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Lendal Tower is a 3 bedroom self catering holiday accommodation that sleeps 6 and is located in York, Northern England. This property does not allow pets. Prices range from £1500 to £2116 per week. Local to Upper Poppleton, Nether Poppleton, Naburn, Earswick, Copmanthorpe
Step into a piece of medieval history. With panoramic views over the beautiful city of York and the River Ouse, this spectacular 700-year old Ancient Scheduled Monument offers a truly unique holiday experience. In a landmark setting on the eastern banks of the River Ouse, the 14th-century Lendal Tower originally formed part of the city’s defences and played a key role in the daily life of the medieval city - from here shipping tolls were collected and all river traffic was controlled. Following the Civil War in the 17th century, the tower became the city’s first waterworks with a horse-powered pump supplying the water via pipes made from hollowed out tree trunks. In 1785, as proprietor of York Waterworks, John Smeaton FRS (the father of civil engineering and designer of the famous Eddystone Lighthouses) added a powerful steam-driven beam engine into the tower to cope with the city’s growing demand for water, later it became the proud headquarters of the York Waterworks Company. Carefully renovated to retain its character, including ornate, original wood panelling and decorative ceiling plasterwork, the resulting accommodation is stunning. A spiral staircase leads from the ground floor living area to a mezzanine bedroom and on to the first and second floors, each with bedroom with dual-aspect river views. Climbing a little higher, visitors reach the large roof terrace and are rewarded with a breathtaking view of one of the world’s greatest cathedrals, the magnificent minster, historic Lendal and King’s Bridges, the River Ouse, and the bustling 21st-century city that flourishes in the shadow of its ancient walls. The Tower’s unrivalled central location is perfect for exploring a wealth of other historical buildings including The Treasurer’s House and The Merchant Adventurer’s Hall, visiting the National Railway Museum or the Jorvik Centre, and discovering the snickelways and alleyways that wind between York’s ancient cobbled streets. On your doorstep are numerous attractions to suit all ages, with river boat trips, ghost walks, art galleries and theatres, plus an abundance of quirky shops, restaurants and inns. Return to Lendal Tower and guests have the privilege of relaxing in the tranquil setting of their own private riverside garden. Shop and pub 30 yards.
Living room. Dining hall with double doors to garden. Two steps to kitchen with range, gas hob, electric oven and limestone floor. Shower room with toilet. Spiral stairs to gallery. Double bedroom with TV. Spiral stairs to first floor: Double bedroom, TV, dressing room and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Spiral stairs to second floor: Double bedroom with 5ft four-poster bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with chromotherapy spa bath and toilet.
One of York's most talked about eateries, serving award winning food in a warm and relaxing atmosphere. Highly commended for their fresh fish dishes.
This charming white washed pub is at the heart of local life serving up a wonderful selection of Yorkshire's finest produce, with a diverse menu for every occasion. It includes a variety of regularly changing specials alongside rustic Yorkshire fayre, with White Swan twists on popular classics - plus tapas and light lunches.
Established in 1994 Singers is a highly acclaimed restaurant serving modern English and Mediterranean food. With a musical theme and a smart modern classic feel this restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and friendly welcome backed up by professional service and excellent food.
Pay a visit to this charming three-hundred year old pub. Offering tasty local ingredients and a warm welcome, the Durham Ox is well worth a visit for a drink or some traditional pub grub. With numerous awards to its name, including ?Yorkshire Pub of the Year 2009?, as judged by The Good Pub Guide, it is popular with locals and tourists alike. (A La Carte menu not available for Sunday lunch)
A traditional English pub serving up home cooked favourites and a variety of Yorkshire ales. The pub is set in fantastic grounds overlooking Kirkham Abbey and the River Derwent.
The Engine Shed is a superb entertainment and events venue, ideally located in the centre of Wetherby. It hosts a variety of events and festivals throughout the year from music events, comedy nights, rock n roll themed nights, tribute evenings, wedding fairs, beer festivals and much more, there is something to appeal to everyone. It is a lively and bustling venue with a warm and welcoming atmosphere that makes for a great night out. The staff are great, friendly, professional and attentive you are not left standing waiting for service, faultless customer service. This Grade II listed building is fantastic it has been sympathetically restored and has lots to offer with two large dance floors, brilliant lightening and sound and the standard of furnishings is really good. The Engine Shed is a unique venue that should not be missed so check out the website to see what is on and take yourself along for a great night of fun and entertainment.
A charming pub in the lovely village of Husthwaite serving great, traditional pub food. Locally sourced ingredients and tasty seasonal dishes make the menu a treat for all. Curl up next to a roaring fire and enjoy a pint of traditional real ale. Alternatively if you?re visiting in the summer, the lovely conservatory is a great spot for lunch or dinner.
A charming gastropub which uses fresh local produce. Frequented by locals and tourists alike, this award winning pub has a reputation for a great value for money menu and delicious food. Pay a visit for a tasty meal or a leisurely drink with friends.
Recently refurbished, this charming bistro is a great place to relax with friends and family. Enjoy a tasty meal and a refreshing beverage in the beautiful town of Thirsk. Quickly gaining a reputation as one of the best pubs around, it is also undoubtedly one of the prettiest too.
An extremely stylish place to dine or to have a relaxing drink. A little different from some of the more traditional Yorkshire pubs in Thirsk, Aspire offers a more modern, trendy approach to their dining experience. Cream leather, marble tiles, a relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff make this place well worth a visit.
The sole entry for an Italian Restaurant in the whole of West Yorkshire and featured in the 'Good Food Guide' for 2009. It also has the acclaimed title of being the best pizza restaurant in the UK.
Discerning diners will head to Winteringham Fields, one of only four restaurants in Britain to meet the Good Food Guide 2006's criteria of being 'highly individual and displaying impressive artistry'. The 16th century manor house sits in a quiet rural village in North Lincolnshire.
