Yorkshire is a historic county in northern England and home to our four parks Primrose Valley, Thornwick Bay, Blue Dolphin and Reighton Sands. With Yorkshire being the largest county in the UK, there is lots to see and explore. We’ve come up with a handy guide to Yorkshire including traditional Yorkshire food, Yorkshire sayings and places to visit to help you fit in when you visit the area.
Traditional Yorkshire Food
York is world-renowned for it’s food culture so is a paradise for ‘foodies’. The Yorkshire pudding isn’t the only thing they’re famous for, check out these tasty dishes you can find in Yorkshire:
1. Yorkshire Pudding
Of course this one had to go first! Originating in the North-East of England, this tasty batter grew in popularity and spread across the UK and now no Sunday dinner would be complete without one!
2. Wensleydale Cheese
A town in Yorkshire called Wensleydale is famous for their unique tasting cheese because of its hint of honey flavouring and acidity. There are five main types of Wensleydale cheese: mild, matured, extra matured, blue and cold-smoked, give one a try when you visit Yorkshire!
Yorkshire Parkin is a cake that is traditionally made to be served around Guy Fawkes Night. Parkin is a gingerbread cake made from butter, honey, flour, oats, treacle and ginger.
With Yorkshire being so well-known for the production of Rhubarb, it felt important to mention this one. Rhubarb stems are boiled in sugar and can be used for everything from pies to jam to compotes. There is a nine square mile of Yorkshire which is know as Rhubarb Triangle because of the production that takes place there.
Famous Yorkshire Sayings
Ey up – Hello
Aye – Yes
Nowt – Nothing
Teacake – bread roll
Brass – money
Bonny – pretty
Lass – woman
Put t’wood in t’oil – Close the door
Famous Sights of Yorkshire
Famous for it’s Roman and Viking heritage, Yorkshire is a cultural hub and home to a number of must-see attractions including Norman castles, medieval abbeys, Tudor houses and much more!
Yorkshire Dales National Park
The Yorkshire Dales is an upland area of the Pennines full of beauty and character. The vast landscape is home to spectacular waterfalls, flower-rich hay meadows, field barns, and includes some of the finest limestone scenery in the UK, as well as an underground labyrinth of caves!
York Minster is the cathedral of York and is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. This magnificent building is certainly nice to look at, but also offers lots to do too! Join in with craft activities and discovery trails or browse through historic collections including objects with almost 2,000 years of history, or peruse over some of the 250,000 artefacts held at the cathedral ranging from Roman tile to Chinese silks!
National Railway Museum
Forming part of the Science Museum Group, the National Railway Museum in York tells the story of rail transport in Britain and its impact on society. Enjoy interactive science shows, watch live engineering work, marvel at iconic locomotives and let off some steam in the outdoor play area. The National Railway Museum is fun for all the family!
We went to visit Yorkshire to see what we could find, watch our 48 hour guide below to find out more!