station is the ideal stopping off point for a pleasant one and a half mile walk to the ruins of the 12th Century priory. About 15 miles east of Settle.

Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Attractions Bolton Priory, and the Church of St. Mary and St. Cuthbert, are located in the village of Bolton Abbey. The priory is a ruined Augustinian monastery on the banks of the River Wharfe. It is a renowned beauty spot forming part of the Duke of Devonshire's country estate, which also includes the riverside walk through the woods to the Strid, a notorious stretch of water where the River Wharfe is forced into a deep thundering channel. www.boltonabbey.com. About 15 miles east of Settle.

Bolton Priory

Attractions Malham Tarn, Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 9PT Malham is a high moorland landscape with a dramatic limestone scenery of cliffs, crags, scars and 'limestone pavements'. The National Trust owns a large area of land, including the Tarn, which is managed as a National Nature Reserve for wildlife. About 7 miles northeast of Settle.

Malham Tarn

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Visitor attractions and information - Sheffield

Attractions Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield. Tel: 0114 2233600. Built at a cost of £29 million and offering a capacity for 50000 spectators, Don Valley Stadium is one of the finest sports stadiums in the UK. The stadium is situated on the Sheffield Supertram line, between Attercliffe and Meadowhall. donvalleystadium.co.uk. On the outskirts of Sheffield.

Don Valley Stadium

Attractions The Sheffield Ski Village, Vale Road, Sheffield, S3 9SJ Tel: 0114 276 9459. Sheffield Ski Village has the largest dry ski slope in Europe as well as snowboarding facilities and a toboggan run, modern ski lifts, nursery slopes, blue, red and black runs and ski lessons. sheffieldskivillage.co.uk. On the outskirts of Sheffield.

Sheffield Ski Village

Attractions Sheffield Hallam FM Arena, Broughton Lane, Sheffield S9 2DF Tel: 0114 256 2002 - the award winning Hallam FM Arena has established an excellent reputation for hosting world class events including concerts, ice shows, sport and exhibitions. www.hallamfmarena.co.uk. On the outskirts of Sheffield.

Sheffield Hallam FM Arena

Attractions Magna Science Adventure Centre, Sheffield Rd, Rotherham, S60 1DX Tel: 01709 720 002. The Magna science and adventure centre lets visitors walk on air, feel the heat of a fire tornado, blast water cannons and take the controls of a JCB. The complex is converted from a former steelworks and divided into four indoor pavilions, Earth, Fire, Water and Air. www.visitmagna.co.uk. About 5 miles northeast of Sheffield.

Magna Science Adventure Centre

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Visitor attractions and information - Shipley

AttractionsNational Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, West Yorkshire Tel: 01274 202030 The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television was established in 1983 and attracts over 750,000 visitors each year. The museum has a collection of over three million items. www.nmpft.org.uk. About 4 miles south of Shipley.

National Museum of Photography, Film & Television

Attractions Saltaire is a purpose-built "model" Victorian industrial village, built in the 19th century by the Victorian philanthropist Sir Titus Salt to provide self-contained living space for the workers at his woollen mills. Today Salt's Mill has been converted into the "1853 Gallery" which houses a collection of the works of the famous artist, David Hockney. saltsmill.org.uk. About 1 mile west of Shipley.

Saltaire

Attractions Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, Baildon, Shipley, West Yorkshire BD17 5BN Tel: 01274 589010 The Shipley Glen Cable Tramway is the oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain (cliff lifts excepted). Dating from 1895, the line was built to serve the local beauty of Shipley Glen, near Saltaire in West Yorkshire. At nearly a quarter-mile in length, the woodland ride provides a pleasant alternative to the steep path. www.glentramway.co.uk. About 2 miles north of Shipley.

Shipley Glen Cable Tramway

Attractions Ilkley Toy Museum, Whitton Croft Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9HR. Tel: 01943 603855. www.ilkleytoymuseum.co.uk. Ilkley Toy Museum is located just a short walk from Ilkley Town Centre on Whitton Croft Road. About 8 miles north of Shipley.

Ilkley Toy Museum

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Visitor attractions and information - Skipton

Attractions Skipton Castle, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 1AW Tel: 01756 792442 Skipton Castle is a well preserved medieval castle, at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. Atmospheric Dungeon. Watch Tower. www.skiptoncastle.co.uk. In the centre of Skipton.

