The Swaledale Museum is a wonderful museum of local heritage focussed on traditional life in Swaledale and Arkengarthdale over the centuries. Learn about the local lead mining industry and what life was like for the miners and their families. The Green, Reeth, Yorkshire Dales, Yorkshire, England, DL11 6TX
The Bayle is a late 12th-century gateway to medieval Bridlington Priory. The name 'Bayle' comes from the French 'baille', for an enclosure or ward, the same word that gives us 'bailey'. It is the last remaining bit of the once-powerful priory save for the church itself, which faces The Bayle across a long, peaceful green. Kirkgate, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England, YO16 7JT
How can you pass this up? Wensleydale's world-famous cheese has a museum tracing the development of the cheese from monastic times to the present, a viewing gallery, so you can look in as the cheese is prepared, free tasting, and a fine cheese shop. Gayle Lane, Hawes, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales, Yorkshire, England, DL8 3RN
Ripon Workhouse was built in 1855 to care for the poor and destitute of Ripon. The Workhouse is almost unaltered since then and gives a remarkable glimpse into the lives of the lower classes in Victorian England. Behind the Workhouse is a restored kitchen garden with heritage crops, cultivated using 1860s techniques. Sharow View, Allhallowgate, Ripon, Yorkshire, England, HG4 1LE
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Real-life vet Alf Wight lived and worked at a modest cottage in the market town of Thirsk. The house is now a fascinating museum dedicated to the life of Wight and his fictional creation, James Herriot. There are displays depicting the life and practice of a country vet and the history of veterinary medicine. In addition, there are exhibits about the popular television series, including the Austin 7 used in the series as James's car. 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, Yorkshire, England, YO7 1PL
The York Army Museum traces the history of the Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire and the Royal Dragoon Guards over the past 300 years. Learn about life in the British Army since the 17th century through an outstanding collection of weapons, uniforms, medals, equipment, and personal items. 3 Tower Street, York, Yorkshire, England, YO1 9SB
York Art Gallery was launched in 1879 and stands opposite Bootham Bar, one of York's medieval city gates. The Gallery holds a wealth of fine art from around the world, from 14th-century Italian altarpieces to the largest collection of works in the world by local York artist William Etty. Exhibition Square, York, Yorkshire, England, YO1 7EW
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One of Britain's truly great museums. The York Castle Museum is located in a historic 18th-century prison and aims to recreate daily life in England through the past 400 years. As well as reconstructions of two different authentic street scenes - the Victorian Kirkgate and the Edwardian Half Moon Court, built in the actual former debtor's prison - the museum contains costume, social history, and military exhibits, as well as giant doll's houses. See the cell where the notorious highwayman Dick Turpin was held. Eye of York, York, Yorkshire, England, Y01 9RY
York Dungeon is one of historic York's most popular visitor attractions - but only consider visiting if you are not squeamish! The Dungeon covers the dark and dreadful aspects of York's history over the past 2,000 years, from the invasion of Viking Eric Bloodaxe to the torture of highwayman Dick Turpin, the Dungeon has something to frighten everyone. Many of the exhibits feature live actor/guides. Definitely not for the faint-hearted. 12 Clifford's Street, York, Yorkshire, England, SE603 516
The city of York is the home of British chocolate, with local businesses including Terry's, Rowntrees, and Craven's beginning here. The York Chocolate Story traces the history of York and its connection to chocolate. Try your hand at making your own chocolate and watch the experts at work. King's Square, York, Yorkshire, England, YO1 7LD
The Old Deanery is a Hotel Restaurant and Bar located directly opposite the stunning Ripon Cathedral in the market town of Ripon North Yorkshire. Our historic building dates back to 1625 so if you're looking for something that little bit different; you won't be disappointed. With 11 unique rooms and …