Category Archives: Yorkshire Trips and Places

What to do and where to go.

Summat Abaht Paradise in Yorkshire

Something about paradise is the current exhibition in the nave of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s historic chapel. British artist Saad Qureshi has created an ‘eclectic mix of architectural styles, from traditional temples and churches to modernist houses and palaces, nestled … Continue reading

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Favourite York Churches to Discover

York St Cuthbert St Helen on the Walls and All Saints Peasholme is some mouthful of a name for a Church Administrative unit. Now working with St Michael le Belfrey, St Cuthbert’s is currently applying for planning permission to improve … Continue reading

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London for Yorkshire Folk

This is t’missus swimming with Dolphins on the Thames. Local fish and chips turned out to be Eels and mash so we didn’t recon much to that. As for the price of Beer!!! I know this is the capital but … Continue reading

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Seven Man Made Wonders of Yorkshire – Fountains Abbey

Our World Heritage Site at Fountains Abbey is the UK’s largest monastic ruin and a fine start to our seven wonders of Yorkshire. It is the most complete example of Cistercian abbey remains in the country. A riot at St … Continue reading

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Newby Hall Gardens for Cornus & Interesting Plants

Back in 2009 I took a trip to see the Gardens and plants at Newby Hall. This photograph fails to do the gardens justice but see them in full flower on their web site.  Sylvia’s garden area was in fine … Continue reading

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Bluebells of Yorkshire

In your garden bluebells are fine in April and May and disappear underground for 8 months of the year. However the leaves can be a soggy mess for one month after flowering. If you want tips on how to keep … Continue reading

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Best Yorkshire Falconry Sites

The best Yorkshire falconry locations for demonstration, education and sport include the following: Falconry UK This birds of prey and conservation centre is in Thirsk North Yorkshire near the Busby Stoop pub. 70 birds from 30 species including eagles, falcons, … Continue reading

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Parcevall Hall and Gardens

Parecvall Hall garden lies on a steep hillside near Appletreewick in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Built in 1582 as a farm house it is now a retreat leased to the Diocese of Bradford by the Shrine of Our Lady … Continue reading

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World Coal Carrying Championship at Gawthorpe Again

Every year the World Coal Carrying Championship is held in Yorkshire on Easter Monday. At Easter in Gawthorpe grown men l run the mile from The Beehive public house to the Royal Oak, known locally as t’Barracks , carrying a … Continue reading

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Langsett, Midhope Moor and Reservoir

History For Walkers, Birdwatchers and Cyclists Previously known as Penisale, Langsett first appears in a charter of 1252 which tells of an agreement, whereby Walter de Houdham granted his whole manor at ‘Langside’ to Elias de Midhope now an area … Continue reading

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