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Do you agree with Yorkshire being crowned 'best for UK holiday'?
The spotlight may have been on London this year, but Yorkshire scooped top place as the UK's best holiday destination at the 2012 World Travel Awards, held in Portugal. The region can add this to the other accolade of the year - it became the number one county for turning out the most number of Olympic gold medal-winning athletes.
Famous for such sights at the Yorkshire Dales and York Minster, the county has a solid offering of museums, natural beauty and great food sourced locally from its top-notch farms. And it's not just us domestic tourists trying to have a recession-friendly break who like spending time there, The Daily Telegraph reports that visits from international tourists have increased by a healthy 12%.
Future plans include hosting the Tour de France in 2016 and undertaking a massive eight-year eco-tourism project. But what do you think? Did Yorkshire deserved to win as Britain's best holiday destination? If so, tell us your favourite places in the county. And if not, tell us why not and which place you think should have won.
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From the East coast resorts to the Dales we have it all....God's Own County...Oh Yes !
See that picture above? I live near there. Nice, isn't it.... Yorkshire, as the man says, is God's Own County!
Oh how i do miss my home county, i moved away several years ago and when i started visiting York again after a long absence, i did not want to leave, i did not realise how much i missed it.
I can just taste those fish and chips, the best i have ever tasted, and Bugess's ice-cream of Beverley, gorgeous!!!!
as a lancashire lass i must agree that yorkshire is the place to be
I stayed in beautiful Whitby and then explored, into Heartbeat country where it is filmed together with the station for Harry Potter and around the unspoilt dales. Not a yob in sight and you were welcomed in every pub.