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LIFE IN NORTH YORKSHIRE
Rolling hills, wild moors, rugged coastlines, quaint villages and picture perfect locations - North Yorkshire has it all.
North Yorkshire boasts some of the finest quaint towns and trendy cities the country has to offer. Stippled with magnificent buildings and heritage sites rich in culture and tradition, it's easy to see why North Yorkshire has been voted time and time again, as one of the best places to live and work in England!
The little city that packs a big punch would earn a place in any visitor's heart!
Ripon is defined as a city thanks to the magnificent gothic 7th Century Cathedral, despite its quaint market place town image. Laced with Victorian streets and snickets, the eclectic mix of traditional shops adorn the market square.
The city's history is interwoven with the church, both due to the Cathedral in the city centre, and the magnificent nearby Fountains Abbey.
Ripon brags one of the longest ongoing traditions in the world, dating back to the 800's - every night, without fail, a Horn is blown at all four corners the Obelisk on the Market Square.
Home of James Herriot & Birth Place of Thomas Lord, founder of Lord's Cricket Ground.
As well as being a traditional market town, Thirsk was also home of the famous fictional vet, James Herriot. Boasting spectacular backdrops of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, it's not hard to see why the quintessential town was the inspiration of their books.
Thirsk was named as one of the best places to live in the North of England, and was aptly described by the judges at the Sunday Times as "the heart of James Harriot country - Yorkshire at its traditional best, offering a hearty combination of class, countryside and convenience."
Thirsk, and the surrounding local area, also featured on the hugely popular Chanel 5's documentary series "The Yorkshire Vet".
With a traditional cobbled market place adorned with independent shops, great pubs and artisan restaurants, and sometimes, the quirky creations of the locally infamous 'Yarnbombers', Thirsk really is the gateway to the heart of Yorkshire!
Georgian heyday reflected in elegant buildings which line the historic market square.
With its charming cobbled streets and hidden gems all set on and around the traditional market place, the modest town of Bedale is well worth a visit.
Just a short journey from Bedale lies 100 acres of beautiful botanical woodland gardens and England's finest Bird of Prey & Wildlife centre, Thorp Perrow Arboretum.
Another nearby gem is the Black Sheep Brewery. Founded in 1992 by Paul Theakston, the famous independent variety of Yorkshire Ales can be found on draft at many public houses up and down the country. You can even book a tour of the Brewery while sampling the produce at the Baarrrrr!
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