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This region boasts a long and fascinating history, from the ancient Roman town of Eboracum, which is now York, to the West Yorkshire textile mills of the 19th century that played a key role in the industrial revolution. Several key battles of the Wars of the Roses were fought on local soil and many of the nation’s best known steam trains were built in the area. The heritage of the Yorkshire and Humber region encompasses everything from science and industry to fishing and agriculture, making this an interesting place to explore and discover.
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The culture and heritage of this wonderful region are reflected in the many excellent attractions that Yorkshire and the Humber boasts. The National Coal Mining Museum for England gives an insight into a way of life for many local people in days gone by, while the National Railway Museum is a must for any locomotive enthusiast. Cross the Humber by the power of steam on the Settle – Carlisle Railway, or get hands on with science at Magna.
History buffs will delight in discovering the many castles, stately homes and abbeys in the area, including Fountains Abbey, Skipton Castle and Castle Howard which was immortalised in the TV series Brideshead Revisited. Theme parks like Flamingo Land and Lightwater Valley will thrill even the most hardened adrenaline junkie, while those who long to get up close to nature will relish the opportunity to discover the marine life at The Deep or exotic creatures at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
Yorkshire and the Humber has something exciting to offer every member of the family, young and old alike.