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Yorkshire Travel Guide

Ten of the best things to do and see, in Yorkshire and the Dales. This is just the beginning of a list of worthwhile places to visit in Yorkshire and The Dales … Continue reading Yorkshire Travel Guide

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Miss Yorkshire

Miss Yorkshire
Miss Yorkshire

Our next contestant is Miss Yorkshire. She’s called DaisyMoo and is from Kirrby Malham. Tell us a little of yourself, DaisyMoo.

‘Well, I like to feel the wind in my hair and tickling my hairy cheeks, as I’m rambling in the hills around my home.  I always eat my greens, I’m forever horny and they say my poo is good for gardens…’ Continue reading Miss Yorkshire

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Settle

Settle
Settle

Settle has one of the best chippy’s in the North of England (says me), a market full of characters (with some great faces!), a honeycomb of interesting streets, walks both long and short and you aren’t far from a cracking little waterfall, which is a perfect spot for Summer picnics (the sun needs to be high in the sky to even touch this sunken treasure). Continue reading Settle

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Heptonstall

Heptonstall
Heptonstall. Two Churches in one churchyard.

Hepptonstall gives you a feel for what Haworth must’ve been like before the tea rooms arrived, and the twinned churchyard of St Thomas a Becket and the new Church of Saint Thomas is a good place to picnic beside a gravestone (Edith Plath’s, if you can find it). Continue reading Heptonstall

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Haworth

Haworth in the Snow. Haworth Church and Parsonage at Christmas.
Haworth in the Snow. Haworth Church and Parsonage.

One of the wonders of literature is how the Bronte Sisters managed to unearth such marvels from relatively shallow lives. But the life of the imagination is a back-tale unto itself, and – with the right quill and under the right gaze – the lines on one solitary face can be made to outlive those on any topographic offering you care to choose. Continue reading Haworth

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York

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York Minster and Old York. Wonderfully atmospheric image of old York, as a Winter’s day turns to night.

York has too many guide books for its own good, and one of the worst things about this albeit stunning city is that too often it clings on to visitors at the expense of the rest of this stunning county – there is massively more to Yorkshire than York. Continue reading York

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Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey
Bolton Abbey. Winter snow at Bolton Abbey

If you go to Bolton Abbey on Boxing Day or other major Bank Holiday, its like a Grand Prix circuit for posh dogs and their well-heeled walkers, and on glorious summer days you have to claim your picnic spot early. Continue reading Bolton Abbey