Yorkshire is one of the most beautiful and fascinating counties in England, with so much to offer for those planning to visit. From breathtaking countryside walks and lovely beaches to historic cities and top attractions, it’s all here in Yorkshire. But for those who are unfamiliar with the county, you might be unaware of some of its most interesting claims to fame. To help prepare you for what awaits, this article will introduce you to Yorkshire through a series of fun and fascinating facts, hopefully sparking your interest to visit the county for yourself sometime soon and inspiring your trip.
Yorkshire is the biggest county in the UK
Measure at a whopping 2.9 million acres, Yorkshire is the biggest county in the UK and, as such, has an enormously diverse range of offerings for visitors. With gorgeous rural areas containing moors, woods, and famous Yorkshire Dales, and important cities like Leeds, Sheffield, and York, visitors can look forward to a complete experience. Just prepare to travel a little if you want to see all that the county has to offer!
Yorkshire is home to the oldest pub in Britain
Many of us look forward to enjoying a nice relaxing drink on our travels and the good news for those visiting Yorkshire, you can experience a piece of history at the same time. Yorkshire is home to the oldest pub in Britain. The Bingley Arms in Bardsey, West Yorkshire dates back over 1,000 years to a time when Britain was ruled by its Viking overlords.
The Bingley Arms says: “The Bingley Arms, or The Priests Inn as it was called hundreds of years ago, has a known history that dates back as far as 953 A.D when Samson Ellis brewed in the central part of the building. However, evidence suggests that it might even date back to 905 A.D. and was standing before All Hallows Church, just a few yards away, was built in 950 A.D.”
So, if you are on your way to visit Leeds or York, why not stop by for some delicious food, a refreshing beverage, and a slice of history?
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