Yorkshire Day: 10 reasons why everyone should celebrate this beautiful county Read more:
Tuesday 1st August 2017
But if you don't hail from God's own county, you might be wondering why you should be celebrating the largest county in the United Kingdom.
Yorkshire has an outstanding landscape, rich history and diverse culture, which sets the county apart from its neighbours.
Here are just some of the reasons why everyone should be celebrating Yorkshire Day.
1. The history
It won't take you long to appreciate the deep history this county has to offer - the landscape is filled with beautiful castles and churches, among other stunning historical architecture dating back to the Romans and Industrial Revolution.
Yorkshire is more than willing to share its history with the millions of visitors who flock to God's own country each year with world-class museums and historical sites such as the Jorvick Viking Centre and Fountains Abbey.
2. The food
Not only is Yorkshire home to the legendary Yorkshire pudding, Parkin and Wensleydale cheese, the county is also the proud home of some of the UK's finest restaurants and pubs.
In fact, no other county in England (outside of London) has as many Michelin-starred restaurants as Yorkshire.
3. The landscape
Across the globe, Yorkshire is renowned for boasting some of the world's most beautiful landscapes; whether it's stunning views seen across Yorkshire's three peaks, city skylines or beautiful national parks - you name it, Yorkshire has it.
Perhaps Yorkshire's best loved landscape is the Yorkshire Dales, which cover an area of nearly 1,800 square kilometres of the best scenery the United Kingdom has to offer.
4. The Cities
People may not associate Yorkshire with city life, but the county is home to a few major UK cities.
Not only is Yorkshire home to Hull, Sheffield and the historically fascinating city of York - you can also find Leeds, the UK's third largest city and the biggest financial centre outside London.
On the subject of Leeds, this city is not only appreciated by us Yorkshire folk.
Leeds is in fact one of the biggest and most cosmopolitan cities in the whole of the UK.
It's not only oozing with shopping, culture and nightlife, it's also home to some of the most esteemed educational institutions in the world - in Leeds there really is something for everyone.
6. The coast
Don't bother flying off to Spain for your annual summer holiday - Yorkshire is home to a breathtaking coastline, ranging from Bridlington to Whitby.
Not only is Yorkshire's coastline visually stunning, there are also fantastic seaside resorts where thousands of families flock to every summer.
You'll also find some of the country's best fish and chips across the Yorkshire coastline. The sunshine, however, might be harder to find.
7. The culture
Yorkshire isn't all about flat caps and Yorkshire puddings.
This incredibly diverse county has established itself as one of the UK's cultural hotspots.
Yorkshire has produced some of the world's finest literary talents and artists, all of whom are celebrated within the many galleries and visitor sites that reside in this county, including Leeds Art Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture park.
The cultural contribution Yorkshire has made to the UK was made official earlier this year when the City of Hull was named the UK City Of Culture 2017.
8. The lingo
Britain is home to a wide range of regional accents, all of which come with different words and phrases that are unique to a specific area - however, Yorkshire's lingo takes the biscuit.
Rule number one when 'speaking Yorkshire' is that the letter 'T' simply doesn't exist, also phrases such as 'ee by gum' and 'thissen' are used in everyday conversation - if you don't hail from God's own county, you might need a translator.
9. The beer
It's not just our food that has people raving, our beer is pretty impressive too.
Yorkshire is home to both historic and state-of-the-art modern breweries that cater to some of Britain's best pubs and bars.
Many of our breweries, including the Black Sheep Brewery in Masham, offer visitors the chance to take a tour and see how these classic brews are created.
10. The tea
You simply can't discuss Yorkshire without mentioning one of it's best exports, that export of course being tea.
Tea is something Yorkshire folk take very seriously - it's not just a drink, it's a way of life.
Yorkshire also has many options to choose from when it comes to tea, ranging from Tetley to perhaps the most celebrated, Yorkshire Tea.