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Ten Top North Riding Churches

Easby Church St Agatha in the precinct of the Abbey is an early English church with a long low slate roof. The remarkable porch leads to fine wall paintings and decorations surviving from the 13th century. Pickering St Peter and … Continue reading

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Hebden Bridge a Weekend or 500 Years

Happy 507th Birthday to Hebden Bridge. The packhorse bridge over Hebden Water¬† originated in 1510 and if you needed an excuse to visit this quirkly town in Calderdale the year long birthday celebrations may be what you were waiting for. … Continue reading

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Welcome to Saltaire – BD18

As a UNESCO World Heritage site a visit to Saltaire is a must. This is due to the present amenities and ¬†Saltaire’s extremely interesting past. Set alongside the river Aire from which it gets part of its name Saltaire also … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Bank Funding National Trust

The UK’s biggest ever plant hunt is underway with a survey that will cover tens of thousands of plants at more than eighty significant National Trust Gardens. The project is sponsored by Yorkshire Bank, sponsors of the Outdoor Programme which … Continue reading

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Welcome to Hovingham – Yorkshire

Hovingham is in great farming country on the North Yorkshire Moors. Whilst farmers are notoriously hard to please it must be a joy to work here with the animals and crops. The parish is large containing Coulton, Scackleton, and six … Continue reading

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Quilts Museum and Gallery for Quilters

Sadly now closed York was the UK home for the Quilters Guild and their museum. There is always a good selection of varied quilts on display in the gallery. When you visit my experience is that there will be quilters … Continue reading

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Top Ten West Riding Churches

To select but 10 churches for a ‘best of’ list was impossible so I tried to find 10 varying churches in each Riding and this is my effort for the West Riding of Yorkshire. I would be happy to consider … Continue reading

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Welcome to Otley – LS21

Otley is a thriving market town renowned for the number and quality of its pubs (see earlier posts). The Clock commemorates Queen Victoria’s Jubilee, battles in the Transvaal and war time exploits. Near-by is the Navvies memorial that commemorated those … Continue reading

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Welcome to Harrogate – HG1

Harrogate is ‘a bit county’ with a long reputation as a Yorkshire Spa and tourist attraction. For a day trip or as a base for a Yorkshire holiday you are sure of a good welcome. Top Ten Harrogate Activities and … Continue reading

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Horse Racing in Yorkshire

There is a Yorkshire racecourse to suit all tastes for a day visit or evening out! Some key links are listed below to find dates and times of key events. Where there’s muck there’s brass but it might be horse … Continue reading

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