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Attractions and Activities in Northern England, such as York Minster Undercroft Treasury & Crypt and Ullswater Steamers are listed below.

York Minster Undercroft Treasury & Crypt

York Minster Undercroft Treasury & Crypt, York Minster, York, North Yorkshire

York Minster, Deangate, York

The glorious York Minster towers over this extraordinarily pretty UK city and is a must-visit when touring York. The minster is the chief church of the Church of England and the present building is the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe.... more

Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater Steamers, The Pier House, Glenridding, Cumbria

The Pier House, Glenridding

Award-winning heritage visitor attraction Ullswater ‘Steamers’ have been sailing on England’s most beautiful lake since 1859. Referred to as the Dark Lake in Arthurian legend, and inspiration for famous artists and writers such as Wordsworth,... more

JORVIK Viking Centre

JORVIK Viking Centre, Coppergate, York, North Yorkshire

Coppergate, York

The Jorvik Viking Centre pretty much has every cough and spit on what those rather uncouth chaps got up to 1000 years ago – and why shouldn’t it, since the centre is built on the very site where 40,000 Viking artefacts were discovered by... more

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Haworth Station, Keighley, West Yorkshire

Haworth Station, Haworth, Keighley

“Daddy, my daddy!” Who can forget those immortal lines from the end of the classic children’s film The Railway Children? We defy you not to think of this ultra moving scene as you visit the wonderful Keighley Worth Valley Railway at Haworth Station,... more

York Dungeon

York Dungeon, 12 Clifford Street, York, North Yorkshire

12 Clifford Street, York

York Dungeon is deep in the heart of historic York, buried beneath its very paving stones, lies the North´s most chillingly famous horror attraction. The York Dungeon brings more than 2,000 years of gruesomely authentic history vividly back to... more

Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral, St James Mount, Liverpool, Merseyside

St James Mount, Liverpool

An iconic building easily recognizable across the famous city skyline, the Liverpool Cathedral site has undergone a transformation in the past decade or two. Back in the early eighties the environment around the largest cathedral in Britain had... more

Anderton Boat Lift

Anderton Boat Lift, Lift Lane, Northwich, Cheshire

Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich

Anderton Boat Lift was opened in March 2002 following a £7m restoration project to restore the famous Victorian structure. One of the `seven wonders of the waterways´ and a major national tourist attraction. First opened in 1875 and re-adapted to a... more

Honister Slate Mine

Honister Slate Mine, Honister Pass, Keswick, Cumbria

Honister Pass, Borrowdale, Keswick

Set in the Heart of Lakeland, Honister Slate Mines have, for centuries, produced the beautiful green stone, which it is famous throughout the world. Unlike slate taken from quarries, the Westmorland Green Slate is wholly extracted from beneath the... more

North York Moors National Park

North York Moors National Park, The Old Vicarage, Helmsley, West Yorkshire

The Old Vicarage, Bondgate, Helmsley

It really is a very special place. The great variety of landscapes in the North York Moors is what truly makes it unique and gives it a character which so many people can enjoy. This is a land where dreams are made. Here you can experience the vast... more

Northumberland National Park

Northumberland National Park, Eastburn, Hexham, Northumberland

Eastburn, South Park, Hexham

Northumberland National Park, the land of the far horizons - a landscape of limitless beauty from Hadrian's Wall to the Cheviot Hills. Spread over the hills and valleys at the very top of England, but right in the centre of Britain, Northumberland... more

Jennings Brothers

Jennings Brothers, The Castle Brewery, Cockermouth, Cumbria

The Castle Brewery, Cockermouth

Ah, beer. There’s something very satisfying about finding out just how they make the amber nectar and the tour at Jennings Brothers traditional brewery is full of fascinating information. These guys have been brewing beer on this site in the shadow... more

National Glass Centre

National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

Liberty Way, Sunderland

The National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland is a cultural attraction and venue with glass at the heart of everything. The centre celebrates Sunderland’s glass making heritage and explores the creative potential of this extraordinary... more

Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo, East Park Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire

East Park Drive, Blackpool

There’s something delightfully incongruous about visiting a place full of tropical animals in the city of Blackpool but you won’t regret a trip to Blackpool Zoo. A vast 32 acres spreads out before you and you can hear the weird and wonderful calls of... more

Blackpool SEA LIFE Centre

Blackpool SEA LIFE Centre, The Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire

The Promenade, Blackpool

The big attraction at the Blackpool SEA LIFE Centre is the walk-through underwater shark tunnel which positively seethes with the rather scary looking creatures plus a whole load of other tropical fish. But there are plenty more attractions besides.... more

Bury Art Museum

Bury Art Museum, Moss Street, Bury, Greater Manchester

Moss Street, Bury

Bury Art Gallery was created especially to become home to the Wrigley Collection which incorporates more than 200 oil paintings, water colours, prints and ceramics collected by paper magnate Thomas Wrigley. The works include J MW Turner's Calais... more

The Rum Story

The Rum Story, Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria

Lowther Street, Whitehaven

Not that we are suggesting that it rains much in the Lake District, but The Rum Story in Whitehaven makes for a great little place to while away an afternoon should the heavens open. Based in the original Georgian premises of the Jefferson family who... more

