Yorkshire Travel Guide
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Fodor's England 2014
Plan Your Yorkshire Vacation
A hauntingly beautiful region, Yorkshire is known for its wide-open spaces and dramatic landscapes. The hills of the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales glow pink with heather in summer, turning to black in winter. Rugged fishing villages like Robin Hood's Bay cling to the edges of cliffs in one of England's last remaining wildernesses. Historic buildings line the narrow streets of towns like York, Whitby, and Harrogate, while ancient cathedrals, abbeys, and castles provide majestic backdrops to day-to-day life.
Traditional hotels are limited primarily to major towns and cities; those in the country tend to be guesthouses, inns, B&Bs, or pubs with rooms. Many...read more
Yorkshire is known for hearty food, though bacon-based breakfasts and lunches of pork pies do tend to pale fairly quickly. Increasingly, the larger towns...read more
Things To Do in Yorkshire
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
York Minster: The largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe helps make York one of the country's most visited towns. The building's history... Read more
The green dales, the wild moorland, the rugged North Sea coast: Yorkshire's landscapes are glorious to explore on foot, and they're crisscrossed... Read more
Today the ruined abbeys at Fountains, Rievaulx, and Whitby are top attractions where you can learn about the religious life and business activities... Read more
In the 19th century Whitby became famous around the Western world for jet, a very hard, black form of natural carbon found in thin seams along... Read more
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