Earlier known as the County of York, Yorkshire is one of the oldest counties in the Northern England with rich historical significance. It is globally known for its market towns, charming scenery, and industrial heritage. Yorkshire is affectionately called ‘God’s country by locals and for good reason. The county is encircled by lots of delightful eye-pleasing attractions putting it on the top on the list of must-visit places in the United Kingdom.
If you’re planning to come here anytime soon, then here are the 5 popular tourist destinations recommendations. Take a look –
Saltaire – Want to go back in the Victorian era? If yes, head to Saltaire in West Yorkshire where Victorian era is still alive in its untouched form. Saltaire is a Victorian model village that was built in 1851 by Sir Titus Salt – a leading industrialist of his time. The whole of the village built in the Italianate style offers unmatched beauty and charm to viewers. This village was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in December 2001 and hence since become a popular tourist spot. The village has an adventure playground where kids can take part in varieties of adventure activities. Salts Mill, Victoria Hall are few worth watching buildings here.
Fountains Abbey- Founded in 12th century, Fountains Abbey is the largest ruined monastery in England. It is located at a distance of approximately 5kms from Ripon in North Yorkshire. Tourists looking for tranquil atmosphere should definitely visit this graceful monastery. At present, the monastery is run by National Trust and is the part of Studley Royal Park. The Monastery is spread over an area of 70 acres consists of ornamental water gardens and other landscapes.
Boltan Castle- Bolton castle is a well-maintained medieval castles in England, which is still the private property of descendants of the Scrope family. However, it is open to public and tourists can take a visit to its old kitchens, armory, Mary Queen of Scot’s bedroom, nursery, etc.
Bronte Parsonage Museum – Bronte Parsonage Museum is a writer’s house museum, which is dedicated to Bronte sisters, the members of 19th century’s most popular literary family named as The Brontes. Bronte Sisters wrote all their well-known novels here and died in the parsonage. At present, the museum is maintained by Bronte Society having all the literary collection of this most reputable literary family of the United Kingdom.
National Railway Museum- As the name suggests, National Railway Museum is rail museum located on Leeman Road in York. It was established in 1975 disclosing the story of rise of rail transport in Britain and its impact on society. The museum has a large collection of historically important rail vehicles and record of their artifacts.
Apart from these 5 tourist attractions, Yorkshire has countless worth seeing tourist destinations around it. So, if you want to cover most of the tourist attractions in Yorkshire, contact a reputable local tour company that covers Yorkshire city tour- all in one. Make sure they provide comfortable vehicle for tour that has all the basic amenities including RV air conditioners, especially when you’re heading to Yorkshire in summer.