So you’ve seen all that Liverpool has to offer and you want to explore the rest of the country….well why not visit Yorkshire.


Diverse and beautiful, offering miles of countryside, set amid vibrant cities and market towns, there's great shopping, heritage and for students of course, great nights out.


If you’re looking for sushi bars or even a mobile phone signal, Yorkshire isn’t the best place to visit, but if you take one look at the unspoiled countryside in the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, you will see what makes this part of the UK so special.


It offers something different from the rest of the country; some parts of the county are almost like walking back in time.


But where do you go in Yorkshire? Here are some of the highlights:


Leeds, is one of the largest cities in the county, and has one of the greatest city centres for shopping, it has a Harvey Nichols, one of only seven in the whole country. Everyone always mentions this fact, for some reason. Leeds is also home to the studios of ITV soap Emmerdale, if you want to take a backstage tour.


Any student should visit Sheffield, as this is the unofficial student capital of England. The nightlife is great and it also has a 13,500-seater arena, plus a huge indoor shopping centre.


York is renowned for its heritage. If you want to relax in a tea room or see some beautiful history, this is the place to go, you can visit York Minster, which is one of the largest Cathedrals in Europe.  


If you’re the sporty type, Doncaster is the place for you,  as The Dome in Doncaster is every athlete's paradise. It's got ice skating, swimming, wall climbing, a spa and a gym to name just a few facilities, all under one roof.


If you love film, visiting Bradford in West Yorkshire is a must. It has the largest IMAX cinema screen in the country and, at five stories high, this impressive cinema is housed in Bradford’s National Media Museum. It pulls in around a million visitors a year and is also home to local radio, television and online facilities for the BBC.


But if you are visiting anywhere in Yorkshire the one thing that is a must is to find a local pub and have a really good pint and soak up some of the charm of what has been called God’s own county.

Scenic wonders of Yorkshire countryside

By Nick Egan, Blog & Alumni Editor

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