Local Government in Yorkshire was reorganised in 1974. There had been a North Riding of Yorkshire county dating back to medieval times but the new North Yorkshire County was far bigger, taking a significant slice of what had been the West Riding and including the city of York, which had been separate from any Riding.
There are two National Parks full of rivers and hills. These are the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.
Places within the National Parks will appear on their pages. Others include:
Again the parts pertaining to the National Parks will be found in their pages and city sights are treated in the same way.
The part of Yorkshire's coast coming within North Yorkshire is very picturesque and Scarborough is a major resort, often in use for conferences.
The Great Yorkshire Show is held in Harrogate during July.
The Vale of York, lying between the two National Parks, is prone to mist. On the whole the east side of the county tends to get more dry weather in summer and to be colder in winter.
See the National Park pages for preserved railways.
as well as Hien (11%)
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