Hepworth Wakefield, National Coal Mining Museum and Yorkshire Sculpture Park - are they magnificent?

The Hepworth, Wakefield
The Hepworth, Wakefield

Three of the city’s best attractions are in the running for a regional prize.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The National Coal Mining Museum and The Hepworth Wakefield are all in with the chance of being crowned Yorkshire’s Most Magnificent Attraction 2014.

Youngsters in the cage before being lowered below ground at the National Coal Mining Museum Miners Gala.

Youngsters in the cage before being lowered below ground at the National Coal Mining Museum Miners Gala.

The winning venue will be the one that receives the most votes in the competition, organsised by Yorkshire’s Magnificent Attractions.

Deb Hindley, director of Yorkshire’s Magnificent Attractions, said: “What a fantastic year it has been for Yorkshire.

“After such incredible events and amazing attractions doing so well this year, we’d love to know what Yorkshire’s favourite attraction is.

“We are so lucky to have a rich choice on our doorstep and we want to be able to reward them for their hard work.

“Show your support and get voting to pick which attraction you think should win this year.”

Cannon Hall Farm, near Barnsley, is also in the running for the title, as well as Castleford’s Xscape.

Other attractions competing for the prize are Jorvik Viking Centre, Eureka! Children’s Museum, The Deep, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Thackray Medical Museum, Lightwater Valley, Royal Armouries, Newby Hall and Gardens, Flamingo Land, York’s Chocolate Story and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

The 16 attractions all form part of Yorkshire’s Magnificent Attractions group, which was founded 16 years ago.

They work closely together on events activity and welcome more than eight million visitors to the county every year.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park won the title last year and in 2011.

Voting is open until Monday, September 1 and the winner will be announced on Tuesday, September 16.

All votes will also be entered into a free prize draw to win a family break at Holiday Inn Express in Leeds.

To cast your vote, visit www.yorkshireattractions.org/vote