Renowned for its exquisite architecture, Gothic cathedral and tangle of quaint cobbled streets, historic York is the setting for a perfect romantic retreat. But as old meets new, the city also has many surprises in store as vibrant cafés, colourful street entertainers and boutique shopping lie waiting to be discovered.
Set in the heart of Yorkshire, the Harrogate District is one of the most spectacular areas of England with attractive towns and villages, imposing historic houses, castles, abbeys, beautiful countryside and a host of other natural and man-made attractions.
Herriot Country covers some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK. From the grand sweeping hills and rich valleys of the world famous North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales to the charming market towns and picturesque villages of Thirsk, Northallerton, Easingwold, Great Ayton, Bedale and Stokesley, expect stunning scenery and a warm welcome to 'God's Own Country'.
The Yorkshire coastline encompasses some of the UK’s most rugged and charming countryside, from tiny fishing villages clinging to rocky cliffs to glorious stretches of white sand and family-friendly seaside resorts
The Yorkshire Dales is home to outstanding scenery, a rich cultural heritage and a breathtakingly peaceful atmosphere.
Picturesque, tranquil, wonderful, the North York Moors are a breath of fresh air. Comprising over 1,400 miles of natural beauty, this enchanting region is home to heather moorland, pine forests, rolling hills and shimmering coastline, not to mention badgers, roe deer and hawks.
North East Yorkshire has the ideal mix of all that is good about this county: wonderful countryside, picturesque market towns and breathtaking coastal views.
About North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire is the largest non-metropolitan county and lieutenancy area in England, covering an area of 3,341 square miles.
From 1974 (via Local Government Act 1972) to 1996, North Yorkshire was entirely within the Yorkshire and the Humber region.
Since 1996, parts of the North East England region joined the county non-administratively. York also moved into being a non-administrative part of the county in 1996.
The Middlesbrough built-up area (population: 174,700) is the most populous settlement while the York built-up area is second with a population of 152,841, although neither form part of the administrative county, and are not governed by North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC).
Mid-2016 estimates by the ONS recorded a 602,300 population in the NYCC area.
The most populous settlement in the administrative county (and third in the overall ceremonial county) is Harrogate (Population: 75,070); followed by Scarborough (Population: 61,749).
Northallerton, the administrative county town, was recorded with a 16,832 population.
While York is not technically in the administrative region, as it is a unitary authority in its own right, it is the historic capital of Yorkshire, and sits entirely within North Yorkshire geographically.
Other large settlements in the county are Redcar, Thornaby-on-Tees and Ingleby Barwick.