Yorkshire's Little Black Book

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Packed full of stylish breaks, luxury accommodation, relaxing spas, fine food and much more...

Welcome Sit back, relax and discover the very best that Yorkshire has to offer. Experience our spas, shopping, fine dining and luxurious accommodation. Enjoy premium breaks all set in beautiful surroundings. Book yourself in for a 5-star experience. Exclusive, unique, stylish and sophisticated... Yorkshire wants to spoil you rotten.

Swinton Park near Masham.

Luxury pampering For a bit of pampering head to Yorkshire for a luxury spa break, where you can unwind and relax. Nestled in picturesque Helmsley, The Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa is a secluded luxury retreat, with a relaxation lounge defined by plump cushions and sofas you sink into. Indulge in the Heat Experience including an aromatherapy room, salt inhalation chamber, saunarium, monsoon shower, foot spas and ice fountain.

An essential part of a visit to Middlethorpe Hall in York is the opportunity to relax and enjoy the pleasures of the Spa. Swim in the warm clear water of the inviting pool, relax in the steam room, sauna and the bubbling waters of the whirlpool bath. Huddersfield’s Titanic Spa is set within a beautiful traditional textile mill. Combining stylish modern design and the latest spa facilities within an original Mill. The facilities include an extensive heat experience area where the body is heated and cooled by a series of experiences, with the ultimate aim of inducing deep relaxation. At Waterton Park Hotel near Wakefield you can indulge in a luxurious spa. Relax and unwind and enjoy your experience in Walton Hall where you will find a heated lake level pool overlooking the 26 acre lake, spa bath, sauna and steam room. The Treatment Rooms at Middleton Lodge in Richmond have a full menu of massages, body wraps and facials, from carefully selected natural, sustainable and organic products. A perfect place to relax in style.



Discover an oasis of calm

Unique experiences

The Spa at Swinton Park is an oasis of calm, with its four treatment rooms and a relaxation lounge. The Jacuzzi pool is set in its own deck, with the relaxation zone at ground level and the sauna and shower recessed into the outer wall. All this is complemented by the expansive and serene surroundings of the hotel and grounds.

At Harrogate’s Turkish Baths & Health Spa, amidst the impressive Victorian décor, the bath’s Moorish style with great vaults and arches soar to a high arabesque ceiling ornately decorated with colourful stencilled designs.

Despite its historic heritage, anyone who steps through the doors of Sessions Spa in Beverley will feel as if you’ve entered another world, where marble lines the walls and floors, magnificent Italian designer chandeliers hang from the ceiling and candle lit corridors lead into an expanse of serenity. Whether you are looking for escapism from everyday life or want to catch up with a friend in a tranquil environment, Barnsley’s Tankersley Manor has a selection of spa days for you to choose from, designed to ensure you enjoy a day of relaxation and pampering. Treat yourself to The Sycamores Spa experience, a unique small Spa set in Rosedale East in the North York Moors National Park. Take exclusive use of the spa with friends and unwind in the relaxation lounge whilst admiring the stunning views.


Book in some time on a retreat. You will become rested and recharged, calm and focused, cleansed and energised, with a sense of complete wellbeing and renewed purpose. Split Farthing Hall near Thirsk offers a variety of ‘women only’ courses, combining an holistic approach of powerful life coaching techniques, yoga, meditation and the energy of wholesome, healthy food. The spa within the luxury Grand Hotel in York is set in the hotel’s atmospheric vaults where the North Eastern Railway company once stowed its millions. The thick vault doors make ideal soundproofing - a true escape from the hustle and bustle! The Spa offers a stunning range of therapeutic and rejuvenating face and body care treatments. Left to right: Total relaxation at the Verbena Spa in Helmsley. An oasis of calm at The Treatment Rooms at Middleton Lodge. Impressive Moorish designs at Harrogate’s Turkish Baths.


