Local Attractions, Places to eat and much more...

What's around us? Where to eat and explore? Just some suggestions...

Yorkshire features over 800 attractions, from World Heritage Sites to mining museums, ruined castles and abbeys, to hands on museums. You'll find serene gardens and unique breweries, thrilling rides and industrial heritage. From attractions and museums to sports and galleries, from the history-lover to the inquisitive child, there's something for everyone. With great offers is the best place to visit for Yorkshire attractions.

Things to do in York

York Dungeons

The York Dungeon is a 70-minute journey into more than 2000 years of York's horrible history. The Dungeon brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages and scenes in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. It's hilarious fun and it's sometimes a bit scary.

JORVIK Viking Center

The world famous JORVIK Viking Centre is a ‘must-see’ for visitors to the city of York and is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK.

Welcoming over 16 million visitors over the past 29 years, visitors journey through the reconstruction of Viking-Age streets, as they would have been 1000 years ago. JORVIK Viking Centre also offers four exciting exhibitions and the chance to actually come face to face with a ‘Viking’.

National Railway Museum, YORK

The National Railway Museum in York has a fantastic range of pristine locomotives for you to hop on board and have a play with; it’s great for kids but fun for adults too.

For a fantastic FREE* day out for the whole family in York, visit the award winning National Railway Museum.

City Walls

One of the great attractions that York is most recognised for are the City Walls guarding the perimeter of the once much smaller city. Today the walls are accessible from dawn until dusk and provide great views across the city. There are benches at several of the towers should you need a rest or just a sit down to take in the views.

The Shambles

The Shambles is a bustling centre piece of historic York. The street today is one of the UK's most visited and has become a wealth of shopping, tourist attractions, restaurants and many other things to see and do, including tours, ghost walks and historic talks. If you want to know York, you need to know The Shambles.

Ghost walks and Guided Tours

The best way to see the beauty and history of York is to use the fantastic Guided Tours and Walks. Why just walk around lost, when one of the experts can guide you around the City, exploring its vast interesting history, architecture, ghosts or hidden secrets.

York River Cruises

A York City Cruise enables you to admire the scenery from the comfort of the enclosed saloon or open top deck. Take home fascinating facts on the incredible history of York and its river, from the live commentary delivered by local and knowledgeable skippers. Treat yourself to a refreshing drink from the bar and rest your feet.

Food & Dining Out

According to Hardens UK restaurant guide Yorkshire has more top quality restaurants and gastro pubs than any other English County. From small atmospheric 300 year old country pubs serving home cooked food to award winning top class restaurants. A fantastic choice whether you are in the city or the countryside.

Here are a few of our guest’s favourite places.

The Carpenters Arms

The Carpenters Arms, Fangfoss is our local and only a couple of minutes walk from the cottages so no need for the car. It always has a great atmosphere, good locally sourced, home cooked food, Black Sheep on tap and a childrens play area in the secure garden - what more could you want?

The Gold Cup

The Gold Cup Inn is an attractive, historic, family run, country pub situated in the village of Low Catton, 3 miles for Bricknell Cottages, with a large car parking area. The Gold Cup offers a range of dining options catering for couples, families and large groups. You are assured a warm welcome and excellent fayre. Many of guests have written complimentary comments in the cottage visitor books.

Jamie's Italian, YORK

A new restaurant at York, where the rustic features of a 17th-century wine merchant's home fit Jamie's Italian blueprint perfectly, and this charming historic city gets a blast of delicious traditional Italian cuisine.

The Star Inn The City

Located in the Old Engine House on the edge of York's Museum Gardens in a riverside setting close to the historic Lendal Bridge, The Star Inn The City has an enviable position, which we aim to match with the best produce God's Own Country has to offer and genuine Yorkshire hospitality for the 'whole package'.

The Star Inn

Welcome to The Star Inn… we hope you will enjoy our home-cured Harome hospitality.

The Blue Bicycle

Understandably one of York's most talked about eateries, serving award winning food in a relaxed dining atmosphere. Highly commended for fresh fish dishes, home-made desserts and a seemingly endless selection of fine wines. You can enjoy a pre-dinner tipple overlooking the River Foss, reflecting on this bygone era of impropriety.

Things to do in Yorkshire

Dalby Forest

Dalby Forest is situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park. The southern part of the forest is divided by a number of valleys creating a 'Rigg and Dale' landscape whilst to the north the forest sits on the upland plateau.

Cycle trails, Go Ape Tree Top Adventure and Go Ape Forest Segway

Castle Howard

Welcome to Yorkshire's finest historic house and estate. Home to the Howard family for over 300 years, Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of North Yorkshire.

East Yorkshire Coast

Discover the Yorkshire Coast - a world of unspoilt treasures...

Discover ScarboroughWhitbyFiley and the surrounding coast and countryside. Visit some of the most stunning landscapes in the country that sit within the Yorkshire Coast.