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Poets of Yorkshire

Poets of Yorkshire

The county of Yorkshire is one of unparalleled natural beauty, so it is no wonder that it has inspired some of the British Isles best poets over the years. Plus, poets just love walking – as it gives them tranquillity and time for reflection - and Yorkshire has some of the most famous and scenic trails in the country. So dear reader, it’s time to fall upon our way and see what this fairest blogger had to say, about the greatest poets of Yorkshire from ancient to the modern day. (more…)

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Breweries of Yorkshire

Breweries of Yorkshire

In recent years, there has been a craft brewing revolution in the UK. The number of breweries around the country increased to over 2000 operating businesses in 2018. Although a lot of these are based in or around the commercial hubs of Manchester and London, the Yorkshire area has a proud brewing heritage upon which to build on. (more…)

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The Best Schools in the Yorkshire Area

The Best Schools in the Yorkshire Area

For many families, an abundance of top-quality schools and schooling facilities is one of the main factors when choosing where to live. Luckily, the Yorkshire area has some of the best primary and secondary schools in the country. From selective grammar schools founded many hundreds of years ago to state comprehensives that have been rocketing up the local and national league tables in the past few years, here are just a few of Yorkshire’s finest educational establishments. (more…)

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Why is This Yorkshire Fish & Chip Shop so Popular with Chinese Tourists?

Why is This Yorkshire Fish & Chip Shop so Popular with Chinese Tourists?

The city of York, being one of the most historic towns in the UK, is well known for attracting thousands of Chinese tourists each year. In fact, the whole Yorkshire area has seen visitor numbers from the Asian economic powerhouse rise by 77% in 2018. But one unexpected benefactor of this booming trade, is Scott’s Fish and Chips on the A64 just outside the town. (more…)

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All in the name: Two Things Named after Yorkshire

All in the name: Two Things Named after Yorkshire

As frequent readers of these pages should know, Yorkshire has given the world a lot of important things. From the industrial revolution, to famous foods and musicians, this Northern county has been a hub of creativity for hundreds of years. But, as far as we know, only two world-famous things have spread the Yorkshire name around the world along with their success. (more…)

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Tea and a Biscuit? Three Global Confectionary Brands with Yorkshire Origins

Tea and a Biscuit? Three Global Confectionary Brands with Yorkshire Origins

Yorkshire has contributed a lot to the economy, history and culture of the UK. But one area not as many of you may be familiar with, is the number of popular food and beverage manufactures that have sprung up in this glorious county over the years. In fact, confectionery first developed in Yorkshire is now sold all over the world and exported by massive global conglomerates like Nestle and the Mondolez International. From party rings, to fruit pastilles, jelly babies and liquorice, All Sorts let us count down some of the county’s tastiest offshoots. (more…)

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The Industrial Heritage of Yorkshire

The Industrial Heritage of Yorkshire

The Yorkshire region’s many scenic canals and viaducts, functional steam railways and former factories converted into nightclubs, museums and more, are testament to the area’s industrial past. The cities of Sheffield and Bradford in particular were of much importance to the Industrial Revolution. This era cemented Britain’s place as a global power and helped lead to the growth of the empire across the world. Whatever the consequences of that expansion, there is no denying that the Yorkshire area had a prominent role to play in this period that revolutionised industry across the world. (more…)

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A Brief History of Tudor & Stuart Yorkshire

A Brief History of Tudor & Stuart Yorkshire

We last left off our epic serialised history of the county of Yorkshire in 1489, when the Yorkshire Rebellion of Sir John Egremont was put down by the new Tudor king Henry VII. For many years after that, nothing much of major historical significance occurred in the county. The next set of key events occurred between 1536 and 1540. (more…)

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Rare Wildlife in Yorkshire

Rare Wildlife in Yorkshire

The county of Yorkshire, and specifically the Yorkshire Dales, hosts some of the most attractive and panoramic natural scenery in the whole of the United Kingdom. So, it is only natural then, that the large swathes of undisturbed landscapes here are also home to some of the country’s most endangered, rare or downright beautiful animal species as well. Since the early 2000’s the National Trust has been campaigning to keep the Dales unspoiled and wild, as a fit habitat for endangered species across the county – and by all accounts they have been quite successful. (more…)

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