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Yorkshire Welcomes The Tour De France

03 July 2014
Yorkshire Welcomes The Tour De France

You may be aware that the Tour de France 2014 starts Saturday 5th July and the Grand Depart is in Yorkshire.

Up to two million people are expected on the streets and the lovely people are going to make sure everyone is welcome and receive the fresh Yorkshire hospitality. You’ll find yellow butting and painted yellow bikes, to even the local sheep playing their part.

The first two stages are in Yorkshire with the first stage from Leeds to Harrogate traveling via the Yorkshire Dales. 

The race passes through Skipton which is known as the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. Skipton with its paved main street and a castle that is over 900 years old, it’s definitely a place to visit.

The race then moves through the Yorkshire Dales National park, an ideal place to don your walking boots and explore this rugged countryside.

There are many places to visit while you are staying in Yorkshire, places including Ripon where you will find Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. In North Yorkshire you’ll find Bolton Abbey and York Minster. 

If you fancy some hands on history, try the National Coal Mining museum for England at Wakefield in West Yorkshire. Or for you literary buffs a visit to Bronte Parsonage museum in Haworth, West Yorkshire is a must. For something nautical visit Captain Cooks memorial museum in Whitby, North Yorkshire and while you are there sample the locally caught fish and chips.

At Cottages for Couples we have many lovely cottages in Yorkshire and although you may not get to see the Tour de France, you could stay and enjoy the wonderful views, quaint villages and meet the locals. 

When you find something of interest you can always take your own bike and take part in your own Tour de Yorkshire 2014.