British Railways (North Eastern Region) travel poster of The Yorkshire Dales showing hills, moors, valleys and a small hamlet with an old church. In the foreground a shepherd rests by the tranquil riverside. 1953. Artwork by Frank Sherwin.
Castle Howard - near York, North Yorkshire, England. The private residence of the Carlisle branch of the Howard family for more than 300 years, construction of Castle Howard took over 100 years to complete beginning in 1699. The 3rd Earl of Carlisle enlisted the help of his friend, dramatist John Vanbrugh, who never having built anything before, recruited Nicholas Hawksmoor to assist him in the practical side of design and construction.
Whitby Abbey over the town: site of The Synod of Whitby in 664 (establishing Roman practices as the norm over the Celtic & changing the episcopal seat from Lindisfarne to York). In 867 the monastery was destroyed by Viking raiders, & re-founded in 1078. It was in this period that the town gained its current name, Whitby, (from "white settlement" in Old Norse).