God’s Own County // White Rose // War of The Roses // North and West Riding // Yorkshire Dales // The Pennines // York Minster...
Located in the north of England, Yorkshire is in fact the country’s largest county and has been nicknamed ‘God’s Own County’. Its emblem is the white rose, coming from the Royal House of York.
Settled by the Romans, then the Vikings, the county town of York – with its city walls and gracious Minster – reeks of history, while bustling Leeds is a commercial powerhouse renowned for first-class shopping. The ornately opulent architecture of downtown Hull, Bradford, Huddersfield, Halifax and Sheffield speaks of a proud industrial past but for many Yorkshire's prime attraction is the magnificent countryside of the Dales, the Pennines and the North Yorks Moors.
Transportation The A1 or Great North Road is the main trunk road that passes through the centre of the county, whilst the M62 cuts across the county from the east at Hull to the west and Greater Manchester and Merseyside. The A1 goes from Doncaster to just north of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the M1 links the London and the south to Yorkshire. East Coast Trains run services from London’s King’s Cross to York and up in to Scotland.
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