harrogate, north yorkshire, ENGLAND

The Great Yorkshire Show is England's premier Agriculture Show and was first held in 1837 upon the formation of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society. Today, it attracts more than 130,000 visitors over its three day period in July and is home not only to more than 8,000 sheep, cattle, pigs, horse and hound competitions, but to food shows, lifestyle exhibitions, countryside pursuit demonstrations and lots of shopping! This year's Royal Visitors were HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, and unlike some years, the weather stayed, for the most part, dry and sunny over the 250 acre site. For the first time, this year the Shetland Pony Grand National was staged in the prestigious Main Ring and was a huge success with visitors and participants alike. The beauty of the show is there's something for everyone, from the hardcore cattle fans to the fun of the One Man and His Pig Contest, based loosely on the 70s TV Sheep-herding Show, One Man and His Dog.