Yorkshire offers a distinctive and stylish collection of rural romantic retreats. High standards

Historical hotels

Cedar Retreats is a natural retreat surrounded by beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. The Retreats are currently two or three bedroom offering secluded private decking and a private hot tub.

Nestled in the rolling countryside of South Yorkshire, Whitley Hall Hotel near Sheffield invites you to relax in the elegant surroundings of its 16th century ivy-clad mansion. All 32 en-suite bedrooms are individually decorated to reflect the unique character of the building.

The Moorlands Country House is an elegant luxury country house built at the turn of the 20th century. Set in three and a half acres of mature gardens and woodland; situated in the heart of the North York Moors National Park and surrounded by stunning scenery. From the ‘Greenwood’ room with a luxury four-poster, super king size bed to the intimate ‘Serenity Spa’ - all rooms at the Ashmount Country House are beautifully decorated and provide everything you could ever need for a luxurious or romantic getaway. The Byre is an amazing romantic getaway for couples situated on the outskirts of Ruswarp, just three miles from Whitby. The cottage is a great choice for a truly memorable honeymoon or a special holiday for two. The Coach House at Middleton Lodge, near Richmond is a boutique hotel with a fresh take on the country retreat and 14 individually designed bedrooms. The restaurant menu is based around ‘estate to plate’ cooking.

The former rectory to St. Peter’s Church in Rowley, the Rowley Manor Country House Hotel is a Georgian Grade II listed building in Little Weighton with a history dating back to 1621. A great base for long country walks over the Yorkshire Wolds. Set in four acres of fresh air, Tickton Grange in historic Beverley is a Georgian country house hotel offering glorious gardens, squishy sofas, antique furniture and luxurious throws set amidst a classic, sophisticated style. A great place to relax and enjoy Yorkshire hospitality. Lastingham Grange Country House Hotel is stone walled and built around a courtyard. It is set, within ten acres of well-kept gardens and fields on the edge of the Moors in the historic village of Lastingham; a peaceful backwater in the heart of the National Park, where the only sound is that of morning birdsong.

Nestling in 1,400 acres of Dales countryside, The Coniston Hotel & Country Estate is an independent four star venue offering excellent accommodation and restaurants, along with an estate full of activities.



Image supplied by Ingrid Flute’s Yorkshire Holiday Cottages. www.yorkshireholidaycottages.co.uk

Clockwise from top left: Tickton Grange. The Byre at Ruswarp. Rowley Manor. Cedar Retreats in North Yorkshire. Luxurious interiors in the Whitley Hall Hotel. The Coach House at Middleton Lodge.



The gardens at Ripley Castle.


Yorkshire’s gardens offer a unique and memorable experience for visitors. Whether you wish to be dazzled by grounds created on a grand scale, sprinkled with statues, fountains and temples, or prefer to enjoy the intimate tranquillity of an Elizabethan walled garden, there is something here to satisfy every taste.

A splash of colour...


Red House

Temple Newsam

Brodsworth Hall

At Goddard’s in York, discover the cherished family home of Noel Goddard Terry, of the famous chocolate-making firm, Terry’s of York. Designed by architect Walter Brierley in the Arts and Crafts style, the house is complemented by four acres of gardens, designed by George Dillistone. A hidden gem - only a stone’s throw away from York city centre.

Scented old roses climb arbour and arches; ornamental ‘Flower Basket’ beds and borders are filled with period plants such as lilies, lavenders, black hollyhocks as well as curious names such as ‘Obedient Plant’ and ‘Dame’s Violet’ appear at the 1830s garden of Red House, Gomersal. This beautiful and distinctive 1830s style is rarely found in period gardens today.

The renowned Rhododendron and Azalea walk with informal lakeside planting lead to the magnificent Georgian Walled Garden at Temple Newsam in Leeds. Staying in Leeds, Roundhay Park is one of the biggest city parks in Europe and comprises of an amazing 700 acres of parkland, woodland and lakes alongside an array of flower beds and gardens.

