Yorkshire Quick Facts & Figures

Map of Yorkshire
Yorkshire Map – By English ceremonial counties 1998.svg: Dr Greg derivative work: Ross Burgess

Yorkshire is located in Northern England, the area includes the counties of North, South West Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire. Prominent cities and towns in the area include Leeds, York and Sheffield. Yorkshire’s various counties include a wealth of historic and natural attractions for visitors to explore. The location of Yorkshire’s various counties provides a convenient location from which to explore Northern England.

Yorkshire has plenty to offer visitors covering a large area there are a range of dramatic landscapes, scenic coastline and beaches, charming small towns and villages full of character and plenty of open spaces allowing visitors to get away from it all and enjoy the best of the scenic countryside. Local attractions & places of interest include Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, North York Moors, Forest of Bowland (AONB), Ripley Castle, Harewood House and York Minster. There are a number of historic buildings, castles, museums and galleries for visitors to explore in the area.

The area is host to a number of local festivals, shows, fairs and concerts throughout the year


Yorkshire Quick Facts

Population: 2,181,200 (West Yorkshire), 1,082,000 (North Yorkshire), 1,299,400 (South Yorkshire) and 602,600 (East Riding of Yorkshire)

Region: Northern England

Area total: 1,044 sq km (West Yorkshire), 8,654 sq km (North Yorkshire), 838 sq km (South Yorkshire), 2,479 sq km (East Riding of Yorkshire).

Languages: English

Dialling Code: 0113 (Leeds), 01904 (York), 0114 (Sheffield).

Postcode Area: LS (Leeds), YO (York), S (Sheffield).

Closest Airports: Leeds Bradford Airport and Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

Local Food: Yorkshire Pudding, Parkin (cake), Yorkshire Custard Tart, Brandy Snaps, Artisan Cheeses, Ginger Beer and locally brewed ciders, wines and beers..

Nearest Towns & Cities: Leeds, York, Harrogate, Sheffield, Bradford and Kingston-upon-Hull.

Famous Attractions: Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, North York Moors, Forest of Bowland (AONB), Ripley Castle, Harewood House and York Minster.
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