Explore abbey ruins, magnificent houses, glorious gardens and some fantastic stretches of coast and countryside. There's always something to inspire your day out in Yorkshire.
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Spring nature spotting
Spring's here and March is a time when all around us, the outdoors is bursting into life with new arrivals, fresh blooms and sparks of colour. Take a journey into the countryside and see what you can spot.
Put your running shoes on
We've got a brand new parkrun starting at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal (from 1 March). Whether you're a budding Olympian or just looking to join a regular run, come and join us every Saturday morning at 9am. Parkruns are free, you just need to register before your first run on the parkrun's website.
Wentworth Castle Gardens
We’ve teamed up with Wentworth Castle Gardens near Barnsley to give National Trust members 50% off entry when visiting in 2013. Wentworth Castle was the 18th century home of Thomas Wentworth, soldier and diplomat to Queen Anne and later a Jacobite sympathiser. Discover gorgeous gardens, an extensive deer park and the ruined folly castle.
50 things in spring
Spring's just starting to arrive, meaning it's the perfect time to get outdoors and start your 50 things to do before you're 11¾ adventure. Will you make a bird box, build a bug a home or roll down the biggest hill you can find?
Planning a spring escape? If so, and you haven't booked a place to stay yet, we've got some lovely cottages to choose from for both romantic getaways and family gatherings.