Tourism and travel
Tourism contributes significantly to the North Yorkshire economy and our economic development unit continues to work to develop the county as a place to visit all year round.
North Yorkshire contains the major part of two national parks and boasts a stunning heritage coast, three designated areas of outstanding natural beauty and numerous other sites of special scientific interest. It also offers vibrant market towns, a world heritage site at Fountains Abbey and more than 12,000 listed buildings.
The tourism guides below will help you plan your visit to North Yorkshire, its coast and dales, and the historic City of York. Click an image to be taken to an online interactive version of the guides. You can then choose to browse, download or print the guide.
- Discover Scarborough, Whitby and Filey
- Visit Harrogate and district
- Visit North Yorkshire
- Visit York
- Whitby & the North York Moors
- Yorkshire Dales & Herriot Country
Tourist information centres - visit your local district or borough council for this service
Part of this service in North Yorkshire is delivered by your local district or borough council. Tourist information centres hold local information about events and attractions. You can pick up maps, local history books, town trail guides, gifts, souvenirs and guided walks leaflets. Some centres also offer a Book a Bed Ahead service. Almost all centres are run by the local district councils, with the exception of Selby library, which is also a visitor information centre. Click your approximate location on the map to be taken to your district council.
Live chat service
If you're not sure who delivers this service in your area you can speak to one of our advisors. Available during office hours.