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Welcome to Yorkshire
Yorkshire is a fascinating place of rolling hills, Victorian factories and windswept coastline. It's one of the best places to live or visit in the UK. It's also home to some of the biggest and most successful towns and cities in the country. Many world famous products originate in Yorkshire food items like Yorkshire Puddings to beer such as Tetley's.
Yorkshire is also the home to some great sports teams from sports as diverse as cricket and soccer, and Yorkshire is a world leader in sports such as Rugby League. It's also traditionally been the home of some more unusual sports such as ferret legging.
Many will know Yorkshire for its television. Some of the longest running soap operas and other television shows are based in Yorkshire such as Heartbeat and Emmerdale, as well as the sitcom Last of the Summer Wine. Yorkshire is also the setting for many famous films from Kes to The Full Monty.
Music has always been a proud local talent, with many villages having their own brass bands. Yorkshire has also been one of the most prolific producers of rock and pop stars with everyone from Jarvis Cocker of Pulp to the Arctic Monkeys and The Human League coming from the region.
If you're planning a visit to Yorkshire you're literally spoilt for choice in places you could visit. Follow our recommendations below for must see places in the county, or go exploring in depth to find the attractions and places that most interest you.
Best for Arts: Haworth near Bradford for the Bronte connection; Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield for Hepworth and Moore.
Best for Scenery: North York Moors for long walks in the country, The Three Peaks in the Yorkshire Dales for hill walking, Yorkshire Coast between Whitby and Filey for beaches.