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Oldest Buildings in Yorkshire

Yorkshire is a county rich in history – from mysterious standing stones, to ancient churches and monumental cave systems. Even the landscape feels and looks ancient in places, with rock formations dating back millions of years. Read on for the surprising, and sometimes morbid, history of some the county’s most aged buildings. Ripon Cathedral First established in 672, this fantastic stone cathedral has been destroyed and rebuilt four times over the 1350 years it has been used as a place of worship. The original crypt still stands to this day and is open to visitors at various times throughout the...

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Weird Side of Yorkshire

Yorkshire is a legendarily beautiful county, but also steeped in history and British folklore. Leylines, ancient standing stones, crumbling abbeys and other mysterious features punctuate the often-misty landscape of this expansive county. But what are some of the most exciting and interesting things you can do here? Explore Ancient Cave Systems The Yorkshire Dales are a world famous upland area that attracts thousands of ramblers, hikers, holidaymakers and other tourists every year. But what many of them don’t know, is that is also home to one of Europe’s (and the UK’s) largest cave system. Crossing three county borders and spanning...

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Haunted Skulls and Standing Stones: The Mysteries of Yorkshire’s Wold Newton Triangle

There are many mysterious and historic places in the expansive and diverse county of Yorkshire, but not many of them can lay claim to being as infamous and strange as the Wold Newton Triangle. Centred around the village of Wold Newton, the triangle lies between the cities of Scarborough and York. The peak of the triangle extends out towards Flamborough Head with the edges passing close by to the towns of Filey and Bridlington. Ancient Dragons The town of Filey has a promontory that extends miles out into the sea – local legends holds that it was formed by a...

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The Best Pubs in Yorkshire

Yorkshire is famous for its scenic walks and many, many pubs. In fact, the village of Otley in West Yorkshire has the most pubs per inhabitant in the UK. But where are the best places to sup a pint in this iconic Northern county? Obviously, this is not a definitive list by any means. Green Dragon, Hardraw Not many pubs can claim they have a gorgeous waterfall out back. Not so this 13th century public house in the wonderfully named, if tiny, hamlet of Hardraw in North Yorkshire. Known as Hardraw Force, this waterfall is just off the famous Pennine...

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The 3 Yorkshire Born Prime Ministers

Yorkshire has a long and noble history, with the first mention of the modern name occurring in the 11th century. Throughout these hundreds of years, many famous generals, noblemen and other notables have been born among its hallowed dales. However, only three Yorkshire born men have gone on to become Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom. So, without further ado, let us introduce these three proud sons of the great county. Charles Watson-Wentworth (1765 – 1766 & 1782 – 1782) Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, was a man of many titles. The Right Honourable Viscount Higham, Earl of Malton,...

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Yorkshire Sports Heroes

Alistair & Jonathan Brownlee These two World Champion & Olympic medal winning triathletes were born and raised in Bradford, West Yorkshire. They have won over 20 triathlete medals at top international competitions between them and have come first at the World Championships three times (Alistair twice and Jonny once). They have both trained in or near the city of Leeds for much of their careers. Alistair was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, or an MBE, in 2013. Kevin Keegan [caption id="attachment_100" align="alignright" width="237"] Kevin Keegan[/caption] This football legend played for Liverpool, Hamburger SV, Newcastle FC...

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The Food and Drink of Yorkshire – Part 2

With Yorkshire being at the centre of many different food products in the country it is hardly surprising that it also has some of the nation’s top restaurants. The Black Swan at Helmsley in North Yorkshire was voted in 2015 as the nation’s top restaurant by Trip Advisor. The Michelin stared restaurant is owned by the Banks family who have been running the establishment since 2006 but have lived in the area for generations. [caption id="attachment_72" align="alignright" width="275"] The Yorke Arms in its splendid surroundings[/caption] Having come from a farming background head chef Tommy Banks has skilfully sourced local produce...

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The Food and Drink of Yorkshire – Part 1

Food and drink production in Yorkshire is renowned around the world. Certain recipes have been around for centuries, yet the county’s culinary path has followed, and in a way reflects its history. One of the most famous British dishes is the Sunday Roast and it is thought that it emanates from Yorkshire. The dish involves a main course of roasted meat of either beef, chicken, lamb or pork, accompanied by a selection of vegetables and gravy. [caption id="attachment_66" align="alignright" width="259"] A traditional Yorkshire pudding[/caption] The most traditional meat is beef, and this is served with “Yorkshire Pudding”. The pudding is...

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The Architecture of Yorkshire

Yorkshire is home to 2,300 ancient monuments and around 32,000 listed buildings. The architecture of the region has been shaped by various building periods that has reflected the styles of each particular period. Landscapes and skylines have been adjusted and altered over time. This has been as a result of new buildings being created and also of old ones being destroyed by either war or fire. There has also been occasions that man has chosen to alter the landscapes himself by demolishing certain buildings. [caption id="attachment_61" align="alignright" width="267"] Rievaulx Abbey[/caption] This has left Yorkshire with a rich supply of buildings...

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The Writers from Yorkshire

The county of Yorkshire has captivated the imagination of many a writer. Novels, plays and poems have emanated from the area for a number of years and just the character of the county itself is enough to fire the creative gene in most writers. It is possible to divide the novelists that have been writing about the county for years and modern-day writers who see Yorkshire in a very modern-day light, and one that the older generations would not recognize. [caption id="attachment_51" align="alignright" width="177"] Wuthering Heights inspired by life in Yorkshire[/caption] The Bronte sisters, Emily, Charlotte and Anne were born...

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