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Tourism and travel

Tourism contributes significantly to the North Yorkshire economy and our economic development unit continues to work to develop the county as a place to visit all year round.

North Yorkshire contains the major part of two national parks and boasts a stunning heritage coast, three designated areas of outstanding natural beauty and numerous other sites of special scientific interest. It also offers vibrant market towns, a world heritage site at Fountains Abbey and more than 12,000 listed buildings.

The tourism guides below will help you plan your visit to North Yorkshire, its coast and dales, and the historic City of York. Click an image to be taken to an online interactive version of the guides. You can then choose to browse, download or print the guide.

Tourist information centres - visit your local district or borough council for this service

Part of this service in North Yorkshire is delivered by your local district or borough council. Tourist information centres hold local information about events and attractions. You can pick up maps, local history books, town trail guides, gifts, souvenirs and guided walks leaflets. Some centres also offer a Book a Bed Ahead service. Almost all centres are run by the local district councils, with the exception of Selby library, which is also a visitor information centre. Use the links below to visit your district or borough council website: