A NEW tourist pass covering attractions across Yorkshire has been launched.

But tourism chiefs have already come under fire for pricing the pass at a minimum of £28.

The sightseeing pass has been launched in Yorkshire to give holders access to more than 70 attractions across the county.

Tourist board Welcome to Yorkshire said it was the first pass of its kind in Europe.

However with prices starting at £28, some visitors have criticised it as being too expensive.

The board’s chief executive said the pass would encourage people to stay in the area for longer. The Yorkshire Pass costs between £28 for a one-day adult pass to £224 for a family of four for six days.

Chief executive, Gary Verity, said: “The Yorkshire Pass gives people access to some of the county’s crown jewel attractions and the more it is used the more savings are made, so people can explore more of Yorkshire for less.”

Cathryn Fawcett and her daughter Annabel were at Harewood House when the pass was launched. Ms Fawcett said: “The pass appears to be quite pricey. If you go somewhere like Harewood House where there is lots to do you’ll be disappointed if you’re there all day and don’t get the value of your one-day pass.”

Attractions including York Minster, Fountains Abbey, The Deep, Castle Howard and Conisbrough Castle have signed up to the pass.