UK Holiday Guide - Guide to Yorkshire in England
Holiday Guide to Accommodation and Attractions in Yorkshire
Yorkshire is a historic county in northern England and the largest in Great Britain. It is bordered by several other historic counties in the form of County Durham, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire, Lancashire and Cumbria.
Throughout much of its history, Yorkshire has played a prominent role. The Brigantes, who were the largest Celtic Briton tribe held it as their heartland. The Romans made York (from which the county derives its name) one of the two capitals of all Roman Britain. The area was an independent Viking kingdom known as Jórvík for around a century, before been taken by England, Most of the modern day large cities like York, Leeds, Bradford, Hull and Sheffield were founded during the Norman period.
Yorkshire is widely considered to be the greenest area in England, due to both the vast rural countryside of the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and some of the major cities, this has led to Yorkshire being nicknamed God's Own County.
Yorkshire has three national parks, in the form of the Peak District, North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales. The coastal areas of Yorkshire are also renowned for their beauty, there are several nature reserves run by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds on the coast, offering a chance to see the likes of the Northern Gannet and Atlantic Puffin.
Some of the main attractions of Yorkshire include
Captain Cook Museum at Whitby
Jorvik Viking Centre
Leeds Grand Theatre
Museum of Victorian Science
National Railway Museum
Other useful links in Yorkshire
Yorkshire Tourist Board
North Yorkshire Council
North Yorkshire Towns
North Yorkshire Moors
North Yorkshire Moors National Park