Category Archives: Yorkshire Trips and Places

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Visit Top Ten Gardens in Yorkshire

As the winter months loom larger I have picked out some Yorkshire gardens that have all year round interest for visitors. Then follows a review of the floral and special gardens you can plan to visit from Spring. This selection … Continue reading

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Newly Haunted Bradford – Sunbridgewells

Was the opening of the Victorian tunnels under Ivegate a good idea or have old ghosts and ghouls been released on the unsuspecting public. The Victorian tunnels have previously contained and constrained all sorts of undefined mysterious bodies best left … Continue reading

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Sunset at Hawksworth Fishery

Hawksworth on the edge of Rombalds Moor has a small private fishing lake that looks inviting in the evening sunshine. Another area near Leeds is called Hawksworth and there is this walk around Horsforth incorporating Hawksworth Wood. A couple of … Continue reading

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Yarn Spinner Yorkshire Tours

Yarn Spinner Tours developed Ghost Walks and Victorian Tours as a way of sharing knowledge and enthusiasm for getting people involved. They have now grown to offer a wider range of tours all over Yorkshire. Listen to tales of the … Continue reading

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Why there are Ghosts at Clifford’s Tower

The original wooden castle keep in York was destroyed by fire in 1069 by locals unhappy with William the Conqueror but it was rebuilt again also in wood. A more bloody event took place 100 years later. According to the … Continue reading

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Halloween In Haworth

My simple advice would be don’t do it, parking in Haworth that is, unless you are prepared for the clampers. I had heard many apocryphal tales about the private car park at the top of main street in Haworth where … Continue reading

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Skipton Boating

The weather is getting better, I promise, so now is a good time to start thinking about messing about on boats. The Leeds Liverpool Canal and Skipton boats in particular. Boating From Skipton Pennine Cruisers offer a 30 minute accompanied … Continue reading

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Grotesques at Ripon Cathedral

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Settle For a Couple of Hours

A while back enroute to the football match Morecambe (0) v Bradford City(1) I stopped in Settle for a couple of hours. You can park in the market square free for that long if you are fortunate enough to find … Continue reading

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Three Yorkshire Castles

Clifford Tower York Castle York has had a castle since 1068 and some parts of the complex can be studied at the Castle museum. In March 1190 there was a massacre when 150 local Jews died in Clifford Tower the … Continue reading

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