Attractions in North Yorkshire

There are plenty of places to see and visit in North Yorkshire. Whether you love hiking or cycling, North Yorkshire is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in North Yorkshire

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    Dalby Forest MTB Trails

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Sehr schön gelegener Bike-Park.
    In verschiedene Schwierigkeitsstufen eingeteilt.
    Der Rote Trail ist erstklassig, über 90% Singletrail. S0-S2, nur sehr wenige kleine Passagen würde ich S3 einstufen.

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    Fleet Moss

    Road Cycling Highlight

    A road that simply has to be ridden if only to boast that you've ridden Yorkshire's highest road. The top of it is 602 metres above sea level.

    Unfortunately the …

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    ButterTubs Pass

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Did this from the south side but judging by the 50mph descent after this I would imagine it is pretty tough from the north side. From the south it is …

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    Malham Cove

    Hiking Highlight

    The 230 feet (70 metre) high, the gently curving cliff of Malham Cove will take your breath away. A spectacular geological formation in its own right, the views you are …

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    Captain Cook's Monument

    Hiking Highlight

    At the 1,063 feet (324 metre) peak of Easby Moor, you will find a monument to legendary seafarer Captain James Cook. As you hike in this area, imagine a young …

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    Waterfalls at Gordale Beck

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    A beautiful spot to visit, do be aware that unless you are a competent climber the you cannot make this a circular trail, as you will have to climb the waterfall, which I might add is brilliant fun.

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    Roseberry Topping

    Hiking Highlight

    Roseberry Topping erupts proudly from the level landscape of the North York Moors; its dramatic shape inspiring many photographers and painters. It is a relatively challenging, but manageable, hike to …

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    Pen-y-Ghent

    Hiking Highlight

    Great starter mountain to get you used to the opportunities out there in the rest of the Dales, good tracks, steep in some parts, and a good beginners scramble up …

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    The Rusty Bike Cafe at Swainton

    Road Cycling Highlight

    This cafe is very popular with all types of cyclists and also the casual passer by in a car :-)

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    Bolton Priory

    Road Cycling Highlight

    A really popular place to visit right on the river with huge estate grounds around the 12th century monastery ruins for beautiful walks and family days out.

    From Skipton there's …

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    Ingleborough

    Hiking Highlight

    The Ingleborough summit richly rewards all those that conquer it with a magnificent panoramic view of Whernside, Pen-y-ghent, Pendle Hill, out into Morecambe Bay and over to the Lakeland hills. …

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    Whernside

    Hiking Highlight

    The highest of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks, Whernside offers wonderful views over the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. On a clear day, and with a pair of binoculars, you can even see …

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    Sutton Bank Bikes

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Bicycle station at the visitor center Sutton Bank (suttonbankbikes.co.uk).
    From here start three signposted tours.
    - Cliff Trail about 4.8km / 20 min - 1 h, family friendly round
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    Aysgarth Lower Falls

    Hiking Highlight

    It is not too often that you can place yourself in an English Romantic painting from 1816-17. But when you admire the crashing white waters of Aysgarth Lower Falls, you …

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    Malham

    Hiking Highlight

    Most people walk from Malham village up to the cove using the road ways, there's an alternative route up passed the pub where you are higher up, I find this …

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    Greenhow Hill Climb

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Feel the leg burn!

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    The Wainstones

    Hiking Highlight

    This distinctive and fierce-looking rocky outcrop is popular with hikers and there are fantastic views across to Middlesbrough and the Tees. Many climbers tackle the twin pillars of the steeple …

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    The Strid

    Hiking Highlight

    The Strid is a natural wonder, where the river suddenly narrows forcing the water through at great pressure. It was formed by the wearing away of softer rock by the …

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    Ribblehead Viaduct

    Hiking Highlight

    Fantastic spot to visit, small car park nearby, and occasionally a food van in the right weather. If you look in to it you can be there for when the steam train goes over it.

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    The end of the coast to coast walk. It is a great place to finish, full of life and plenty of places for a well earned pint.

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