Blue Planet Aquarium

Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port

Blue Planet Aquarium: Come share an incredible voyage of discovery through the underwater world from fresh water lakes and streams to mangrove swamps, rocky shores, stunning coral reefs and mighty ocean depths. Blue Planet Aquarium has the largest... more

Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral, Chester Cathedral Office, Chester, Cheshire

Chester Cathedral Office, 12 Abbey Square, Chester

Originally built as a monastery founded in 1092, Chester Cathedral was reconstuted as a Cathedral in 1541. The building has a rich and fascinating heritage and a visit here opens a window onto a rich and varied story of monks, kings and craftsmen. ... more

Hartlepool's Maritime Experience

Hartlepool's Maritime Experience, Jackson Dock, Hartlepool, Cleveland & Teesside

Jackson Dock, Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool

Hartlepool´s Maritime Experience is located in North East England, where a major award-winning restoration and interpretation of the HMS Trincomalee was completed in the early summer of 2001. HMS Trincomalee 1817 represents the pinnacle of the ship... more

Manchester United Museum & Tour Centre

Manchester United Museum & Tour Centre, Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Manchester

Manchester United is the world´s most famous football club and the award winning Museum at Old Trafford hosts over 230,000 visitors annually. The Museum tracks the history of the Club from humble beginnings in 1878, showcases the silverware collected... more

Bede's World

Bede's World, Church Bank, Jarrow, Tyne & Wear

Church Bank, Jarrow

The Venerable Bede, early Europe’s famous scholar, lived and worked in Wearmouth Jarrow in Northumberland around 1300 years ago and Bede’s World sets out to explain what his life and surroundings would have been like at that time. You’ll encounter a... more

East Lancashire Railway

East Lancashire Railway, Bolton Street Station, Bury, Lancashire

Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury

Like so many wonderful rural railway lines across the country, the East Lancashire Railway looked set to be consigned to history when the route was axed in the 1970s. However, the Manchester/ Bolton line linked to Radcliffe, which had been in use... more

Stockley Farm

Stockley Farm, Stockley Farm, Northwich, Cheshire

Stockley Farm, Arley, Northwich

Stockley Farm, opened in 1987, is an organic farm on the Arley Estate which grows a variety of crops and Milks 200 Organic cows. On arrival you are taken by tractor and trailer from the car park to the farm where there is a variety of animals... more

Flamingo Land Theme Park & Zoo

Flamingo Land Theme Park & Zoo, Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire

Kirby Misperton, Malton

Flamingo Land Theme Park & Zoo, is home to over 1,000 animals, including Siberian Tigers, Grants Zebras, Bactrian Camels, Monkeys, Sea Lions, Reptiles, Humboldt Penguins and Meerkats. Also of course, the famous pink flamingos, the largest flock in... more

York Racecourse

York Racecourse, The Racecourse, York, North Yorkshire

The Racecourse, York

It is said that only Ascot sells more champagne than York, where it is considerably cheaper! York stages two of the best Flat meetings in Britain, the Dante Festival in May and the even more popular Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival in August, which... more

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo, Upton by Chester, Chester, Cheshire

Upton by Chester, Chester

Chester Zoo has just about every animal you can think of (around 11,000 from 400 species in fact) and an awful lot more for kids to do besides. We're talking monorail, face painting, tattooing (pretend, of course), an impressive wooden play park area... more

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey, Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Abbey Lane, Whitby

When the Russian schooner The Demeter ran aground in Whitby harbour in 1885, everyone on board was mysteriously dead. The lone survivor, a demonic black dog, bounded from the vessel and up the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey. The dog was a classic form... more

Yorkshire Dales National Park

Yorkshire Dales National Park, Yoredale, Leyburn, North Yorkshire

Yoredale, Bainbridge, Leyburn

Established in 1954, the Yorkshire Dales National Park has outstanding scenery, a range of wildlife habitats and a rich cultural heritage. It’s a special place – a fantastic outdoor arena for recreation and peaceful relaxation and a haven for... more

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, 12 Park Street, Pickering, North Yorkshire

12 Park Street, Pickering Station, Pickering

Fans of vintage railways and the English countryside fall in love instantly with the wonderful North Yorkshire Moors Railways which transports passengers from the pretty village of Pickering to the famous seaside town of Whitby. Have a potter around... more

Aintree Racecourse

Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Road, Liverpool, Merseyside

Ormskirk Road, Aintree, Liverpool

Ridiculously elaborate hat? Check. Daring, stylish slinky dress? Check. Come April, the only place to be if you like a hedonistic day or two at the races is Aintree, near Liverpool, for the John Smith’s Grand National. The final big meeting of the... more

Hack Green Secret Bunker

Hack Green Secret Bunker, PO Box 127, Nantwich, Cheshire

PO Box 127, Nantwich

You can’t beat a clandestine government project for intrigue and Hack Green Secret Bunker in Nantwich delivers it all when it comes to cloak-and-dagger stuff. This 35,000 square foot underground fixed radar station, one of 21 in the country, was... more