The White Horse Inn dates back prior to 1666, when it was originally a coaching inn, and is unique in that it still has the majority of its original features, including gas lights and chandeliers, small individual rooms, antique furniture, rickety stone and wooden floors and open fires. This charming and authentic pub is located in the the town of Beverley continues to be a popular spot with both locals and visitors but is better known as Nelly's. You are assured a warm and friendly welcome and the staff are very friendly. They serve a nice selection of hot and cold meals that are very tasty, service is prompt and excellent value for money. Drinks are well priced and not as expensive as other local pubs. There is no music but it still has a nice lively vibe and will soon be joined in convesation by the locals. The White Horse is a delightful unique and quintessentially English pub, takes you back in time and allows you to relax and enjoy the cosy surroundings. There is lots of history located around the pub about its origins and the characters who have ran it. If in Beverley or nearby don't miss the opportunity to visit this delightful pub you will not be disappointed.
Chequers Micropub has opened its doors to those that want a no frills true pub experience, it is the first Micropub in Yorkshire. It is an intimate establishment with a warm and inviting establishment with a jovial atmosphere. You will find on offer a selection of five real ales, seven real ciders and real perry and six quality wines and genuine conversation, what you won't find here are kegs, alcopops, lagers, music, games machines or a TV. What you get is a genuine pub experience, good conversation and great ales, that continually change and tradtional pork pies. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the ales and ciders on offer and can make suggestions. Chequers Micropub is open Tuesday through to Sunday and midday to about 10.00pm. If you want great company, good beer and a welcoming atmosphere then look no further than Chequers Micropub, unmissable.
The York dungeons are a major attraction in the heart of York City Centre, taking visitors back in time, to re-visit the darker sides of York's history.
York racecourse is a firm favourite with racegoers. With a capacity of 60,000, it makes for an electric atmosphere on race days as the crowd cheers on the horses. Whether first timer to the races or dedicated turf enthusiast, York races is a fantastic day out.
A very pretty and historic market town in the heart of North Yorkshire, near close-by Harrogate. Visit the wonderful Knaresborough Castle, Mother Shipton?s petrifying well and Ye Oldest Chymist Shoppe in England. If you?re visiting in the summer keep an eye out for the infamous ?Kanreborough Bed Race? and see how many make it across the river!
Rock climbing walls, ski slopes, skate park, multi-screen cinema, bowling alley, laser zone, dodgems, plus special events all year round — here at Xscape everything is under one roof.
Monk Park Farm offers a great day out for children. Facilities include an adventure playground and play area, a farm, pedal car arena, nature trail, lake, tea room and gift shop.
The UK's only theme park, zoo and holiday village set in 375 acres of North Yorkshire parkland with lots to see and do. Masses of rides, from big rollercoasters to smaller rides, and a wide range of animal species to look at and even adopt.
Attractions here include rides, drives and static displays, along with play areas and competitions for young children and infants. Diggerland is ideal for the whole family.
A pretty market town, mentioned in the Domesday book. ?The World of James Herriot? is well worth a visit, as is Thirsk Museum. Thirsk also features some great little shops in its charming market place. Stroll around the excellent market which is open on Mondays and Saturdays and spend some time in the local art gallery.
An inspiration for Turner and Dickens, Barnard Castle in County Durham has long since been an important local landmark. Named 'Barney' by the locals it continues to work as a market town with numerous farmers markets, B&Bs, restaurants and loal walks. One of its main attractions is Bowes Museum, a French style chateau which is home to the 'Silver Swan', a life size mechanical swan.
Situated in acres of award-winning gardens, Sledmere House is one of Yorkshire's most beautiful houses. Exquisitely decorated, it houses antiques, fine pottery and many works of art. A picnic in the grounds or a woodland walk are perfect ways to enjoy the peace and quiet of the surroundings here. A newly developed play area, terrace café and Military museum make this an ideal destination for all the family.
Lightwater Valley Theme Park is renowned for its friendly atmosphere and thrilling line up of amazing rides, including Europe's longest rollercoaster, the stomach churning 'Eagles Claw'.
Beverley racecourse enjoys a picturesque setting surrounded by rolling hills. Themed days, evening events and attractions, added to the exhilaration and excitement of the racing itself, make Beverley Races a great day out for everyone.
This fascinating combination of woodland garden, bird of prey and mammal centre is home to some of the largest and rarest trees and shrubs in England. There are tree trails, a nature trail and a children's trail, a large lake, picnic area and a children's play area. Visitors can take part in the raptor flying demonstrations and enjoy the new mammal enclosures, including 'Meerkat Island' and 'Walk Through Wallaby Wood'.
The Cleveland Way covers 109 miles of fantastic landscapes and scenery. Opened in 1969, it was the second national trail in England and Wales.
A picturesque circular countryside walk, passing Helmsley Castle and then heading towards Blackdale Howl wood before making its way up to Rievaulx bridge and Abbey and then back into Helmsley. The route is a little over 6 miles on easy terrain.
Starting in the village of Levisham, the route continues along the valley to Levisham Beck. You will discover the Hole of Horcum gorge and Fylingdales radar station. These particularly wild moors are a sight to behold and are a highlight of the 6.5 mile walk.
The Beverley 20 route sets off from the Humber Bridge and finishes at Beverley Minster after wending its way across the beautiful Southern Wolds. Enjoy the Humber foreshore, woodlands and valleys, pausing a while to admire Skidby Mill en route to Beverley Minster.
At Waterworld you can surf the waves, ride the slides, float on the lazy river or simply swim for fitness. A great way to spend quality time with the family.
28 lanes of striketastic bowling fun for all the family to enjoy and a great idea for kids parties as well. It's an all weather activity that's suitable for everyone.
Go Ape is an award winning, high wire forest adventure course of rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip slides, 40 ft up in the trees. Terrific fun for roughly three memorable hours of adventure trekking from tree to tree.
Set in beautiful countryside on the outskirts of York, the course and club provide outstanding facilities. A 9 hole academy course and golf tuition are available.
Sandburn Hall is a popular and locally-acclaimed 18 hole course. Set in the spectacular Vale of York, this course with its lakes, streams and woodlands is suitable for all ages and abilities. A truly beautiful setting for a relaxing round of golf.
