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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Summer days out in Yorkshire

There's lots to enjoy across Yorkshire this summer. Find the perfect day out; whether you're heading to the coast for fun on the beach or looking for ways to escape and relax on your holidays. Whatever you're doing this summer, we've got it covered.


Find follies with breathtaking views © Chris Lacey

Find follies with breathtaking views

Now - 29 November
Seek out the follies of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden to see them transformed by some of the country's most inventive artists and designers. Using visual trickery and untold histories be amazed at the dramatic installations within the Octagon Tower, Banqueting House and Temple of Piety.

Coastal walks

The views along the Yorkshire Coastline can take your breath away. Whether you're up high or down on the beach, you'll find the perfect backdrop for a day's walking. Here's some of our top suggestions of where to walk, from Ravenscar to Old Saltburn and more.

Pack a picnic

Find the perfect picnic spot

Find the perfect picnic spot

Plan the perfect day out and don't forget to pack a picnic. From sandy beaches to stunning clifftops, woodland glades to flowery meadows, we've got some great suggestions of where you can find a spot to put down your picnic rug and tuck in.

Get on your bike

Has the sight of more cyclists racing on the streets of Yorkshire inspired you to go for a ride? We've got lots of cycling routes you can enjoy at your own pace, download one today and discover more of Yorkshire's amazing countryside on two wheels.

Summer breaks

The living room at the Victorian laundry flat, Beningbrough, York © Harry Horton

Looking for a last minute summer holiday with friends or family? Look no further than a National Trust holiday cottage for some time away, even if it's just for a long weekend. We've got lots of great places you could stay right across Yorkshire.

What's going on up the road

Sharing stories at Wallington © NTPL/Arnhel de Serra

There's loads of great things to see and do this spring if you take a visit up to the North East. At Wallington we're opening up the west wing of the house for the first time. Come and join us for a tour where we'll tell you stories of the Trevelyan family.