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D E S T I N AT I O N S 28 YORK Experience vibrant city living in this historical gem. Front cover image: Ben Riggott Photographer Ben took the front cover image of Melanie Brown in Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Page 5 images clockwise from top left: Dramatic chalk beaches at Flamborough Head ©VHEY. Ribblehead Viaduct. Indian Dancing at the Bradford Festival. The Grand, York. Brimham Rocks. The Project Polar reserve at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Cycling in the North York Moors National Park. The Yorkshire Dales. The Winter Gardens in Sheffield. Building sandcastles in Bridlington © VHEY. Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. Published by: Welcome to Yorkshire Dry Sand Foundry Foundry Square Holbeck Leeds LS11 5DL

38 THE YORKSHIRE DALES & HERRIOT COUNTRY Soak up the epic views, glorious countryside and rural heritage. 50 HULL & EAST YORKSHIRE Where cutting edge city life meets rolling green hills.

ON THE COVER Mel B and her doting dog Cookie, living the country life surrounded by fields of sheep and rolling hills in Nidderdale. Read Yorkshire Spice on page 14.

60 HARROGATE Relax in this stylish spa town and discover idyllic country living. 62 SELBY DISTRICT Experience bustling market towns and notable medieval history.

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70 THE NORTH YORK MOORS Vast skies, stunning landscapes and enchanting coastline.

Designed and produced by: Will Hodgson and Emma Wray at Welcome to Yorkshire Printed by: YM Chantry Ltd, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

82 THE COAST Golden beaches, dramatic cliffs and picturesque fishing villages.

Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this publication, Welcome to Yorkshire can accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions. Information throughout this magazine is compiled from details supplied by organisations or establishments concerned. No recommendation by Welcome to Yorkshire is implied by the inclusion of any information and Welcome to Yorkshire accepts no responsibility in the matter. Prices, dates, hours of opening etc. were correct at the time of going to press. Readers are reminded that these details are subject to change and they are advised to check when finalising any arrangements. Please note, the destination guides have been placed by our partners and the content approved by them. It is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to all destinations and does not necessarily represent the views of Welcome to Yorkshire. The paper in this magazine originates from timber that is sourced from sustainable forests, managed to strict environmental, social and economic standards. The manufacturing mill has both PEFC and FSC chain of custody certifications and also ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditation. Once you have finished with this magazine, please pass it on to someone else who may be interested to read it or recycle it.

Keeping Yorkshire special: From its lively cities to pretty villages, rolling countryside and amazing coastline, Yorkshire has so much to offer. By doing just a few simple things we can all help keep Yorkshire special, so that it’s ready for your next visit. Here are a few hints on how you can play a part and have a brilliant break at the same time! Here in Yorkshire we have some of the best food and drink around plus fantastic local arts and craft producers. You’ll be sure of a tasty Yorkshire experience. Don’t forget to take something home to treat your friends and family. Follow the Countryside Code. Help us look after the landscape and wildlife by avoiding damage and disturbance; use footpaths and cycleways responsibly and take your litter away. Try and recycle any waste you have. Most importantly have a great time when you’re here!

NEED TO GET IN TOUCH? Editor Carolyn Nicoll Production and advertising Emma Wray

84 SHEFFIELD An outdoor city full of surprise and contrast. 92 LEEDS A world of culture, art and shopping in this perfect city getaway.

128 YO R K S H I R E HIGHLIGHTS 9 YORKSHIRE HIGHLIGHTS The latest Yorkshire news. 30 RECORD BREAKERS Yorkshire’s record-breaking claims to fame. 126 BEST OF THE BEST Celebrating Yorkshire’s finest at the White Rose Awards.

98 REDCAR AND CLEVELAND Breathtaking landscapes and endless coastline. 101 BRADFORD World-class culture, delicious cuisine and impressive architecture. 106 WEST YORKSHIRE An artistic and cultural hub in rolling hills and rugged moors. 118 SOUTH YORKSHIRE Jam-packed with award-winning attractions and amazing heritage.


128 WHAT’S ON 2020 Some of the best festivals and events across the county. 132 GETTING HERE Plan your next brilliant break. 134 OUR Y30 PARTNERS The Yorkshire based businesses with a real passion for the county.

INTERVIEW 14 YORKSHIRE SPICE Mel B talks Yorkshire Dales life, Spice Girls and what she really, really wants.

Become a member of Welcome to Yorkshire Kayleigh Catford