Located 12 miles outside the city in the heart of the North Yorkshire countryside. Three fishing lakes, a wildlife trail and a visitor centre available.
The perfect day out — take the controls of a plane and learn to fly! Based at an old RAF base with fully qualified instructors who are on hand to make your day.
Recognised RYA training centre offering sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and canoeing. Hire equipment at the centre or launch your own craft. The centre also has 3 acres of dedicated fishing lakes.
Covering 6 acres of old gravel pit, this is a great place to fish. Set in a lovely, peaceful environment take advantage of the area and do a spot of fishing.
Enjoy skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing or the ice slide in all year round real snow and on the UK's longest indoor snow slope. Beginners and novices can enjoy an extensive choice of lessons available.
An 18 hole golf course set in outstanding grounds and suitable for all types of players. Par 72 and should take about 4 hours to play the 18 holes.
Cave Castle Golf Club is an 18 hole course suiting all levels of golfing ability. Undulating countryside, trees and water all add up to make this a fabulous golfing experience.
Brough is an 18 hole course, suitable for all ages and abilities. It is a popular and locally-acclaimed course - qualities which make it a pleasure to play again and again.
Aerial extreme combines the buzz of a theme park ride with outdoor adventure. You can trek high above the floor either through trees or on one of the urban pole courses.
With the wooded chevin creating an impressive backdrop, this is one of the most pleasant parkland golf courses in Yorkshire with some of the finest views in the country.
Risby Park makes a perfect day out for anglers, cyclists and walkers alike. The four well stocked ponds, set in peaceful surroundings, make for a great day's fishing. Visitors can also enjoy food and drink at The Folly Lake Café whilst admiring the undulating beauty of the surrounding scenery.
Hessle Golf Club is an 18 hole course, ideal for all ages and abilities. Its relative flatness makes for an easy walking and enjoyable round!
This course is only a short drive from the centre of Beverley and is alleged to be the oldest golf course in Yorkshire. Dating from 1889, its combination of parkland, heathland and links make it a fabulous course suitable for golfers of all ages and ability.
Beverley Leisure Complex offers a 25metre pool with a spectator gallery, health and fitness facilities and lots of outside amenities for children including a skate park. Café-Vibe is on hand for refreshments after activities and a creche facility is available most mornings for parents who need to relax and unwind.
Kingswood Golf Centre is an American style parkland course, as well as a driving range and golf academy. It's location near Hatfield, makes it easily accessible for all. The course offers a range of challenges with raised tees and greens and water hazards on 13 holes. The course is well maintained and is in great condition. It is a challenging course and will accommodate all level of golfers. Kingswood Golf Centre has a warm and welcoming atmosphere that is extended to both members and visitors. The facilities here are very good and the staff are all so professional and friendly. The clubhouse has a nice open layout and the staff are very friendly and helpful and there is a comprehensive menu and the food is very good and reasonable. They have a state of the art driving range that extends to more than 300 yards, 16 of the bays have automated tees and 1 acts as a teaching bay. Kingswood Golf Centre is a top course and if you are in the region don't miss the opportunity to play here you will not be disappointed with the overall experience.
Two 18 hole courses, a floodlit driving range, an excellent putting area and a pro-shop are all waiting to be enjoyed at Cottingham Parks Golf and Country Club. Riding enthusiasts are catered for, too - there is also an equestrian centre here!
Open for skating 362 days of the year, it is located on the first floor of the Mecca Bingo. Lessons are available for all ages and abilities, and they also offer parties too.
A 12 hectare reserve which is home to a variety of wildlife habitats. Upper Dunsforth Carr is a wonderful place to have a walk, eat a picnic and do a little bird watching. There are also many different, rare marshland bugs and other insect life known to the area which are fascinating to observe.
A beautiful nature reserve, with over 205 recorded species of bird. Reed and sedge warblers both commonly breed in the area and can regularly be seen around. Harvest mice and water shrews are some of the mammals that are usually spotted and the site is also very well noted for its abundance of dragonflies.
A wonderful reserve located on the Magnesian Limestone belt. Admire over 170 different plant species including milkwort, marjoram and bird?s-foot trefoil. Nineteen species of butterfly have also been recorded including ringlet and comma. The area is also a haven for wildlife, with many types of birds using it for roosting.
Take a relaxing stroll around this beautiful part of the country and enjoy some of the various wildlife habitats tucked away. The lovely adjacent woodland area boasts field maples, hazels and ashes and down by the river bank, natural ponds and marshlands are home to marsh cinquefoils and narrow buckler ferns. Visitors can also discover the thistle broomrape, a flower native only to Yorkshire.
A fascinating centre to visit, showcasing 30 different species of birds. Enjoy ?The Ultimate Hands on Experience? where visitors get the opportunity to hold some of the birds of prey, watch them fly and dive all around you and learn all about these spellbinding creatures.
This 18th century mansion is known as York's 'country house and garden'. Boasting an impressive Baroque interior, it is surrounded by magnificent walled gardens with interesting wooden sculptures.
These lovely gardens were awarded the Silver Gilt award during 2008's Yorkshire in Bloom festivities. With many other awards under their belt, you can see why this beautiful setting has proved so popular in the past. See rows upon rows of herbaceous borders featuring stunning roses. There are also a great many rare plants, many pretty woodland walks to explore and a Georgian Icehouse.
These enchanting gardens provide a little oasis away from the busy market town of Pocklington. Admire the beautiful collection of Hardy Water Lilies which to this day are the largest collection to be found in a natural setting throughout Europe. These lakes, a wonder in themselves are situated amongst eight acres of expansive garden. View the lovely rock gardens, the natural shrubbery, the stunning formal beds and discover the Secret Garden.
The stunning Valley Gardens in Harrogate have been listed as Grade II by English Heritage. Spanning over 17 acres, they feature impressive mineral springs and superb historical buildings. Children enjoy the great playground and paddling pool, whilst the adults can sit back, relax and enjoy an ice cream or a cup of tea from the little cafe.
