North Yorkshire

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North Yorkshire is a ceremonial county in northern England. It is England's largest such county by land area, totaling about 3,341 square miles in extent; the population was 1,125,547 at the 2011 census.

The largest city in the county is Middlesbrough, followed by York, for which the Yorkshire region is named, though both are administratively separate from the county government; the largest town to be administratively a part of the county is Harrogate, followed by Scarborough and then Northallerton, which is also the county town.

Noted for its scenery, which includes forests, moorlands, and the North Sea coast, about 40 percent of the county is included within various national parks, most notably the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.

Major towns of note in this county include:

Places of historical note include:
Whitby Abbey
Rievaulx Abbey
Fountains Abbey
Castle Howard
Ripon Cathedral
Scarborough Castle
Mulgrave Castle

Related Locations / Counties

East Yorkshire
South Yorkshire
West Yorkshire

External Links

North Yorkshire County Council
North Yorkshire Police
North Yorkshire Webring
JD's North Yorkshire Webring
North Yorkshire Moors Railway - part of which includes Goathland Station, better known to fans of the Harry Potter movies as the location for Hogsmeade Station.