Patrick Stewart, Brian Blessed, Jarvis Cocker and the man who invented the toilet; Yorkshire has a lot to boast about.
But David Cameron's only gone and slagged off t'entire county.
The PM was caught being less than kind about the good people of Yorkshire on Friday, telling an aide via a hot mic: "We just thought people in Yorkshire hated everyone else, we didn't realise they hated each other so much."
While it hasn't been made clear if the retort was intended as a joke, the outlandish claim sparked a backlash, with many people vying to defend their proud homestead.
With that in mind, we've compiled five reasons why Yorkshire is undoubtedly the best place to live in Blighty.