Yorkshire is one of the most interesting places to visit in all of England. It has rich history filled with tales of Viking and Roman invasions, there are castles, medieval abbeys and 2 national parks to visit. If you are a tourist here and looking for things to do, let us show you some of the must see places in Yorkshire that you should add to your itinerary.
This is a stunning example of Gothic architecture along with being the largest medieval cathedral in northern Europe. This church is the seat for the archbishop of York, who is second only to the archbishop of Canterbury. The church goes all the way back to 627 AD and the baptism of King Edwin of Northumbria, back then it was a simple wooden building. The modern building you see today was constructed between 1220-1480. Here is a look at this magnificent church.
Castles and stately homes can be found all over England but you will be hard pressed to find another as beautiful as Castle Howard. If you have ever seen the tv show or the 2008 movie Brideshead Revisited then you will definitely recognize Castle Howard. The home was built back in 1699 and was inspired by St Paul’s Cathedral and still remains in the hands of the Howard family.
Pipe and Glass Inn
This is the quintessential English country pub nestled a quaint hamlet just a few miles north of Beverly. This informal pub has everything you would expect including stone hearths and weathered timber tables. What you wouldn’t expect a country pub to have is a Michelin Star and this one does. It has some incredibly delicious simple English dishes. The fish pie is to die for, you need to try it.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
If you head over to the 18th century estate, Bretton Park you can see one of England’s most impressive outdoor collection of sculptures spread across 200 hectares of lawns and trees. There are dozens of works or art here from sculptors all across the globe, however the park does pay tribute to local artists Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore.
Jorvik Viking Center
If you’re a fan of the TV show Vikings and want to see how Ragnar Lothbrook and his band of Viking marauders lived then this is the place to do it. It is a reconstruction of a Viking settlement that was discovered in the 70’s made to look like a 9th century Viking community. You can ride the monorail through the village and see how they lived back then.