1. IMMERSE YOURSELF IN WORLD-LEADING SCULPTURE
Yorkshire is well-known for its artistic heritage, having played home to both Damien Hirst and David Hockney. The Wakefield district in particular is best known for its sculptural prowess, as both the birthplace of world-renowned sculptors, Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, and the home of the award-winning Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
The largest of its kind in Europe, Yorkshire Sculpture Park was the first sculpture park in the UK and is the only place in the world where you can see Barbara Hepworth’s The Family of Man in its entirety, alongside significant collections from the likes of Henry Moore, Andy Goldsworthy and David Nash.
2. ENJOY LOCAL PRODUCE
As the home of Wensleydale, Henderson’s Relish and the humble Yorkshire Pudding, Yorkshire is one of the greatest food producers in the UK. Visit Farmer Copleys near Pontefract, an award-winning farm shop offering the best of fresh, local produce as well as goods from local and regional suppliers, from Yorkshire rhubarb gin to steak pie and peas.
Check out the on-site café offering “field to fork” daily specials and an afternoon tea with a Yorkshire twist, or explore the Copleys Corn Maze, complete with pedal carts and a tyre mountain to explore.
3. EXPLORE OUTDOOR BEAUTY
Known for its rolling hills and beautiful countryside, Yorkshire provides some of the UK’s most picturesque beauty spots. Whether you enjoy long walks, or prefer to sit back and relax with breath-taking views, there’s something for everyone in the Yorkshire outdoors.
From Notton Wood, a nature reserve with woodland walks and lots of wildlife, to Anglers Country Park – awarded Green Flag status and recognised as one of the best parks in the country, to National Trust Nostell, one of the greatest treasure houses in the north of England, surrounded by 300 acres of parkland and landscaped gardens, get out and breathe in that fine Yorkshire air!