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Yorkshire is the biggest county in the UK, measuring at 2.9 million acres. 

The Bingley Arms pub, Leeds is the official oldest pub in Britain, dating back to the days of the Vikings. 

The longest river in Yorkshire is the river Aire, which equivalates to 92 miles. 

Yorkshire has 6 Michelin-starred restaurants, more than any other region outside of London. 

In the 1970s, Yorkshire tea created a black tea blend specifically for the water supply in Yorkshire and sold only in Yorkshire. 

Much of the Yorkshire dialect has its roots in Old English and Old Norse and is called Broad Yorkshire or Tyke. Some common Yorkshire slang is: “Nah Then”, “Ey Up” and “Si’thi’”. 

South Yorkshire was created on 1 April 1974, because of the Local Government Act 1972.

Yorkshire has 6 National Museums – such as the Royal Armouries to the National Railways museums, and the National Coal Mining Museum. All containing vital bits of history pertaining to what makes Yorkshire the place it is today.

For the Great Yorkshire Show 2023, the animals have taken on a new role as the “Protectors” to find out more come and see us at the show!

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