York, North Yorkshire Moors and North Yorkshire Coast Visitor Attractions
Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the York, Moors and Coast Heritage and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.
We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.
Dalby Forest - over 8,000 acres, Grand Father Oak play area for children, family BBQ and picnic areas, adrenalin activities for thrill seekers and walking and cycling trails for all, visitor centre, cafe - Disabled access / facilities, wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available from the Visitor Centre, easy access trails -
www.forestry.gov.uk/dalbyforest www.dalbybikebarn.co.uk www.dalbyactivitycentre.co.uk
Esk Valley Railway - Whitby - Between Middlesbrough and Whitby, through the North York Moors National Park - 35 miles, 16 stations along the route - a not-for-profit Community Rail Partnership, Music and Ale trains On Friday evenings during the summer - see station details on the website for disabled access info
JORVIK Viking Centre - York - visit the sights sounds and smells of Viking York - world famous 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’. Wheelchair users must be booked in advance,only one wheelchair user can be in JORVIK at any one time - please see the website http://jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/visit-jorvik/accessibility/
National Railway Museum - Railway exhibits inc working steam locomotives, rolling stock, historic carriges, Discover 300 years of history and 1,000,000 objects that changed the world in the UK's largest railway museum - York - Disabled access / facilities, Wheelchairs are available free of charge at both entrances, mobility scooter hire (book in advance)
North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Heritage railway, travel through Heartbeat country, Pullman dining train, historic stations - Grosmont / Pickering - Wheelchair, mobility vehicle and pushchair access onto trains is via a ramp into the Guard’s Van, a fully wheelchair accessible coach now available for group bookings, accessible toilets are available at Pickering, Goathland and Grosmont Stations
Ryedale Folk Museum - a collection of rescued and restored historic buildings, rural crafts and trades, site of 6 acres, see the rural way of life from the Iron Age to the 1950s, art gallery, café, gift shop - Disabled access / facilities - "Access is possible throughout the site for those with mobility difficulties, those in wheelchairs, mobility scooters and with pushchairs"
York Brewery - both a working brewery and a major tourist attraction, taproom bar, tour premises - tour guides explain the whole brewing process, shop - York - we have no disabled access info for this site
York Castle Museum - 1000-year-old Viking Cawood sword, collections, local Roman
and Viking history, natural world, biology, geology and archaeology, York Castle Prison, Victorian Street, Sixties exhibitions - Disabled access - some restrictions please see the website
York Cold War Bunker - English Heritage - uncover the secret history of Britain’s Cold War, short introductory film, guided tour of York Cold War Bunker, decontamination room - Disabled access / facilities, accessible using ramps and wheelchair lift (Please be aware that the corridors are narrow) -
York Dungeon - walkthrough experience with actors, special effects, encounters with Dick Turpin, Guy Fawkes and Viking King Eric Bloodaxe - Disabled access but with restrictions please see the website
York Minster - the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe and housing some of the world's greatest treasures, "Revealing York Minster in the Undercorft" invites visitors to take a 2000 year heroic, historic and human journey through a series of interactive underground chambers - York - Disabled access / facilities but some restrictions - please see the website
Yorkshire Air Museum - The Yorkshire Air Museum is the largest independent air museum in Britain and is also the location of The Allied Air Forces Memorial, restoration workshops, displays, shop, cafe - Elvington, York - Disabled access / facilities - "The only part inaccessible is the second storey of the wartime Control Tower"
Wetwheels Yorkshire - "A Wetwheels Yorkshire experience is designed to enable every disabled person the chance to experience the excitement of power boating. Wetwheels Yorkshire is fully accessible - not just giving you the chance to be a passenger, but also to take the helm as the skipper - everybody gets the chance to drive!"- Wetwheels Yorkshire is fully accessible"