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Yorkshire has a record-breaking month for tourism

Posted by Freddy Morton

People with Stoves caravan cookers and hobs will be interested to hear that Yorkshire has had a record-breaking month for tourism.

Figures released by the National Trust revealed that more people visited Nostell Priory in Wakefield in April than ever before, the BBC reported.

Furthermore, the stately home had almost a quarter more visitors last month than in April 2010, with tourist numbers jumping from 19,224 to 23,743.

The good weather over the Easter period and the bumper bank holiday weekends are thought to be behind the increase.

Kevin Dessoy, property manager at Nostell, told the source that if the upward trend continued Nostell Priory was set to have its best year on record.

"We are delighted to have support from so many visitors, whether they come regularly to Nostell or it is their first time," he said.

The tourism industry in Yorkshire employs nearly a quarter of a million people and represents seven per cent of the total job market in the region, according to figures from the Yorkshire Tourism Economic Impact Model 2008.