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Ranked #1 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Owner description: York bird of prey centre is home to over 70 stunning birds of prey and owls, we pride ourselves on giving a HANDS ON... more » Owner description: York bird of prey centre is home to over 70 stunning birds of prey and owls, we pride ourselves on giving a HANDS ON EXPERIENCE, allowing people to handle and fly the birds of prey. Education plays a major roll in the falconry centre giving daily educational talks and two flying shows a day (1.30Pm and 3.30Pm). The falconry centre will be closed to the public from the 2nd December the office hours will commence as normal. « less
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Ranked #2 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Owner description: The International Centre for Birds of Prey at Duncombe Park is the largest collection of these amazing birds in the north of... more » Owner description: The International Centre for Birds of Prey at Duncombe Park is the largest collection of these amazing birds in the north of England. You will find over 100 owls, eagles, vultures, falcons, hawks kites and more in a spacious 10 acre setting.Founded in Gloucestershire in 1967 the ICBP is a world leader in the breeding of birds of prey. The brand new Duncombe Park branch will build on this, and other achievements.We have a team of trained bird who fly twice a day (11.30 And14.00). Different birds are flown at each demo. « less
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Ranked #3 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Missions; Gardens; Outdoors

  Sheltered in a secluded valley only around 3 miles from Ripon lies Fountains Abbey, one of the most historic and beautiful places in Europe. A World Heritage site, the property... more »

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Ranked #4 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Owner description: The Stephen Joseph Theatre is a cultural icon of the Yorkshire region, providing accessible, high quality theatre for... more » Owner description: The Stephen Joseph Theatre is a cultural icon of the Yorkshire region, providing accessible, high quality theatre for audiences worldwide since 1955. The SJT is known for its world premieres of almost all of Alan Ayckbourn’s 75+ plays and its commitment to new writing. It is home to excellent drama, music, films and comedy, as well as the musical adaptations of Artistic Director Chris Monks.SJT OutReach work with the community, via workshops, projects and classes. Our Youth Theatre provides an opportunity for local young people to experience the exhilaration of performance first-hand. Access The SJT provides regular captioned and audio described performances and has infrared and induction loop systems.There is level access to the Box Office and disabled toilets, a wheelchair lift to the Shop and a passenger lift giving access to all floors. There are designated wheelchair spaces in both theatres, which are easily accessible from the lift. Please notify the Box Office at the time of booking if you require wheelchair access. Access to some seats in The Round and The McCarthy is via steps, please advise staff when booking if you have any specific seating requirements. « less
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Ranked #5 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: Located within a purpose built complex on our 175 acre site, you'll find our awe-inspiring Lightwater Valley Falconry, which... more » Owner description: Located within a purpose built complex on our 175 acre site, you'll find our awe-inspiring Lightwater Valley Falconry, which is home to over 50 amazing raptors including Owls, Falcons, Eagles and Hawks. There are also Rheas, Snakes and our inquisitive Ferrets too!Established to raise awareness of a wide selection of breath-taking birds, this facility offers a truly unique experience. As well as having the opportunity to see how these amazing birds are trained and handled and to learn about every aspect of their daily lives, visitors have the chance to watch dramatic flying shows every day (during theme park opening hours). In fact, you could even volunteer to pull on a gauntlet and allow our trained raptors to land on your arm or have your photo taken with one of the magnificent creatures.Lightwater Valley Falconry is open all year round, and in addition to the main Bird of Prey Centre also offers a unique range of falconry attractions including Hawk Walks and Owl Experiences. « less
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Ranked #6 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
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Ranked #7 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Category: Hiking Trails; Outdoors
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Ranked #8 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: For a fantastic FREE* day out for the whole family in York, visit the award winning National Railway Museum.Get up close to... more » Owner description: For a fantastic FREE* day out for the whole family in York, visit the award winning National Railway Museum.Get up close to over 300 years of fascinating history in York’s only National Museum. Explore our giant halls full of trains and railway legends including the majestic Duchess of Hamilton, step on to the futuristic, Japanese Bullet Train or marvel at the stunning opulence of the Royal Trains.Get on board awe inspiring locomotives, watch our engineers at work in The Workshop, uncover hidden treasures in The Warehouse and make tracks to the outdoor area.The children can let off steam with our outdoor play area, miniature railway rides and loads of interactive exhibits. Every weekend and throughout the school holidays, the kids can enjoy a lively programme of events, including science shows, story telling, steam rides, craft activities and special events too so check the website to plan your visit. FREE ENTRY.*Please note there may be a small charge for special events and activities « less
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Ranked #9 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: You’ve probably read the books written by James Alfred Wight or watched “All Creatures Great and Small” on TV. Now come and... more » Owner description: You’ve probably read the books written by James Alfred Wight or watched “All Creatures Great and Small” on TV. Now come and see where James Herriot, the world’s most famous vet, lived, worked and relaxed. See his home and surgery in Thirsk; travel back in time to what life was like when James was a vet in Yorkshire. See the car he drove, step into the TV set, try your hand at being a vet and even experience what it was like to hide in a World War 2 air raid shelter! « less
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Ranked #10 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: A virtual visit to Dr Frankensteins laboratory with Geissler Tubes, Bouquet Tubes, Railway Tubes, Jacob's Ladder, telegraph... more » Owner description: A virtual visit to Dr Frankensteins laboratory with Geissler Tubes, Bouquet Tubes, Railway Tubes, Jacob's Ladder, telegraph system, early x-ray tubes and many more crackling spark, electric flame laden demonstrations. Showing the education of the young Victorians, using many of the static accessories and rare artefacts, as used by them. We hope your visit here will prove interesting, stimulating and will give an insight into this largely extinct branch of science. « less
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Valley Gardens (Harrogate)
