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Thursday 27th of August 2015
A breathtakingly beautiful vista in the North York Moors has been voted Yorkshire’s best view in a public vote. Whilst Yorkshire is great for city breaks, with the bustling cities of Leeds, Bradford, and Sheffield all comfortably within driving distance of each other, the county is also known for its stunning rural landscapes.
Sutton Bank, which overlooks the Vale of Mowbray, topped the poll carried out by the Dalesman magazine. More than 1,100 votes were cast by readers and the results endorsed by some of Yorkshire’s most famous celebrities, including Michael Parkinson, Alan Titchmarsh, and Dame Judi Dench.
Magazine editor Adrian Braddy said: “When I first launched the hunt for Yorkshire’s best view, the most common remark I heard was ‘how could I possibly choose just one?’ It is a fair point, but fortunately hundreds of people were able to pin down their favourite.
“The views chosen as the fifty best demonstrate the extraordinary diversity of landscapes – both natural and man-made – that make up England’s biggest county.”
Other famous sights in the top ten included the Ribblehead Viaduct, Whitby Abbey and Buttertub’s Pass. In West Yorkshire, the view from Ilkley Moor, Howarth High Street, the view towards Castle Hill and the Cow and Calf Rocks all featured. Of the latter, Mr Parkinson said: “I can think of no more beautiful sight in the world, never mind Yorkshire.”
All of the sights mentioned above are within an hour’s drive of our Easirent site at Leeds Bradford Airport. Call in today and our friendly staff will be happy to help find the right car for you.