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.

New discoveries this spring

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Snowdrop spotting

Snowdrops bloom along De Greys walk

Snowdrops bloom along De Greys walk

There's nothing that brings a smile more than seeing a carpet of fresh white snowdrops glistening in the later winter sunshine.  Discover them whilst they're at their best along the banks for the river Skell at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, on a lakeside walk at Nostell Priory or in the gardens at Beningbrough Hall.

50 things to do before you're 11¾

Stargazing at night with telescopes © The Secret Studio / Steve Sayers

This winter don't miss the chance to tick off a few more activities on your list of 50 things. The dark nights are perfect for No. 27 - Go star gazing, and No. 40 - Go on a nature walk at night.

Wentworth Castle Gardens

Wentworth castle gardens © Wentworth Castle Gardens

We’ve teamed up with Wentworth Castle Gardens near Barnsley to give National Trust members 50% off entry.

Wentworth Castle was the 18th-century home of Thomas Wentworth. Discover gorgeous gardens, an extensive deer park and the ruined folly castle.

What's going on up the road

Family enjoy the snowy weather at Gibside while walking with a sledge © National Trust / Gibside

There's loads of great things to see and do this winter if you take a visit up to the North East. At Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort they're watching the forecast - as soon as conditions are right they'll be out snowshoeing. But whatever the weather there's loads of wintery walks to discover