There’s more to Yorkshire than pudding. This isn’t just an opinion expressed by the locals – tourists come from across the country (and until very recently, from across the world) to visit here. They’ve got ample reason to make the trip, because Yorkshire is home to some of the most tempting attractions in the UK, as well as bags of history and natural beauty to marvel at. What’s more, it’s easy to reach from just about anywhere, thanks to services from Grand Central Rail.
If you’re planning a visit to Yorkshire, wherever in the world you happen to be setting out from, then you’ll want to make time for a few choice distractions. On the other hand, if you’re living in this part of the world, and you haven’t yet made a point of visiting the places we’ll look at here, then what are you waiting for?
This resort ticks quite a few boxes. It’s simultaneously a zoo, a theme park, and a holiday village. There’s even a spot for camping and caravans, if you’re looking to slash costs. There are limited refreshments, and social distancing measures in place – but otherwise the park is just as charming as it ever was.
Those with an interest in history will want to make a point of visiting the Royal Armouries. History is chock-filled with instruments of destruction, and you can learn a lot about the people who lived in the past by the sorts of weapons they were wielding.
Jorvik Viking Centre
Striking a similar note to the royal armouries is the Jorvik Viking Centre, which takes visitors back to the time before the Norman Conquest, when Yorkshire was inhabited by Vikings. The centre stands on the site of the Viking-age village of Jorvik, which was discovered in the late seventies by the York archaeological trust. For those with an interest in the period, it’s well worth a visit!
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Yorkshire Wildlife Park is another zoo that’s geared toward families. It provides a home to camels, lemurs, leopards, lions, polar bears, and a host of other creatures great and small. You can see them all during a single trip. For the foreseeable future, you’ll need to book in advance to gain access to the park – even if you’ve got an annual pass. This is so that the organisers can control the numbers at a given time.
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