North Yorkshire is a county in northeastern England. Some of the tourism in North Yorkshire focuses on outdoor activities and two of the North Yorkshire attractions that see quite a number of tourists each year are the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales. The former contains several walking trails, and also offers the opportunity for mountain biking and horse back riding, while the latter is one of the best places in England for caving. You can also visit North Yorkshire for its historical and cultural sights. For example, check out Bolton Abbey, which contains the ruins of the Augustinian Bolton Priory, dating to the 12th century, or the ruins of Byland Abbey, also dating from the 12th century.
Other historical North Yorkshire sights include Bolton Castle, built in the 14th century, Duncombe Park, and the Fountains Abbey, a Cistercian monastery dating to the 12th century; the latter is now classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can get a sense of medieval North Yorkshire culture by visiting Wharram Percy, a deserted medieval village. Head to the city of York, the capital of the county, to get in some good North Yorkshire shopping. Actually, dedicate a weekend in North Yorkshire to visiting the capital; the historical center of the city offers a number of monuments to admire.
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