Yorkshire is one of the most historically and culturally rich counties in all of England, and there’s just certain things you just have to do if you’re making a Yorkshire bucket list and touring this great county.
Hers our ultimate Yorkshire bucket list that any tourist should look to complete!
1. Take a trip to the peaks
Number one on anyone’s Yorkshire bucket list should be the peak district. Located to the southwest of Yorkshire right on Sheffield’s doorstep, the peak district covers 550 square miles of beautiful Yorkshire landscape that makes for a great day trip.
Hike, climb, trek, and even swim in Yorkshire’s great outdoors with hills, cliffs and boulders that make for great vantage points to snap a great view of the Great British countryside and remind yourself of the beauty of England’s green and pleasant land!
Then, chill out with a drink at one of the peak’s quaint local pubs and soak up more of the countryside after a day of adventure and exploration that’s an absolute must!
2. Go on a night out in Sheffield
Sheffield is the city that boasts Yorkshire’s best nightlife. Rich in pubs, bars and clubs, the steel city comes alive at night and has something for everyone!
Sheffield’s West Street is infamous for a great night out with a string of pubs and clubs that are guaranteed to get you on the dance-floor boogieing the night away.
Add to this the bars on division street, the pubs in Kelham island, a large casino, and a dozen nightclubs scattered across the city, and you’ll find that nowhere else in the country does it quite like Sheffield, making it a must on your whistle-stop of everything Yorkshire!
3. Visit Leeds Museums
The largest Yorkshire city offers many notable attractions, but it’s museums stand out amongst the rest.
The royal armouries museum displays England’s national collection of arms and armour, meanwhile the industrial museum showcases the North of England’s industrial heritage, giving an insight into the technology used during the industrial revolution.
Alongside many others like Leeds city museum, these sites are a must for exploring Yorkshire’s history and for seeing more of one of Yorkshire’s most culturally rich cities.
4. Visit York Minster
The York Minster, located on York itself, is one of the oldest and most awe-inspiring of England’s great cathedrals.
The minster is one of the largest and most historic of English cathedrals, with guided tours available that give you a true insight into York’s heritage that formed the bedrock of what Yorkshire is today, making it another must on your list!
5. Go to the Whitby Beach
Yes, Yorkshire has a beach! Take a break from museum touring and catch the train or coach to Whitby when the weather’s nice for a sunny day out on the coast.
Enjoy sea, sun and ice cream and explore the local town that displays some more quintessentially English landscape with some stunning coastal sights!
6. Visit The Deep in Hull
Another one of Yorkshire’s biggest cities, Hull offers another opportunity for a day out where ‘The Deep’ is another must for your bucket list!
The Deep is one of the country’s largest aquariums with over 3,000 creatures and a restaurant.
It even has an in-water tunnel for getting up close and personal with penguins, sharks and almost every other aquatic animal imaginable!
7. Visit the White Scar Caves
The most unique but also the most fearsome of items that should be on your list is the white scar caves: the longest tour-able cave tunnels in the country!
Located in Ingleton in the north of Yorkshire, the white caves are formed out of carboniferous limestone and stretch across 6 kilometres!
Not for the faint-hearted or claustrophobic, the tour includes having to squeeze through tight gaps and staying in underground close quarters for long durations, making it the perfect Yorkshire adventure to round off your Yorkshire bucket list!