Yorkshire and The Humber

Yorkshire and The Humber comprises most of Yorkshire plus parts of Lincolnshire. Its main cities include Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford, and York. Known as ‘God’s own country’, people here are fiercely proud of their roots, as they are of their tea – and they will stand their ground on it. Yorkshire has an excellent literary heritage: Sylvia Plath, JRR Tolkien, and the Brontë sisters all have links here. Navigate the rugged yet beautiful, Shire-esque Dales, and try not to be inspired. Afterwards, warm up with a roast dinner, complete with a proper Yorkshire pudding. But it’s not all countryside. Leeds is called the ‘Knightsbridge of the North’ for its shopping, while Hull was bestowed the title, ‘UK City of Culture’.

Providers in the Yorkshire and the Humber

City guides

Counties of Yorkshire and The Humber

East Riding of Yorkshire

East Riding of Yorkshire is home to the University of Hull and Hull York Medical School, plus East Riding College and Hull College.

The county is known for its rural delights, like the rolling chalky hills of the Yorkshire Wolds.


Meanwhile, its largest city, Hull, has seen a lot of regeneration, and is a recent ‘UK City of Culture’.

North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire is home to Teesside University, the University of York, and York St John University, plus University Centre Askham Bryan, The Northern School of Art, Middlesbrough College, and York College.


Almost half of North Yorkshire is eaten up by its two gigantic national parks, where you can easily feel like the only person on Earth.

Plus, you have spectacular coastline – including spooky Whitby – and historic cities and towns, like gothic York and spa town Harrowgate.

South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire is home to the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, plus Sheffield College.


Its main urban areas – post-industrial Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, and Doncaster – have probably all been namechecked in an Arctic Monkeys’ song.

Meanwhile, the rugged Peak District National Park will inspire you and raise your heartbeat, whether you're climbing, cycling or hiking.

West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire is home to the University of Bradford, the University of Huddersfield, the University of Leeds, Leeds Arts University, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Trinity University, plus Bradford College, University Centre Leeds (Leeds City College), and Leeds College of Music.

Cosmopolitan Leeds ticks a lot of boxes, including shopping, nightlife, sport, and music.

Meanwhile, West Yorkshire’s cultural treasures include the first UNESCO City of Film, Bradford, and birthplace of the Bronte sisters, Haworth.