Yorkshire Part 2: Perfect Pubs, National Parks and Fun Days Out

 
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 by Ottilie Wood | with 0 comments
Yorkshire’s National Parks are packed full of cosy pubs offering the finest Yorkshire fare and of course, the best Yorkshire beer. Once the county’s visitors have exhausted themselves enjoying the natural beauty of Yorkshire, they will never be far from recuperation. The pubs of the countryside, towns and cities hold various titles and achievements, including the most haunted pubs in York, as well as the oldest pub in the country near Leeds.

With great pubs, comes great food, and with the produce available to the county’s chefs it is inevitable that Yorkshire dining will never fail to disappoint. The world owes Wensleydale cheese, rhubarb (harvested from the illustrious ‘Rhubarb Triangle’), Yorkshire puddings and parkin all to Yorkshire.

Castle-Howard-web.jpgWhile visitors to Yorkshire can soak up the bustling, lively city atmosphere, or the peaceful beauty of the countryside, there are still other activities to keep the whole family occupied. Throughout the county are a number of beautiful examples of architectural heritage, including the well-known Castle Howard. The house was the star of both adaptations of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, and is placed in the heart of the Howardian Hills which have been named an Area of Outstanding Beauty. Castle Howard not only boasts magnificent architecture, but also impressive grounds containing an adventure playground, train rides, and boat trips on the Great Lake for the whole family.

Eureka!-soundgarden.jpgAs well as culture and heritage, Yorkshire provides numerous learning activities for children to inspire them to follow in the footsteps of great Yorkshire inventors. Halifax is home not only to Percy Shaw, the inventor of the cat’s eye, but to Eureka! The National Children’s Museum. Here you can learn about the science of the world around you, and see incredible things before your eyes, including your own skeleton! Whether your family is hoping for a day filled with culture, history or science, Yorkshire is the ideal place.

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