Yorkshire really does have everything. History and Secret. Legends as well as the Mysterious. Breathtaking scenery. Cosmopolitan Citys. Country houses,Stately homes, lodging and more Castles than you can shake a stick at. Rugged coastlines or Bucket and Spade beaches. Fantastic Shopping outlets and Country Craft stores. It also has some of-the folk you could want to fulfill in the British isles, and is proud of its status for friendliness.
South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in-the Yorkshire and Humber region, and is composed of 4 metropolitan boroughs. Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and town of Sheffield.
Located towards the east side of the pennines and land locked, south Yorkshire buts against the boundaries of west and north Yorkshire. The east riding of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. Parts of Sheffield also lay within the peak district national park.
Three major rivers cross the place and they are the Rother, Dearne and Don.
Like all of Yorkshire there is loads of rich history, tradition and intrigue attached to what used to be regarded as-a part of Yorkshire distinguished for its large industry, particularly the steel foundrys of Sheffield and additionally coal mining.
Pre historical remains including a Mesolithic ” house” – a circle of rocks in the structure of a hut base dating back-to 8000 BC, were found at Deepcar in north Sheffield.
There are tons of places to see within south Yorkshire and these comprise 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 also worth a visit and a small flutter on-the gee gees if theres a conference
on. Sheffield – Metal City
Throughout the 19th-century Sheffield grew up about and acquired a reputation worldwide for making steel. Two of-the Sheffield metal industry innovations were metal and crucible. Coal mining was also another important industry. Now – a – times both long gone.
Anybody old enough (like me) to recall the pictures ” The full Monty” and ” Brassed off ” nonetheless two of my all time favourites will realize the struggle the people of west and South Yorkshire survived throughout the time of the closures, and the humour and pathos, not to mention true resolution and determination to pick themselves up and can get on with life. Were nowt if not hardy buggers in Yorkshire.
The twenty-first century found many changes following the lean times when both of these important sectors closed their doors for the final time.
Today Sheffield is totally redeveloped and is mentioned for its varied culture, art, entertainment,shopping facilities, nightlife. Along with the constant growth of its own market.
Obviously there are reminders of Sheffields once great industrial past, and Tourist attractions include the Abbeydale industrial hamlet. A unique 18th century industrial works boasting the only enduring, undamaged crucible furnace on the planet.
For those who have a bit of a desire on theres also the Sheffield brewery company, where you are able to take a tour of the functions and understand how cask beers are made before trying a decrease of real ale in the recently installed club.
Just in case you think Sheffield too industrial for your taste, you can always escape to the exquisite pub crowcombe places available.
And, apparently Sheffield has the highest proportion of trees to individuals of any city in Europe. Maybe its time-to change the name from steel city to green city!!
By the way… Joe Cocker, the singer with the unforgettable voice comes from Sheffield also.
Sheffields Two Cathedrals
Saints Peter And Paul Cathedral – Chapel of England
The view of the present cathedral has long been associated with Religious use and worship. The first Sheffield parish church was constructed within the 12th century. However this church was razed to-the ground in 1266 during the 2nd barons war against Henry 111. Another parish chapel was accomplished in 1280 but was largely destroyed and rebuilt in
1430. Throughout the following centurys additions and modifications were made such as for example the Shrewsbury chapel and the chapel of St Katherine.
The cathedral has 13 bells in total, for change ringing. Thurs night is exercise night for those ringtones and of course the alarms are rung every Sunday before the service begins.
Two outstanding and interesting characteristics of Saints Philip and Pauls cathedral are the lantern tower and the display of swords and bayonets in St Georges chapel.
Cathedral Church Of Saint Marie – Roman Catholic
This Cathedral Church appears in a quite less prominent place than saints Peter and Pauls, but a large spire alerts you to its presence.
During the catholic emancipation during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Catholics were allowed to worship more honestly, and so Sheffields Catholic believers bought an old house and assembled a place of praise in the garden.
Doncaster or ” Donny” as its known to locals, is created on a Roman fortress constructed in the 1st century AD at-a bridging point on the water Don.
In-the early 12th century Doncaster became a possession of ” The Kingdom of Scotland” within the treaty of Durham, and the transport is thought not to have been officially corrected.
Well Ill go tfoot of rstairs (Yorkshire speak for Im really amazed) And there was I convinced Donny was puddings, and as as Yorkshire parkin!!!
Doncaster became a busy town in-the 12th century and was granted recognition using a town charter.
Today a few of the old properties and area of the market remain. But Donny has kept pace with contemporary living boasting new buildings, an international airport, and also the education city university. The largest education investment of its type in-the UK.
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens
Situated 5 miles north west of Doncaster. Brodsworth hall is just one of-the most complete and basically 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 prior to his death against subsidence by coal mining and also a leaking roof.
When English Heritage took over-the hall in 1988 following Sylvias departure they determined to preserve the interior ” as found” rather than changing and rebuilding. This makes the hall unique in lots of ways because possessions that took over 130 years to collect still remain and include grand pieces of furniture with the humblest of family domestic items.
The gardens were reconditioned, and the hall now boasts tea areas, 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 including shows and classic car activities.
Additionally, there are group concerts on Saturday afternoons, featuring some of Yorkshires top brass bands. If you love music, you have not lived until you notice a correct Yorkshire steel band.it will blow your socks off. Yorkshire is well-known for the quality of its brass musicians and I will promise you won’t regret spending the access fee when you hear these men and women perform. On Brodsworth halls website it suggests you take a picnic and a folding chair as well as you, for those concerts its a good somerset accommodation.
For those interested in the great. The hall is reported to be haunted by former inhabitants, and a ginger cat. The village church ” All Saints” which was constructed by Sylivias husbands family, is noted to be haunted by two elderly ladies wearing period clothes, who approach the entrance to the church. Their footsteps could be observed, but then quit suddenly when the ladies dissapear into nothing!!