Yorkshire Visitor information


An Introduction to Yorkshire

Yorkshire is a historic county and also the largest county in England, known for being the battlefield for the Wars of the Roses. It has retained a rural beauty and has been inhabited since 8000BC, providing a wealth of military and cultural heritage. It is home to the Yorkshire Dales and miles of coastline.

Things to do in Yorkshire

Yorkshire is full of historical significance and architecture and is home to York Castle Museum, The Royal Armouries Museum, Richmond Castle, Harewood House, Castle Howard, Scarborough Castle and Ripley Castle. Hull is home to The Deep, an aquarium with over 3,500 fish.

Getting to Yorkshire

 By Rail

High speed trains from London to the cities of York, Leeds, Sheffield, Doncaster and Hull can take as little as 100 minutes. The region has train stations in all of the main cities and towns.

By Coach and Bus

National Express coaches operate regular direct services from London to the cities of York, Leeds, Sheffield, Doncaster and Hull. The Yorkshire Coastliner bus serves the region.

By Car

The M1 is the main motorway link to Yorkshire with the M62 which takes you right into the heart of Yorkshire. The A1 is also a direct link.

By Air

The nearest airport is Leeds Bradford International Airport, with Birmingham International Airport a little further.