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Yorkshire Travel GuideWith divisions such as Humberside, Cleveland, North Yorkshire, and partially into the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire the biggest traditional county emerged and was named as Yorkshire in 1974. Northallerton is the new county which was formerly called as North Yorkshire, one of the largest of the counties. Before 1974, Yorkshire was divided into three administrative counties - North Riding, East Riding, and West Riding-and the city of York. For most purposes the ridings were separate administrative units for a thousand years, and Yorkshire became an agricultural, fishing, and a manufacturing centre.
History of YorkshireThe Ridings were separated further into wapentakes around 1823 and were used as the basis of administrative counties upon the beginning of a local government in 1888. In 1986, each of West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire was abolished and reorganised into a metropolitan county. Cleveland was abolished in 1996 with its four municipal districts now independent of any superior county administration, however for traditional purposes only, reverting to the counties of Durham and North Yorkshire from which they were originally taken.
Humberside was also abolished in 1996, with the part taken from Lincolnshire becoming North Lincolnshire, the city of Hull made independent of any county, and the rest of the former county becoming the East Riding of Yorkshire. Thus, Humberside and Cleveland were broken up into districts, which became independent administrative counties in their own right, including the expanded City of York.
Map of Yorkshire in Scotland
The main cities in Yorkshire now encompass* York
Geography of YorkshireYorkshire covers some 6,000 sq. miles with a population of some five million people's. This part of northern England is a pleasant, progressing landscape spotted with small villages and larger market towns, where plentiful cosy cottages are situated and agriculture is blooming.
Festivals and Events in YorkshireDales Festival of Food and Drink
Consisting of about eighty food stands under a single roof. In addition to this there are many things taking place namely, cookery demonstrations by leading local chefs, farming display with young animals and farming craft demonstrations, children's attractions, festive music and a beer festival. All these are part of the Dales festival which is celebrated in a very grand manner.
Ingleton Folk Weekend
It is a grand walking event in Ingleton where many participate and walk with merry. The River Twiss from Kingsdale and River Doe from Chapel-le Dale, combine to form the River Greta at Ingleton. It is very nice to look at this excellent parade.
Nidderdale Agricultural Show
It is a very grand show taking place at Bewerley Park and Pateley Bridge attracting more than twenty thousand people every year. It features things like Agricultural Show, top class livestock, horse and dog sections. Travellers should never miss this stunning celebration.
Popular Attractions in YorkshireThe Beck Isle Museum
Owned by the Beck Isle Museum Trust and administered completely by volunteers this museum contains things that are as old as two hundred years which bring out the past life of the local life. It is really a nice place to spend our time.
Built in 1399 by Richard le Scrope, the Bolton Castle is a majestic construction located in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Lord Bolton is the private owner of this spectacular place.
Bridlington Leisure World
It is a place for everything and especially for entertainment purposes. It is one of the East Riding's premier leisure attractions featuring 3 pools, 3 Theatre's with Bar and Catering facilities, a Multi Purpose Hall for indoor bowling during winter and family activities in the summer. To have a great time it is necessary to be here.
Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby
The Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby has a collection of exhibits about Cook's Whitby years and his later achievements, and includes unique items of great historical importance.
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Travellers can really enjoy this surprising ride in this train at Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. This is a very beautiful experience and also a nice pastime. Many people go for shopping at Keighley in the morning since it is more comfortable too.
Standedge Visitor Centre
About three and a half miles long, this is one of the longest, deepest, and highest canal tunnels in the United Kingdom. Visitors from all over the world come here to see this spectacular construction of the canal.
It is an environmental and educational charity devoted to understanding and protecting the world's oceansand, and is the first Submarium in the World. This place too attracts many visitors not just to entertain but also to educate.
The Little Chocolate Shop in Aysgarth
It is the place where superb chocolates are manufactured in the Leyburn Business Park. Many exciting varieties of chocolate items are produced and are exported throughout the world.
Whitby Jet and Enamel Works
It was once a small fisherman's cottage and a bake house, but now it is occupied by The Whitby Jet and Enamel Works which showcases 'Whitby Jet', unique handmade silver jewellery, and a far-reaching variety of Amber jewellery
Located in a Georgian Farm stead, The Wolds Village is the licensed Hotel, Restaurant and Tearoom. But now it is actually a place where we can find Craft Shop with many local crafts, Clock Makers, Upholsterers, Antiques and Furniture Restoration Workshops that are plenty in number and designs. It is an interesting place to visit.