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About the county of North Yorkshire

The picturesque County of Yorkshire is among the largest in England and is divided into four parts - North, South, East and West Yorkshire. The city of York, famed for its historic Roman Walls and its charming medieval streets is home to the famous 'York Minster Cathedral', a fine example of medieval architecture dating back to the Roman Era which boasts one of the finest collections of stained glass in existence. The Yorkshire Dales is an area of outstanding beauty, with a large part being designated as one of England and Wales' protected national parks. Local attractions include 'Bolton Castle', a magnificent medieval fortress built in 1399 by Richard le Scrope. 'North Yorkshire Moors Railway', a preserved steam railway running 18 miles through the picturesque North Yorkshire Moors.

Recommended towns & villages to visit in North Yorkshire

The passage

Goathland (297 Pictures)

Sheep graze on the course grasses that surround the greystone houses of this straggling moorland village..

Limestone scenery above Settle, Yorkshire Dales

Settle (33 Pictures)

A wonderful market town in the Yorkshire Dales. Settle is the starting point for the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway; one of Britain's most spectacular and scenic railways which.....

Rolling Waves of the North Sea

Whitby (870 Pictures)

This historic small fishing town is part of the Heritage Coast of North East England. It is a place of historical interest and was the home of the most famous 18th century explorer and voyager; Captain James Cook. Whitby also has one of the finest examples of Anglo Saxon churches in England...

York old and new

York (1029 Pictures)

One of the most historic cities in Britain with overs 2000 years of history.....

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Recommended attractions in North Yorkshire

Castle Howard

Castle Howard (119 Pictures)

Close to the historic city of York is the hauntingly beautiful Castle Howard. This magnificent house was used as the setting for.....

Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

Fountains Abbey (152 Pictures)

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Ribblehead Viaduct

Settle Carlisle Railway (8 Pictures)

This spectacular train journey could easily be the most scenic train trip in the whole of the UK. The route is part of National.....

Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire

Whitby Abbey (102 Pictures)

Whitby Abbey was founded in the seventh century on cliffs by the sea. Its remains can still be seen from the sea and are a.....

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Walking With Waterfalls In North Yorkshire
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Full Steam Ahead Into The Past
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