National Science and Media Museum
First off, we’ve got the National Science and Media Museum based in Bradford. This is a fantastic place to go when on a student budget as it’s free entry. You can learn all about the race to invent cinema, vintage technology and the famous moon landing. It is a great day trip with seven floors of amazing artifacts. It’s only a twenty-minute train ride away from Leeds. I am not much of a science fan, but I found it extremely fascinating.
Jorvik Viking Centre
Secondly, we’ve got the Jorvik Viking Centre based in York. I went on a school trip here once and the place stuck with me so much I’ve been back at least three times since. You get to learn about how Vikings used to live and shake hands with the past. You also get the opportunity to learn about the architecture used back in the Viking days. It’s great knowledge to know as a history student or just out of general interest. Jorvik costs £10.50 per person and is a short train ride from Leeds also.
Lastly, we’ve got somewhere for the more adventurous people. Dalby Forest based on the North Yorkshire Moors. I cannot count how many times I have gone to Dalby Forest to climb rocks, admire the views and go through caves. Dalby Forest cost £9 per car for the months of March through October and £5 per car for the rest of year. It’s a wonderful place to have a picnic with several fields throughout (all with car parks nearby) and some beautiful trails to adventure. This is not only my favourite place in Yorkshire, but my favourite place I have ever visited. The only downside to Dalby Forest is the long drive up there but I think it is definitely worth it, and who doesn’t love a good road trip?
As I mentioned before, there is so many places to go see in Yorkshire that are not on this list such as, Mother Shipton’s Cave, Castle Howard, Flamingo Land and The Deep. Go adventure during your time in Yorkshire, you won’t regret it.