The largest county in the UK, Yorkshires history helped make it the county it is today, from the Danish Vikings invasion to the War of the Roses (Yorkshires emblem is the white rose of the English royal House of York), Yorkshire is a beautiful, historic and fascinating place to take your caravan or motorhome.
West Yorkshire is strategically the easiest Yorkshire hub to visit – the M62, M1 and A1 all pass through West Yorkshire, this area is also the most urban of the Yorkshire dales. Containing Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield and Halifax, West Yorkshire is the most built up, yet this ensures that there is plenty to do.
A mass of museums (Wakefield Museum, West Yorkshire Folk Museum, Shibden Hall, Yorkshire Sculpture Park) , cultural and heritage sites (Bretton Hall, Harewood House, Kershaw House, Oulton Hall and Pontefract Castle) and waterways (Huddersfield Broad Canal, Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Standedge Tunnel, Leeds and Liverpool Canal and Rochdale Canal) to name a few are also there for the caravanners amusement.
If that doesn’t satisfy Leeds is the cultural, financial and commercial heart of the Yorkshire and is home to extensive retail areas. As such Leeds is the principal regional for shopping centre for the whole of the Yorkshire and the Humber region – shopping centres include the Merrion Centre, Leeds Shopping Plaza, St John's Centre, Headrow Centre, the Victoria Quarter, The Light and the Corn Exchange and Trinity Leeds. Or co inside your visit with Leeds Carnival, Western Europe's oldest West Indian Carnival, and the UK's second largest after Notting Hill Carnival. It attracts around 100,000 people over 3 days to the streets of Chapeltown and Harehills and will cheer up any caravanner who’s fed up after being stuck in a traffic jam or a long journey.