From rolling hills dotted with quaint cottages to stunning waterfalls and sandy beaches, Yorkshire is one of the most picturesque regions in Britain. So much so, that the county was named the best place in Europe at the 2013 World Travel Awards - seeing off competition from popular cities including Paris, Rome, Florence, London and Barcelona.

On Yorkshire Day, celebrated on 1 August, here are ten photos which prove you need to visit God's Own Country.

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Ilkley Moor, West YorkshireIStock
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Bolton Abbey, North YorkshireIStock
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Yorkshire DalesIStock
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Whitby, North YorkshireIStock
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Wensleydale, North YorkshireIStock
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Knaresborough railway viaduct, North YorkshireIStock
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Ribblehead viaduct, North YorkshireIStock
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The Shambles, York, North YorkshireIStock
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Sandsend, North YorkshireIStock
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Wainwath Force, Yorkshire Dales National ParkIStock