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North Yorkshire

County town: Northallerton (Pop: 15,740)
Population: 1,072,600 (2005)
Districts: Selby, Borough of Harrogate, Craven, Richmondshire, Hambleton, Ryedale, Borough of Scarborough, City of York, Redcar and Cleveland, Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees
Surface: 8,654 km2
Largest town: York (Pop: 202,400)
Economy: agriculture, mines, power, high technology, tourism.
Specialities: Yorkshire pudding, ginger bread, liquorice, rhubarb, beer, chocolate in York, Wensleydale (cheese)
Tourisme: York (cathedral, old town, museums), Ripon cathedral, castles of Ripley, Helmsley, Richmond, Skipton, Scarborough and Middleham. Abbeys of Rievaulx, Byland and Selby.
Websitehttp://www.northyorks.gov.uk

Km 34.5 : Skipton

Skipton Castle © Immanuel GielSkipton May Boat Festival © Ronhjones

Population : 14300 hab.

Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, Skipton is typical for its paved main street, its olds priory but also for its 900-years-old medieval castle, one of the best-preserved in England with its twin towers. It held a three years siege between 1643 and 1645. 

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