Brodsworth Hall’s gardens are a plant-lover’s paradise. Whatever time of year you visit, there will always be something to catch your eye. Wonderfully restored to their original horticultural splendour as ‘a collection of grand gardens in miniature’ you can explore the magnificent fern dell, stunning displays of roses and immaculate lawns.

Wentworth Castle Gardens

Burnby Hall & Gardens

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens

Scampston Walled Garden

A garden with layers of 18th and 19th century design set around Georgian Wentworth Castle, including national collections of rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias and an exquisitely restored Victorian conservatory. Two miles from Junction 37 of the M1 near Barnsley, the gardens are open daily, year round. Dogs are welcome in the extensive deer parkland on alead. Visitor facilities are accessible, but the Gardens are hilly.

Burnby Hall & Gardens in Pocklington has magnificent gardens incorporating two lakes which contain a National Collection of hard water lilies, and are teeming with a vast collection of fish. The nine acres of changing vistas include a woodland walk, Victorian and secret garden, extensive rockeries and a fine collection of ornamental and indigenous trees.

An Elizabethan stately home with award winning gardens near Driffield. The gardens offer manicured lawns with more than a hundred yew topiary bushes and classical pond with a fountain and a pebble mosaic garden, Elizabethan walled garden containing three thousand different plants, a potager filled with herbs, herbaceous borders, maze, jungle garden and a woodland walk with wildlife sculptures.

A stunning contemporary garden and a 21st century plantsman’s paradise, The Walled Garden at Scampston, Malton was created by internationally acclaimed designer, Piet Oudolf, and is set within the walls of the kitchen garden of Scampston Hall. Striking perennial meadow planting works well with more traditional parts of the garden.



Luxury stays Why not treat yourself to an amazing city break and enjoy a long weekend away? Yorkshire’s cities deliver a fabulous mix of fashion, fun, culture, clubs, music and mouth-watering food. Come and live-it-up the Yorkshire way.

There is a significant amount of history attached to Bradford’s The Midland Hotel, which still retains some of the finest of Victorian features including the Victorian Passageway with its floor to ceiling Burmantoff tiles. It boasts magnificent public areas, spacious bedrooms and a resident’s bar that never closes. Unwind in Gothic grandeur in the heart of Yorkshire Brontë country at Mercure Bradford, Bankfield Hotel. Set in a Gothic style mansion house surrounded by landscaped gardens, this hotel is a peaceful retreat just a short stroll from the banks of the River Aire. Just on the outskirts of Bradford, Hollins Hall Marriott Hotel & Country Club, is a rural getaway which boasts traditional Yorkshire hospitality –it is an ideal place to base yourself when discovering what Yorkshire has to offer.


The Old Deanery is a hotel and restaurant based in Ripon. In 1625 the Old Deanery was built on the site of part of the former monastery of St Wilfred, for use by the Canon-in-Residence. Recently refurbished, this Grade II listed red star building offers high standards with contemporary design. The Met, Leeds is a stunning four star, Grade II listed hotel in the centre of Leeds, stylish inside and out. Based in Leeds’ business district and also just a short stroll from a plethora of shops, restaurants and bars as well as the Victoria Quarter and Leeds Arena, The Met is one of Leeds most historic hotels and an icon within the city. At Malmaison Leeds take your pick from 100 modern, spacious rooms and elegant suites, and enjoy huge, soft beds and power showers. It’s your ticket to sophistication, particularly in the glowing basement Malbar, where you can sip a high-end cocktail, glass of wine, champagne or ice cold beer before moving into the adjoining brasserie for some seriously fine dining.


Left to right: The Metropole Hotel in Leeds. The Grand in York. The Leopold in Sheffield. Malmaison in Leeds.

