Sunset over the famous 199 steps at Whitby, North Yorkshire Coast, England, UK

How Visitors Can Explore Yorkshire With Technology

by Northern Life


The county of Yorkshire is a popular destination within the UK – not only is it the largest county in England, but there is a huge range of attractions to see within the county, most of which can be navigated via technology…

Travelling through Google Maps

Google Maps was a huge innovation when it was first invented, allowing users to plan journeys and traverse the world via their mobile phones and computers. Using Google Maps is a lot easier than having to carry a map around with you and stop every time you want to look at it – instead, users can program a route to follow, with the app taking you on the most direct route. Even if you run out of WIFI or mobile data, the GPS signal can still be used on your phone to work out where you are, adding a safety aspect in case you get lost.

The rise of virtual tours

Virtual tours are becoming increasingly common across the world, with many places in Yorkshire now offering them! These Yorkshire virtual tours mean that you can look around a place if you live far away or are unable to get there, making viewing attractions far easier and accessible for all. Many attractions in Yorkshire offer virtual tours on their websites, often for free or at a reduced cost. Other companies offer a selection of virtual tours around a wide variety of different attractions, meaning you can choose from a huge range of attractions and museums in the area.

These tours are easily accessible from a computer, mobile phone or tablet device, allowing users to walk around the featured attraction in a style similar to walking around the world via Google Maps Street View. Popular places to visit include Cliffe Castle Museum, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Kiplin Hall, Clifford’s Tower & Otley Parish Church, with many companies also offering virtual tours around towns and villages like Otley, meaning there truly is something for everyone here!

Touring Yorkshire with other useful apps

Apps are another form of technology that has taken off in recent years, due to increases in technology and the increase in popularity and use of mobile phones and tablet devices. There are now many apps that can help people communicate with their friends, research hotels, shop online, play their favourite games and more. Whether people are seeking to play online roulette to discover the best roulette strategy, or wanting to take video calls to work from home, there is an app out there that can help.

There are even lots of apps that can be used for virtual tourism in Yorkshire, so it can be overwhelming at times. Here are just a few apps that potential tourists can use to explore new areas and find new places to go: is a website and application that has become very popular, listing a wide variety of accommodation across the world. One of the best things about is that you can get free cancellation on most properties in case something happens and you can’t attend, and if you use the site a lot, you can get regular discounts too! They have an app that is very easy to use, making it a must-use app for those considering visiting Yorkshire and looking for the perfect place to stay.

Many attractions in the area have their own websites and apps, but you can also use apps such as Tiqets or the museum app Xponia to look at attractions and museums in Yorkshire and book tickets through them. Websites like Quandoo now have their own apps, so visitors to Yorkshire can look at restaurant food and drink menus and make reservations easily through their phones and tablet devices. If you’re considering going to a concert or event in Yorkshire, you can download the Ticketmaster app, and transport apps such as Skyscanner or Trainline are useful for planning transport around the county.