Yorkshire covers an area of huge variety, it has a dramatic coastline, bleak moors, rolling hills and dales. It is popular with tourists for its natural beauty (three national parks - Dales, Moors & Peak District) Heritage - two UNESCO World Heritage sites, stately homes, literary connections, film and TV locations.

The ceremonial county of Yorkshire is these days made up of four 'administrative counties' -

North Yorkshire which is the largest and includes the Dales and Moors National Parks, for convenience we have split this into two area

The Dales - including the Dales National Park and surrounding areas around Harrogate, Richmond and Skipton.

York, Moors and Coast - includes the City of York area, the North Yorks Moors National Park and the North Yorkshire Coast.

South Yorkshire - covering Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield and includes part of the Peak District National Park

East Yorkshire - embraces the City of Hull (Kingston upon Hull), the Yorkshire Wolds and East Yorkshire Coast (from the Humber to Flambourough Head)

West Yorkshire - The county of West Yorkshire includes the industrial area of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. Bradford is a World Heritage City of Film and Saltaire is also a World Heritage site, the area also includes Haworth renown as Bronte Country.


Official Tourist Websites

Visit Yorkshire www.yorkshire.com


Tourism Videos


Tour de Yorkshire 2017 Routes from Visit Yorkshire

Welcome to Yorkshire from Visit Yorkshire

A video introduction to the Yorkshire countryside from www.visitthirsk.org.uk


World Heritage Sites

Saltaire - UNESCO World Heritage Site -
whc.unesco.org - www.saltairevillage.info

Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey - UNESCO World Heritage Site -

Bradford - UNESCO City of Film -
www.unesco.org - www.bradford-city-of-film.co.uk


National Parks

The Yorkshire Dales National Park - www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

The North Yorkshire Moors National Park - www.northyormoors.org.uk



Nidderdale AONB - Yorkshire Dales - www.aonb.org.uk

The Howardian Hills AONB - North Yorkshire Moors - www.aonb.org.uk

North Pennines AONB also a European and Global Geopark - www.aonb.org.uk


Wildlife Trust & Nature

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - www.ywt.org.uk


Outdoor Activities

There are a wide variety of outdoor activities available in Yorkshire - we are currently not listing activity providers however below are some general contacts and the walking / cycling pages also carry some useful links

Clapham Adventure - Ingleborough - Yorkshire Dales - offer caving and walking/tramper trips suitable for all abilities

The White Rose Pothole Club - www.white-rose.org.uk


For Accessible Taxis in Yorkshire - a listing of wheelchair accessible taxis and private hire providers is available from www.accessiblecountryside.org.uk/yorkshire-taxis

For Accessible Restaurants / Pubs with food in Yorkshire - a listing is available from www.accessiblecountryside.org.uk/yorkshire-pubs

The Accessible Countryside also website provides listings of disabled accessible accommodation for the North East region which includes Yorkshire and can be found atwww.accessiblecountryside.org.uk/northeast-accommodation


International Airports in the region

Robin Hood / Doncaster-Sheffield Airport - flydsa.co.uk - for information and help for those travelling with a disability or a special need via the airport click here

Humberside - www.humbersideairport.com - for information and help for those travelling with a disability or a special need via the airport click here"The first aid room is available in the main terminal building. This room may be used by customers for any procedure which requires privacy. Requests to use this room should be made:- Before security - at the information desk or after security – via the telephone help points located in the Passenger assistance lounges

Leeds-Bradford - www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk - for information and help for those travelling with a disability or a special need via the airport click here there is a 'Changing Places' facility located within the departure lounge changing-places-icon




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