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Need ideas for places to visit? Just scroll down this page for lots of ideas! 

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Walks and Parks ,Castles, MuseumsTransport Museums, Caves and Dungeons Canals or you can search by town...

STUCK FOR SOMETHING TO DO FOR THE WEEKEND?

 

SHEFFIELD

   

 
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THE FOUNDRY CLIMBING CENTRE,SHEFFIELD

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SKI VILLAGE,SHEFFIELD

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FIRE AND POLICE MUSEUM, Tel: (0114) 249 1999 click here for the website...

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SHEFFIELD ARENA  Sheffield Arena is the most exciting venue in the North of England for shows, exhibitions and events.  Home to 'Holiday on Ice' and the Sheffield Steelers Ice Hockey Team, it also provides the venue for internationally famous musical artistes.

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BARNSLEY

 

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http://www.visitpenistone.co.uk/index.html

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http://www.wentworthcastle.org/view.asp?id=180

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ELSECAR HERITAGE CENTRE Barnsley, tel: 01226 740 203

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Website : http://www.barnsley.gov.uk/tourism/elsecar/index.asp

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MAIZE MAZE ,Cawthorne, Barnsley

kids driving you mad?, so tell them to get lost!, visit the Maize Maze in Cawthorne, open now!(click pic for website and more info)

 

 

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ROTHERHAM

14) MAGNA SCIENCE ADVENTURE CENTRE, Rotherham

 

 

DERBYSHIRE

Website: http://www.heights-of-abraham.co.uk

 

 

brimham rocks

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YORK

The Jorvik Viking Centre in York, England, has now been open over 15 years and seen 11 million visitors travel back in time to the Viking Age. Jorvik Viking Centre , York- (a replica Viking village)

website : http://www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/FlashIntro2.htm

 

20) NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM - York  website: http://www.nrm.org.uk/

21) YORK CASTLE MUSEUM - website : http://www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk/

22) YORK MINSTER

  website: http://www.yorkminster.org

 

23)YORK Dungeons -  http://www.yorkshirenet.co.uk/yorkdungeon/

If you like GORY! then this is the place for you! Follow  the story of Dick Turpin and Guy Fawkes who both have connections with York.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE DUNGEONS!

24) but if you like SCARY! , then visit TERROR TOWER on Scarborough's sea front,look out for the live actors , brilliant!

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OTHER PLACES

25) CHESTNUT CENTRE OTTER HAVEN AND OWL SANCTUARY :  Chapel-en-le-Frith, Tel: 01298 814 099

A nature trail through parkland and woods, with otter and owl enclosures in natural surroundings.

26) TROPICAL BUTTERFLY HOUSE, FALCONRY AND WILDLIFE CENTRE  Woodsetts Road, North Anston, S25 4EQ , tel: 01909 569 416

website: http://www.butterflyhouse.co.uk for more information.

visit The Deep in Hull 28) Visit THE DEEP

the world's only submarium, for more details click  picture for the website!

TRANSPORT

29) Old steam trains on the NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY ( tel: 01751 - 472508), runs between Pickering to Grosmont in North Yorkshire.

30) KEIGHLEY AND WORTH VALLEY RAILWAY,  West Yorkshire.

31) CAR AND TRANSPORT MUSEUMS

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CAVES

CAVERN'S IN CASTLETON

32)Peak Cavern

33)Treak Cliff Cavern  

34)Blue John Cavern 

35) Speedwell Cavern 

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MUSEUMS

38) THACKERY MEDICAL MUSEUM,Leeds (Tel:  0113-244-4343)

All about health and medical things through the years, with lots of gory things, a children's learning area and a shop too.

Come rain or shine there's just so much to see and do.  Why not experience the thrill of a real underground tour or just sit back and relax in our licensed cafe?39) NATIONAL COAL MINING MUSEUM, Wakefield 01924-648806 

You go down a real mine shaft with helmets with lights on

40) NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM & TELEVISON Bradford

Learn about cameras, TV and films , find the Magic Carpet,  film yourself reporting the news. The big IMAX cinema is great too , but you pay if you want to see a film.

41) EDEN CAMP MUSEUM ,  (near Malton Tel 01653-697777 ) Tells the story of the Second World War.

42) Beamish Open Air Museum (Tel 01207-231811 ), County Durham

A complete village to visit with school, working shops, mine, railway, trams , all exactly how it was in 1913.

44) THWAITE MILLS, (Leeds 0113 - 249 6453)

This is fascinating. It is a real old water mill for grinding chalk. It all works, the mills, the pumps, the workshop, a working industrial mill. 

47)The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds was opened in 1996 as the new home for the national collection of arms and armour. Each of five themed galleries covering War, Tournament, Self-Defence, Hunting and the arms and armour of the Orient offers something to captivate every visitor - Henry VIII's tournament armour for instance, the replica Edwardian Gun Room, or a chance to shoot a crossbow. There is an exciting combination of spectacular displays, dramatic interpretations, live action events, interactive technology and thrilling exhibitions. THE ROYAL ARMOURIES (Leeds Tel: 0113-220-1900 )

This is the finest collection of armour and weapons from ancient times, with exhibitions.

 

HOUSES AND CASTLES

48) Skipton Castle

49) Conisborough Castle, near Doncaster

For more info on Houses and Castles see the  National Trust Website

WALKS AND PARKS

50) BRIMHAM ROCKS (near Harrogate)   

brimham rocks

Fantastic rock formations and views over open moorland belonging to the National Trust. (charge for car park)

The rocks are spectacular 'stacks' of millstone grit carved out over thousands of years by the weather, many have interesting names such as 'Dancing Bear' , ' Druids writing desk' or ' ET'. WEBSITE : www.brimhamrocks.co.uk   

51) Roundhay Park (Leeds)

52) See more on the  Leeds Website

CANALS

56) FIVE RISE LOCKS, BINGLEY

Here on the canal  there are 5 locks in a row, so the boats can get up a steep hill.

For more information on canals: www.penninewaterways.co.uk/index.htm

 

NORTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

57) Cresswell Crags - Limestone gorge, lake and cave. Museum exhibitions with interactive activities.

58) Guide to Robin Hood and Northern England - info on towns in Derbys & Yorks + tourist attractions.

60)Bestwood Country Park - a 650 acre park.
 

61) Brierley Forest Country Park & Visitor Centre is a developing site with special attention on tree planting and the development of wetlands for wildlife.

Web:
homepage.ntlworld.com/ northnotts/brierley.htm

62) Clumber Park (national trust with 4,000 acres of parkland)

Website: http://www.clumberpark.com 

 

 

63) National Watersports Centre offering a variety of water-based activities.

Web: http://www.nationalwatersports.co.uk/

 

64) RUFFORD COUNTRY PARK AND ABBEY

Country park set in the heart of Robin Hood country. The focal point is Rufford Abbey which houses a craft centre in the former stable block.

 

65) SHERWOOD FOREST COUNTRY PARK AND VISITOR CENTRE
http://www.sherwood-forest.org.uk/themes/forest/countrypark.htm

 

67) WETLANDS WATERFOWL RESERVE
 
http://www.aboutbritain.com/WetlandsWaterfowlReserve.htm

want to travel further then click here to visit Enjoy Britain, a website with lots of travel and tourist information.


 
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