Roughing It Around Yorkshire

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Sometimes you have to take the rough with the smooth!
And this is just what you get from the Rough guides.

Roughly What to Expect

  • The introduction gives you a light touch feel for our Yorkshire.
  • Each section or chapter has a mini contents starting with the Basics of travel essentials.
  • The Guide chapters cover the many attractions including great stately homes, cathedrals, churches and monastic ruins. Not forgotten are the steam railways, world-class seaside resorts and industrial museums.
  • Sections include accommodation details are based on regions of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, The Vale of York. Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and The East Riding
  • Context is the last but most informative section covering History, Geology and Wildlife of Yorkshire.

Examples of Yorkshire Trivia

  • In what the guide roughs out as Calendar Girl country they highlight where the film of that name was made. Film location included Burnsall, Kettlewell, Settle and Kilnsey and all feature in the rough guide. Those in the know realise you can find some good walks and great Yorkshire food in Cracoe and Rylstone where the Calendar girls originally came from.
  • The York Archaeological Trust owns and runs Jorvik Viking Centre, Barley Hall, Dig and the Micklegate museum.
  • Wainhouse Tower south of Halifax is possibly the worlds tallest folly. Intended to be a dye works chimney it was never finished as such. It is 275 feet high and has 403 steps that visitors can climb on bank holidays (If you have nothing better to do).
  • After a trip to Doncaster market (or while the wife is shopping) treat yourself to a pint or two at the White Swan, Black Bull or Hare and Tortoise (all creatures great and small serve beer in Donnie).
  • Hull museums are many and various. From the Artic Corsair, Wilberfore House and the Maritime museum you are bound to find something to your liking

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Calendar Girls by Tim Frith

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Calendar Girls by Tim Frith is also available from Amazon

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