The 4-star Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel and Spa is a modern hotel in Sheffield, close to the Lyceum and Crucible theatres, as well as Sheffield Hallam University. Relax over contemporary cuisine in The Yard restaurant, or try the Champagne Bar as a stylish spot for a nightcap. The Spa has a fully-equipped gym if you fancy a workout before heading into town. Built on the former site of a Grade II listed Boys Grammar School, The Leopold is one of Sheffield’s finest boutique hotels. This historical property offers a quirky yet luxurious place to meet, situated centrally in Leopold Square offering an array of upmarket bars and eateries. The imposing building has been sympathetically restored to retain its charming architectural character. Overlooking the city’s historic wall and with stunning views of the worldfamous Minster, the Grand Hotel & Spa provides an idyllic setting for a city break in York or as a base from which to explore the region. As the city’s only five-star hotel, The Grand offers unrivalled service, elegance and style with a Yorkshire welcome! Once the home of a Victorian gentleman, Marmadukes Town House Hotel boasts luxury rooms with handmade beds, a lounge bar furnished with antique sofas and a wonderfully light conservatory, all just a few minutes walk from York’s city walls. Spoil yourself with a stay at the York Marriott Hotel and stay just a short drive from the city centre and its many attractions including the National Railway Museum and York Minster. The hotel offers 151 stylish guest bedrooms, a leisure club and even a private tennis court. Located in the heart of historic York, The Royal York Hotel offers unique and stylish accommodation; surrounded by beautiful gardens and spectacular views. This stunning hotel creates a magnificent contrast between its historic Victorian architecture and its modern and luxurious furnishings.


Clockwise from left: Titanic Spa in Huddersfield. The spa at The Devonshire Arms. Luxurious surroundings at Rudding Park near Harrogate. Delicious treats at Bettys CafĂŠ Tea Rooms. Indulgent bathtime at The Grand in York.

For a break with style, sophistication, great food, great people and great places to stay, Yorkshire is a first class choice. Across the county you can treat yourself to something special, unusual or downright decadent.

Enjoy the view

Lodges and tree houses

Clockwise from top left: Natural Retreats Yorkshire Dales. The Yorkshire Dales. Lodges with luxurious hot tubs at Still Rabbit Lodges. The Yorkshire Wolds. Forest Holidays in Keldy.



In a stunning location with exceptional views, Natural Retreats Yorkshire Dales is set in 55 acres of pristine countryside in Swaledale. Rurally located but only a short walk from the beautiful market town of Richmond, the lodges are perfect for a relaxing and peaceful mid-week break in the Dales. Experience a taste of the countryside, but with all the advantages of York’s city centre just two miles away at York Lakeside Lodges. The lodges are situated along one side of the ten acre lake, facing south, with beautiful views over the water. They’re reached by a private road and you have a choice of six styles of lodge, as well as two cottages. Flowery Dell Luxury Pine Lodges are set in a peaceful valley just a mile from Richmond and are ideal for a romantic week or weekend break. Magical, breathtaking, tranquil, peaceful, luxurious and outstanding are all words that describe this heavenly place. Tucked away in 29 acres of beautiful countryside, Raywell Hall Country Lodge Park is the perfect place to enjoy a little luxury - and lots of peace and tranquillity. Sat in Raywell in the heart of East Yorkshire and at the beginning of the stunning Wolds Way, it provides a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle, a place to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. There are 11 luxury lodges to rent, all equipped with your own private hot tub! Easthill Farm House and Lodges offer outstanding friendly, family run self-catering accommodation holidays in the picturesque village of ThorntonLe-Dale, near Pickering. The lodges are set within secluded grounds and have accommodation for up to 11 people. The mature, colourful gardens include a hot tub, barbeque area, tennis court, crazy golf, play park, bikes and many other activities where children can run around safely, allowing parents to


watch and relax from the lodge verandas or ample seating close by. Within a tranquil setting are the four fully equipped self-catering holiday lodges at Great Wood (York) Eco Lodges in Flaxton. Surrounded by 20 acres of deciduous woodland, the luxurious timber framed lodges have a galleried roof, wooden oak floors throughout and have been built on eco-friendly principles. Light and airy in the summer and warm and cosy in the winter, these adult only lodges are great for any season. Situated in peaceful Yorkshire countryside, near Holme on Spalding Moor, Still Rabbit Lodges is a collection of six superior lodges. Sleeping two to four people, with super king size beds, individually styled luxury decor and a private outdoor hot tub with all lodges, this really is the perfect adult only getaway.

