Yorkshire and Humber
The White Rose Vikings and Romans
Yorkshire whose emblem is the white rose is the largest county in the UK it is also the greenest and from a travellers point of view has loads to offer. There are great areas of unspoilt countryside in the North Yorkshire moors and the beautiful Yorkshire dales, which are a delight to visit.
The county encompasses the Pennines and stretches from the Lake District to the North sea coast where there are interesting towns such as Whitby and Scarborough, which are well worth a visit.
From the countryside to the cities such as York, there is plenty to do and see in Yorkshire.
Yorkshire is steeped in history from the Romans Eboracum to the Saxons and perhaps the most well known the Vikings and their Jorvik kingdom.
The region's most popular city for tourists is York, which has some of the most complete castle walls in the UK a fantastic cathedral and medieval buildings at every turn, for the history lover one day is not enough.
Yorkshire has many castles such as Middleham where Richard III grew up.
Famous conflicts of the War of the Roses such as Wakefield and Towton were fought in the county.
The area is also known for its Colliery brass bands, like the Brighouse and Rastrick, Black Dyke Band and the Grimethorpe Band, these bands were traditionally linked to coal mines with the miners playing and competing with other collieries.
Leeds is the largest City and most vibrant with a large student population.
The Bronte family are the region's best-known authors and for the literary buff a visit to Haworth is top of the list.
Castleford is the birthplace of the world famous sculptor Henry Moore. Cricket is very popular in Yorkshire with many famous cricketers hailing from the county, players such as Fred Trueman,Brian Close and Geoff Boycott who are considered legends.
Activities in Yorkshire and Humber
Kirkstall Abbey - Cistercian Abbey
Bolton Abbey - magical Landscape
Castle and Gardens
Ripley Castle and Village - Historic Ripley castle
Ripon Cathedral - Cathedral of the Dales
Forbidden Corner - Strangest Place in the World
Merchant Adventurers Hall - Medieval Guild hall
House and Gardens
kiplin Hall - Kiplin Hall 400 years of History
Yorkshire Museum - The Museum of Yorkshire
Jorvik Vikiing Centre - Jorvik Viking Centre
Captain Cook Museum - Award winning museum
National Railway Museum - York National Railway Museum
Wensleydalerailway - Rail Gateway to the Yorkshire dales
Waterfall Trail - Ingleton Waterfall Trail
Mother Shiptons - Britains Oldest Visitor Attraction and Park
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