Diggerland

Diggerland, Langley Park, Durham

Langley Park, Durham

Diggerland is the Ultimate Adventure Park experience. Where children and adults can ride and drive REAL full size construction machinery. Test your skills on the Dumper Trucks. Find buried treasure. Knock down the skittles. Dig a giant hole with... more

Diggerland

Diggerland, Willowbridge Lane, Castleford, West Yorkshire

Willowbridge Lane, Whitwood, Castleford

Diggerland - The Ultimate Adventure Park experience Where children ride and drive full size diggers, with over 18 rides to enjoy. Test your skills on the Dumper Trucks. Find buried treasure. Knock down the skittles. Dig a giant hole with the dirt... more

Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Rievaulx, Helmsley

Founded in 1132, Rievaulx Abbey was the first Cistercian abbey in the north of England. The collection includes medieval floor tiles, stone sculpture, late medieval cutlery and other finds from the abbey.... more

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Scalby Mills, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Scalby Mills, Scarborough

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary will take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean through 12 themed zones. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures. Every step will reveal... more

Blakemere Village

Blakemere Village, Chester Road, Northwich, Cheshire

Chester Road, Sandiway, Northwich

Whether you are a lady who lunches or a busy family looking for something different to do, Blakemere Village, a huddle of boutiques in an Edwardian cobbled stable courtyard in the Cheshire countryside, is a great day out. Anyone who enjoys poking... more

Catalyst - Science Discovery Centre

Catalyst - Science Discovery Centre, Gossage Building, Widnes, Cheshire

Gossage Building, Mersey Road, Widnes

It’s not easy making chemistry seem accessible to most people, but Catalyst, a museum dedicated to making the science entertaining, manages it beautifully. Based in Widnes in Cheshire, the home of the chemical industry in the UK in the 19th and 20th... more

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden, Fountains, Ripon, North Yorkshire

Fountains, Ripon

Fountains Abbey with Studley Royal Water Garden, located four miles west of Ripon in North Yorkshire, is of outstanding historic and aesthetic importance. No other site in Europe contains such a rich variety of historic monuments set in such a... more

Lightwater Valley Theme Park

Lightwater Valley Theme Park, North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire

North Stainley, Ripon

Escape to Lightwater Valley and discover the excitement of a day bursting with thrills, chills and adventure; catapult to dizzying heights aboard Whirlwind, a typhoon of screams that’ll twist even the bravest of souls, and hurtle through some of our... more

Chester Race Company Ltd

Chester Race Company Ltd, The Racecourse, Chester, Cheshire

The Racecourse, Chester

The crowds here are testament to the racecourse’s enduring popularity, and perhaps more so than any other racecourse in Britain, the quality of racing at Chester is not uppermost in patrons’ thoughts - not that it is anything but good all summer!... more

Beatles Story

Beatles Story, Brittania Vaults, Liverpool, Merseyside

Brittania Vaults, Albert Dock, Liverpool

You don’t have to be a fan of the Fab Four to get a kick out of the Beatles Story, so wonderfully is it recreated. From the innocent start at the Woolton Village fete where John first met Paul to the TV footage showing screaming fans fainting in... more

South Tynedale Railway

South Tynedale Railway, The Railway Station, Alston, Cumbria

The Railway Station, Alston

A narrow gauge railway built on the former Haltwhistle - Alston standard gauge branch line. The trains are hauled by preserved steam and diesel locomotives from the UK and abroad.... more

International Centre for Birds of Prey (Duncombe)

International Centre for Birds of Prey (Duncombe), Parkland Centre, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Parkland Centre, Duncombe Park, Helmsley

There’s something magical about watching birds of prey swooping and wheeling over the English countryside but you have to be lucky to spot them sometimes. Not so at the International Centre for Birds of Prey, located at Duncombe Park on the outskirts... more

The World of Glass

The World of Glass, Chalon Way East, St Helens, Merseyside

Chalon Way East, St Helens

The World of Glass: Experience a wonderful day out with a difference at this award-winning visitor attraction in St Helens, which shows how glass has changed our world forever. Witness live glass blowing demonstrations, be amazed by the 3D... more

Lake District National Park

Lake District National Park, Murley Moss, Kendal, Cumbria

Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road, Kendal

The Lake District National Park, tucked into the north west corner of England, hardly needs any introduction, such is its fame across the UK as one of the most beautiful spots in Britain. Whether you create an itinerary of activities for your holiday... more

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral, The Chapter Office, Durham

The Chapter Office, The College, Durham

Durham Cathedral has iconic status throughout the north-east of England, and deserves its reputation as being amongst the finest examples of Norman architecture remaining in Europe. Though a historic attraction, the Cathedral has never stopped... more

South Lakes Wild Animal Park

South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Broughton Road, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria

Broughton Road, Dalton-in-Furness

There’s something rather lovely about standing on a raised deck and proffering some foliage up to a giraffe to devour on a Wednesday morning in Dalton-In-Furness - it sort of makes you feel like you’ve elevated yourself from the daily grind. Other... more

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