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- Yorkshire is England’s largest county with a population bigger than Scotland.
- Yorkshire is home to three national parks (North York Moors National Park, Yorkshire Dales National Park and Peak District National Park).
Yorkshire’s Michelin Star restaurants
- The Angel at Hetton
- The Pipe and Glass, South Dalton
- The Black Swan at Oldstead
- The Star Inn at Harome
- The Man Behind the Curtain in Leeds
Yorkshire boasts more top racecourses than any other region of the UK
- Ripon Racecourse
- Catterick Racecourse
- Beverley Racecourse
- Thirsk Racecourse
- Pontefract Racecourse
- Wetherby Racecourse
- York Racecourse
- Redcar Racecourse
- Doncaster Racecourse
Famous people from Yorkshire include:
- Dame Judi Dench
- David Hockney
- Brontë sisters
- Henry Moore
- Barbara Hepworth
- Joe Root
- Brian Blessed
- Sean Bean
- Jeremy Clarkson
- Dr Who, Jodie Whittaker.
Yorkshire birthplace of many Olympic heroes including:
- Athlete – Hannah Cockroft
- Athlete – Jessica Ennis-Hill
- Boxer – Nicola Adams
- Cyclist – Lizzie Deignan (formerly Armitstead)
- Cyclist – Ed Clancy
- Triathletes – Alistair and Jonny Brownlee
And don’t forget cycling…
- Yorkshire hosted the Grand Départ of the Tour de France in 2014 which generated £102 million for the county’s economy.
- The first ever Tour de Yorkshiretook place in May 2015, attracting top riders including Sir Bradley Wiggins, Ed Clancy and Ben Swift.
- Tour de Yorkshire 2016 took place in April 2016 and attracted riders such as Sir Bradley Wiggins, Luke Rowe and Lars Petter Nordhaug. It generated almost £60 million for the economy.
- In 2016, the Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire become one of the most lucrative women’s cycle race in the world, offering financial parity as the men with a total of £50,000 to individuals and teams, and the same media coverage as the men.
- Tour de Yorkshire 2017 went to Bridlington, Scarborough, Tadcaster, Harrogate, Bradford and Fox Valley, Sheffield ran from Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30.
- Tour de Yorkshire 2018 went to Beverley, Doncaster, Barnsley, Ilkley, Richmond and Scarborough and saw the race grow to four stages for the men and two stages for the women.
- Tour de Yorkshire 2019 visited Barnsley, Bedale, Bridlington, Doncaster, Halifax, Leeds, Scarborough and Selby; taking place 2-5 May 2019.
- Yorkshire hosted the 2019 UCI Road World Cycling Championships in September.
Yorkshire Domestic Overnight Tourism Q2-Q4 2021 (April-December)
- Trips 9.6 million
- £2,229 million
- 31.6 million nights
Source: Visit Britain
Yorkshire Day Trips
- 140.8 million trips
- Days visits represent 10% of all trips
- £6,429 million spent
- 11% of all tourism spend
All data is from the Great Britain Day Visits Survey (GBDVS)
Yorks / Humber Visitor Admission Trends 2021: Breakdown by admission charge
87 attractions providing data
- 2020/21 change %
- Free +41 <50
- Paid +47
- Coastal (<10)
- Rural +39 <50
- Urban +49 <50
<50 Base size below 50 (please treat with caution) <10 Base size less than 10 (figure therefore omitted)
2020/21 Stated change in volume of overseas visitors
- 40% of sites stating ‘Up’
- 45% of sites stating ‘Consistent’
- 15% of sites stating ‘Down’
2020/21 Stated change in volume of Local / Day Trip
- 45% of sites stating ‘Up’
- 23% of sites stating ‘Consistent’
- 32% of sites stating ‘Down’
2020/21 Stated change in volume of Family Visitors
- 56% of sites stating ‘Up’
- 30% of sites stating ‘Consistent’
- 14% of sites stating ‘Down’
Returning to Pre-pandemic Staffing Levels: By Region, Area Type and Admission Charge
- 75% of attractions are back to pre-pandemic staffing levels