The towns and villages in the region are very distinctive, and extremely attractive. Places like Boroughbridge, Masham (Black Sheep Brewery, and excellent sausages!), Ripon, Thirsk and Northallerton (Bettys is an absolute gem, and an institution around the area) all have wide, generous and prosperous looking main streets, lined with attractive stone buildings.
A very, very pleasant part of the world to spend some time, especially when you can eat like a King into the bargain.
SUNSET TAKEN FROM KIRKLINGTON VILLAGE GREEN