According to an article published today on the BBC website, the Lonely Planet ranks Yorkshire as one of the top global places to visit in 2014.

Of course the team at HMA already knew this but for those of you wondering why this really is the best of all English Counties, we’ve put together our top 5 suggestions to see and do from

1. Peak District

From pretty moorland, rolling hills and dales to scented meadows and leafy forests, the Peak District is home to some of the country’s finest scenery – deservedly designated as Britain’s first National Park!

The Peak District is an area rich in history and heritage. Stunning Chatsworth House is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll, or visit the wonderful Renishaw Hall Gardens in the summertime to experience beautiful fountains and flower displays. Finally, why not take a step back in time with a trip to Bolsover Castle where you can watch a medieval joust or skilled combat display by battling knights.


2. Yorkshire Sculpture Park

YSP is an extraordinary place that sets out to challenge, inspire, inform and delight. With five indoor galleries and 500 acres of 18th century parkland, it is an international centre for modern and contemporary art, experienced and enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year.


3. Le Tour Yorkshire

As the lonely planet states “In 2014, this welcoming region of rugged moorlands, heritage homes and cosy pubs will be able to hold its head even higher when the Tour de France begins its grand depart from Leeds.”

Starting in Leeds and finishing with a sprint into Harrogate, this stage also takes in the outstanding scenery and breathtakingly peaceful atmosphere of Yorkshire Dales.


4. Michelin Star Experience

For those after the Michelin star experience, Yorkshire now boasts the largest number of Michelin Starred restaurants than any other county in England outside of London. Why not visit The Box Tree, Ilkley, The Old Vicarage, Sheffield, Yorke Arms, Nr Harrogate, The Pipe and Glass, Beverley or The Black Swan at Oldstead for some seriously good food.

5. Enjoy a fine pint!

It’s a well-known fact that a pint in Yorkshire is better than a pint anywhere else. Yorkshire has a wealth of breweries, from well-known brands like Black Sheep and Theakstons to small yet perfectly formed micro-breweries, all providing glorious Yorkshire ales.

The Sheffield Brewery Company is an independent micro-brewery producing some of the finest cask ales in Yorkshire. The newly installed bar, recycled from the University Halls, means that they can offer groups a fantastic brewery tour.


You can read the full BBC article here:

So why not come and visit?