How about sleeping in a treehouse? A luxury treehouse, of course. If ever there was a place to feel that special magic of the forest, it’s in Keldy, a paradise of sunlit glades, tumbling crystal clear brooks and shy woodland creatures. At Forest Holidays in Keldy, cross the simple wooden bridge from the main Golden Oak cabin (sleeping 6) into an exclusive, en-suite room for two. The Golden Oak Treehouse benefits from all the luxuries of their main Golden Oak cabins and sleeps up to 8 people. The treehouses have a spacious lounge, with log burning stove, perfect for relaxing after a long day. Falsgrave Leisure & Lodges has magnificent views of Scarborough and of the famous Oliver’s Mount. Why not relax in one of the hot tubs, and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding area.


Afternoon tea

A true Yorkshire great, Bettys is not only home to the perfect cup of tea, it’s also the place to enjoy fresh coffee, tempting cakes, locally sourced food and traditional Afternoon Tea. Bettys have six Café Tea Rooms across the county each with their own unique character. Inspired by the style of the luxury 1930s ocean liner the Queen Mary, the St Helen’s Square, Bettys York is still the height of Art Deco elegance. Bettys Stonegate in York is nestled on a medieval street just a stone’s throw from York Minster it is decked out with antique dressers, vintage adverts and a roaring fire in winter. Bettys Harrogate overlooks the famous Stray and Montpellier Gardens. Enjoy coffee

Clockwise from top left: Bettys Harrogate. Afternoon Tea at Lewis & Cooper in Northallerton. Cocoa Wonderland in Sheffield. Delicious Afternoon Tea at the Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel & Spa. Traditional service at Bettys Café Tea Rooms.



Tradition, elegance, style, luxury and relaxation are all synonymous with the very English tradition of afternoon tea. There’s nothing quite like a cup of tea - whether it’s enjoyed in the afternoon with cakes or sipped outdoors while admiring Yorkshire’s stunning natural beauty. From Bettys to Yorkshire Tea, Yorkshire is awash with tea talent. in the Montpellier Café Bar or reserve a table in the stylish Imperial Room for an afternoon tea on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. Just outside Harrogate is Bettys RHS Garden Harlow Carr. Set alongside the all-year-round beauty of the 58 acre RHS gardens and with a terrace for al fresco dining. Bettys Ilkley offers a perfect place to relax with a pot of tea after a day spent taking in the glorious view of Ilkley Moor. Lastly Bettys Northallerton is housed in a Grade II listed building in this traditional Yorkshire market town. Elegant throughout there is walled courtyard for summer and an indoor ‘Palm Room’ with a domed glass roof and a three-metre high Chusan palm.

Hidden away from all the hustle and bustle of today’s modern living, Cocoa Wonderland in Sheffield is like taking a step into the past. Choose from a rainbow of loose teas from all around the world served in your very own teapot and china cup. With stacks of brownies to feast on as well as an array of other sweet delights, it’s the perfect place for tea!

Fancy tea in a unique setting? Barnsleys’ Wentworth Castle’s Terrace Tea Room works hard to source delicious local produce, sell scrumptious home baked cakes and source all their food locally!

Drewton’s is a traditional farm shop with a classy twist set in 1,200 acres of tranquil countryside. Not only can you buy the very best locally-sourced produce you can also enjoy a delicious afternoon tea with an array of different pastries, scones with tea and coffee. Located just north of South Cave, Drewton’s offers stylish dinning, sophisticated shopping all housed within sympathetically restored farm buildings.

