We love Yorkshire, so aren’t surprised when it is added to any list discussing its beauty. That said, it still makes you proud – especially after three of our amazing villages were featured in the Telegraph’s Britain’s untouched villages.
The list is comprised of villages across Britain that have been unspoiled managing to keep their ye olde charm that makes them such popular places to visit.
Saltaire, a UNESCO village near Bradford, topped the list with the Telegraph describing it as an ‘extraordinary suburb’ and an ‘outstanding example of a model village’.
For those that don’t know Saltaire was built by textile magnate Titus Salt between 1853 to 1876 to house workers and is now a World Heritage Site full of independent cafes, shops restaurants, and bars.
In second place on the list was another Yorkshire gem. This time we are heading to the North York Moors National Park to Hutton-le-Hole, which we have to say is a serene place to visit.
Telegraph writes that ‘Hutton-le-Holes combines its good looks – pillowy village green, white picket fences, babbling beck, creeper-covered cottages – with a sense of reality’.
Sheep graze on the village grasses running wild making for a surreal but nice feeling – you’ll be planning your next visit before your first is finished we guarantee.
Dent, located in the Yorkshire Dales National Park is the third village to feature in the list, and although it is in Cumbria we are counting it as a win for Yorkshire, Although our friends at Lakes Life, might not take too kindly to that one.
Dent is praised for its ‘handsome 12th-century church… cat’s cradle of cobbled lanes, whitewashed houses, and clutch of pubs and cafes.’
And we love the white-walled cottages of the ancient village, it definitely is one of the loveliest in the Dales villages. Dent became part of Cumbria back in the 70s when all the local council borders were chance.