North Yorkshire’s attractions range from the beauty of the outdoors, with 40% of the county covered by National Parks, to busy towns. The county also partially surrounds the historic and beautiful city of York, with its world-famous Minster and ancient city walls. Harrogate, which regularly appears on lists of best places to live in the UK, offers cosmopolitan amenities, while the countryside offers some of the best country walks and horse riding opportunities in the country. North Yorkshire also has a stretch of stunning coastline with seaside resorts. Direct rail services from York and Harrogate take you to London, and the key towns are well connected by road. Both the state and independent schools in North Yorkshire are generally excellent, and there is a wide range of property available.