THINGS TO DO AROUND YORKSHIRE

Harrogate

Harrogate is a Yorkshire spa town to the south east of the Yorkshire Dales, famous for its tea shops, flower shows, Turkish baths, antique shops and the Harrogate International Conference Centre. The town is also famous for its associations with the great English crime novelist Agatha Christie, who 'disappeared' here for a few days in the 1930s.

RHS Harlow Carr

Harlow Carr is the North's premier botanical garden. The 58-acre RHS garden can be found on the south-western outskirts of Harrogate, and is home to peaceful woodland, meadows, flower gardens and seven historical gardens from the BBC series ‘Gardens Through Time’.

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal

A World Heritage Site, Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal is a huge estate of beauty, contrasts and surprises including the largest abbey ruins in the country and one of England’s most spectacular Georgian water gardens. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the valley of the river Skell, on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales, only 30 miles from the historic city of York and 9 miles from the A1.

Salts Mill / Saltaire

Salts Mill is set in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Saltaire. The Grade II Listed historic mill building was built in 1853 by Sir Titus Salt along with the village to house his workers. The whole area is of architectural and historical interest.

The Deep

The Deep, one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world is located in Hull, East Yorkshire. This award-winning visitor attraction is home to over 3,500 fish including spectacular sharks and rays – making it the perfect family day out.

Skipton Castle

Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and well preserved medieval castles in England.

Flamingo Land

Flamingo Land is one of the top theme parks in the UK, with rides for all the family.

Lightwater Valley

Lightwater Valley Theme Park is bursting with 175 acres of action-packed adventures, from the dark and mysterious subterranean world of Raptor Attack to the dizzying heights of Whirlwind and (new for 2011) the swashbuckling world of Skeleton Cove! Over 40 rides and attractions for thrill seekers of all ages.

Here's a list of other fabulous museums and places of interest:

The Secret Garden | Bolton Abbey Estate | Harrogate Royal Pump Room Museum | Harrogate Turkish Baths | Harrogate Valley Gardens | Wensleydale Cheese Visitor Centre | Duncombe Park | Knaresborough Castle and Museum | Mother Shipton's Cave and the Petrifying Well | Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre | Rievaulx Abbey | Jervaulx Abbey | Newby Hall and Gardens | Selby Abbey | North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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