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North Yorkshire Facts

Interesting and historical facts about North Yorkshire.

  • The beautiful yew tree in the centre of the Conduit Court at the 900-year old Skipton Castle was planted by Lady Anne Clifford in 1659.

  • Mary, Queen of Scots was once imprisoned at Bolton Castle.

  • The historic city of York claims to be the most haunted city in the world, with 504 recorded hauntings.

  • The York Food & Drink Festival is the largest event of its kind in the UK.

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