Interesting Facts about Yorkshire

Written by: Elmtree Press


Yorkshire Day is held on 1st August every year to celebrate Yorkshire’s unique culture and dialect.

The area around Haworth is known as Bronte Country in recognition for the three Brontë sisters’ contribution to English literature. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is perhaps best known.

There are 40 individual Yorkshire Dales

Harrogate hosted the Eurovision song contest in 1982.

Charles Dickens visited Harrogate in 1858 and described it as “the queerest place with the strangest people in it leading the oddest lives…”

The limestone pavements have formed over 12.000 years since the end of the ice age