- Yorkshire's heritage is one of the most heavily invested among the UK regions, having received over £332 million in Heritage Lottery funding since 1994.
- Yorkshire has over 2,600 ancient monuments of national importance (14% of the England total), 800 conservation areas and 116 registered parks and gardens (each 8% of the England total). (Heritage Counts 2008).
- Yorkshire is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Studley Royal in North Yorkshire, one of the first to be designated in the UK, and more recently Saltaire Village in West Yorkshire (World Heritage).
- York Minster is the largest Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe, took 252 years to build and contains 128 stained glass windows.
- Mother Shipton's Cave and Petrifying Well, in Knaresborough North Yorkshire, is the oldest registered visitor attraction in Britain, opening for the first time in 1630. (VisitBritain).
- The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is the longest steam operated railway in the UK, with over 18 miles of track.
- Standedge Tunnel in Huddersfield is the highest, longest and deepest canal tunnel in the country, at around 3¼ miles long.
- The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway featured in the original film of The Railway Children.