Yorkshire is one of the UK’s greatest holidaying regions. The largest of the UK counties, Yorkshire boasts some of the country’s finest countryside, as well as some of its most culturally rich cities. Here, we take a look at five of the best attractions in Yorkshire.
The national parks bring a huge number of people to Yorkshire each year. Yorkshire lays claim to its own moors, dales and to part of the Peak District. As well as being places of great natural beauty, the moors and dales are home to some of the country’s most interesting abbeys and castles. Well known for their portrayal in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, the moors have become an iconic part of the English countryside.
National Coal Mining Museum
The North of England has a proud mining history. Since Thatcher closed the mines during her time in office, they have remained a large part of the culture of the North, and nowhere more so than in Yorkshire.
The National Coal Mining Museum can be found in Wakefield. The Museum offers visitors a unique insight into the life of the miners and the sorts of conditions in which they worked.
The Victorian Spa Resort of Scarborough is an essential part of any visit to Yorkshire. A prominent bay area which sits on Yorkshire’s North Sea coast, Scarborough is the county’s largest tourist destination. Aside from the beach, Scarborough as a lot of culture to offer. Top of visitors’ lists ought to be the famous Scarborough Castle and the fission quay. Those with a fond love of literature might be interested to visit Anne Bronte’s grave.
Yorkshire holds a lot of English history. Castle Howard is one of the most beautiful and spectacular stately homes in the country. The 18th century building, constructed for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle, has been used twice as the filming location for Brideshead Revisited.
Outside of the house itself lie some truly stunning and brilliantly maintained gardens. The house and gardens both are best visited during the Christmas period.
Leeds is one of the most thoroughly British cities. It is home to a number of well known landmarks that include the Morley Town Hall and the Leeds City Museum. Sports fans are also likely to relish a trip to Elland Road, home of Leeds United. The ground has a fantastic atmosphere, built upon by one of Europe’s most enthusiastic fan bases.