YORKSHIRE: THE NOOKS OF A COUNTRYSIDE
Yorkshire is a 15,413 sq km county, filled with the most number of National Parks in the whole of England. This county thrives in a rich history of struggle because of its enormous size and rich resources. It is here where the biggest Gothic Cathedral, the York Minister, stands in its entire majestic splendor. Also, there are even more fish and chips shops and pubs here than in London.
To visit Yorkshire, is to take a trip to a breathtaking potpourri of wonder, with its variety of museums, national parks, coastlines and historic places. And to see a selection of must-see places, we will visit by word, the regions of this county.
Bradford. The most popular attraction in this side of Yorkshire is the National Media Museum, which is a free museum dedicated to exhibitions in film, photography, TV, radio and the web. Other Bradford key spots include the historic Bradford Industrial Museum and Bradford Cathedral. Art enthusiasts can feast their eyes on the select museums in Bradford, such as Cartwright Hall Art Gallery in Lister Park, or one may take a trip to Saltaire, where the largest collections of Art by David Hockney resides. For outdoor-loving people, the Ilkley Moor will be a wonderful choice.
East Yorkshire & Yorkshire Wolds. This county is a unique triangle of land England taking pride of wonderful natural parks and scenic scapes. The Trans Pennine Cycle Trail, and the Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail are good choices for walking and outdoors. The churches of Holderness are also great sights, taking pride of statuesque sculptures at three majestic stately homes. Coastlines in this county, such as the Bridlington, are as beautiful and are of historical, aesthetical and archeological importance. The City of Hull, is the home of East Yorkshire cosmopolitan nightlife, main shops, restaurants and theatres.
Heriott Country. This is a breathtaking land of true picturesque countryside, with a variety of places to visit and remember. It is home to two of the world-famous National Parls, namely, North York Moors and The Yorkshire Dales, which is a vast reserve of natural resources in the heart of Yorkshire. For walking and nature-tripping, places such as the White Horse Walk, Gormire Lake, Whitestone Cliff, white Horse of Kilburn and the Cleveland Way are great attractions to anyone.
Leeds. In contrast to the countryside of the other regions in Yorshire, this is a city full of spirit and lively character, rich in culture, music and nightlife. Moreso, it boasts of a city consisting of great Victorian architecture and culture. This is a must-visit city for anyone who wants to have a good time and soak in the modern culture of Yorkshire.
Wakefield. This little historic city lies in the heart of West Yorkshire. It is famous for rugby and rhubarb, as well as the tallest Cathedral spire in Yorkshire. It offers a diverse treat of heritage, history, culture and fun to anyone who wishes to visit it. The key places that one should definitely consider visiting are the Wakefield Art Gallery and Museum, the Wakefield Cathedral, and the Wakefield Theatre. Its refreshing public square called the Crown Court Yard is a newly refurbished open area for all the tourists and citizens of Yorkshire. But if one does want to absorb the utmost beauty of this little historic city, “The Magnificent Seven”, a compilation of must-see places, will surely sate your visit. It includes National Coal Mining Museum for England, Pugneys Country Park, Diggerland Theme Park, Xscape Leisure Complex, Junction 32 Shopping Outlet, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and National Trust’s Nostell Priory.
Amongst these wonderful places worth of mention, there are also other regions in Yorkshire offering world-class tourist spots such as the coastal areas of Robin Hoods Bay, Runswick Bay and Staithes in the Yorkshire coast, and the York Dungeon and the York Castle Museum in York.
Yorkshire is a stunning piece of land in England that well deserves its world-class recognition and reverence.