Skipton Castle

Attractions Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, Bolton Abbey Station, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AF Tel: 01756 710614 Your journey takes you through picturesque Yorkshire Dales scenery, between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the new award-winning station at Bolton Abbey. Bolton Abbey station is the ideal stopping off point for a pleasant one and a half mile walk to the ruins of the 12th Century priory. On the outskirts of Skipton.

Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Attractions Bolton Priory, and the Church of St. Mary and St. Cuthbert, are located in the village of Bolton Abbey. The priory is a ruined Augustinian monastery on the banks of the River Wharfe. It is a renowned beauty spot forming part of the Duke of Devonshire's country estate, which also includes the riverside walk through the woods to the Strid, a notorious stretch of water where the River Wharfe is forced into a deep thundering channel. www.boltonabbey.com. About 5 miles east of Skipton.

Bolton Priory

Attractions Malham Tarn, Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 9PT Malham is a high moorland landscape with a dramatic limestone scenery of cliffs, crags, scars and 'limestone pavements'. The National Trust owns a large area of land, including the Tarn, which is managed as a National Nature Reserve for wildlife. About 10 miles northwest of Skipton.

Malham Tarn

Attractions Ilkley Toy Museum, Whitton Croft Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9HR. Tel: 01943 603855. www.ilkleytoymuseum.co.uk. Ilkley Toy Museum is located just a short walk from Ilkley Town Centre on Whitton Croft Road. About 8 miles east of Skipton.

Ilkley Toy Museum

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Visitor attractions and information - Sowerby Bridge

AttractionsNational Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, West Yorkshire Tel: 01274 202030 The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television was established in 1983 and attracts over 750,000 visitors each year. The museum has a collection of over three million items. www.nmpft.org.uk. About 10 miles northeast of Sowerby Bridge.

National Museum of Photography, Film & Television

The Piece Hall

AttractionsThe Piece Hall, Halifax HX1 1RE Tel: 01422 321002 The Piece Hall is in the centre of Halifax and consists of a large courtyard, surrounded by galleries in the classical style on three levels. As a town square it compares well with any other in Europe and is a monument to both the woollen textile and stone masonry industries. Over the years it has become home to a wide range of speciality shops. www.piecehall. About 3 miles northeast of Sowerby Bridge.

The Piece Hall

Attractions Shibden Hall, Lister’s Road, Halifax HX3 6XG Tel: 01422 352246 First built in about 1420, Shibden Hall, a splendid half-timbered manor house, was the home of the Lister family for over 300 hundred years. Each of the owners have left their mark on the property with furniture, decoration and personal belongings. The house is open to the public and is set in beautiful landscaped gardens and parkland.
About 3 miles northeast of Sowerby Bridge.

Shibden Hall

AttractionsEureka! The Museum for Children, Discovery Road, Halifax Tel: 01422 330012 Britain's first and only interactive museum designed especially for children aged 3-12 years. More than 400 larger than life exhibits and exciting activities. www.eureka.org.uk. About 3 miles northeast of Sowerby Bridge.

Eureka

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Visitor attractions and information - Stokesley

Attractions Captain Cook's Monument, Great Ayton. Captain James Cook was Great Ayton's most famous son. The monument is a 51 ft high obelisk, constructed from local sandstone and was erected in 1827. About 3 mile northeast of Stokesley.

 Captain Cook's Monument

Roseberry Topping

Attractions Roseberry Topping, Newton-under-Roseberry - (National Trust) Tel: 01947 841386 - Roseberry Topping is a distinctive hill on the border between North Yorkshire and the borough of Redcar and Cleveland. Its summit has a distinctive half-cone shape with a jagged cliff. There are magnificent 360 degree views from the summit and on a clear day, visitors may see as far as Teeside in one direction and the Yorkshire Dales in another. National Trust. (Photo © NTPL / Joe Cornish). About 4 miles northeast of Stokesley.

Roseberry Topping

Attractions REDCAR RACECOURSE, The Racecourse, Redcar TS10 2BY
Tel: 01642 484068. Racing has taken place at Redcar for many years – originally on the sands of Coatham – with the current site and company opening up for business in 1875. www.redcarracing.co.uk.
About 14 miles northeast of Stokesley.

REDCAR RACECOURSE

Riverside Stadium

Attractions The Riverside Stadium has been the home of Middlesbrough F.C. since the beginning of the English Premier League season 1995-96. Its current capacity is 35,049 all-seated. About 9 miles north of Stokesley.

Riverside Stadium

Attractions The Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge links Middlesbrough with Stockton-on-Tees, spaning the River Tees. The bridge has featured in films and TV programmes including The Fast Show, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Billy Elliot, and Steel River Blues. About 9 miles north of Stokesley.

The Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge

Attractions Ormesby Hall, Ormesby, Middlesbrough TS7 9AS Tel: 01642 324188.A mid 18th-century Palladian attractive rural mansion and gardens, on the edge of Middlesborough. The simple Palladian facade masks exquisite interior decoration, paintings and furnishing. The fine Georgian stable block is home to the Cleveland Mounted Police's horses. National Trust charges apply. About 5 miles north of Stokesley.

Ormesby Hall

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Visitor attractions and information - Tadcaster

Attractions The Racecourse, York Road, Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS22 5EJ Tel: 01937 582 035. Wetherby racecourse is a National Hunt racecourse situated near Wetherby. It is unique in Yorkshire as it is the only racecourse that is just National Hunt. www.wetherbyracing.co.uk. About 7 miles northwest of Tadcaster.

The wetherby Racecourse

Attractions Spofforth Castle, Spofforth, Harrogate, North Yorkshire Tel. 0870 331 1181 The ruins of a hall range are all that remain from a fortified house. The site had been the home of the Percy family since Norman times. There is a 14th century two-storey chamber to the north of the hall that has a polygonal stair turret on the north-west corner. The main hall was rebuilt in the 15th century. It is in the care of English Heritage. About 8 miles northwest of Tadcaster.

Spofforth Castle

AttractionsHarewood House, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG Tel: 0113 218 1010 Harewood House is home to the Queen's cousin, the Earl of Harewood. The House is set in spectacular grounds with formal gardens, a sweeping terrace and woodland walks. There is an outstanding art collection, splendid State Rooms and a fascinating 'Below Stairs' exhibition. An unusual feature is the Bird Garden. www.harewood.org. About 10 miles west of Tadcaster.

Harewood House

AttractionsBramham Park, Wetherby, LS23 6ND Tel: 01937 846 000. A splendid Queen Anne mansion near Wetherby containing collections of furniture, porcelain and paintings. Set in 66 acres of formal grounds and 100 acres of pleasure grounds. www.bramhampark.co.uk. About 4 miles west of Tadcaster.

Bramham Park

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Visitor attractions and information - Thirsk

Attractions The World of James Herriot, 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1PL Tel: 01845 524234. The world of James Herriot is situated in Skeldale House in Thirsk, - in the Grade two listed building where the James Herriot stories were written. www.worldofjamesherriot.org. In the centre of Thirsk.

The World of James Herriot

Attractions Thirsk Museum, 14-16 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ Tel: 01845 527707 Here, in the house where Thomas Lord, founder of Lord’s Cricket Ground, was born in 1755, you’ll find 8 rooms full of local history, including the infamous Busby Stoop Chair. www.thirskmuseum.org. In the centre of Thirsk.

Thirsk Museum

Attractions The Black Sheep Brewery, Wellgarth, Masham, Ripon HG4 4EN Tel: 01765 689227 Situated at the gateway to Wensleydale, Masham is the home of the Black Sheep Brewery. blacksheepbrewery.com. About 11 miles west of Thirsk.

The Black Sheep Brewery

AttractionsRievaulx Abbey, near Helmsley, North Yorkshire Tel:01439 798228 Discover the spectacular and extensive remains of the first Cistercian monastery in northern England, set in the beautiful valley of the River Rye. Peace and serenity surround these majestic ruins. (photo-Doorway of the Refectory, Rievaulx Abbey, Yorkshire 1803 John Sell Cotman) About 9 miles east of Thirsk.

Rievaulx Abbey

Attractions The White Horse, Sutton Bank - The White Horse measures 325 feet by 225 feet. About 6 miles east of Thirsk.

The White Horse

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Visitor attractions and information - Thorne

The Dome Doncaster

Attractions Lakeside Village, White Rose Way, Doncaster, DN4 5JH. Tel: 01302 366 444. Located in Doncaster, Lakeside Village is close to Europe’s largest indoor leisure complex, The Dome Leisure Centre, and also Doncaster racecourse home of the famous St Ledger. About 9 miles southwest of Thorne.

Lakeside Village

Attractions Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Chequer Road, Doncaster, DN1 2AE. Tel: 01302 734293. About 9 miles southwest of Thorne.

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

Attractions South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, c/o Doncaster Aeroventure, Dakota Way, Doncaster Leisure Park, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 5ES. Tel: 01302 761616. A collection of 15 British Jets and helicopters are displayed in the historic aircraft hangar, built in 1940. Charges apply. www.aeroventure.org.uk. About 9 miles southwest of Thorne.

