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Introduction

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.

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Geography

There are two National Parks full of rivers and hills. These are the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.

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Cities

Places within the National Parks will appear on their pages. Others include:

  • York
  • Northallerton - county town.
  • Harrogate
  • Knaresborough
  • Scarborough
  • Whitby
  • Robin Hood's Bay
  • Thirsk
  • Skipton
  • Ripon - Cathedral city.

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Sights and Activities

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.

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Events and Festivals

The Great Yorkshire Show is held in Harrogate during July.

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Weather

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.

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Getting There

By Train

York and Northallerton are on the main 'East Coast' line from London to Edinburgh. There is a line from Leeds to York and Scarborough. National Rail offers all the information you will need on this.

By Bus

York is a major centre for National Express.

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Getting Around

By Train

See the National Park pages for preserved railways.

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Sleep

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