What would you do on your 100th birthday? Snuggle up by the fire in a dressing gown and slippers? Have a quiet celebration with a few pals? Not Arthur Jackson, who became a centenarian triker – when he lived every minute of his 100th birthday with a surprise tour of the Yorkshire Dales on a motorised Boom trike.
See ancient history from the best of modern technology by riding a Segway at Ripley Castle. The 14th-century country mansion has stunningly picturesque grounds – and getting the chance to enjoy them without straining your legs is a great option.
Ingleborough Cave claims to be the prettiest show cave in the Yorkshire Dales and when you venture into awe-inspiring cave formations, its hard to disagree. The cave was first entered in 1837, and celebrated 175 years of visitors in 2012. While times have changed massively on the outside world in that time, Ingleborough Cave itself has changed little over the decades.
If you’re the kind of beardy bloke (or woman) who likes a heritage railway and a pint at the same time, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is the place for you. The trains run over a five-mile track and each has a buffet car complete with real ale.
Get out and about with your camera with a Yorkshire photography tour. Yorkshire boasts some breathtaking scenery in England so it’s a great place to get to grips with new skills. Walking Photographer Tours takes budding snappers to some of the county’s most inspiring locations.
Offering a variety of award-winning guided Yorkshire day tours, The Mountain Goat has tailored each one of their itineraries to ensure you get the very best out of your visit to the UK’s biggest county.
If you really want to discover the county in all its glory, create your own bespoke Yorkshire tour with expert Blue Badge guide Tim Barber. Real Yorkshire Tours offers a host of different options, from dinosaur-and-fossil excursions to walks around the fishing village of Whitby.
Yorkshire Trike Tours offers unique trips around the Yorkshire Dales on the back of a motorised Boom trike – think Easy Rider but with an expert chauffeur driving you around.