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by Ian Dobson, Reservations

That popular Sunday evening television programme, 'Countryfile' visited Yorkshire this past weekend in search of the top 75 Yorkshire icons. The Dalesman magazine, celebrating 75 years, asked its readers to vote and the results were very interesting:

Top of the poll was the Yorkshire Pudding. York Minster came in second and the Yorkshire Dales took bronze. Others in the top ten included the Brontë Sisters, the North York Moors, Fountains Abbey and Whitby Abbey (9th) with author Alan Bennett taking 7th place.

The Countryfile team also visited Whitby and, in particular, The Quayside Fish and Chip shop featured recently in this blog. They interviewed Stuart Fusco, the owner, and of course sampled the goods. Having visited the last remaining Jet workshop on Church Street, they went Jet hunting off the headland between Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay.

Further west, Ellie Harrison looked at the history of Bolton Abbey, followed an ancient nature trail and met a ladies cycling club from Harrogate who are raising money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance by being photographed carrying their bikes in their underwear.

If you are heading to the area and are staying in one of our properties with WiFi you may even be able to watch it on catch up from the comfort of your Yorkshire holiday cottage!

Ben Abbott

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