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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

“Famous the world over, it's also the largest Gothic Church in Western Europe. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
“The Royal Armouries is fabulous as it has free entry, is easily accessible and a marvellous day out, finish with a meal or drink and one of the many restuarants in the surrounding Dock area”
  • 38 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Huge mall with lifestyle and designer fashion shops, plus restaurants and 3-screen, arthouse cinema.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Tea Room
“Betty’s tea rooms are considered to be a Yorkshire institution. The Northallerton branch is the closest and possibility the nicest (less crazy busy like York & Harrogate ) Lewis & Cooper is also worth a visit for all you foodies. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
“It's a special place, forged by nature and shaped over generations - the vibrant landscape of the North York Moors National park is rich in Coast, Countryside, Culture and Cuisine. Stretching from just above Scarborough in the south, to beyond Staithes in the north, and inland to Helmsley, Osmotherley and Kilburn, the national park includes some of the area's best-loved villages, ancient landmarks and unspoiled woodlands. Discover picturesque market towns and moorland villages sprinkled with locally inspired beautiful culture and high quality cuisine. To find out more Discover Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, Runswick Bay, Sandsend, Staithes and Ryedale's Market Towns.”
  • 30 locals recommend
“This is a truly beautiful spot just outside of Harrogate. There’s also a Betty’s there for breakfast, lunch and afternoon teas.”
  • 40 locals recommend
“One of the largest monastic ruins in the country. It's beautifull and it's also worth visiting Studley Royal which is besides the ruins ”
  • 36 locals recommend
“Grade II listed gardens which includes tennis courts, pitch & putt, crazy golf, boating pool, paddling pool and children’s play area”
  • 34 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Step back in time to see, learn and understand about the history of the railways and how through the years train travel has become more advanced. They also host many events throughout the year. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
“Castle Howard is a stately home with fantastic grounds and an Arboretum. It holds events including concerts in the summer, has a good cafe and shops too. Well worth a visit”
  • 41 locals recommend
“Wonderfully relaxing experience and historically significant...well worth a visit about £20. I dare you to take the plunge!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Flamingo land is easily accessible from the property and is approximately 40 mins by car. The coast liner bus runs a regular service each day to this full day attraction.”
  • 30 locals recommend
“Nice place to hang out. Visit the observatory and the remains of the Abbey - or go to the museum itself”
  • 44 locals recommend
“its walking distance and steeped in history. A nice day out and close by is abbey house another lovely and interesting place to visit. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
“Imax cinema, and picture house cinema, old school cinema, and they sells beer, not in plastic cups but in real glass!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Amazing gallery devoted to the work of Barbara Hepworth includes a permanent collection of her work and travelling exhibitions. The gallery includes a lovely cafe/restaurant and a gift shop. ”
  • 23 locals recommend