Ranked #11 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: Valley Gardens is a beautiful Park in Low Harrogate, perfect for a relaxed stroll or for a family day out. It is an English... more » Owner description: Valley Gardens is a beautiful Park in Low Harrogate, perfect for a relaxed stroll or for a family day out. It is an English Heritage Grade II Listed Garden covering 17 acres of formal gardens, leisure activities and woodland. Historical buildings and the semi-covered Colonades sit nestled amongst a wide variety of shrub, flower and herbaceous beds. The adventure play area is immensely popular especially during the summer season when the paddling pool is a refreshing way to cool down. There are a wide range of sporting activities to try during your visit including; tennis, crazy golf, table tennis, disc golf, pitch and putt as well as a skatepark. For music lovers, band concerts take place on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer. « less
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Rievaulx Abbey (Helmsley)
Ranked #12 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Category: Ancient Ruins; Cultural
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Ranked #13 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
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York Maze (York)
Ranked #14 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: York maze is an a-maizing day out for the whole family. The attraction is based around a giant maze, made from maize plants.... more » Owner description: York maze is an a-maizing day out for the whole family. The attraction is based around a giant maze, made from maize plants. We open during the school summer holidays,to give families an amazing day out. With over 20 different rides and attractions, the kids will be kept busy for the whole day! York maze also runs halloween events for families in the daytimes, and teenagers and adults at night during the Halloween half term. We finish the year with a huge firework spectacular set to music, on November the 5th every year. When we are not open to the public, we host weddings in our beautiful barn comlex. It's the perfect setting for a rustic wedding! « less
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Filey Beach (Filey)
Ranked #15 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Eden Camp (Malton)
Ranked #16 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Category: History Museums; Military Museums; Museums
Owner description: Housed within the buildings and grounds of a former Prisoner of War camp, a visit to this unique museum will take you back to... more » Owner description: Housed within the buildings and grounds of a former Prisoner of War camp, a visit to this unique museum will take you back to wartime Britain. Experience the sights, sounds and even smells of life on both the Home Front and the Front Line. « less
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Ranked #17 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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RSPB Saltholme (Middlesbrough)
Ranked #18 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: At Saltholme, you'll find a world of amazing wildlife thriving right in the middle of the Tees Valley's heavy... more » Owner description: At Saltholme, you'll find a world of amazing wildlife thriving right in the middle of the Tees Valley's heavy industry.Surprising, isn't it? But this is a brilliant place for wildlife – and for you! Come and explore the state- of-the-art visitor centre with panoramic views of the reserve and its industrial backdrop. Follow your nose to the café to sample freshly brewed coffee and home-cooked meals, and then stop off in the shop for a bit of retail therapy.Get outdoors with the family to explore the discovery zone and run, jump and clamber through the adventure playground. If you fancy relaxing, seek out a bench in the tranquil wildlife garden or venture to the far reaches of the reserve for some quiet time with nature.However you want to spend your time at Saltholme, you're sure to fall in love with the place and come back time and time again. « less
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Ranked #19 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Outdoors
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Ranked #20 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Category: Geologic Formations; Outdoors
50 acres of strange rock formations.
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Ranked #21 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Category: Castles; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: You'll wonder, "how did they manage to survive?" when visiting this living-history museum, which features everyday life... more » Owner description: You'll wonder, "how did they manage to survive?" when visiting this living-history museum, which features everyday life during Victorian and Edwardian England in fine detail. « less
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Royal Hall Theatre (Harrogate)
Ranked #22 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
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Ranked #23 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Category: Museums
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Roseberry Topping (Middlesbrough)
Ranked #24 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ryedale Folk Museum (Hutton le Hole)
Ranked #25 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Category: Museums
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Beck Isle Museum (Pickering)
Ranked #26 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Category: Museums
Owner description: Housed in England's first agricultural college, this fine historic building is Pickering's hidden gem. We have 27 rooms or... more » Owner description: Housed in England's first agricultural college, this fine historic building is Pickering's hidden gem. We have 27 rooms or areas of separate displays, covering many aspects of local, social and family history, militaria and everything weird and wonderful. Thousands of objects are thoughtfully displayed in re-created period shops throughout the building. On our special event days we have a number of working craftspeople, covering such crafts as Printing, Blacksmithy, Costumery, Rag-rugging. Lacemaking, Quilling, Quilting, Spinning, Butter making etc. We have an Activities Room where children may play Victorian games, a riverside picnic area, a gift shop, modern toilets including disabled facility and baby changing unit, disabled access and DVD for disabled visitors. We are open 7 days a week from February to November 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. « less
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Ranked #27 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
Owner description: Over 2 miles in length and with a history stretching back nearly 2000 years, the walls of York are amongst the finest... more » Owner description: Over 2 miles in length and with a history stretching back nearly 2000 years, the walls of York are amongst the finest preserved historic monuments anywhere in the world. Of the 108 walled towns and cities that once existed in England, less than a third retain as much as a single gateway. York is totally unique in Britain offering as it does examples of Roman, Dark Age, Viking, Medieval and later defences, and on such a massive scale. Following extensive recent research, they are now brought to life with a self-guided audio tour on a personal media player (all equipment supplied) - taking you around the walls at your own pace. « less
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Pen-y-ghent (Horton-in-Ribblesdale)
Ranked #28 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Category: Mountains; Outdoors
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Ranked #29 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Category: Bridges; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #30 of 356 attractions in North Yorkshire
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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