Yorkshire remains the largest county in England, and to those born within its boundaries it is unquestionably the greatest; whether this pride is justified or not, it would surely be difficult to find a county with more claims to the visitor's interest. These include the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. One of the grandest areas of unspoiled country in the whole of England, the Dales are mountains and moorland, as well as peaceful villages, waterfalls and awe-inspiring caverns.The North York Moors, another of the loveliest parts of England, is bounded by the splendour of the Yorkshire coast. The area is rich in history; many monuments, glorious cathedrals, magnificent houses, castles and some of the most beautiful ruins in England bear eloquent witness to the county's often tumultuous past. In this work, the author shares his fascination and love of his native county.
Alan Whitworth was born in Huddersfield and now lives in Whitby. He worked in graphic design and printing before becoming involved in local history and the preservation of old buildings. A founding member of the British Dovecote Society, Alan now writes and lectures full time on architecture and local history.