Yorkshire

Yorkshire

The home of the famous Bronte sisters, of Yorkshire pudding and the birthplace of the Yorkshire Terrier, the county of Yorkshire in England is a place of significant history. It’s also a land of beautiful valleys and rolling hills as well as wild moors covered with heather. It’s a region that blends diverse cultures from over the last two-thousand years, from Celts to Romans, Angles to Vikings, and finally to the Normans.

Here is Rick Steves’s 5-Minute video all about the city of York. This is a fun, 1-minute video on the Yorkshire accent. Here’s a gorgeous, 3-minute video featuring the Yorkshire Dales.

FunFacts about Yorkshire: (Source)  

  • Basic Information, quote: Yorkshire, formally known as the County of York, is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom. Due to its great size in comparison to other English counties, functions have been undertaken over time by its subdivisions, which have also been subject to periodic reform. Throughout these changes, Yorkshire has continued to be recognised as a geographical territory and cultural region. The name…also features in the titles of current areas of civil administration such as North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire. (Source)
  • Yorkshire’s nickname: God’s own country.
  • Yorkshire is the home of two main vast unspoiled stretches of countryside called the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales.
  • The emblem of Yorkshire is the white rose of the English royal House of York.
  • Earlier inhabitants of York were Celtic, specifically the Brigantes and Parisi tribes.
  • Historically, Yorkshire was divided into three ‘ridings’. The term is of Viking origin. These were East Riding, West Riding and North Riding.
  • The city of Leeds is Yorkshire’s largest city with a population of about 750,000.
  • The Great North Road, also called the A1, passes through the middle of the county and connects the south of England with Scotland.
  • Yorkshire was impacted culturally by the Celts, Romans, Angles, Vikings, and Normans.
  • There are many castles in Yorkshire, significant public buildings and historically important homes.
  • The most well-known and esteemed literary figures from Yorkshire are the famous Bronte sisters.

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