Just a stone's throw from the North Yorkshire Moors, Duncombe Park is possibly the most amazing of historic houses and estates. Something for everyone to enjoy, including the marvellous landscaped gardens.
Encompassing 5 acres, this charming walled garden is located at the heart of North Yorkshire. Originating in 1758 near the magnificent Helmsley Castle, the garden is undergoing a massive restoration project. Spend the day at this beautiful place and marvel at the work put in to make it a fully working kitchen garden once again.
Of particular interest in this 58 acre garden is the gardens through time section which commemorates the society's bicentennial. Spend some time exploring the garden and then visit the wonderful Betty's cafe tea room.
Kilburn Woods lie between Sutton Bank and Roulston Scar and are the home of the famous ?White Horse?. Carved into the limestone in 1857, it has been a dominant local landmark ever since. Keep your eyes peeled for roe deer, buzzards, red kites, lesser-spotted woodpeckers and butterflies.
Dalby Forest is is located in a prime position on the southern banks of the North York Moors National Park. It is a picturesque area that allows you to enjoy the best of the great outdoors, plenty of fresh clean air and an abundance of peace and tranquility. The southern region of the forest is broken up by a number of valleys that have made a "Rigg and Dale" landscape while the north section is found on an elevated position. There are a total of eleven walking trails around the forest that cater to all abilities, they are not difficult walks ranging from easy to moderate, the quieter walks are heading toward Crosscliff and Bickley Gate. In addition there are a choice of bike trails for those who prefer to take their wheels, or you can hire bikes here. You get fantastic views, get to see the local wildlife and the stunning natural sandstone sculptures of the Bridestones. For younger visitors to the forest there are two thrilling adventure play areas, located at Grandfather Oak and the Curious Forest and at Adderstone Field, in addition to loads of open spaces to run around in and places to explore as well as streams to paddle in. Dalby Forest hosts a range of fun and exciting events and activities throughout the year including, craft activities, duck races, concerts and festivals so it is worth checking to see what is on. All information pertaining to the forest can be obtained from the Visitor Centre. The Dalby Activity Centre offers a choice of beverages and light refreshments, it is open during the school holidays and weekends from Easter to October. Dalby Forest is the perfect day out for everyone lots to keep everyone entertained, pack a picnic or take a BBQ and make the most of your time here.
The farm park has lots of different animals, some of which you can feed. Have fun on the play areas, especially the popular straw playbar, with its tunnels and swing ropes.
See for yourself where the Saxons fought Vikings in 1066, where monks entertained their guests and witches were ducked in the Middle Ages. Retreat to the warmth of the bar and lounge or maybe take a special evening ghost cruise.
Although these buildings were not originally designed as a theatre, they were converted into the Grand Opera House in 1902, and today operate as a professional theatre offering a full schedule of shows.
A beautiful, historic city that is an absolute must see. This charming city boasts some of the best restaurants, pubs and shopping around. Take a walk around the quaint cobbles that make up ?The Shambles? area and stop for a cup of tea in the infamous Betty?s tearoom. This vibrant and exciting city has a whole host of museums and history to captivate all who visit; the most impressive local landmark being the spectacular York Minster.
Spend some time indulging in a little retail therapy at this great designer outlet on the outskirts of York. The 120 famous store names offer up to 60% off their original retail price! Do a spot of bargain hunting and walk away with some great deals.
Green Ayurveda Spa offers a place of calm, harmony and tranquillity where you can benefit from the ancient healing practise of Ayurveda. The centre is ideally located in the centre of the Yorkshire countryside allowing you to escape the bustle of daily life. It is operated by highly trained and professional therapists who will ensure your health and well being whilst you are there. This luxurious Spa has wonderful facilities including a relaxing and inviting lounge with authentic Indian influences, art and a stunning indoor water feature, treatment rooms, steam bath, dining room, purpose-built wooden yoga shala and shower rooms. They offer a large choice of sumptuous day spa treatments in addition to traditional, Royal Panchakarma Therapies and ancient natural Indian skin care treatments. The vegetarian food is from Kerala and delicious. The service and attention you receive is faultless and will leave a lasting impression. Green Ayurveda Spa is the the place to go to heal and repair, you will come away feeling like a new person, rejuvenated and invigorated. Whether it is a one off treatment or a special detox treatment you will reap the benefits of this delightful spa.
The British Library is the place to go if you are a book lover, it is home to a diverse and huge collection of books that covers all genres and ages, and a number of books of particular special interest. They are also home to a wonderful collection of articles that are ideally suited for research purposes, reading rooms, storage and reproduction facilities. They operate a behind the scenes tour that is insightful and interesting, the guides are both friendly and knowledgeable. Throughout the library you will find all the staff to be friendly and very helpful. If there has been anything published in Britain and Ireland from books to newspapers you can access them here, in fact the Boston Spa Reading Room has more than 7,000,000 items in their Research Collection, to use this fabulous facility you are required to register for a full Reader Pass as well as needing two forms of identification. The facilities are open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.30pm.
Five screen cinema with all the latest films at various showings throughout the day and evening — check the website for up to date film listings.
Showing a full programme of the latest films (check website for times). Free and disabled parking available and the centre is wheelchair friendly.
Whether you are visiting the Pump Room Museum, marveling at the stunning ruins of Fountains Abbey or taking in the lovely sights along the Low Harrogate Spa Trail, there is something to keep everyone entertained in Harrogate!
White Horse of Kilburn is located within the North York Moors National Park. The giant horse is made from chalk and is an unusual sight on the landscape and looks impressive from the distance but is tired up close. it was designed and paid for by Thomas Taylor, a Victorian businessman back in 1857. The local village schoolmaster and local volunteers cut out the shape of the horse on the hillside and it was then filed with six tons of lime which, whitened the natural greyish rock below the surface, this means that it has to be continually topped to keep it white, today they use chalk chippings. The horse measures 314 feet in length and is 228 feet high. Access from the bottom is by lots of steps so might not be suitable to everyone and is about two kilometres in distance however, the views from the top are fabulous and definitely worth the climb. Alternatively you can drive to the visitor centre at the top of Sutton Ban and walk from there. On a clear day you can see for miles, the surrounding countryside is beautiful. There is a car park and picnic tables if you want to enjoy the beautiful walks offered by Sutton Banks, loads of fresh air, wide open spaces and loads of photo opportunities are aplenty here. There is a cafe in the visitor centre where you can get refreshments. The White Horse is an unusual landmark and one that is best viewed from a distance and the Sutton Bank offers lots to walkers and those who enjoy the outdoors, a simply stunning part of the country.
