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Yorkshire

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Yorkshire is the biggest district of all by a long shot. It extends from the North Sea drift right over into and over the Pennine Mountains, and from the River Tees to the Humber and further south inland. Encompassing a vast, high fells and low fields it is a district with a solid character and a personality of its own. Yorkshire is divided into three ridings, whose limits meet at the boundaries of the old city of York. The county has a wide choice of holiday homes, cottages and static caravans to rent.

Weather Averages

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MARCH - MAY High 13.43°c Low 5.39°c Precipitation 0.03mm/hr
JUNE - AUGUST High 20.32°c Low 12.44°c Precipitation 0.05mm/hr
SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER High 14.3°c Low 8.39°c Precipitation 0.03mm/hr
DECEMBER - FEBRUARY High 7.09°c Low 2.27°c Precipitation 0.03mm/hr

THINGS TO DO IN Yorkshire

Affectionately known as ‘God’s Country’ by locals, visit Yorkshire and you too will be converted by the stunning scenery, cities steeped in industrial heritage, and charming market towns to explore. Delightful places to visit in Yorkshire include Beverley, a thriving medieval market town, and historic York where you can admire gothic York Minster cathedral. Looking for a challenge? Fun things to do in Yorkshire include uphill climbs across the Yorkshire Dales.

York

Yorkshire
Best known for its beautiful architecture, Gothic cathedral and famous cobbled streets, historic York is the setting for a perfect romantic retreat. A city of two halves you can experience the traditional as well as the new with many vibrant cafés, street entertainment, boutique shopping and much much more.

Harrogate

Yorkshire
Harrogate is a town in North Yorkshire, England, east of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Its legacy as a popular spa resort proceeds in the Montpellier Quarter with the Royal Pump Room Museum, recording the significance of neighbourhood mineral springs. Close-by is the re-established, Moorish-style Turkish Baths and Health Spa.

Scarborough

Yorkshire
Scarborough is a resort town on England's North Sea coast. Its sandy shorelines are part by a headland bearing the twelfth century Scarborough Castle. The Victorian Central Tramway funicular train interfaces the town focus with South Bay and its harbor. The Rotunda Museum investigates nearby beach front geography. Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary's marine presentations and the Peasholm Park Japanese greenery enclosures are behind North Bay.

LOCAL CUISINE

Yorkshire is famous for its pudding, a savoury batter dish which when served with roast beef and vegetables forms a key part of a classic Sunday roast; and Wensleydale, a cheese often eaten as an accompaniment to sweet foods. The locals’ sweet tooth is clear for this county is also well known for its curd tart, made with rosewater; Parkin, a sweet ginger cake which contains oatmeal and treacle; and liquorice. Ginger beer came from Yorkshire in the mid 1700s.

GETTING HERE

To drive from London takes four hours up the M1 or A1. The East Coast mainline serves Doncaster, Wakefield, Leeds, York and Northallerton and there are also direct services to the capital to Harrogate, Sheffield, Bradford and Halifax. Yorkshire has three international airports: Doncaster’s Robin Hood, Leeds Bradford and Humberside.