To celebrate Yorkshire Day 2019 we have compiled 10 brilliant facts about God’s Own Country. Av’ a gander at these and see what you think!
For those who enjoy going t’pub - Swaledale in North Yorkshire is home to Britain’s highest pub, The Tan Hill, which is 1,732ft above sea level.
Creator of the bog - Thomas Crapper, who invented the modern loo, was born in Yorkshire.
Home of sport - Yorkshire was the birthplace of club football and is home to the world’s oldest existing (and still running) football club, Sheffield F.C.
We cover the lot - Yorkshire has nearly a third of the total area of National Parks in England (the North York Moors, most of the Yorkshire Dales and part of the Peak District) covering a fifth of the region’s land.
Tickets please - The North York Moors Railway is the longest steam-operated railway in the UK, with over 18 miles of track running through beautiful countryside from Pickering to Whitby.
Going for gold - If Yorkshire was an independent country, it would have finished (an incredible) twelfth in the medal league table at the 2012 Olympics; gaining 7 Golds, 2 Silvers and 3 Bronze. Yorkshire born athletes include Jessica Ennis, who competed in the Heptathlon, boxer Nicola Adams and cyclist Ed Clancy.
Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside - Scarborough was Britain's first seaside resort, establishing itself as a holiday destination in 1626.
The oldest city in Britain - Ripon is Britain's oldest city. It was granted a charter by Alfred the Great in 1886.
Our favourite food - Perhaps the most famous culinary export, and an essential part of every Sunday dinner, is the Yorkshire pudding - first cooked up in 1737. How do you eat yours?
Giddy up - England’s oldest horse race began in 1519 and is run each year at Kiplingcotes near Market Weighton.
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