The Joseph Rowntree is a volunteer run theatre near the centre of York and provides a venue for amateur and professional theatre, dance, music and other stage based events.
The Courthouse is a superior arts venue in Thirsk, that serves the local and surrounding area, providing a creative base for the people. They encompass the full scope of art activities with everything from iPad courses to life-drawing, and everything in between. Located here is a gallery, shop, cafe, art studio and computer suite. In addition they operate a frequent series of events including, exhibitions, workshops, performances, children's activities as well as film screenings, there is something to suit all ages and abilities. Another branch o the centre is "On Tour", they are a professional rural touring scheme that visits a number of community venues and host different productions, including dance and music. The Courthouse is open Monday through to Saturday from 9.30am to 4.30pm. All classes and events are well organised and run. Staff are friendly, professional and enthusiastic and ensure everyone gets the most out of a visit here. The workshops they run are excellent value for money and cover an interesting range of topics, many that all the family can get involved in. The cafe is lovely and quaint, the food is fresh and home cooked and contains a nice selection of light snacks and lunches, customer service is very good. In the hall you will find a small gift shop that sells a selection of high quality hand crafted items, like ceramics, paintings, prints, cards, textiles and jewellery for sale. The Courthouse is a fabulous establishment, every town/village should have a similar community centre, so much on offer here, highly recommended you won't be disappointed.
Ritz Cinema is located in a lovely retro building, and is one of the oldest regular operating cinemas in the United Kingdom, dating back to 1912 when it was initially opened to the public. Today it is operated by a committed team of volunteers who ensure the smooth running of the facility with all the new releases and at affordable prices. They are friendly and helpful and ensure your experience is a good one. The venue is warm and welcoming, and offers a glimpse into the past although it has all modern facilities with, Dolby SR surround sound and new screen as well as comfortable seating. The original silent movie screen is still here behind the current screen. Ritz Cinema is a charming nostalgic cinema offering a modern experience within the confines of this old venue, a real gem that will hopefully continue for many years to come. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Thirsk or the local area, a far better experience than you get in the multiplexes.
White Rose Book Cafe is an award winning family run independent bookshop located in the small market town of Thirsk. They are open daily, with light lunches and delicious cakes being served daily in the warm, cosy and welcoming coffee bar or on a nice day you can enjoy the outdoor terrace. They stock a diverse collection of books, cards and gift wrap, in addition to prints, toys, maps, diaries and much more. They also have free WiFi for customers and can be got both inside and outside on the terrace. Each month they organise a book related event as well as a frequent storytime for children each week. The staff are really friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable, working to ensure that everyone gets the best customer service. They offer a service whereby you can order a book and have them shipped to you, many available for delivery the next day. White Rose Book cafe is a lovely store and a real treat for book lovers where they go the extra mile for their customers, a real gem.
Zillah Bell Gallery is located in Thirsk, in a lovely traditional stone building. It is a bright and airy space and within this eclectic gallery you will find a diverse collection of exhibits that range from oil paintings to modern sculptures, from local, national and international artists. You will find quality paintings, pottery, hand-painted greeting cards nd much more here. The pieces on show vary in price and you are sure to find something to suit your taste and pocket. The staff are lovely, friendly, helpful, passionate and knowledgeable and will chat to you about the pieces on show and the different artists. Exhibitions alter on a monthly basis and comprise of an exceptional and diverse assortment of artists, media and subject matter. Zillah Bell Gallery is a real gem and a must if you are in Thirsk, a lovely place to wander around where you can appreciate the art on show, in the pleasant surroundings.
The Grand has lots to offer besides the many professional shows and events that take place here. There are several licensed bars as well as coffee lounges and ice cream stalls on every level.
Ripon is a beautiful market town which was founded over 1300 years ago, and is famous as an ancient cathedral city where monasteries have stood since the 7th Century. Its many attractions include the Wakeman?s House, Studley Royal, Fountains Abbey and Ripon Spa Gardens which feature a Victorian bandstand.
Pickering Antique Centre is located in Pickering and is home to a vast collection of antiques and collectibles that are displayed in this large shop. All items are clearly displayed so you can look and touch at ease. Some of the more valuable and delicate items are located in display cases. You are assured high quality goods and the staff are friendly, experienced and knowledgeable and will be more than happy to assist you with any queries you might have. The centre is open daily from 10.00am to 17.00pm except Sunday when the hours are shorter. The items are well priced and there will be something to appeal to all tastes and budgets. Pickering Antique Centre is like an Aladdins cave and could easily spend several years here just browsing amongst all the items on show.
Britain's most popular heritage railway carries over 300,000 passengers per year on scenic journeys through 18 miles of beautiful North Yorkshire Moors National Park.
White Rose Shopping Centre has a wide range of favourite high street shops and designer brands on offer, as well as a choice of restaurants for when you need that well earned break.
