"Yorkshire & Humber Region" England Things to Do Tip by Robmj

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  Yorkshire Dales
by Robmj

The county of Yorkshire is the largest and is divided into four parts, north, west, east and south.

The city of York, famed for its historic Roman Walls and its charming medieval streets is home to the famous 'York Minster Cathedral', a fine example of medieval architecture dating back to the Roman Era which boasts one of the finest collections of stained glass in existence. Vikings also occupied this town and York has a fantastic reconstructed Viking village and museum.

The Yorkshire Dales is an area of outstanding beauty, with a large part being designated as one of England and Wales' protected national parks. There are three principle dales, Swaledale, Wharfedale and Wensleydale with a number of smaller ones. One of the most beautiful areas in Wharfedale is around the village of Bolton Abbey. The ruins of Bolton priory (est 1154) are extensive and very picterisque.

The North York moors contains a landscape of bleakly beautiful moors, well worth a look and walk around the area.

On the east coast of this area is the 7th century fishing town of Whitby. It has a quaint harbour with lots of fishing activity and the town has a number of Abbeys and Churchs that are worth exploring.

Address: North East England

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  • Written Apr 25, 2009
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