Yorkshire really does have everything. History and Mystery. Stories and also the Mysterious. Breath-taking scenery. Cosmopolitan Citys. Country houses,Stately homes, accommodation and more Castles than you can shake a stick at. Rugged coastlines or Pail and Spade beaches. Great Shopping retailers and Country Craft stores. Additionally, it has some of the folk you can wish to meet in the British isles, and is happy of its reputation for friendliness.
South Yorkshire is a metropolitan region in-the Humber and Yorkshire area, and is composed of 4 metropolitan boroughs. Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and town of Sheffield.
Situated towards the east side of the property and pennines locked, south Yorkshire buts against the boundaries of north and west Yorkshire. The east riding of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. Elements of Sheffield also lay within the peak district national park.
Three major rivers cross the area and they are the Rother, Dearne and Don.
Like all of Yorkshire there is lots of rich history, folklore and intrigue attached to what used to be regarded as-a part of Yorkshire well-known for its large industry, specifically the steel foundrys of Sheffield and also coal mining.
Pre historical remains including a Mesolithic " home" - a circle of rocks in the outline of the hut foundation dating back to 8000 BC, were uncovered at Deepcar in north Sheffield.
You can find tons of places to visit within south Yorkshire and these contain Brodsworth hall and gardens. Elscar steam railway. Howden moors. Monk Bretton priory. RSPB old moor wetland center and Wentworth castle and gardens.to name but a few. Doncaster racecourse is furthermore worth a trip and-a small flutter on-the gee gees if theres a meeting
on. Sheffield - Steel City
Throughout the 19th century Sheffield grew up around and gained a reputation globally for producing steel. 2 of-the Sheffield metal industry innovations were crucible and metal. Coal mining was also another significant sector. Now - a - days both over.
Anybody old enough (like me) to recall the pictures " The full Monty" and " Brassed off " nevertheless two of my all-time favourites will realize the battle the folk of west and South Yorkshire survived during the time of these closures, along with the humor and pathos, not to mention true fortitude and determination to pick them-selves up and can get on with life. Were nowt if not hardy buggers in Yorkshire.
The 21st century found several changes following the lean times when these two important businesses closed their doors for the final time.
Today Sheffield was totally redeveloped and is mentioned for its varied culture, art, entertainment,shopping facilities, nightlife. Along with the steady increase of its market.
Needless to say there are reminders of Sheffields once mighty industrial past, and Tourist attractions include the Abbeydale industrial hamlet. An original 18th century industrial works boasting the only enduring, undamaged crucible furnace in the world.
For those who have somewhat of a desire on theres also the Sheffield brewery company, where you can take a visit of the works and learn how cask ales are made before sampling a drop of real ale in the newly installed bar.
In the event you believe Sheffield too commercial for your flavor, you could always escape to-the lovely bridgwater accommodation
And, apparently Sheffield has the highest ratio of trees to individuals of any city-in Europe. Maybe its time to change the title from steel city to green city!!
Incidentally... Joe Cocker, the vocalist with-the voice comes from Sheffield too.
Sheffields Two Cathedrals
Saints Philip And Paul Cathedral - Chapel of England
The picture of the present cathedral has long been associated with Religious use and worship. The first Sheffield parish church was built here in the 12th century. However this church was razed to-the earth in 1266 during the 2nd barons war against Henry 111. Another parish chapel was completed in 1280 but was mostly destroyed and rebuilt in
1430. During the following centurys additions and modifications were created such as for example the Shrewsbury chapel and the chapel of St Katherine.
The cathedral has 13 alarms in total, for change calling. Thurs night is practice night for the ringtones and of course the bells are rung every Sunday before the support begins.
Two fascinating and outstanding features of Saints Peter and Pauls cathedral are the lantern tower and the display of bayonets and swords in St Georges chapel.
Cathedral Church Of Saint Marie - Roman Catholic
This Cathedral Church stands in a rather less prominent place than saints Philip and Pauls, but a large spire alerts you to its existence.
During the catholic emancipation during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Catholics were allowed to worship more freely, and so Sheffields Catholic believers bought an old house and assembled a place of worship in-the garden.
Doncaster or " Donny" as its known to locals, is created on a Roman fort constructed in the 1st century AD at a crossing point on the river Don.
In the early 12th century Doncaster became a possession of " The Kingdom of Scotland" as part of the treaty of Durham, and the transport is believed not to have been formally corrected.
Well Ill go tfoot of rstairs (Yorkshire talk for Im truly surprised) And there was I convinced Donny was as Yorkshire as puddings, and parkin!!!
Doncaster became a busy town in the 12th century and was given recognition with a town charter.
Some of the old properties and part of the market stay today. But Donny has kept speed with contemporary living boasting new structure, an international airport, and also the education city university. The largest instruction expense of its kind in the United Kingdom.
Gardens and Brodsworth Hall
Situated 5 miles north-west of Doncaster. Brodsworth hall is just one of-the very most complete and almost unchanged Victorian country houses in England.
The final resident of the hall was Sylvia Grant-Dalton. Her late husband had fought a loosing battle for 5-7 years before his death against subsidence by coal exploration and also a dripping roof.
When English Heritage took over the hall in 1988 following Sylvias passing they determined to conserve the inside " as found" rather than changing and restoring. This makes the hall unique in many ways because possessions that required over 130 years to gather still remain and include grand pieces of furniture along side the humblest of family domestic items.
The Victorian gardens have been reconditioned, and also the hall now boasts tea rooms, a kids play area, Illuminated night time garden tours, and for people only, insightful garden tours conducted by the halls head gardener. As well as other attractions for example shows and classic car activities.
There are also band concerts on Sunday afternoons, featuring some of Yorkshires top brass bands. In case you love music, you have not lived until you notice a proper Yorkshire brass band.it will blow your socks off. Yorkshire is renowned for the caliber of its brass musicians and I can assure you won't regret spending the entrance fee once you notice these women and guys perform. On Brodsworth halls site it recommends you take a foldable chair and a picnic as well as you, for those concerts its a good accommodation somerset
For those interested in the great. The hall is reported to be haunted by a ginger cat, and former inhabitants. The village chapel " All Saints" which was built by Sylivias husbands family, is reported to be haunted by two elderly ladies dressed in period clothes, who method the entrance to the chapel. Their actions could be heard, but then stop suddenly when the ladies dissapear into nothing!!