Falconry Centre is located in Sion Hill Hall, close to Thirsk amongst some stunning countryside. The centre was established to ensure the welfare and survival of these magnificent birds. It offers the unique chance to see up close a wonderful selection of birds. Housed here are more than seventy birds that span thirty species including hawks, buzzards, kites, vultures, falcons, kestrel and carra-caras. All birds are well cared for and look extremely healthy. The staff are really friendly, professional and knowledgeable and it is immediately evident they the welfare of the birds is paramount. Whilst here you can purely enjoy viewing these birds or watch them in a falconry display where they demonstrate their skill, speed and agility, these generally take place three times a day but are dependent on the weather. You can also get more involved with their range of experience days that cover a meet and greet with the birds to photography workshop or even a full day falconry experience, details are on the website and offer excellent value for money, again it is worth noting that they can be affected by bad weather. If you wish to help in the conservation of these birds you can choose to sponsor one, full details are on the website. There is a small gift shop that that sells a nice selection of gifts as well as a cafe that sells a selection of beverages, light lunches and snacks or you can take along a picnic. They are open daily from 1 March until 31 October. Falconry UK is a welcoming, educational and informative centre where you can learn so much about these wondrous birds within a natural environment, deserves top marks for the great work they do, highly recommended.
Cropton Brewery is located on the edge of the stunning North Yorkshire Moors National Park and has been manufacturing award-winning ales since 1984. You can take a tour of this brewery at the New Inn and see first hand how these fabulous ales are made as well as getting the opportunity to sample them. Tours operate every day except Wednesday and Sunday and they run at 11.00am and 2.00pm, you have to be over twelve to enter the brewery and the cost of the tour is £6 per person. You will find the guides to be friendly and animated and they are so knowledgeable about the entire process, making the tour interesting and engaging for all. Afterwards you can dine in the Inn they do a lovely selection of meals that are fresh, home cooked and delicious and excellently priced too. Each year they hold a beer fest that runs over a weekend in November, a fun and great way to sample the ales, beers and lagers they produce. Cropton Brewery is a fantastic micro brewery that produces great ales and beers, whether you are a fan of ales or not you will still enjoy the tour, definitely worth a visit if you are in this area of North Yorkshire.
Doncaster Greyhound Racing provides a night of fun and excitement for all those who attend. Whether you are dining in the Restaurant or cheering on from the side of the track you will have a great time. It is an event that can be enjoyed by ages and abilities. You can spend time studying the form or just pick your favourite name/colour whatever system works for you, and see if you can pick the winner. The Restaurant has a warm and lively atmosphere and the surroundings are comfortable, you will find the staff to be friendly and professional and the food here is very good and reasonably priced, really enjoyed the pie and peas. The thrill of waiting for your dog to come in and seeing if you win is just so exciting. Doncaster Greyhound Racing offers a night of thrills, fun and laughs and something different from the norm, so if you are looking for a different type of night out then give the dogs a go, you won't be disappointed.
Gillies Jones Glass is located in a picturesque building in the centre of the beautiful North York Moors National Park. The artists Stephen Gillies and Kate Jones use time honoured techniques in making their stunning contemporary blown glass pieces that are then show cased in this lovely gallery, you can see them hard at work when you visit the gallery, there is an open viewing area that looks onto their workshop. The artists are very talented and draw inspiration from their stunning surroundings and this is reflected in the vibrant colours and designs they use in their glass work. The works of these respected artists are highly regarded both in the UK and worldwide and their work is highly revered and collectable. There is a stunning collection of permanent glass ware on show, the colours are glorious and resplendent, these stunning pieces are available to buy and they will commission pieces as well. The bowls are very reasonably priced considering the thought, work and experience that goes into each piece, you are sure to find a special item to take home. If you are touring this area of Yorkshire do take the time to visit you will not be disappointed.
The Vulcan Experience is a unique opportunity to see this stunning flying machine. All tours must be booked in advance owing to security measures at the airport, they must have all visitors names in prior to arrival. It is a great experience to see this iconic aircraft closeup, and appreciate her full glory. The tour commences with an informal chat about the aircraft and the history, you are sat around the aircraft so can see what they are talking about. You get to meet the aircrew and engineering crew too which, is a nice touch. You get to observe the pre-flight servicing and checks, through headphones as the crew talk to the tower and hear the engines start. There is also a nice selection of exhibits in the hangar, that you are taken around as well. The volunteers are very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and engaging and are more than happy to answer any questions that you might have. It is simple to book a tour on the website, and they will provide all the information that you need including directions, that are sent via email, you can choose from a Tarmac Tour or VIP Tour. The prices are very reasonable and by supporting the Vulcan Experience you are helping to keep the amazing aircraft in the air. There is tea and coffee and small snacks available and a shop where, you can purchase a choice of Vulcan associated products. If you get the opportunity to do the Vulcan Experience, don't miss it, it is interesting and informative and you will not be disappointed.
East Riding Treasure House is a multi-disciplinary centre for heritage and information services all located in the one spot. You will find here archives, local studies, a library, a museum and art gallery. In addition there is a coffee lounge and gift shop. The tower can also be accessed where you will get fantastic panoramic views of Beverley, it gives a completely different outlook of the town. The centre is located in the town and easily accessible, it opens Monday through to Saturday, it opens late on a Thursday and closes an hour earlier on Saturday. There is no charge for entry to the Treasure House but, they do run events and activities throughout the year so there may be charges for these. There are two art galleries, one houses a permanent collection of paintings including, The Panic, the world's biggest cattle painting, the second galley houses temporary exhibits, these change frequently and include collections from local artists, touring national exhibitions or by amateur art groups. The museum has on display a collection of East Riding treasures, which include items on geology, natural history, landscape, social and cultural heritage, of particular prominence is the South Cave Weapons Cache, a very important display of Iron Age Swords, all items are well displayed. The staff are very friendly and helpful, in advising where to go and assisting with the equipment. The coffee lounge is a lovely relaxing and cosy spot perfect for enjoying a coffee and snack in the comfortable surroundings, reasonably priced too. East Riding Treasure House is an excellent facility that brings people together and promotes the community in a positive way.
Beverley Boat Hire allows you to rent self drive motor and rowing boats on the River Hull. They are located at Ticton, Beverley and offer a choice of rental options from an hour to a full day. Renting a boat will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the delights of the river, as you enjoy the East Yorkshire countryside and its myriad of local wildlife, fishing, stunning views all amongst the peace and tranquillity of the waters. Beverley Boat Hire is open throughout the year and their rental rates are very reasonable and offer great value. The staff are friendly and helpful and go through everything with you before you set off, they provide all equipment as well, all you need to take along is a picnic, camera and some binoculars to enjoy the wildlife. It is the perfect escape for a couple of hours thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable can't recommend enough.
