Yorkshire has a wealth of scenic spots, museums and galleries, with plenty of events taking place throughout the year.
Many of these places are free to enter, meaning you don’t have to spend a lot to see the best of what Yorkshire has to offer. Here are 10 of the best free things to do in Yorkshire this Christmas.
Take in the fresh Yorkshire air this Christmas, with a walk along the popular Ilkley Moor. Visit the outcrop and a boulder which are said to look like a cow and its calf, which gives the moor its name.
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St. Ives Estate is a 550-acre country park and former estate located between Bingley and Harden. Explore this country park's woodlands, open moor, wildflower meadow and numerous winding paths.
Explore the story of rail transport in Britain and its impact on society at the National Railway Museum. With free entry to the museum, this is a great day out for all the family.
The Hepworth Wakefield is an art museum situated on the south side of the River Calder. The gallery takes its name from artist and sculptor Barbara Hepworth who was born and educated in the city.
The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Wilfrid, commonly known as Ripon Cathedral, is a cathedral located in the North Yorkshire city of Ripon. Explore the ancient crypt, light a candle or soak up the architecture.
Malham Cove is a well-known beauty spot located within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. If you're looking to explore somewhere different, then the 70 metre high, gently curving cliff of Malham Cove is a great place to go.
Brimham Rocks are balancing rock formations which stand at a height of nearly 30 feet, located on Brimham Moor, North Yorkshire. If youre looking to see something different over the Christmas period, this is a great place to go.
Bradford's Industrial Museum features permanent displays of textile machinery, steam power, engineering, printing machinery and motor vehicles. The museum will be open on December 28 and New Years Eve.
Otley Chevin is the name given to the ridge on the south side of Wharfedale in Leeds. It overlooks the market town of Otley and is a great place to take a stroll and take in the splendid views over the festive period.
Cartwright Hall is a civic art gallery, located in Bradford, situated about a mile from the city centre. The gallery has been collecting prints for over one hundred years and is a great place to go with all the family.