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Attractions in North Yorkshire

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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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    1

    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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    3

    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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    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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    5

    Buttertubs Pass

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Also known as the ‘Cote de Buttertubs’ if you were watching the 2014 Tour. Don’t let its cutesy name fool you – this 4.5km ascent touches 17% in parts

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    Dalby Forest MTB Trails

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Dalby is great for a longer ride on a trail centre red. Not as technical as other UK reds but still provides a challenge. If you start at dixons hollow …

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    7

    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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    8

    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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    Fleet Moss

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Unbelievably steep near the top (starting from Hawes)

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    Tom
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    10

    Hebden Suspension Bridge

    Hiking Highlight

    Hebden Suspension Bridge was built built by local blacksmith William Bell and opened in September, 1885. The bridge rocks a little as you walk over it, and is quite narrow, resulting in a fun crossing of the River Wharfe.

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    Grinton Moor

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Once you've left Grinton and have crossed the steep cattle grid, keep going straight on to reach Grinton Moor. (There's a turning on your right after the cattle grid to …

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    12

    Greenhow Hill Climb

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Shorter than Buttertubs but considerably steeper too, with a few more spiteful sections with gradients well into the 20s

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    13

    Tan Hill Inn

    Road Cycling Highlight

    At 1,732 feet (528m), this historic Inn is the highest in Great Britain!

    On the border of Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales near the village of Keld, the pub is …

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    14

    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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    Tom
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    15

    Robin Hood's Bay

    Hiking Highlight

    This beautiful fishing village on the Heritage Coast is a wonderful place to explore. It has a lovely sandy beach, rock pools and clean waters you can enjoy in nice …

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    16

    Peak Alum Works

    Hiking Highlight

    In the 16th century alum was essential in the textile industry as a fixative for dyes. After initially importing from Italy, the first works were set up in Guisborough. There …

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    17

    Cavendish Pavillion

    Hiking Highlight

    Great spot for a cream tea and watching the world go by.

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    18

    Richmond town

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Referred to as the jewel in the heart of North Yorkshire, the picturesque town of Richmond is renowned for breathtaking beauty that has inspired painters and poets for centuries.

    Boasting …

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    19

    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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    20

    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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