Today North Yorkshire is home to historic landmarks that span the duration of human activity on the landscape and so evocatively tell the county’s story.
Towns with stories to tell
There are historic market towns and cities aplenty with castles, historic buildings and listed churches at their heart. Each of these buildings represents a step in the journey of each town.
There are famous landmarks that dominate the landscape including the ruins of several abbeys left to crumble by Henry VIII and magnificent stately homes built by some of North Yorkshire’s famous families.
Discover the people who made the place
Helping to tell the stories of the shifts in power and wealth, and the people who prospered or suffered as a result is the diverse selection of museums. Run by dedicated and passionate volunteers and staff these museums highlight the heritage of the county in interactive and immersive ways.
Over the year fantastic heritage events take place across the county including Viking battle re-enactments, 1940s nostalgia weekends and steam rallies featuring the powerful machines of the past.
Discover more history & heritage across
Heart of Yorkshire