England’s largest county, traditionally divided into three parts, or ridings – East, North and West. These became four in the 1970s, with the creation of the administrative district of South Yorkshire.
Yorkshire remains a diverse county with spectacular countryside, two national parks, and an industrial heritage based on textiles, coal, and engineering.
Places of interest
With thanks to the following for the images of Yorkshire:
Lifeboat Station, Whitby © Pauline E
The former Royal Baths, Harrogate © CLT
Yorkshire Dales © Keith Hardy
Smith Bradford City Centre, 1957 © Dr Ben Brooksbank