Category Archives: Yorkshire Facts – Interesting and Unusual

Information and facts about Yorkshire Towns and Cities that are worth a visit (and aren’t they all)

Fascinating Facts about Filey

‘Keep Filey litter free’ by using one of the patriotic Yorkshire rose emblemed litter bins. It seems to work as returning day trippers remarked to me how clean the town was. I couldn’t see the state of the beach as … Continue reading

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Fascinating Facts about the River Nidd

Geographic Facts The river Nidd is about 50 miles long rising on Great Whernside and flowing to become a tributary of the Ouse near the site of the battle of Marston Moor. It is the fourth longest of Yorkshires nine … Continue reading

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Wetherby Interesting and Unusual Facts

Wetherby is a small market town with a Royal Charter to hold a market since 1240 AD. It has a big riverside frontage on the Wharfe which provides visitors with interesting riverside walks, picnic areas and a free car park. … Continue reading

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York’s Unusual Cold War Bunker Museum

At the height of the cold war the Royal Observer Corp No 20 opened it’s bunker in Acomb York. In 1961 it was the a time of concern and international political unrest with serious fears about the Russian intentions. The … Continue reading

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Dewsbury – Facts Interesting and Unusual

Dewsbury Markets Wednesday and Saturday General Markets in Dewsbury are still the largest and most renowned  market in Yorkshire. The open market boasts over 300 stalls and the permanent Victorian Market hall has a further 36. Amongst these permanent stalls … Continue reading

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Interesting Facts About The White Rose of Yorkshire

White Rose of Yorkshire. The white rose of Yorkshire is the symbol for the House of York. From the fourteenth century it has also been the symbol for Yorkshire. The use of the White Rose of Yorkshire goes back to … Continue reading

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Bradford Fascinating Facts

Bradford is a major city in West Yorkshire. During the Nineteenth Century, Bradford was at the heart of the Industrial revolution and, for a time, was centre of the global wool trade. The British Wool marketing board is still based … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Pig Breeds

Large White Yorkshire Pig The Large White pig, also known as the English Large White, is a breed of domesticated pig originating in Yorkshire. It is also fondly known as the Yorkshire pig. First recognized in 1868 and registered in … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Sheep

The Wensleydale is a large long wool sheep with a distinctive grey black face, ears and legs. The Wensleydale breed was developed in the 19th century by crossing English Leicester and Teeswater sheep to make a mule that developed in … Continue reading

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York Footpath or Snickelway Map

Snickelways were recently nominated as one of York’s seven man made wonders. Snickleways often lead the walker to fantastic pubs or act as short cuts to other watering holes. The Complete Snickelways of York  –  Mark W Jones If you … Continue reading

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