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Art, History & Archaeology Sites & Museums

Now split between the four counties of South Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, and the East Riding, Yorkshire was by far the largest of England’s historic counties. It contains not only areas of expansive moorland, but also cities like Leeds, Sheffield, and Bradford, together showcasing the county’s diverse and complex heritage. Several of the moors contain evidence for Neolithic and Bronze Age rock art, as well as a few stone circles, like the High Bridestones and Druid’s Altar at Bordley. Roman occupation resulted in the settlement at Aldborough, where two impressive mosaics survive. Yorkshire’s early medieval heritage is explored at the Jorvik Viking Centre, located at what was once a Scandinavian settlement in York, the historic county town. Later in the Middle Ages, the city became home to York Castle, part of which survives as Clifford’s Tower. Yorkshire is also home to England’s finest monastic ruins, as at Fountains Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey, and Whitby Abbey.

Archaeology & History Sites in Yorkshire

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Museums & Art Galleries in Yorkshire

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