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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Pig judging, Great Yorkshire Show

The Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate

After the disappointment of last year's show having to be cancelled due to the pandemic I was excited to be returning to Harrogate this summer.  The Great Yorkshire Show is one of the largest agricultural shows in the country and a wonderful showcase of rural life. Organising an event of this size to make it COVID …

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Newcastle Quayside

Day 3. A Day in Newcastle

To complete our weekend break in Durham we decided to spend our final day in Newcastle.  Trains run frequently between the two cities taking just 15 minutes, with standard off-peak adult returns £7.90. As it was a Sunday we were able to travel on any service so we arrived into Newcastle station bright and early …

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Durham Cathedral

Day 2. Exploring Durham Cathedral and University

Sunshine streamed through the windows as we drew back the curtains and it looked as if the previous day's beautiful weather was continuing.  We started the day with a walk through Durham's Market Place where stalls had been set up for the weekly Saturday market.  Being unable to resist a browse through the stalls, we …

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