Welcome to Go Visit Yorkshire! I created this website to provide ideas for days out and holidays in the whole of Yorkshire. May you be a visitor or a resident, this website is made for you. You will find here heritage, natural sites, towns and cities, gardens, museums, seaside spots and much more.
I lived in Leeds for 3 years, and I first created a website about Yorkshire in French (Visiter le Yorkshire), because I found it difficult to find information about the region in my mother tongue. The website has proven successful, so I eventually decided to create this English version. I hope you will find it helpful (and pardon my grammar mistakes).
Each place of interest has its own article, and they can be browsed from the four pages dedicated to each county of Yorkshire: North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
You can find advice to help you prepare your stay on the Practical Information page, which gives information about weather, transport and other tips, while the More… page offers some cultural insight about Yorkshire.
Yorkshire is a fascinating part of the UK. It has a strong identity, but it is at the same time extremely diverse, encompassing incredibly remote areas as well as vast metropolises.
It is the largest historical county of England, stretching from the Pennine hills to the North Sea. Every single feature of the UK can be found there: hills, plains, cities, castles, forests, coast, country houses and cute villages – it has it all. Even though it is extremely diverse, Yorkshire is a place with a strong identity. As American historian Henry Adams stated in 1906, ‘Yorkshire is not English, or is all England’.
The vast majority of the pictures on this website are mine; taken with my analogue camera, or with my smartphone. In rare cases, they come from the Internet, but in such case, they are free to use. I tried to make the articles as practical as possible, adding info about entry prices and opening times. However, this kind of information is very difficult to keep updated, so they are only here to give you a rough idea. Links to official websites are here for you to check.
I hope you enjoy this website.