1. The Great Outdoors – 3 National Parks, Beautiful Jurassic Coast line, as well as recognised areas of outstanding natural beauty such as Nidderdale, Howardian Hills and the Yorkshire Wolds.
2. Food and Drink – Fish and Chips, Yorkshire Pudding, Sunday Roast, Liquorice, Wensleydale Cheese, Rhubarb, Rowntree’s and Thornton’s Chocolate, Basset’s. Yorkshire Tea. Tetley’s, John Smith’s, Black Sheep, Theakston’s, Copper Dragon and Wold Top. Nationally renowned establishments such as Betty’s and The Magpie Café.
In recent years Yorkshire has gained the largest number of Michelin starred restaurants outside of London, namely, The Box Tree – Ilkley, The Yorke Arms Nr Harrogate, The Pipe and Glass – South Dalton, The Black Swan at Oldstead and The Star Inn at Harome.
3. Sports– The best Cricket leagues in England as well as Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Iconic Football teams, Great Rugby League and Rugby Union clubs. Great Olympians (12 medals for Yorkshire in 2012. Nine Top class horse racing venues, three Ryder Cup gold courses as well as hosting the Tour de Yorkshire and Grand Depart.
4. Music – Which other county can boast to have produced bands such as The Arctic Monkeys, Pulp, Def Leppard, The Kaiser Chiefs, The Human League and The Beautiful South. Along with Artists such as Joe Cocker, Robert Palmer, Chris Rea, Ed Sheeran and Jane Mcdonald.
5. People – Yorkshire Folk are characterised as been straight forward, down to earth and brutally honest “telling it like it is.” These qualities apparently are often not shared by their southern counterparts.
Famous Yorkshire people although many include; Captain James Cook, Herbert Asquith, William Wilberforce, Harold Wilson, Alan Bennett, The Bronte Sisters, J. B. Priestley, Michael Palin, David Hockney, Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ben Kingsley, Brian Blessed, Sir Patrick Stewart, Geoffrey Boycott, Brian Close, Brian Clough, Fred Trueman, The Brownlee Brothers, and Jessica Ennis-Hill.