Malham Cove

Malham Cove

Malham is a small village at the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales and is an idyllic little place.  Nowadays hill farming and tourism are Malham's main activities with a good selection of accommodation to suit all tastes dotted around the village.  Located at the upper end of the River Aire valley, the area has …

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The Coldstones Cut, Pateley Bridge

The Coldstones Cut is said to be Yorkshire's biggest and highest piece of public art work.  It was created by Andrew Sabin and overlooks the Coldstones quarry on Greenhow Hill just outside Pateley Bridge in North Yorkshire. Perched at a height of just over 500 metres above sea level it can be freely explored by …

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Exterior of Roomzzz York City Hotel

Roomzzz York City

Hotel Review Location Roomzzz Aparthotel has a riverside location overlooking the River Ouse and is conveniently situated just a 15 minute walk from York Railway Station and close to all of the city's main attractions. Arrival and Check-in Check-in is from 3.00 p.m. in the spacious lobby where we were welcomed with a smile and …

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Clifford's Tower, York

Day 2. Exploring York

After a good night's sleep at the Roomzzz Aparthotel, we enjoyed our complimentary Grab & Go breakfast before setting out for a second day of city sightseeing.  Mist was just beginning to lift as we strolled along the riverside path outside the hotel towards York Castle Museum just a few minutes walk away. It's a …

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The Shambles, York

Day 1. Historic York

We set off bright and early in order to maximise our time in York as there were so many things we wanted to see and do during our short stay.  Arriving mid-morning at our riverside accommodation, the newly opened Roomzzz Aparthotel, we were pleasantly surprised to find that our room was ready so we dropped …

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Cattle Parade at the Great Yorkshire Show

The Great Yorkshire Show

After enjoying my visit to the Great Yorkshire Show last year I was even more excited to return to Harrogate once again to attend the 161st agricultural show.  This three day event is one of the biggest in the English calendar and showcases the best of British farming, food and the countryside plus lots more …

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New Inn, Clapham, Yorkshire Dales

The New Inn, Clapham, North Yorkshire

Hotel Review Location The New Inn is located in the village of Clapham, six miles north west of Settle in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  As a conservation village, many features of modern life do not exist.  In Clapham you will not find any street lamps, overhead wires or modern architecture.  The New Inn began …

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Devonshire Arms, Bolton Abbey

The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Bolton Abbey

The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire. Hotel Review After a hectic festive period, my friend and I decided to unwind with a short break at the Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa.  This luxurious, country house hotel has been a landmark of the village of Bolton Abbey since the early 17th century.  …

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Hereford Cattle at Great Yorkshire Show

The 160th Great Yorkshire Show

The Great Yorkshire Show is one of England's premier agricultural events and takes place over three days in July each year celebrating the best of food, farming and rural life.  I hadn't had an opportunity to visit for several years so I was excited to be heading back to spend the day there.  The showground …

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Thorp Perrow Arboretum House

Thorp Perrow Arboretum in the Yorkshire Dales

I've always enjoyed woodland walks and when it was suggested that we visit an arboretum I was eager to explore Thorp Perrow Arboretum, which boasts one of the largest collections of trees and shrubs in the north of England.  These include the national collection of Ash, Lime, Laburnum, Walnut and Cotinus.  The Arboretum is located …

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