Welcome to Yorkshire

They call Yorkshire ‘God’s Own County’. One of the largest counties in England, it combines a natural beauty – captured by the Brontë Sisters in their novels – the Harry Potter films were also filmed in part here – with vibrant cities, rich in culture and Victorian architecture from the industrial revolution. From the Yorkshire Dales to the Pennines, from the historic villages to the large cities. Here’s just a taster of what you will experience while at Rastrick International College:

Vibrant, historic cities

  • York
  • Sheffield
  • Leeds

Museums and Galleries

  • The Yorkshire Sculpture Park
  • The Hepworth Art Gallery, Wakefield
  • National Media Museum, Bradford
  • Leeds Art Gallery
  • York Art Gallery
  • The Royal Armouries, Leeds
  • Bronte Parsonage Museum, Howarth
  • Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington
  • Aeroventure South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, Doncaster
  • Yorkshire Waterways Museum, Goole
  • Treasurers House, York
  • York Railway Museum – home of the Flying Scotsman
  • York Castle Museum

The Arts

  • Opera North productions in Yorkshire
  • Northern Ballet productions in Yorkshire
  • Major theatres in all Yorkshire cities, with national tours of major West End shows and a thriving programme of drama, comedy, dance and musicals.

Stately Homes

These are the historic and beautiful homes steeped in English History. Open to the public, they showcase the lifestyle and grandeur of our historic past.

  • Nostell Priory and Park
  • Pontefract Castle
  • Cannon Hall
  • Castle Howard – where Brideshead Revisited was filmed
  • York Minister – the beautiful and historic church which dominates the centre of York
  • Beverly Minster
  • Whitby Abbey
  • Temple Newsome House and Farm
  • Ripley Castle near Harrogate

Other places to visit

  • Xscape in Castleford – with the largest indoor ski slope in the United Kingdom
  • Ingelton Falls (4 mile walk)
  • Keighley and Worth Valley Railway – where the famous movie ‘The Railway Children’ was filmed
  • Brimham Rocks
  • Ingleborough Cave
  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway
  • The Yorkshire Dales – a landscape of incredible natural beauty

The Olympics 2012

Yorkshire is the best place to be! On Sunday 24 June 2012 the Olympic Flame passes through Brighouse – a special visit for all of our students.

Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

Ballet Dancer

A vibrant arts scene

Whitby Habour

Whitby, North Yorkshire

London 2012 Olympics

London 2012 Olympics