From afternoon tea at Bettys in Harrogate to a walk among the snowdrops at Fountain’s Abbey, Yorkshire is home to many of the experiences on a bucket list of 101 things to do in England (before you go abroad).

The full list will be published by tourist agency VisitEngland on Tuesday to mark St George’s Day, but a sneak preview of 51 top things to experience on these shores includes some of the many memorable activities you can enjoy in the Broad Acres of Yorkshire.

We’ll publish the full Yorkshire bucket list here on Tuesday, in the meantime, how many of the following have you experienced?


– Afternoon tea at Bettys in Harrogate, North Yorks

– Henry VIII-style jousting at Royal Armouries, Leeds

– Walk among the snowdrops at Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire

– Seek inspiration as Wordsworth did at Malham Cove, North Yorkshire

– Go caving in the Yorkshire Dales

– Follow Wainwright’s path from Cumbria to Yorkshire, coast to coast

A VisitEngland spokesman explained, “A panel of experts, including Wallace & Gromit and Bill Oddie, have spent weeks trawling through over 800 submissions to select the top 101 things to do before you go abroad in time for English Tourism Week.

“VisitEngland’s Facebook app, which asked people to nominate their favourite things to see and do in England, had such an enormous response that the tourist board had to enlist a team of experts to select the cream of the crop. Wallace & Gromit, Bill Oddie, Sonali Shah, Clemency Burton-Hill, Skye Gyngell and a Yeoman Warder from the Tower of London each had their own entries to judge from the following categories; Food & Drink, History & Heritage, Arts & Culture, Health & Fitness, Wildlife & Nature and Because it’s Awesome.”

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