Living in Yorkshire
Whether you were born and bred in God’s Own Country or have been welcomed as an adopted Yorkie, you’ll be familiar with the county’s vibrant personality and verdant landscape. With friendly, bustling communities and a strong sense of humour, the reasons why Yorkshire is the best place to live are endless!
A Region Steeped in Culture and History…
First celebrated in 1975 by the Yorkshire Ridings Society, Yorkshire Day began as part of a protest movement against local government reforms that came into force in 1974.
Yorkshire Day is a relatively recent tradition and serves as an honorary celebration of the county’s rich history. Yorkshire Day is an opportunity to promote the county, send a defiant message to politicians in London and help boost the regional economy.
Whether you choose to embrace Yorkshire’s offerings on this landmark day, or fancy yourself a weekend activity, you’ll find a comprehensive list of the county’s highlights below:
Top Five Things to Do in Yorkshire
Perfect for the creative souls among us, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park hosts iconic art pieces set within 500 acres of 18th-century landscape. Whether you’re planning a day to spend time with friends and family, some peace and quiet or looking for somewhere outdoors to adventure with the kids, there are lots of different ways to enjoy a day at YSP.
Fly through ironworks, collieries, workshops and village streets in a cutting-edge digital reconstruction and experience what it was like to live and work in Victorian Elsecar. Peckish? No problem, there are two on site cafes, The Pantry and Brambles Tea Rooms, both serving everything from light bites to afternoon tea. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area, perfect for indulging in some warming drinks and tempting treats alongside your canine friend.
Built in the 1860s for the Thellusson family, the house has been gently conserved to tell the stories of the generations of people who lived and worked here. The gardens are the perfect place for a stroll through the statue walks, the fern dell grotto and the beautiful dells. With seasonal changes, the gardens provide year-round interest.
Explore Sheffield’s history of making, from master craftsmen to mass production. Hear the roar of the impressive River Don Engine, a visitor favourite, celebrate the Women of Steel and see how industry forged the modern city. Whilst you’re in the area, why not check out Kelham Island’s local pubs for a refreshing ale or visit Depot Bakery for a loaf of the city’s best bread!
Discover how coal changed our nation forever, and explore what life was like as a coal miner. Your tour will be led by an ex-miner with plenty of experience, taking you on a 140m decent underground through 180 years of mining. You will have the chance to investigate the mechanical workings through interactive models and the giant machinery. Don’t forget to strike up a conversation with the blacksmiths and meet the museum’s ponies and horse before you let off steam in the Adventure Playground.