Historic Buildings in Yorkshire

The Piece Hall, Halifax

The Piece Hall

Dating from 1779, when it was built as a Cloth Hall for the trading of ‘pieces’ of cloth (a 30 yard length of woven woollen fabric produced on a handloom), The Piece Hall was the most ambitious and prestigious of its type and now stands in splendid isolation as the only remaining example. It is one of Britain’s most outstanding Georgian buildings.

Castle Bolton in Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire Castles

Guide to castles in Yorkshire, including historic ruins and heritage sites across Yorkshire.

Merchant Adventurers Hall.

Merchant Adventurers Hall

The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, a unique building in the heart of historic York. This stunning timber framed building is one of the finest medievals examples of a guildhall left in Europe and is a Grade 1 listed building.

View of Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet across the pond

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is a unique eighteenth century industrial works. Catch a glimpse of life at home and at work at a rural scythe and steelworks dating back to the 18th century.

Display at Kelham Island Museum

Kelham Island Museum

Located in one of the city’s oldest industrial districts, the museum stands on a man-made island over 900 years old. Kelham Island Museum was opened in 1982 to house the objects, pictures and archive material representing Sheffield’s industrial story.

Stately Homes In Yorkshire

Stately Homes and Gardens

Yorkshire is blessed with a large number of stately homes, restored to their former glory and giving a glimpse at past lives.

Kirkstall Abbey

Kirkstall Abbey

One of the best preserved Cistercian monasteries in the country, founded over 800 years ago. Explore the historic ruins of Kirkstall Abbey and learn all about its history in the Visitor Centre. Enjoy wandering through the park and woodlands, and take a leisurely stroll beside the River Aire.

Nostell Priory Stately home

Nostell Priory

Nostell Priory is a Palladian house located in Nostell, near to Wakefield. The extensive house, gardens and parklands offer a great day out. This is a National Trust property.

Eden Camp

Eden Camp

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on the Home Front and the Front Line, all set in the buildings and grounds of an original World War 2 Prisoner of War Camp.

World of Herriot

World of Herriot

you’ve probably read his books or watched All Creatures Great and Small, or maybe you’ve heard of James Herriot on the TV series The Yorkshire Vet. Well why not come and see where James Herriot, the world’s most famous vet, lived, worked and wrote his incredibly successful series of books based on his experiences as a young North Yorkshire vet.

Exterior view of Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall is a fascinating combination of renovation and re-purpose. The nunnington gardens offer a relaxing place to stroll, with the resident peacocks and lush bright borders.

York Minster

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Exterior of Thwaites Watermill

Thwaite Watermill

Discover the charm of Thwaite Watermill, set on an island of its very own, hidden away in the south of Leeds. Sandwiched in between the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the River Aire, this beautiful heritage site has much to explore.

Whitby Abbey.

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey has been inspiring visitors for nearly 1500 years, explore the soaring gothic ruins and to take in the stunning sea views. This year, there's more to see at Whitby Abbey than ever before. You can uncover centuries of history with the new interactive guide, and visit the revamped museum to find out more about how the abbey inspired Caedmon, the first named English poet, and Bram Stoker, the author of 'Dracula'.

View of Worsborough Mill across wildlife pond

Worsborough Mill

Worsbrough Mill is a 17th Century working water mill set in stunning parkland. It is an amazing place to visit, watch wildlife and see history come to life.

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England. The are including the Studley Royal water gardens and deer park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jervaulx Abbey

Jervaulx Abbey

Plundered and pillaged during the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century, the Abbey now stands as an enchanting, charming and atmospheric ruin. Allowed to flourish with wild flowers, shrubs and Trees freely exploring its many nooks and crannies. Set in the midst of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, Jervaulx Abbey’s dramatic, yet tranquil ambience has won the hearts of many of its visitors.

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey

At the heart of Bolton Abbey Estate lies the Priory Church and Ruins of an Augustinian Priory in its beautiful riverside setting. The wider estate includes the beautiful Strid Wood, stepping stones and wider walks in beautiful countryside.

Sheffield Manor Lodge

Sheffield Manor Lodge

The remains of Sheffield Manor Lodge include parts of the kitchens, long gallery, and the Turret House which contains fine sixteenth-century ceilings. Perennial meadows create meandering pathways within the ruins with shots of annual colour popping throughout.

View of Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet across the pond

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is a unique eighteenth century industrial works. Catch a glimpse of life at home and at work at a rural scythe and steelworks dating back to the 18th century.

Display at Kelham Island Museum

Kelham Island Museum

Located in one of the city’s oldest industrial districts, the museum stands on a man-made island over 900 years old. Kelham Island Museum was opened in 1982 to house the objects, pictures and archive material representing Sheffield’s industrial story.