Castles and other buildings
EH = English Heritage. NT = National Trust. HHA = Historic Houses Association. NA = National Art Pass benefit.
- Auckland Castle - once home to the Prince Bishops of Durham, now central to a large-scale regeneration project (HHA)
- Barnard Castle - the town is fine in its own right, but this is the magnificent 12th century castle, perched above the Tees (EH)
- Bolton Castle Grim, or romantic, Bolton Castle looms over Wensleydale (HHA, NA)
- Bowes Museum: magnificently over-the-top museum in nearby Barnard Castle (NA)
- Easby Abbey: picturesque ruined abbey beside the River Swale, a short walk from Richmond (EH)
- Fountains Abbey The largest monastic ruins in Britain, in an incomparable setting (NT)
- Georgian Theatre Royal - Britain's oldest working theatre in its original form, is both playhouse and theatre museum.
- Jervaulx Abbey: one of the great Cistercian abbeys of Yorkshire is now a ruin in the tranquil setting of rural Wensleydale.
- Kiplin Hall, a fine Jacobean house, built by the founder of the US state of Maryland (HHA)
- Middleham Castle - the childhood home of Richard III, in a beautiful part of lower Wensleydale (EH)
- Mount Grace Priory Monastic remains and an Arts-and-Crafts manor house, under the edge of the North York Moors (NT, EH)
- Newby Hall Beautiful Georgian house and gardens by Robert Adam and Thomas Chippendale (HHA, NA)
- Raby Castle - castle and walled gardens in 200 acres of lush parkland, with large herds of deer.
- Richmond Castle A vast Norman castle, perched over the rushing River Swale (EH)
- Ripon Cathedral People have come to worship at this fine church for more than 1,350 years.
- Rokeby Park Country house in the Italianate Palladian style, set in attractive parkland (HHA, NA)