It is time to head from Northumberland to Yorkshire and see what it has to offer. We`ll start with two beautiful places.

6. Saltaire

The charming village of Saltaire was founded in 1853 by Sir Titus Salt, a leading industrialist The name of the village combines the founder's surname and the name of the pretty river Aire that runs through the village.

In 2001, Saltaire was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and recognised as ”one of the earliest, largest and best preserved nineteenth century ‘model villages’ anywhere in the world.” (Discover Saltaire)

This pretty village has a rich history and heritage, and plenty of great attractions to discover. The United Reformed Church is one of the nation's most precious Victorian buildings and a well preserved example of Italianite religious architecture.

Visit Roberts' Park with its peaceful stretch of green grass perfect for a picnic. Close by you can find the rambling Hirst woods and the local beauty spot of Shipley Glen, which can be reached using the Victorian Shipley Glen Tramway - a historic funicular dating from 1895.

Salts Mill closed in February 1986 and today houses a mixture of businesses, galleries, various shops selling everything from antiques to books and jewellery, and a variety of cafes and restaurants offering an array of local produce.

The perfect place to visit on a rainy day, the Mill is also the perfect starting point for walks along the canal.

7. York

York is a walled city that was founded by the ancient Romans. It is like stepping back in time to middle ages. The City Walls form a walkway on both sides of the River Ouse.

The Shambles is one of the UK’s most historic and picturesque streets. York`s huge 13th-century Gothic cathedral, York Minster, has medieval stained glass and 2 functioning bell towers.

York – then called Jorvik – was once Viking capital. You can head back in time to learn more and experience the sights, sounds and smells of the time at the immersive Jorvik Viking Centre.

Explore Castle Howard, one of England’s most impressive stately homes, or marvel at the weird and wonderful Brimham Rocks, an amazing collection of wind-weathered rock formations.

York is only 20 minutes by train from Leeds or 2 hours from London.

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That was definitely a great start to Yorkshire and already there is so much to do! We still have 3 more places to go, so don`t forget to come back for that!