New Homes in Yorkshire
New Homes in Yorkshire
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A region of wild natural beauty, Yorkshire is one of the UK’s most popular counties. Encompassing major cities and large towns including Leeds, Sheffield, York, Doncaster, and Rotherham it’s a region of contrasts.
Yorkshire offers much for residents, whether it’s coastal fishing towns, striking cultural cities or the beautiful countryside.
Places of interest
Yorkshire has two national parks, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales. The Dales are characterised by their valleys and limestone scenery, while the Moors covers a vast expanse of heather moorland.
Heritage and cultural sites include the National Railway Museum, York Dungeon, Royal Armouries Museum, Jorvik Viking Centre, York Minster, and Fountains Abbey.
For the kids, there’s plenty of entertainment to be had at Lightwater Valley theme park and Eureka! in Halifax. On the coastline, there is plenty of chance to breathe in the fresh sea air, from traditional seaside fun at Scarborough to the rugged coastal scenery at Robin’s Hood Bay and Staithes.
Sporting activities focus heavily on Leeds, with its strong sporting heritage. The city is home to Leeds AFC at Elland Road, and rugby league and rugby union with the Leeds Rhinos and Leeds Carnegie at Headingley Stadium. Yorkshire County Cricket Club is also based at Headingley Stadium.
The county is now home to the Tour de Yorkshire, a three day road cycling event and part of the UCI Europe Tour.
Yorkshire boasts an impressive number of higher education institutions including the University of Sheffield, the University of Leeds, the University of York and the University of Hull.
Yorkshire’s main thoroughfare is the A1(M), which runs straight through the county from north to south. The M1 terminates at Leeds, and the county is also intersected by the M62 near Hull. The train links are good, with major stations at York, Leeds and Sheffield.
Connections between Yorkshire’s major towns and cities are efficient by road and rail. York to Sheffield takes one hour 25 minutes via the M1, or just over an hour by train. A train journey from Leeds to York takes around 25 minutes.
The county’s biggest international airport is Leeds Bradford Airport. South Yorkshire is also served by Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield.