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About the county of South YorkshireThe picturesque County of Yorkshire is among the largest in England and is divided into four parts - North, South, East and West Yorkshire. The city of York, famed for its historic Roman Walls and its charming medieval streets is home to the famous 'York Minster Cathedral', a fine example of medieval architecture dating back to the Roman Era which boasts one of the finest collections of stained glass in existence. The Yorkshire Dales is an area of outstanding beauty, with a large part being designated as one of England and Wales' protected national parks. Local attractions include 'Bolton Castle', a magnificent medieval fortress built in 1399 by Richard le Scrope. 'North Yorkshire Moors Railway', a preserved steam railway running 18 miles through the picturesque North Yorkshire Moors.
See our recommended South Yorkshire towns and villages below, along with our listed South Yorkshire attractions, and South Yorkshire hotels and holiday cottages.
Recommended towns & villages to visit in South Yorkshire
This is an attractive town laid out along the River Dearne, it is enclosed by spectacular Pennine scenery and is an ideal place from which to discover the limestone hills and fresh green valley's of the Yorkshire Dales...
Once a mining hamlet, Laughton-en-le-Morthen is now thriving village with stylish housing expanding out from its medieval centre...
This town was formerly a Saxon market town which remained largely unaltered until the Industrial Revolution...
This is a pleasant, somewhat sprawling village lying in rural countryside a short distance from the market town of Maltby..All South Yorkshire towns & villagesHistoric Market TownsPicturesque VillagesHistoric CitiesAll towns in England
Recommended attractions in South Yorkshire
Cusworth Hall is a mid 18th century house built for the Wrightson family, with wings added later by James Paine. The house.....
This cathedral dates mostly from the 15th century, it was the former parish church of St.Peter and St.Paul, its tower and.....
Wentworth Castle Gardens have been the subject of an ambitious plan to restore the magnificent estate, once home to the Earls of.....All South Yorkshire AttractionsCastles in South YorkshireSouth Yorkshire Beauty SpotsAll England Attractions
Random England fact:
'Dora's Field' at Rydal near the town of Ambleside in Cumbria's Lake District, is named after Wordsworth's daughter and is a mass of daffodils and bluebells in the spring.
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