13 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Yorkshire!

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.

Brimham Rocks

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.

Brimham Rocks
Brimham Rocks

Brimham Rocks

 

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.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, photo taken just before a thunderstorm.

Beverley

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.

Beverley Minster
Beverley Minster
Beverley Saturday Market
Beverley Saturday Market

Whitby

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.

Whitby Abbey
Whitby Abbey

Flamborough Head

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.

Flamborough
Flamborough Head

Knaresborough

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.

Knaresborough
Knaresborough, the railway viaduct, and boating on the River Nidd.

Scarborough

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.

Scarborough Harbour
View over Scarborough Harbour from Oliver’s Mount.
Scarborough
Stormy seas, North Marine Drive, Scarborough.

York

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.

York Shambles
York Shambles. York’s most famous street is lined with 14th-century timber-framed buildings. It used to be teeming with butchers shops, although there are none left today.
York Minster
York Minster
York River Ouse
York River Ouse

Have you visited Yorkshire? If so, let me know about your favourite place!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17 thoughts on “13 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Yorkshire!

  1. I’m from London but I’ve not been to a single one of these places! That’s so bad isn’t it. But this post has inspired me to go ! Whitby especially I think.

  2. Yorkshire is one of those very underrated places that still have a lot to offer. You listed a lot of experiences I’d love to take, from the Brimham Rocks to the sculpture park, and Whitby looks SO beautiful too! Thank you, I’ll save this for later use, it will definitel be very useful!

  3. Wow! I had no idea that Whitby was an inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. I always assumed it was Romania (but then again Stoker is an Irish author so a place in Britain makes sense). I really want to visit Whitby Abbey now (though I’m not sure about the 199 steps).

    1. There is a car park about 100 metres away from the Abbey, so if you really don’t want to climb the steps, you don’t have to!

  4. Never heard of any of these places!! Knaresborough looks so beautiful! I will definitely have to check some of these places out the next time I’m out that way!! (hopefully sooner than later!)

    1. Hi Stephanie, I hope you do get to visit. There is so much history in Yorkshire, and in York especially. Safe travels.

  5. This looks like a wonderful place to photograph! I like the night photos of buildings with the back light. The architecture here would also be fun to photograph.

  6. What ferret legging? What an introduction to Yorkshire. Fortunately, your pictures of the gorgeous and inviting. Scarborough in particular looks amazing. A hidden gem indeed!!

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