Best views in Yorkshire compiled

Best views in Yorkshire compiled

Published at 11:56am 31st August 2015. (Updated at 2:50pm 1st September 2015)

The Yorkshire Dales makes up nearly half the entries in a new list of Yorkshire's best views.

The Top 50, compiled for the latest edition of the 'Dalesman' magazine, includes places like Ribblehead Viaduct, Burnsall and Bolton Abbey.

The magazine's editor, Adrian Braddy, said: "When I first launched the hunt for Yorkshire's best view, the most common remark I heard was 'how could I possibly choose just one?'

"It is a fair point, but fortunately hundreds of people were able to pin down their favourite. The views chosen as the 50 best demonstrate the extraordinary diversity of landscapes - both natural and man-made - that make up England's biggest county.

"What with the moors, Dales, and coastline, plus all the stunning architecture and amazing geological features, we are certainly spoilt for choice.

"Would a poll carried out in any other county feature such a variety of amazing views? I doubt it."

The view from Sutton Bank, near Thirsk, came out on top.

A number of well-known Yorkshire personalities also chose their favourite views in the county.

Talking about the view from the Cow and Calf Rocks, Michael Parkinson said: "I can think of no more beautiful sight in the world, never mind Yorkshire."

TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh, who is originally from Ilkley, said: "The Wharfe Valley, from Ilkley up through Bolton Abbey and Burnsall holds a special place in my heart, as do the moors themselves.

"I will never tire of them, or of that view."

The Top 50 in full:

50) Hardraw Force
49) Littondale
48) Richmond Castle
47) Bempton Cliffs
46) Castle Howard
45) Kilnsey Crag
44) Malham limestone pavement
43) Arkengarthdale
42) Dentdale from Flintergill
41) From Ilkley Moor
40) Towards Castle Hill
39) Haworth High Street
38) Settle from Castleberg
37) From Roseberry Topping
36) Rievaulx Abbey
35) Semerwater
34.) High Force
33) Steam train through Newtondale
32) The Shambles, York
31) Kettlewell from above
30) From the top of Malham Cove
29) Rosedale with heather in full bloom
28) Kilburn White Horse
27) Towards Ingleborough
26) Langstrothdale at Yockenthwaite
25) Cow and Calf Rocks
24) Aysgarth Falls
23) Knaresborough Viaduct
22) Drystone walls and barns near Gunnerside
21) Flamborough Head
20) Towards Pen-y-ghent
19) Towards Roseberry Topping
18) Nidderdale from Middlesmoor
17) Towards York Minster
16) Brimham Rocks
15) Staithes
14) Hole of Horcum
13) South Bay, Scarborough
12) Fountains Abbey
11) Towards Malham Cove
10) Bolton Abbey
9) Swaledale from Crackpot Hall
8) Burnsall
7) Whitby Abbey
6) Buttertubs Pass
5) Muker hay meadows
4) Robin Hood's Bay from Ravenscar
3) Whitby Harbour from the 199 Steps
2) Ribblehead Viaduct
1) From Sutton Bank/Whitestonecliffe

Pictured: The view from Sutton Bank