South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

Attractions Cusworth Hall, Cusworth Lane, Doncaster, DN5 7TU. Tel: 01302 782342. The Museum of South Yorkshire Life, located 2 miles north of Doncaster, off the A638 Doncaster to Wakefield Road. About 12 miles west of Thorne.

Museum of South Yorkshire Life

Attractions The St. Leger, the world's oldest Classic, takes place every September on the famouse Town Moor Doncaster racecourse. Undergoing redevelopment (2006). www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk. About 8 miles southwest of Thorne.

Doncaster racecourse

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Visitor attractions and information - Wakefield

Attractions Nostell Priory (NT), Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wakefield WF4 1QE Tel: 01924 863892 Palladian house built in 1733 by James Paine, where Chippendale started out his career by making furniture especially for the house. National Trust charges apply. About 4 miles east of Wakefield.

Nostell Priory

Attractions Kirklees Light Railway, Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Nr Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9XJ. Tel: 01484 865727. Our main station, Clayton West, has a full range of amenities to entertain you and your family while you wait for the train or after you return. Clayton West Station is situated on the A636 Wakefield to Denby Dale road, off Junction 38 or 39 of the M1 Motorway. www.kirkleeslightrailway.co.uk. About 7 miles south west of Wakefield.

Kirklees Light Railway

Attractions Temple Newsam, Temple Newsam Road, off Selby Road, Leeds LS15 0AE Tel: 0113 264 5535 Temple Newsam is one of the great historic estates in England. Set within over 1500 acres of parkland, woodland and farmland landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century, it is a magnificent Tudor–Jacobean mansion. It has one of the largest collections of Chippendale furniture in the country. About 7 miles northeast of Wakefield.

Temple Newsam

Attractions Leeds City Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA Tel. 0113 247 8248. The gallery comprises one of the best collections of British Art outside London, including works by Turner, Cotman, Cozens and Girtin. Through the support of the Henry Moore Foundation, the Gallery has bought many important sculptures and can boast a modern sculpture collection second only to that of the Tate. About 8 miles north of Wakefield.

Leeds City Art Gallery

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Visitor attractions and information - Wetherby

Attractions The Racecourse, York Road, Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS22 5EJ Tel: 01937 582 035. Wetherby racecourse is a National Hunt racecourse situated near Wetherby. It is unique in Yorkshire as it is the only racecourse that is just National Hunt. www.wetherbyracing.co.uk. On the outskirts of Wetherby.

The wetherby Racecourse

Attractions Spofforth Castle, Spofforth, Harrogate, North Yorkshire Tel. 0870 331 1181 The ruins of a hall range are all that remain from a fortified house. The site had been the home of the Percy family since Norman times. There is a 14th century two-storey chamber to the north of the hall that has a polygonal stair turret on the north-west corner. The main hall was rebuilt in the 15th century. It is in the care of English Heritage. About 3 miles northwest of Wetherby.

Spofforth Castle

AttractionsHarewood House, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG Tel: 0113 218 1010 Harewood House is home to the Queen's cousin, the Earl of Harewood. The House is set in spectacular grounds with formal gardens, a sweeping terrace and woodland walks. There is an outstanding art collection, splendid State Rooms and a fascinating 'Below Stairs' exhibition. An unusual feature is the Bird Garden. www.harewood.org. About 6 miles west of Wetherby.

Harewood House

AttractionsBramham Park, Wetherby, LS23 6ND Tel: 01937 846 000. A splendid Queen Anne mansion near Wetherby containing collections of furniture, porcelain and paintings. Set in 66 acres of formal grounds and 100 acres of pleasure grounds. www.bramhampark.co.uk. About 5 miles south of Wetherby.

Bramham Park

Knaresborough CastleAttractions Knaresborough Castle is beautifully positioned high on a cliff overlooking the River Nidd, very close to the centre of Knaresborough. Also on site is the Courthouse Museum in one of the Castle's oldest buildings. The King's Tower, which also houses the dungeon, still stands. Location: About 5 miles north of Wetherby.

Knaresborough Castle

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Visitor attractions and information - Yarm

Attractions Preston Hall Museum, Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees. Tel: 01642 781184. The museum is best known for its Victorian Street and its many period rooms, giving a glimpse of domestic life in the area over the years. It has an impressive display of weaponry in its cellars, and also houses Stockton's most famous painting, the Dice Players by Georges de la Tour (photo). Set in 112 acres of parkland, between Stockton and Yarm on A135. About 2 miles north of Yarm.

