Activities & Attractions

See the many activities & attractions at Skipwith Station, with immediate access to Skipwith Common the carriages are an ideal base for nature lovers. Natural England offer guided walks throughout the summer for bird watchers and lovers of other flora and fauna.

Your carriage has details of local walks suitable for dogs around Skipwith village and common. The neighbouring Escrick Park Estate offers 26 miles of bridle-ways to be explored at leisure. The local terrain is gently rolling, ideal for cyclists.

Skipwith is also on the outskirts of York and Selby, both offering a wealth of attractions from the National Railway Museum and Jorvik Viking Centre in York, to Selby’s famous Abbey. Both cities offer enjoyable shopping opportunities and York has the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet.

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National Railway Museum

The greatest railway museum in the world, with almost 1 million visitors per year to our sites in York and Shildon. We’re home to over 300 years of history and over a million wonderful objects.

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Jorvik Viking Centre

The world famous JORVIK Viking Centre is a ‘must-see’ for visitors to the city of York and is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK.

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The York Dungeon

The York Dungeon is a 75-minute journey into more than 2000 years of York’s horrible history. The Dungeon brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages and scenes in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. It’s hilarious fun and it’s sometimes a bit scary.

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A truly independent guide to Yorkshire’s best restaurants and places to stay, squidwritten by two Yorkshire-based professional restaurant critics.

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The Deep

The Deep, one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world, is located in Hull, East Yorkshire. his award-winning attraction is home to 3,500 fish including magnificent sharks and rays.

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York Minster

It’s time to explore over 2000 years of history in stunning surroundings. York Minster invites everyone to discover God’s love through our welcome, worship, learning and work.

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Skipwith Common

Skipwith Common National Nature Reseve is one of the last remaining areas of northern lowland heath in England. An incredible variety of plants and animals depend on the Common for their survival.

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Humber Bridge

For a long time the Humber Estuary was a barrier to trade and development between the two banks and local interests campaigned for over 100 years for the construction of a bridge or tunnel across the estuary.

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Murton Station

Home of the Derwent Valley Light Railway Society. – Murton Park Station is within the Yorkshire Museum of Farming. Derwent Valley Light Railway works within the Yorkshire Museum of Farming so that your ticket provides superb value.

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The Walking Englishman

The most visited free content web site for walking in Great Britain on the Internet with most popular National Parks and walking areas covered.

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Trans Pennine Trail

The Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) is an exciting route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders linking the North and Irish seas, passing through the Pennines, alongside rivers and canals and through some of the most historic towns and cities in the North of England.

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York Ornithological Club

The York Ornithological Club was established in 1965 by people who attended an adult education class in order to continue with what they had learned. The club has developed since then and currently has round 70 members.

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York Solar Cycle Track

This scale model of the Solar System is spread out along 6.4 miles of the old East Coast main-line railway. Along it you can find scale models of all the planets in our solar system as well as models of the Cassini and Voyager spacecraft

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Beverley Minster

Beverley Minster is the Parish Church of St. John and St. Martin. The Minster welcomes tens of thousands of visitors a year and is usually open every day.

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The Drovers Arms, Skipwith

Excellent traditional village pub in Skipwith, within walking distance of the carriages. A warm welcome and an excellent Chef. The best combination for a great Lunch or Dinner.

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