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They call it God’s Own Country, and not without reason. For Yorkshire is blessed with some of the most dramatic senery in the UK, as well as numerous historic monuments.
One of the most spectacular ruins in the county is Whitby Abbey. It’s here that Dracula is reputed to have landed, just above the town when Captain Cook lived. The town is now best known for its wonderful fish and chips, as well as its nautical tradition, both of which are celebrated in the Whitby Fish and Ships Festival.
With both the Yorkshsire Dales and the North York Moors as national parks, the walking opportunities across the county are numerous and varied. You can also join the Yorkshire Wolds Outdoors Festival. Or how about following the footsteps of David Hockney in admiring the breathtaking scenery.
York is the county town, and has a rich history as well as arguably the most beautiful cathedral in England, in the York Minster. Hull is also a wonderful city to visit, especially if you pop into the house of William Wilberforce, who devoted his life to help abolish slavery. Neighbouring Beverley is a beautiful Georgian town with its beautiful Beverley Minster and a great festival of Christmas.
Festivals across the county venture from music, to cultural and food. The town of Malton is known as a bit of a foodie nirvana and for its annual Malton Food Festival. Other festivals of note include: Whitby Folk Week, Ilkley Literature Festival, Freedom Festival Hull, and the Rhythm and Brews Festival.
For music you should try to take in to a Yorkshire Brass Band. Finally, how could we leave the county without paying refence to its most famous culinary delicacy – the Yorkshire Pudding. Although any self-respecting Yorkshireman would claim that Yorkshire ales are the best in the world. You certainly can’t go far wrong with a pint of Old Peculiar!
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