Introduction to Yorkshire
6,000 square miles of Britain's most diverse and beautiful scenery
If you are visiting you are sure to receive a warm welcome.
Nowhere else in the country can you find such diversity of scenery, from the
There is also huge variety in its communities. A heritage of village life and market towns is still to be seen across much of Yorkshire, but there are also charming little fishing villages clinging to the cliffs, Britain's best traditional
But the splendour of Yorkshire does not end there. Outside the national parks there are other sizeable Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, such as 233 square miles around
The region is also an area of enterprise in its towns and cities and on its farms. While many of the industries which made it the power house of the economy during the industrial revolution have diminished, among them, coal, steel, textile production and railway works, Yorkshire people have always been able to diversify and root out the products that are needed by the market. As a region it has developed a wide range of strengths, from banking to retailing, chemicals to pharmacueticals, food production to niche engineering, film production to media and bus and coach making to agriculture.
Tourism and leisure services in the region are also receiving a boost as more and more people wake up to the beauty that is Yorkshire while some of the region's biggest cities are becoming thriving centres for business.