England page 5-13
Broad, beautiful Yorkshire, the land of the White Rose. Once a kingdom in its own right Yorkshire has never lost touch with its heritage or its identity.
A coastal surprise Yorkshire is blessed with over 120 miles of magnificent coastline from soaring clifftop pretty coastal villages like Staithes, Robin Hood's Bayand Ravenscar, used by smugglers in days of old to bring their cargoes ashore in secret coves.
In the historic whaling port of Whitby is the the house of Captain Cook, and the splendid, haunting ruins of Whitby Abbey, the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula.
For 2,000 years, history records its story. frm The warrior Brigantes resisting the legions of Rome, to The conquering Vikings making Jorvik "York" their capital. The medieval Houses of York and Lancaster fighting the War of the Roses.
York, is the jewel in Yorkshire's crown, located at the heart of the region. It captivates visitors with its majestic minster and medieval walls, drawing them back time and time again.
Then there's Georgian Beverley and the flowering parades of Harrogate and Ilkley. Shop in the markets of Knaresborough and the peace of Yorkshire's famous abbeys and cathedrals, among them the magnificent Fountains Abbey, a World Heritage site.
Kingston-upon-Hull, Leeds,Bradford and Sheffield all have award winning arts and museums,
Yorkshire leaves its stamp on the soul and many great names have drawn inspiration from its changing face. the Yorkshire moors, which Emily Brontė wrote about in Wuthering Heights.
Poet Philip Larkin was born near Hull and composer Edward Elgar set idyll to music in the Yorkshire Dales. Barbara Taylor Bradford wove Ripley Castle into the pages of Voice from the Heart. Thirsk vet James Herriot picked up his pen and the rest, as they say, is history.
"A tupenny tram ride" carried Bradford's JB Priestley up into "some of the loveliest country in England". Poet Philip Larkin was born near Hull and composer Edward Elgar set idyll to music in the Yorkshire Dales. Barbara Taylor Bradford wove Ripley Castle into the pages of Voice from the Heart. Thirsk vet James Herriot picked up his pen.
The winds still buffet the Yorkshire moors, sweeping across the "bluff bold swells of heath", which Emily Brontė wrote about in Wuthering Heights.
The seafarer town of Whitby home to Captain Cook with the drama of Whitby Abbey inspired Bram Stoker's Victorian classic Dracula.
Yorkshire has never been bashful about speaking loudly abot it's fine addresses
Nostell Priory near Wakefield,Duncombe Park, Helmsley, palatial Harewood House near Leeds and the baroque splendour of Castle Howard near Malton rank among the stateliest of Britain's stately homes.
Ripley Castle, home to the Ingilby family for over 650 years. Blessed with deerpark, lakes and extensive walled garden.
Skipton, gateway to the Dales one of the best preserved, most complete medieval castles in Britain. More than 50 historic houses also have a tale to tell of life in their corner of Yorkshire.
The Tudor splendour of Temple Newsam, Leeds. The Regency style of Normandy Hall near Brigg. The Georgian elegance of Sledmere House near Driffield. Fairfax House, York, one of England's finest 18th century town houses.Brodsworth Hall near Doncaster, the "Upstairs Downstairs" world of the Victorian country residence.
Yorkshire is blessed with over 120 miles of coastline and soaring clifftops
With pretty coastal villages like Staithes, Robin Hood's Bayand Ravenscar, used by smugglers in days of old to bring their cargoes ashore in secret coves.
The historic whaling port of Whitby and the house of Captain Cook, and the splendid, haunting ruins of Whitby Abbey,