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History and culture2018-01-26T16:09:11+00:00

Yorkshire is steeped in history reaching back millennia. From Roman ruins to grand country piles, there will be somewhere for you to marvel at.

If you’re a history buff visit the ruins of Unesco World Heritage Site Fountains Abbey (National Trust) or marvel at the intact Roman mosaics at Aldborough Roman Site (English Heritage).
See the White Horse at Kilburn, the most northerly hill figure in England. A trip here is easily combined with a walk around Rievaulx Abbey (English Heritage).

If castles pique your interest you’ll be spoiled for choice. Middleham Castle was the childhood home of Richard III (Richard of York) and much of Richmond Castle still remains. If you’d prefer a day at the coast Scarborough Castle is worth the walk up the steep hill it sits on top of, and Whitby Abbey offers breathtaking views of our beautiful coastline.

Castle Howard is one of England’s finest stately homes and still in private ownership. Visit the house or take a picnic and explore the 1,000 acres of parkland. The estate is home to a range of shops, cafes and even a garden centre.