Guide promotes history tourism

Sheffield Canal 'Basin'Moorings by Don Valley Stadium on Sheffield canal on the run from Tinsley to Victoria Quay'CANACS
Sheffield Canal 'Basin'Moorings by Don Valley Stadium on Sheffield canal on the run from Tinsley to Victoria Quay'CANACS
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HERITAGE attractions across South Yorkshire are starring in a new tourism campaign designed to attract visitors to the region.

Tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire has teamed up with English Heritage to create a new guide to the county’s heritage to encourage more people to discover its past.

Castles, stately homes and places of worships are all featured in the new pocket guide.

It also focuses on different aspects of heritage for visitors to enjoy – including museums, markets and market towns, steam railways and waterways.

South Yorkshire attractions in the guide include Elsecar Heritage Railway, Sheffield Canal, Doncaster Market and Brodsworth Hall and Gardens.

Paul Robson, Brodsworth property manager, said: “Brodsworth Hall has always been a hidden gem – a fantastic Victorian country house in stunning gardens – so we are delighted it is being highlighted as one of the must-see attractions in Yorkshire.”

Peter Davies, Doncaster Mayor, said: “I’m delighted Doncaster’s rich heritage has again been recognised in this publication and I value our close working relationship with Welcome to Yorkshire in promoting all Doncaster has to offer.

“I hope this publication will encourage even more people to learn about what Doncaster has to offer and come and visit us.”

Gary Verity, Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive, praised the new booklet.

He said: “Our county has an unrivalled amount of spectacular historic buildings and locations – we actually have more listed buildings in Yorkshire than there are châteaux in France, so it makes perfect sense to capitalise on that wit this campaign.

“We know its big business, with the potential to grow further.

“We’re delighted to have the support of English Heritage and hope this campaign helps encourage even more people to step back in time and discover the past at our heritage sites across Yorkshire.”