Now Le Tour de France Has Left Yorkshire, Why Should I Go There?
Yorkshire has seen a huge increase in visiting popularity this time last year in July thanks to the 198 world class athletes that passed through locations such as Leeds, York and Sheffield. The professional riders were captivating to watch and the atmosphere in all the crowds was electric; but now that Le Tour has passed through Yorkshire, what other attractions are there that might spark your interest?
Yorkshire features over 800 attractions, from dramatic natural formations and astounding artistic sculptures to ruined castles and abbeys and the most majestic beasts in the wildlife park. From the history-enthusiast to the inquisitive child, there’s something for everyone.
These dramatic moorland rock formations will have your mouth agape in awe as you explore nature’s playground. This astounding collection of weird and wonderful geographical oddities makes a great day out for families, climbers and those wanting to enjoy the simple pleasantries of fresh air and magnificent views over Nidderdale.
Let your imagination run wild as you tap into your inner child to explore the labyrinth of paths through this unique landscape, before relaxing in the summer sunshine to enjoy the fabulous surrounding scenery.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Apart from parking fees, at a bargain price of precisely £0, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park is certainly a day trip to consider in the breathtaking Yorkshire countryside. Enjoy the vast variety of artistic styles as you take a glance into the minds of inspiring sculptors from around the globe. It’s a great way to combine culture, exercise and fresh air for all the family.
“Probably the finest exhibition site for sculptures in the world.” – Bill Packer, Financial Times.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Transport yourself to sub-Saharan Africa and come face to face with majestic lions, then hop along to the continent of Australia to see the bounding Wallaby’s in their walkabout. Take a break from the normality of day to day life to see the incredible animals the world has to offer, all to be found in the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
Take part in the unique on-foot safari in safety along the 800m path into the reserves and become closer than ever before to these beautiful animals of the world. Absorb the visual delights of animals both fierce and friendly, a truly unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.
In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales on the banks of the River Wharfe, Bolton Abbey awaits in all it’s historic glory. Explore the ruins of the Priory and discover a landscape full of history and legend.
With over 80 miles of footpaths and ample space to run around and enjoy the fresh air, there are countless interesting features just waiting to be discovered. Bolton Abbey is truly a dream location for landscape artists — whether you’re painting, drawing or photographing.
The York Dungeon
For the more resilient adventurers out there, put your thick skin to the test in the spooky corners of The York Dungeon. It is 2,000 years of authentic York history brought to life with exciting actor led shows, terrifying special effects and a trip back through time.
Test your nerves and see a live autopsy, meet the strongest man and be amazed in the discombobulating Hall of Mirrors. Experience a day to remember full of screams and laughter at this petrifying venue.
National Coal Mining Museum for England
Take a trip towards the centre of the earth, 450ft down one of Britain’s oldest working mines at the National Coal Mining Museum for England. Situated in a rural setting, it offers an unusual combination of exhilarating experiences, whilst providing a genuine insight into the hard-working lives of miners throughout the ages.
And after having emerged from the deep tunnels of earthly riches, enjoy a stroll around the nearby nature trail before taking a well deserved break at the cafe and picnic area.
Even though the universal spectacle of Le Tour de France has come and passed through Yorkshire, it is undoubtable that this gorgeous county is jam packed with alluring gems and attractions just waiting to be experienced.
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