The Centenary Way

The Centenary Way

The Centenary Way was opened in 1989 and was devised to celebrate the 100th anniversary of North Yorkshire County Council. The walk goes from York to the seaside town of Filey. The route crosses the Howardian Hills via Castle Howard and the Yorkshire Wolds via Wharram Percy. It links the Foss Walk in York with the Yorkshire Wolds Way and joins up with the Cleveland Way at Filey. It follows two rivers, the Derwent and Foss. The Wolds Way shares a lengthy section of the walk between Malton and Filey.

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Yorkshire – God’s Own County

Yorkshire – God’s Own County

Yorkshire has a population equal to that of Scotland’s and covers an area half the size of Belgium, 12,590 sq km. It has a flag of its own (a white rose on a blue background) and its own day of celebration, Yorkshire Day (1st August).

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Clifford’s Tower, York

Clifford’s Tower, York

Much of the layout and history of York originates from the Roman and Viking periods. One iconic feature of the city, however, is from the Norman period. The original mound that Clifford’s Tower stands on originally had a timber structure on the top. In 1068 William the Conqueror had this built as a statement of his power over the region. This original building stood for over a hundred years. This was destroyed in a fire…

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