On the 1st August each year there is a celebration of ‘Yorkshire Day’.
Whilst we work with clients throughout the UK and the rest of the world, the majority of our products are produced in Yorkshire and our HQ and team are based in Leeds. So we are always keen to celebrate our county and local community.
Yorkshire Day this year will be celebrated a bit differently to normal. A lot of attractions in Yorkshire often hold special events and celebrations, but due to Covid-19 restrictions there aren’t any happening.
We thought it would be appropriate to focus on our local area for our annual Yorkshire Day post and explore some of the special towns and countryside that we are so lucky to live near to and be able to visit. We asked our team to share with us their favourite places to visit in Yorkshire and here are some of them. We hope it inspires you to visit some new places in Yorkshire that you may not have been to before.
Liam, Graphic Designer
“I only went for the first time the other day during lockdown – but it’s definitely one of my favourite places already, Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales.
I loved it here as the sun was shining and we got to enjoy a relaxing day on our own ‘private beach’ area with some food and a few beers.”
Filey, Yorkshire Coast
Gavin Ellis, Senior Account Manager
“My love for Filey began in 1989 when my Grandparents moved to the Yorkshire seaside village, where I spent many Summers holidaying with them. Since my early visits I fell in love with this hidden East Coast retreat!
We now visit our family holiday home in Filey several times a year and it really is a hidden gem and very relaxing for a beach getaway. With its glorious sweep of soft, golden sand, Filey beach is one of the best in the country for families. It’s the perfect place to take a walk, fly a kite, build sandcastles and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Sadly my Grandparents are no longer with us, however I will always be grateful to them for introducing me to my favourite place in Yorkshire, if not the UK 😊 “
Castle Hill, Huddersfield
Sam, Graphic Designer
“Yes, I am a little biased because this place is right on my doorstep, but it’s one of my favourite places to go, just because it reminds me of being a kid, flying kites and tiring myself out.
Climbing (what feels like 1,000+ steps) all the way to the top of the hill, you can literally see the whole of Huddersfield from a 360˚ view at any point – spoiler alert, there’s a lot of fields. Not to mention, there’s a huge tower on top of the hill that you can climb up and get an ever better view!”
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Adam, Managing Director
“North Yorkshire Moors Railway probably has to be my favourite place in Yorkshire, although its a tough choice as we are so lucky to have so many amazing and different places to enjoy.
I chose NYMR as it is a railway filled with history and unusually continues to run on the mainline to Whitby from Pickering. It’s a lovely way to travel across the Yorkshire countryside and spend time with the family.
A quick tour around Pickering and the markets, followed by a relaxing train journey to the beach before fish and chips on the pier and a train journey home makes for a day that covers many of the things that makes Yorkshire so special.”
Jen, Account Executive
“A small spa town in West Yorkshire, Ilkley has become my favourite place to visit. There are many scenic walking trails across the Moors, where it is calm, peaceful and you get a great view of the town. I love the friendly, welcoming atmosphere of the shops and restaurants. “
The East Coast
Anne-Marie, Marketing Manager
“I can’t commit to one specific place and will have to cheat a little and say my favourite place in Yorkshire is the whole of the East Coast!
Filey and Sandsend are particular favourites but I also love Flamborough too. It doesn’t matter whether it’s good or bad weather, it’s always a good day out at any of these places, with stunning beaches and views and most of the time they aren’t too crowded or busy either.”
Nathan Harwood, Account Manager
“I’ve lived in Leeds for the last ten years or so but York has fast become my favourite place to visit.
There is such a mix to the city, from the Shambles focussing on more boutique and independent stores to big brand stores.
York has a real rich history and there are plenty of things to see and do, from York Dungeons to the Minster and the City Walls – York really does have it all.
For me though, The Shambles has to be my favourite part of the city, the small streets with buildings overhanging on each side makes you feel like you have stepped back in time. By far our favourite is an Antiques shop in The Shambles – aptly named The York Antiques Centre – it has a great selection of vintage jewellery which keeps my wife happy as well as being well stocked with vintage cameras to keep me happy.
Although York is a big city it never feels that busy – even with the tourists crammed into the Shambles.”
We have really enjoyed reading about each other’s favourite places to visit and seeing their photos of those places.
As corporate supporters of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and affiliate members of Welcome to Yorkshire, we are looking forward to being able to visit some more our favourite places over the coming months.
Happy Yorkshire Day from everyone at Far’n’Beyond.