Covering an area half the size of Belgium, there’s more to Yorkshire than flat caps, whippets and ferret legging. The latter being a competition where bets are taken on who can keep a ferret in his pants the longest!
Yorkshire is a marvelous mix of history, landscapes, moors, dales, and coastline.
This post mainly focuses on North and East Yorkshire, as those areas are where I grew up and is my local stomping ground. I know there are many other places I could include, but I only write about the ones I’ve personally visited and have photographs of.
Enjoy stunning views of the North Yorkshire countryside whilst surrounded by weird and wonderful natural rock formations that were sculptured over 1000’s of years by wind, rain, and ice.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Is close to Wakefield in West Yorkshire. And is another place that has some weird and wonderful (man-made) sculptures, but is also a nice picturesque place for a walk.
A small market town in East Yorkshire. It’s known for Beverley Minster pictured below, the Westwood – a large open space of grassland on the outskirts of the town. Cows are often seen roaming and grazing freely, and Beverley racecourse.
A small seaside town in North Yorkshire. Famous its Abbey that provided inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and the 199 steps that lead up to it.
Dramatic chalk cliffs in East Yorkshire. Lying at 0.0° West, it’s known for the Battle of Flamborough Head 1779 between the American Continental Navy squadron and two British escort vessels. The cliffs are also home to one of the most important seabird colonies in Europe.
A small market town in North Yorkshire, but don’t let its small size deter you from visiting.
Knaresborough is home to a castle, Chapel of Our Lady of the Crag (church in the rock), and Mother Shipton’s Cave. You can also go boating on the River Nidd.
Another North Yorkshire seaside town, and it also has a castle. The best views over the town are found by climbing or driving up Oliver’s Mount, which also has England’s only natural road race track and hosts several motorcycle races throughout the year.
York is the place I’ve called home for the last 15 years. It is a popular tourist destination and has a rich 2000 year history.
Have you visited Yorkshire? If so, let me know about your favourite place!