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Yorkshire Gains Lonely Planet Award!

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Many of you will have used a Lonely Planet guide when going on holiday either in the UK or abroad. My own daughter swears by it when she goes on her many trips, including Italy, Fiji, Kenya, Uganda, New Zealand etc. Basically, the guide tells you all you need to know about a country and then breaks it down by region and town. It tells you places to avoid, places to eat or stay and tips about places worth visiting.

Lonely Planet has just named Yorkshire third in its top places in the world to visit in 2014! First and second places were areas in India and Australia. “Rugged moorlands, heritage homes and cosy pubs” helped win the award together with Leeds being the starting point for next year’s Tour de France. Yorkshire athletes winning 7 Gold medals at last year’s Olympics was also mentioned, confirming to the population of Yorkshire that they really are the best county!

York Minster was also mentioned as one of the top ten global, “sights to make you feel small”. In the past, Yorkshire has also beaten Berlin, London and Madrid to win the title of Europe’s Leading Destination at the World Travel Awards.

Well, it’s good to know that we are appreciated. Sithee.

Click the following link to check out the official Lonely Planet Best in Travel - top 10 regions for 2014

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