With Yorkshire Day quickly approaching, our yearly celebrations of this amazing county still remain unplanned. Yorkshire Day is an annual celebration on the 1st of August, to promote the rich culture and history behind it. Anyone should be proud to be a resident of Yorkshire, and with all the traditional locations and picturesque landscapes York has to offer, it’s only fair we celebrate this day in true Yorkshire style.
Yorkshire is England’s largest, historic counties in the whole country. Within the north-central sector of the country between the Pennines and the North Sea, it stretches wide from North to South. Inside these boundaries include York, Leeds, the Yorkshire Dales, Sheffield, the Coast and the North York Moors. As much as times have changed with skyscrapers being built across the city, nothing will ever truly damage our beautiful landscapes. The textile, steel and coal industries boomed in the 19th century, while York became the centre of the railway industry. We’re divided 50:50 of rural and urban locations, now let’s plan where to celebrate this amazing day in the YO postcodes.
One of the world’s most impressive cathedrals stands within the core of city, York Minster. Since the 7th Century, this minster has been the centre of Christianity in the North of England, attracting people across the globe for hundreds of years. Take a step back in time and absorb all the culture and history that has happened in-between these walls.
North York Moors National Park
The North York Moors are located in North-Eastern Yorkshire that was first established in 1952. This beautiful corner of Yorkshire is protected and conserved, with several breathtaking views. Take in the views at Sutton Bank, Caulkeys Bank and Hole of Horcum.
The Whippet Inn
It’s only right to enjoy a roast dinner in celebration of Yorkshire Day. So at The Whippet Inn hidden away on North Street, York, join them for ‘Get Roasted’ – a day of serving traditional roast dinners with all the trimmings, made with the finest produce Yorkshire has to offer. And what better way to wash it down with a cold pint. You can catch the No. 4 First Bus from the Rail Station to Micklegate, only a quick 4 minute journey in case you’re caught in the rain.
The Blue Bell
The Blue Bell on Fossgate is one of the smallest yet beautiful and traditional pubs in all of Yorkshire. Nothing beats serving cask ales from a wood-panelled pub in front of an open fire. Still retaining all of its Edwardian charm, it doesn’t get more Yorkshire than this. Take a short 3 minute walk away from the Rail Station and catch the No. 66 First Bus to Merchantgate, perfect for when you’re in a rush to meet your friends.
National Railway Museum
Immerse yourself in an iconic collection of amazing engineering. Celebrating the past, present and future of railways, and come face-to-face with the fastest steam locomotive in the world. With so much history and heritage available to us in Yorkshire, the museum tells us a story of rail transport in Britain and Yorkshire.
On the Yorkshire coast of England between Filey and Bridlington lays Flamborough Head. The sheer white cliffs are the perfect spot for outdoor lovers, with a lighthouse available to visit for a small fee. You can take a long walk down the steps to stand by the coastline and admire the views we’re so lucky to have in Yorkshire.
Images: York Minster, National Railway Museum, North York Moors National Park