Rich in Roman and Viking heritage, Yorkshire is a historic county in England’s north that encompasses vast tracts of unspoilt countryside and scenic national parks. It centres around the charismatic city of York and is dotted with Norman-built castles and medieval abbeys.
Spend a day exploring the walled city of York, which was founded by the Romans at the junction of the Ouse and Foss rivers. Marvel at the Gothic architecture of the 13th-century York Minster and discover the city’s ancient past at the Jorvik Viking Centre before learning about the life of King Richard III at the Monk Bar.
Experience the region’s natural beauty in the Yorkshire Dales, a scenic area of river valleys and limestone caves that’s largely protected within Yorkshire Dales National Park. Stretch your legs on one of the hiking trails that lead to Aysgarth Falls and Malham Cove or experience the spectacular tunnels and viaducts along the 117-kilometre-long Settle-Carlisle railway line.
Leeds Bradford Airport is the main aviation gateway to Yorkshire, with Doncaster Sheffield Airport serving the southern region. An extensive railway network serves Yorkshire while buses travel throughout its towns and cities.