Yorkshire, England has always been considered one of the most breathtaking spots in the country. The northern landscapes have inspired writers such as the Bronte sisters to write sweeping romances set upon the purple blanket of the heather flocked moors and the austere coastline with its chalk cliffs and surprisingly cheerful seaside towns. There are so many beautiful places to visit in Yorkshire, but for those on limited time here are five “must see” places:
The North York Moors National Park.
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Considered one of Englandâ€™s National Treasures, the park is literally covered in heather and boasts the sort of landscapes that are a photographer’s dream. Bronze age ruins and crippled Medieval Abbyâ€™s dot this landscape of the park. Tourists who wander through this quiet and intriguing bit of country are treated to the paradoxical wildness of Bronte’s Heathcliff and Catherine. If you are heading to the park be certain to bring with you lots of film.
The Humber Bridge.
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The Humber bridge spans the Humber estuary and until the creation of the Great Belt in Denmark was the longest single span suspension bride in the world. Even if it isn’t the world’s longest bridge anymore, it is still perhaps the most beautiful. Visit the bridge morning or evening for views that will take your breath away. If you’ve ever seen the famous photo of a bridge that looks to be spanning the cloudsâ€¦ that’s the Humber Bridge.
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Home to the Howard family for over 300 years, this beautiful residence has everything one could ask for. From idyllic lakes and rolling woodlands, to manicured gardens with resplendent fountains that would rival those of Rome. The castle itself is a masterpiece of eighteenth century architecture. You could literally spend days on the property and not see everything. Castle Howard is a treasured English landmark.
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Hawoth village is in the middle of what is known as “Bronte Country“. This scenic little town can be gotten to by antique train, and is the location of the Hawoth parsonage. Hawoth parsonage, now a museum, was where the Bronte sisters wrote their most famous works while their father was parson at Hawoth Church. Nearby Pondon Hall is said to be the inspiration for Thrushcross Grange in Wuthering Heights.
The Yorkshire Coast.
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Captain Cook first set sail on his fabulous adventure from the Yorkshire Coast. Today the coast features cozy bread and breakfasts, first class dining, and scenic views the likes of which can be seen nowhere else in England. While you’re there do not miss the opportunity of seeing Scarborough Castle. Twenty five hundred years of turbulent English history, from Roman invasion to the Vikings, are written across these ruins. The Castle itself sports fantastic views and there is even a nearby place to take tea (Master Gunner’s House).
Yorkshire, England is by far one of a beautiful country’s most beautiful places. Wherever you go you will find something photograph worthy.