Moving to Yorkshire
You may think that Yorkshire is wet, windy, and barren, full of old men who drink real ale and wear flat caps. You’d be partly right. The stunning Yorkshire Dales is full of small villages and farms where the pace of life is considerably slower.
However, there’s more to Yorkshire than whippets and proper Sunday dinners. Leeds is the third largest city in the country, for example, and is the UK’s largest cultural, financial and legal services outside of the M25, making it a good prospect for people looking for work in the North of England. Office space in the city is first in a list of European cities when looking at value for money for leasing or buying. There are some excellent areas to live in around the city, including Roundhay with its beautiful Victorian housing.
York is another big attraction in Yorkshire, a city with a history that stretches back to 8000BC. This beautiful city has two universities, one of which, the University of York, is considered to be one of the best in the country, making the city a hub of research and student activities. Those wanting to live in York should look at areas such as Bootham or one out the outlying villages such as Poppleton.
Further afield from the cities, but still within commuting distance is the stunning little market town of Harrogate. Famed in the Victorian era for its springs and wells which supposedly haled the sick, the town is a beautiful jewel in the North Yorkshire crown, with excellent conference facilities that draw in thousands of tourists and exhibitors every year.
Transport is easy to and from Yorkshire, with easy access to flights, with the recently refurbished Leeds Brandaford airport. You can get flights to Leeds Bradford airport from many major European cities. The much discussed HS2 rail link will also be coming to Leeds, making London commutable from the city.
The rural area of Yorkshire is wild and stunning. Take a trip out to Swaledale or Wensleydale to get a feel for life very much in the slow lane, with lots of old pubs, proper Yorkshire bitter from local breweries such as Theakston’s Old Peculiar and acres of windswept moorland.
There’s lots to do when you get up to Yorkshire too, from quaint little seaside towns such as Whitby, famous for its appearance in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, theme parks and zoos such as Flamingo Land and Light water Valley and lots of stunning architecture from down the centuries. It’s a wonderful place to live.