With the news that if Yorkshire were a country, it would be placing 7th in the Olympic medal tables, we celebrate the region nicknamed God’s Own Country.
The largest county in the UK, Yorkshire has a strong cultural identity and a rich history. Quirks of the county include Britain’s highest pub, the Tan Hill Inn, which stands at 1,732ft above sea level, Britain’s most picturesque street, The Shambles and a world famous rhubarb crop.
The county is also renowned for its great outdoors; the vast North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales mean that a fifth of the region’s land is National Park and Leeds and Sheffield are known as two of the greenest cities in Europe.
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