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.
New tourism campaign for York and North Yorkshire
A new campaign to attract tourists to York and North Yorkshire has been launched. You can view the campaign video here; and find out more about visiting York and North Yorkshire from MakeItYork.
The tourism guides below will help you plan your visit to North Yorkshire, its coast and dales, and the historic City of York. You can choose to browse online, download, or print them.
- Discover Scarborough, Whitby and Filey
- Visit Harrogate and district
- Visit North Yorkshire
- Visit York
- Whitby & the North York Moors
- Yorkshire Dales & Herriot Country
A number of local tourism websites exist; these are provided by our district and borough council partners and City of York, and are official websites.
- Discover the Yorkshire Coast
- The Yorkshire Dales
- Visit Harrogate
- Visit Ryedale
- Visit York
- Welcome to Yorkshire
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