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Yorkshire

The largest county in England and divided into three Ridings - a Viking word for third. There is a North, East and West Riding, but no South Riding except in a book by Winifred Holtby.

Yorkshire is known for:

  • The White Rose
  • The House of York
  • Outstanding Countryside (Moors, Dales, Pennines)
  • Dialect and Accents
  • Long Sword Dances
  • Heartbeat Country
  • Kate Rusby
  • The Carthy Family and the Watersons
  • Roger Sutcliffe
  • Jake Thackray
  • Sheffield Steel
  • Coal
  • Yorkshire Pudding
  • Yorkshire Terriers
  • Parkin
  • St Leger
  • Ilkley Moor
  • Brontes
  • Wool
  • Railway Museum
  • Captain Cook
  • Betty's Tearooms
  • Old Mother Shipton