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Places to Visit Near York Meadows

The attraction of this part of Yorkshire lies not only in its beautiful countryside but also in its wealth of places to visit and range of recreational activities. Here are some places for your ‘where to go’ list:

tourist information sign of places to visit in York

Heritage & Culture

Steeped in history, with its cobbled streets, and beautiful old buildings, York is a must see. With attractions such as the York Dungeon, York Railway Museum, Castle Museum, Jorvik Centre and York Minister, it is sure to be a day that won’t be forgotten. The Shambles are such an iconic feature of York, leading it to be well-known all over the country.

There are a number of abbeys, castles, stately homes, historic houses and museums to visit nearby, including:

lavender growing in North Yorkshire

The Great Outdoors

There are 554 square miles of The North York Moors National Park to explore. Within an hour’s drive is the Yorkshire coast at Scarborough and to the south is the historic city of York. To the west are the Yorkshire Dales and further north lies Teesdale.

child cuddling a guinea pig in York

Family Fun

For the adventurous there are two great theme parks nearby: Flamingo Land, and Lightwater Valley.

Easingwold Maize Maze is a hit with children and adults alike.

See & Feed Farm Animals at Monk Park Farm (near Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe)

Dalby Forest Drive (near Thornton le Dale) and Go Ape aerial assault course.

For those wet days, there are a number of indoor play parks such as Wacky Warehouse, Creepy Crawlies, The Farmers Cart and Play Dale Farm.

Get Active

There are also plenty of opportunities to participate in sporting activities such as golf, riding and pony trekking, swimming, gliding and fishing.

See Sports & Recreation


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