For starters, Leeds and Sheffield spawned bands like Arctic Monkeys and Pulp while Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival showcases cutting-edge sounds.
How else can you fill your wellies in God’s Own Country? North Yorkshire’s Scarborough has beaches, funfairs, and aquariums. Hull’s Humber Street has buzzing parties and boutiques. York Minster has been a top selfie backdrop for 1000 years (etchings were in before the Gram).
Any book lovers in the house? Don’t miss the Bronte sisters’ Haworth home or get your Goth on with a trip to the Whitby’s creepy Dracula coastline.
And here’s a fiendish plan if you can’t fob your kids off on their grandparents. Tire them out at Lightwater Valley then order a Tiny Ideas takeaway pizza with a few cans of Magic Rock. Mwahaha!
Yorkshire is perfect for a pint with 30 different ale breweries as well as the highest pub in the whole of England - cheers!
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The East of England – What’s happening in that sticky out bit above London?
World-class music. Super sport. Best soaps on the telly. Pack more into the North West and you’d push it into the Irish Sea.
Nowhere else in Britain could bring us Lenny Henry, Caitlin Moran and Ozzy Osbourne.
Rugged coastlines and romantic towns. Windy moors and cosy pubs. North Yorkshire’s got them all.