England's largest Gothic church; the magnificent Minster is situated in the heart of York's city centre, and is a prominent feature in the city's skyline. (Some areas are inaccessible to wheelchair users)
One of Europe's finest medieval guildhalls, it hasn't been altered since it was built in 1357-61 and today operates as a museum.
This experience is all about having a go, visitors are invited to grab their trowels and get their hands dirty while exploring 2000 years of York's unique history.
One of the few castles that isn't called 'castle'! Built by William the Conqueror in 1086, the tower (Castle) is open for public viewing for a minimal charge.
The museum offers daily demonstrations of the locomotive turntable and the winding engines. View the miniature railway as well before relaxing in the play and picnic area.
Come and enjoy the atmosphere at the award winning Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied air forces memorial. You can view the restored control tower, air gunners room, archives, gardens and much more.
An 18th century stately home, built by Philip Harland and the current residence of Sir Reginald and Lady Sheffield. The fascinating history of the Sheffields and their ties to Buckingham Palace have resulted in many impressive pieces which have been collected by the family over many generations. Take some time to admire them at Sutton Park.
Glorious 'Brideshead Revisited' mansion with gardens on a grand scale. The park covers 1000 acres, a fittingly beautiful setting for impressive architecture: The Mausoleum, The Temple of the Four Winds, and the new river bridge.
Bramham Park dates back to 1686 in the style of a Florentine villa, the estate has seen some considerable changes and events throughout its long history, and to date still remains in the same family who continue to oversee and protect its heritage. The Fox family have opened their doors to allow people to visit and see for themselves this wonderful house and gardens, set in 900 acres of rolling countryside. Appointments must be made in advance by ringing and they are open throughout the year on weekdays, except when large events are taking place. There is a separate charge for the house and gardens and these can be found on the website. The house is smaller than the usual country houses but this is because it was built as a summer holiday residence this no way means it lacks in style or grace, the interior is luxurious and sumptuous with beautiful and intricate plaster work and wood panelling, fine furnishings, paintings, rugs and antique furniture. Rooms of particular interest are The Library, The Hall and The Gallery and The North Room they are all absolutely magnificent. The gardens are simply stunning and were designed and planted over a thirty year period and have many wonderful features, monuments and a fine selection of trees and shrubs, as well as lots of local wildlife. Bramham Park is a wonderful country house and gardens with much of its originality maintained which emphasises the character and beauty of the estate.
Delve into the intriguing world of Roman Britain. The town once occupying some 55 acres evidently began life as a fort with a small civilian settlement at its perimeter. Over time it became a town laid out in the traditional grid system of the era. Now managed by English Heritage, this captivating archaeological site has an excellent museum featuring a superb collection of artifacts discovered in the excavations.
Mother Shipton's Cave is an active destination for children. An entertaining and informal attraction with life size figures dotted around ready to give the kids a fright. Don't forget to make a wish in the petrifying well.
A stunning Cistercian abbey in an impressive condition, showcasing a whole array of architectural styles. The excellent museum also presents numerous archaeological finds from the site which offer interesting insights into the lives of the 200 monks and lay brothers who once called the abbey home.
A superb hall built in the late 17th century. Designed by Robert Adam and supervised by Sir Christopher Wren, it is no surprise that this spectacular house is one of the most impressive of its kind. The fine gardens are also well worth a visit providing an elegant and delightful place to explore.
Harewood House is home to the Queen's cousin, the Earl of Harewood. With superb art and fantastic landscaped grounds, the house and gardens provide a great day out for all the family. An absolute must see!
A visit to this museum (housed in an original 'Prisoner of War' camp) is both entertaining and educational and will appeal to all ages. There is so much to do, it makes a great day out.
Built in 1345 and home to the Ingilby family for 700 years, Ripley Castle is steeped in history and features a great collection of armour as well as beautiful gardens, a deer park and tropical plant collection to explore. (Limited wheelchair access)
Learn about arms and armour from all over the world with this extensive collection of artefacts. During the summer months you can watch the displays of jousting, falconry and horsemanship.
Spend some time at the superb Thirsk Museum, the birthplace of the founder of Lord?s Cricket Ground; Thomas Lord, Busby Stoop Chair and a whole host of local history exhibitions on display. The museum?s main objective when it was established in 1975 was the preservation of everyday items that were rapidly becoming forgotten. The subsequent collections protect something of the local heritage and educate future generations as to their uses. (Wheelchair access to the ground floor)
A fitting tribute to the remarkable man that was James Herriot. The vet and author has his story told at this great attraction, based in his original surgery; the 'Skeldale House'.
St Mary's Church is a splendid mediaeval church that was constructed between 1430 and 1480, it is built in a perpendicular Gothic style. It is located at the end of Kirkgate just a short walk from the town centre of Thirsk. It is an impressive structure in view of the fact that it pretty much remains the same as when it was initially built, it has a prominent 80 foot tower and has many architectural features. It has been serving the community for more than five hundred years and continues to serve as place of worship and reflection to both parishioners and visitors, the same warm welcome is extended to everyone. There are regular as well as special services. It has a diverse and turbulent history. The church is opened daily until 4.00pm until the end of October for visitors and there are volunteers available who are happy to show you around their lovely church and regale their own stories or answer any questions you might have, or there are leaflets available giving a full history of this remarkable building. The interior has a number of interesting features including a wonderful oak door, with a smaller door within, it has been in use since the church was built, the Font dates back to Victorian times although part of the cover is mediaeval, spend time admiring the tapestry, or you can just enjoy the peaceful sanctuary if offers. Outside is a small graveyard and it is interesting to walk around and read the inscriptions on the headstones. There is a cafe in the crypt that serves a nice selection of beverages and snacks. St Mary's Church is a splendid historic building, that is very welcoming and offers a place for reflection here in the town, a must if you are in the area and enjoy history or architecture.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden must be one of the most stunning places in Europe — a World Heritage Site, comprising the spectacular ruin of a 12th century Cistercian abbey and monastic watermill.
