Yorkshire Day – why we love Yorkshire

Posted in: Wellbeing Last updated: 29 Jun 2012

With one of our offices being located in Harrogate, we thought it was only right to celebrate Yorkshire day – a day to celebrate all things Yorkshire. Nicknamed ‘God’s own county’, Yorkshire is the largest county in the UK and us Yorkshire folk are renowned for being proud of our roots. In honour of the event, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite Yorkshire things.

1. Traditional food

A Yorkshire man’s food is traditionally known to be rich in taste. Here are a few of our favourites:

  • Rhubarb
  • Wensleydale cheese
  • Liquorice
  • Yorkshire puddings
  • Yorkshire curd tart

2. Eating out

With more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other county, Yorkshire is becoming a paradise for ‘foodies’. The box tree in Ilkley, The Old Vicarage in Sheffield and the Yorke Arms near Harrogate are just a few famous restaurants that live up north.

3. Ales

With over 80 real ale breweries, Yorkshire produces almost a third of the UK’s beer. It’s a well-known fact that a pint in Yorkshire tastes better than anywhere else in the country. We’re proud of the fact that beer is served with a dense, creamy head, unlike the flat headed beer down South.

4. Sport

Yorkshire had a great run in the Olympics finishing up with seven gold medals, two silvers and three bronzes. It’s also the birthplace of rugby league which was formed at ‘The George Hotel’ in Huddersfield. Not to mention Sheffield FC being the oldest association football club in the world and Yorkshire county cricket club winning numerous championship titles over the years.

5. Tea

You can always count on a good ‘brew’ in Yorkshire. Yorkshire is awash with tea rooms and famous for ‘Yorkshire Tea’ which is produced by Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate, one of the few remaining family tea merchants in the U.K.

6. Countryside

With stretches of unspoiled countryside and rugged coastlines, you can spend weeks exploring Yorkshire and its stunning views. There are three national parks (Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and the Peak District) and three areas of natural beauty (North Pennines, Nidderdale and the Howardian Hills). Popular coastal resorts include Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby and Runswick Bay.

7. Friendliness

Although the north is colder than the south, some might say it’s warmer in other ways. The pace of life is much more relaxed than places like London and Yorkshire people are known for being friendly and welcoming.

8. Accents

The Yorkshire accent is like no other and we’re proud of our range of distinctive accents. Dialict in the north has evolved over the years and can be traced back to the ‘old English’ language. Here are a few popular northern sayings:

Yorkshire term Definition
A brew A cup of tea
Any road Any how
Bevvy A beer
Nowt Nothing
Down't shop Down to the shop


From the traditional foods to the unspoilt countryside, we’re proud to be born and bred in Yorkshire.

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