Falcon Manner, Settle

Falcon Manor, Settle, North Yorkshire

Hotel Review Falcon Manor is a beautiful country house hotel dating from 1841 that was constructed for Reverend Swale with money provided by his two grandmothers to befit his status in the local community. Originally known as Ingfield Hall after the field in which it was built, this grand Tudor mansion has changed ownership several times. …

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The Fleece, Addingham

The Fleece, Addingham, West Yorkshire

Restaurant Review  The Fleece pub and restaurant is located in the village of Addingham which lies between Ilkley and Silsden in West Yorkshire. The pub stands in a handsome Yorkshire stone building and even in winter its large outdoor terrace looked inviting with its covered canopy illuminated with fairy lights.  On entering the door there's …

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The Feversham Arms, Hemsley

The Feversham Arms, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Location: The Feversham Arms Hotel is one of the north of England's most luxurious country house hotels and is a perfect place to come and unwind.  The hotel is located on the edge of the attractive town of Helmsley within the North York Moors National Park and being just off the A170,  it is a short …

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The Wensleydale Hotel, Middleham, North Yorkshire

Hotel Review Location: The Wensleydale Hotel is located in the delightful small town of Middleham nestled on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It's just two miles from the bustling market town of Leyburn and 10 miles from Richmond.  For those travelling from London or the south, Middleham can be reached by taking …

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Yorkshire Dales National Park Sign

Day 3. Exploring Hawes, Wensleydale

Our stay at the Wensleydale Hotel had been lovely and before checking out we enjoyed another of their delicious breakfasts to set us up for the day.  We then packed up the car and headed off to explore more of this beautiful part of Yorkshire. Our first stop was at Aysgarth Falls just a 25 minute …

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Richmond Falls, River Swale

Day 2. A walk around Richmond, North Yorkshire

Our day started in the best way possible with a delicious breakfast at the Wensleydale Hotel, Middleham and this set us up nicely for the day ahead.  We'd planned to spend the day exploring the historic market town of Richmond, noted for its Norman castle, elegant Georgian architecture and riverside setting. It took us just …

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Black Sheep Visitor Centre Sign

Day 1. Weekend in Wensleydale

We were up bright and early for our road trip to scenic Wensleydale in North Yorkshire.  The area is famous for the cheese to which it gives its name but for lots of other interesting things too as we were soon to discover. Our first stop was to the village of Masham (pronounced massham) to …

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Cheese judging trophies at the Great Yorkshire Show 2022

The Great Yorkshire Show 2022

The Great Yorkshire Show (GYS) was back with a bang this year with all 140,000 tickets selling out in advance of the 2022 show.  The 163rd show took place between 12-15 July in Harrogate, North Yorkshire with fine weather and mostly sunny conditions each day.  The show is England's premier agricultural event organised by the …

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Afternoon Tea at the Devonshire Arms Bolton Abbey

Afternoon Tea at The Devonshire Arms, Bolton Abbey

When an invitation dropped into my inbox inviting me for afternoon tea at the Devonshire Arms Hotel I couldn't have been happier as it's such a beautiful country house hotel.  It's located on the Yorkshire estate of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire in Bolton Abbey lying in a tranquil setting along the banks of the …

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Christmas Baubles

Getting festive at the Jet2 City Breaks Christmas Event

A few weeks ago I was excited to receive an email from the lovely people at Jet2 inviting me to attend their bloggers Christmas party and before I knew it the day had arrived.  All glammed up with party dress on, I caught a train into Leeds and found my way to Headrow House located …

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