St Peter and St Paul Church is located on the outskirts of the North York Moors National Park, and forms part of the religious culture here in the region. It is a beautiful early Norman church and its spire is a familiar and notable part of the towns landscape, a church has stood here for hundreds of years although not much is known about the earlier buildings, all that remains from the earlier structures is a carved cross shaft and the bowl of the stone font. Over the years additions have been made to the church although the jewel of the church is the mediaeval wall paintings these are thought to have been commissioned in 1450, but painted in the next decade as indicated by the costumes and armour of the figures therein, there are only five sets of these complete paintings still in existence in the country. Other interesting features of the Church include, the freezes, frescoes and ornate nave. There is a guide book detailing all about theses paintings explaining each scene as well as the history of the church, it is available in the Church bookstall for a cost of £2. There is a warm welcome to all who come to visit this magnificent Church and the volunteers are very friendly and forthcoming in answering questions and advising on local history and places of interest. St Peter and St Paul forms an integral part of the religious worship here in the town and is open daily to allow its worshippers to pray in the this tranquil and reflective atmosphere, you are more than welcome to join them or just visit this lovely church. St Peter and St Paul Church is a glorious place of worship and history, definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.
Beck Isle Museum is located in the centre of Pickering, in a beautiful historic building that was England's first agricultural college. The museum offers visitors an opportunity to step back in time and experience another era, you will find more than 25 themed rooms here to explore each giving a glimpse into the history of Pickering over the past 200 years, looking at how people lived and worked, it is a hands on museum and there are lots of activities available for the children, as well as activity trails and quizzes. There is so much to see here from the authentic and traditional Victorian Pub, Cobblers Shop, Chemist Shop, Costume Shop, Rosedale Railway and Mines, the Print Room that still gives demonstrations using the old printing methods, the large collection of tools and machinery that are restored by volunteers and used on the farm. The volunteers that run the museum are very friendly, helpful and obliging in answering any questions you might have. There are also lots of information boards and pictures to learn more about the history of life here in Pickering. The museum is open from February through to the end of November from 10.00am to 5.00pm and there is a small charge for entry as well as family and season tickets available. Throughout the year they run a number of different events so it is worth keeping an eye out for these. There are plenty of picnic areas where you can enjoy the lovely grounds. Beck Isle Museum is a brilliant museum, it is very interesting and allows you to relive history as you wander around, all ages will enjoy this fantastic museum, worth taking the time to come and see you will not be disappointed.
A superb 20th century hall designed by Walter H. Brierley ?the Lutyens of the North?. Displaying some wonderful collections, including various paintings, porcelain, clocks and antique furniture, this beautiful home is a showcase for some fascinating pieces. The current residence of Michael Mallaby, the house, set in charming countryside continues to enchant all those who visit.
Sandal Castle stands overlooking the River Calder. It has been extensively excavated and finds can be seen in the castle's visitor centre and at nearby Wakefield museum.
ST Mary's Church Beverley is a fabulous building that has stood in the town for hundreds of years, it has an interesting history and continues to be a focal landmark here. It took almost 400 yeras continous building to complete, work commencing in 1120 and finishing in 1530. In 1844 and 1876 it underwent a complete restoration, and has a lot of interesting architectural features, these include the pinnacles of the South Porch, the battlements of the Nave, South Transept and Central Tower. The interior has many delights too such as the Lewis Carroll White Rabbit and the ceiling of Kings, beautiful windows, lovely carvings, magnificent organ pipes. The church is very welcoming to visitors and has a lovely peaceful and reflective atmosphere. The church is open most days from 11.00am to 3.00pm if there are volunteers avaialble and for services on a sUnday, if you want to visit outside of these hours they will do their utmost to accomodate your request. THe gravestones have some interesting writing on them who can be explained by the volunteers who, you will find to be really friendly nad helpful. There are also booklets available telling you about the history of the church. If you can go at Christmas time try catch the orchestras they are superb. St Mary's Church Beverley is as impressive as the Minster and and certainly worth a vist, there is no charge to see this wonderful church but, they are trying to raise funds to continue to restore this beautiful building to its former glory.
Beverley Saturday Market has been in existence for over 800 years. An eclectic variety of stalls (selling everything from speciality breads and olives to jewellery and tools!) can be found underneath its colourful awnings. Views of Beverley Minster and St Mary's church create a stunning backdrop to this bustling, lively market. There is also a smaller Wednesday market.
Beverley Minster is the Parish Church of St. John and St Martin. Lauded as the most impressive place of worship in England without cathedral status, it took 200 years to build. Around 7000 AD St John of Beverley founded a local monastery and his bones are buried beneath the nave.
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens is a unique visitor attraction in South Yorkshire. Once you step through the doors of this lovely Victorian country house you are transported back to a bygone era. The house has been suspended in time and all the furnishings, belongings and mementos are as they were left by the family when it was occupied as their home, nothing has been moved. Outside the grounds are stunning, it is like an assortment of scaled down grand gardens, all have been brought back to their original Victorian grandeur and contain a colourful selection of seasonal colours, they are beautifully maintained. In addition there is a children's play area complete with a boat and rocking horses. A focal point of the house is the enormous Victorian kitchen, complete with a huge cooking range and original housekeeper's chair. The rooms of the house are as you would expect, ornate and resplendent with Victorian furniture, antiques and fine paintings. There are taster tours that operate at 11.00am and 12.00am but these only encompass six rooms on the ground floor, so it is probably best to take the tour, to get the history of the house and to hear the many stories of the house and its occupants, and then roam free by yourself to take in the remainder of the house and gardens. The house also has a small exhibit and information about Brodsworth Hall during the Second World War. The staff are friendly and most helpful and will obliging answer any questions you might have. The cafe offers a nice selection of beverages and light snacks, they offer good value for money. Brodsworth Hall and Gardens is a stunning property that is full of interesting history and will be enjoyed by all, definitely worth visiting.