Yorkshire Day is coming up on the 1st of August and this annual celebration honours everything about Gods Own County, from its history to its most memorable residents. To celebrate this Yorkshire Day 2021, why not piece together one of our puzzles that capture the true beauty of this region. As the home of glorious rolling countryside, stunning castles, historic abbeys and outstanding natural scenery, we have plenty of puzzles for you to pick from!
York (1000 piece)
This 1000 piece puzzle showcases what really makes York special! York is a historic walled city in North Yorkshire. The city was founded by the Romans in 71 AD and became the capital of the Roman province of Britannia Inferior and later of the kingdoms of Northumbria and Jórvík. In the Middle Ages, York grew as a major wool trading centre and became the capital of the northern province of the Church of England. Nowadays, York is the hub for many services including the railway network and the NHS and is known for its eateries, music venues and century-old pubs.
Whitby (636 piece)
This 636 puzzle highlights the stunning images of Whitby's skyline, which is dominated by the ruins of St. Hilda's Abbey, high on the East Cliff. Down below, a maze of alleyways and narrow streets run to the busy quayside. St Mary's, whose churchyard gave Bram Stoker inspiration to write his novel Dracula, can also be seen. The perfect panoramic scene to piece together this Yorkshire Day!
Staithes (1000 piece)
Take a walk through history with this beautiful 1000 piece puzzle! Any visitor to the town of Staithes is going to be astounded by how much history such a small place can have. Nestled between the sea and the North York moors, Staithes is famous for its past fishing industry and hundreds of years of mineral production, an industry that continues to this present day. Staithes has also been home to many heroes including Captain James Cook and many brave souls whose names are recorded in stone on the War Memorial. It is also home to those who today, at the sound of the maroon, take the Staithes Lifeboat to sea as their ancestors have done for the last 100 years.
Pickering Station (available in 500 and 1000 pieces)
Beautifully painted by David Noble, Pickering Station is a must-see 1930’s themed station that will transport you back in time to the steam era. A highlight of Pickering Station in this 1000 piece puzzle is the magnificent roof structure which was recently re-instated to the same design as the original, built in 1847 by G T Andrews. The station itself is a great place to pick up a souvenir or you can pop into the traditional railway tearoom serving tasty meals and snacks, so even if you’re not big on trains it’s still worth a visit!
Le Tour de Yorkshire (available in 500 and 1000 pieces)
Passing through the cheering crowds, the leading riders of the Tour de Yorkshire make their way up Howarth’s challenging High Street. Puzzlers can enjoy piecing together the vibrant myriad of colours that the Tour brings to this picturesque English village, without having to experience the strain that these athletes are under!