Preston Hall Museum

Riverside Stadium

Attractions The Riverside Stadium has been the home of Middlesbrough F.C. since the beginning of the English Premier League season 1995-96. Its current capacity is 35,049 all-seated. About 9 miles north of Yarm.

Riverside Stadium

Attractions The Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge links Middlesbrough with Stockton-on-Tees, spaning the River Tees. The bridge has featured in films and TV programmes including The Fast Show, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Billy Elliot, and Steel River Blues. About 9 miles north of Yarm.

The Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge

Darlington Railway Centre and Museum

Attractions Darlington Railway Centre and Museum, North Road Station, Darlington Tel: 01325 460532 - Restored 1842 station housing a collection of exhibits relating to railways in the North East of England, including Stephenson's Locomotion. It is located on the 1825 route of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, the world's first steam-worked public railway. www.drcm.org.uk. About 5 miles west of Yarm.

Darlington Railway Centre and Museum

Attractions Darlington Tees Cottage Pumping Station, Coniscliffe Road. Darlington Tel: 01325 760216 A Monument with two original pumping engines in working order. Can be seen working about four weekends each year. Housed in purpose built buildings, dating from 1847 to 1901. About 9 miles west of Yarm.

DarlingtonTees Cottage Pumping Station

Attractions Designed by leading contemporary artist and sculptor David Mach, Train is made from 185,000 bricks and commemorates Darlington's heritage as "home of the railways". It stands 60 metres long and 6 metres high, based on the 1938 locomotive "Mallard", complete with billowing smoke. About 7 miles west of Yarm on the A66.

Train

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Visitor attractions and information - York

York Railway Museum

National Railway MuseumAttractions National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York. 01904 621261. From Stephenson's Rocket to Eurostar, rail travel is brought dramatically to life with interactive displays and lavish exhibitions. www.nrm.org.uk. In the centre of York.

National Railway Museum

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AttractionsJorvik Viking Centre, Coppergate, York. Tel: 01904 643211. Journey back 1,000 years and experience Jorvik, its atmosphere, sounds and smells. See actual Viking timber houses and hundreds of artefacts from excavations. www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk. In the centre of York.

Jorvik Viking Centre

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York Dungeon

AttractionsYork Dungeon, 12 Clifford Street, York. Tel: 01904 632599. Take a spine tingling tour round the plague-ravaged streets of 14th century York in the company of grisly guides. Plot with Guy Fawkes and follow Dick Turpin to the gallows! In the centre of York.

York Dungeon

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Attractions Clifford's Tower is all that remains of York Castle. It houses a Memorial plaque reminding visitors of the massacre of Jews in 1190. There is a nominal charge for admission. Nearby is York Castle Museum. In the centre of York.

Clifford's Tower

Attractions Shambles is a medieval street in York with an interesting past. In some places the street is so narrow that if you stand with arms outstretched you can touch the houses on both sides. It is now a popular shopping area. In the centre of York.

Shambles

York Walls

Attractions York City Walls. York is proud of its Roman city walls, many of which have been rebuilt through time. Most of the walls date back to the 12th to the 14th century. The gatehouse at Micklegate Bar marks the main entrance to the city. Walking the walls of York is a popular activity for visitors, and also with local residents. In the centre of York.

York City Walls

Attractions Jorvik Glass, Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7DA. Jorvik Glass produces hand blown glass ornaments including artglass vases, paperweights, glasses, perfume bottles & plates. Jorvik Glass is situated in the magnificent grounds of Castle Howard. Tel: 01653 648555. www.jorvikglass.co.uk..About 15 miles north of York.

Jorvik Glass

Attractions Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire YO60 7DA Tel: 01653 648 444. One of the country's finest tourist attractions, Castle Howard is one of the most beautiful historic houses in England. This 18th century palace has unique collections of statuary, furniture, ceramics and paintings surrounded by a breathtaking mix of sweeping grounds and spectacular gardens. www.castlehoward.co.uk. About 14 miles northeast of York.

Castle Howard

Creepy Crawlies

Attractions Creepy Crawlies, The Arena, Cliftongate Business Park, Wigginton Road, York. YO32 2RH. Tel: 01904 692221. Creepy Crawlies, the adventure play site in York, has expanded a state-of-the-art natural outdoor play area. The site which is one of the largest Children's play areas in North Yorkshire has developed a reputation in the area for providing a rich and varied range of children's activities on its sitewww.creepy-crawlies.co.uk. About 15 miles north of York.Location: On the outskirts, north of York.

Jorvik Glass

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