14/08/19

Newby Hall near Ripon, a truly special day out for all the family

To visit Newby Hall near Ripon is to visit one of the finest Adam’s houses in Britain.  Built in the 1690s by Sir Christopher Wren the house was later enlarged and adapted by John Carr and subsequently Robert Adam.…

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15/07/19

Exhibitions this summer in the glorious Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale AONB

As always there are various exhibitions to enjoy during your stay in the glorious Yorkshire Dales and I’ve noted just a few to wet your appetite! Ripon Museums have Rogues and Vagabonds until 7 December 2019…

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08/05/19

The Tour de Yorkshire comes to the glorious Yorkshire Dales

Wow! What an exciting May Bank holiday weekend! The Tour de Yorkshire came through on Friday and Sunday. We were at the finish line in Bedale on Friday and then on Sunday watched them all going past in Masham.…

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14/01/19

Wild Walks in Nidderdale launched by Springwatch Star!

This would seem like a lovely thing to try, wild walking! Lindsey Chapman, the BBC wildlife presenter and Patron of The Wild Watch in Nidderdale AONB, has launched three new Wild Walks.…

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14/11/18

Great things happening in the Yorkshire Dales and surrounds in the lead up to Christmas 2018!

There’s always fun and excitement in December, as everywhere, with Christmas trees appearing, along with the usual Christmas decorations. Carols wafting on the breeze as you wander round the towns and just a general hum getting louder as the big day approaches!…

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18/01/18

Grewelthorpe in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Beauty

Grewelthorpe, again where does the name originate from? To quote ‘the name Grewelthorpe derives from the words Gruel and Thorpe, Gruel being a family name and thorpe meaning "outlying farmstead", the village is also…

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