Summer holiday fun in Yorkshire

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See the Octagon Tower transformed this summer... © Jonty Wilde

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.

Royals: then & now

The 3D 'Equanimity' makes an impressive display 

Royals: then and now is a collection of nationally significant contemporary art from the National Portrait Gallery. On display at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, pieces include photographs of Prince William by Mario Testino and Diana, Princess of Wales, by David Bailey. 

From gloom to glow

Discover the detail in the intricate wallpaper of the State Bedroom © National Trust / North News Picture Agency

See Nostell Priory brought to life with fresh new light installations designed to illuminate some of the darker spaces of the house.  As you explore the historic rooms, see plasterwork, paintings and precious objects shining like never before.

Look out for razorbills along the clifftops © Nicola Saunders

Look out for razorbills along the clifftops

Coastal wildlife

Head to the Yorkshire coast for a wildlife watching experience. Discover the seabird colony at Cowbar Nab, or look out for snoozing seals at Ravenscar. Take a closer look out to sea from the clifftops and you might spot a pod of dolphins swimming by.

Get outdoors

If you like life in the great outdoors, you'll love some of the great things you can do with us in the open air. Whether you're a runner, a cyclist, a walker or you just like escaping for a while, find a special place to enjoy it in Yorkshire.

What's on

Wildlife bioblitz

Ever fancied helping with a wildlife survey? Join us at Ravenscar on the Yorkshire Coast, 15 and 16 August, for a coastal wildlife bioblitz. We'll be surveying a wide variety of habitats and species including rock pools, pond, grassland, woodland, adders, seals, insects, birds, bats, moths, mammals.