With stunning views over rolling parkland, the Terrace Tearooms at Harewood House is the perfect spot to sit back, take in the awesome scenery, get away from the bustle of the city and indulge in delicious pastries, fresh coffee, or their sparkling champagne afternoon tea. They ooze tradition with Lloyd Loom furniture and fine china. Oulton Hall, near Leeds are proud to host Afternoon Tea in The Drawing Room where their Butler will be delighted to explain their offering as well as the excellent selection of teas from some of the best estates in the world.

Shepherds Hall Tea Rooms & Craft Gallery in Lealholm, North Yorkshire offer taditional and speciality teas. Their daily specials include home-made pies, Yorkshire Pudding dishes and classic desserts such as jam sponge, apple crumble and fresh cream meringues, all homemade of course. Why not call in and relax with the paper whilst overlooking the River Esk?

Relax in the beautiful Dulcie Butterfly Vintage Tea Rooms in Boston Spa, where you can enjoy a selection of sandwiches, homemade cakes, scones, teas, cappuccinos, lattes and hot chocolate, all served in beautiful vintage china. Accompany that with a slice of delicious fresh homemade cakes or a beautiful cupcake.



Independent & designer

Clockwise from above: The Butterfly Rooms in Saltaire. Montpellier Street in Harrogate. Shopping in a York boutique. Shop in historic surroundings in Beverley. The Shambles in York.

Browse an amazing array of shops and boutiques in stunning locations. If you like a little history with your shopping, York’s oldest medieval area, The Shambles is packed with independent stores and designer boutiques or head just out of town to York Designer Outlet for modern day shopping. Flemingate, a new retail destination in Beverley, adds a new dimension to an historic day out. Savour the elegant glass arcade of the Victoria Quarter in Leeds, lined with small independent stores. A particular highlight in Sheffield is the Devonshire Quarter, widely regarded as the chicest area of the city with a wealth of upmarket independent stores. The Forum Shops & Boutiques is Sheffield’s only independent shopping centre offering a selection of 10 shops all under one roof attracting everyone looking for the unique trends, fashions or lifestyle accessories. A unique blend of lifestyle, tattoos, fashion, accessories, one off pieces, reworked and recycled clothing, and pure, untapped creative talents.



Thanks to its overwhelming population of artists, writers and other fascinating people, Hebden Bridge’s vibrant streets are overflowing with independent book and craft shops and inspiring galleries - including Artsmill Gallery, showing work from both international and local artists. The Butterfly Rooms in Saltaire sells design led gifts, soaps, candles, cushions and fabrics, plus greetings cards and artwork. They provide support to British companies whilst offering the customer a beautiful and inspiring selection of products. Thirsk’s Joseph Turner is a menswear and womenswear clothing brand who pride themselves on quality clothing and exceptional customer service, where the beautiful Yorkshire countryside which surrounds them greatly influences the colour palette of each collection. Over in Malton, Smash Clothing is a little treasure trove full of fashionable goodies comprising clothing, jewellery, handbags and all those other little accessories that you may require. Alternatively, why not try shopping in the lovely old Yorkshire market towns of Helmsley and Beverley which are full of fashionable goodies, mooch around the independent shops in The Piece Hall in Halifax or explore a wide range of pretty boutique-style shops along Huntriss Row in Scarborough and Skinner Street in Whitby.


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Left to right: Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal © National Trust Images. Yorkshire Wolds © Visit Hull & East Yorkshire.

Top shops

Vibrant city centre shopping If you are looking for a unique gift idea, want to spoil yourself or treat the kids, there is no better place to go shopping than in one of Yorkshire’s cities.

Shops in York have a mix of designer labels, high street names, independent and antique shops selling vintage jewellery, enough to satisfy the most demanding shopper. City centre or out of town at the new Vanguard offer a great mix of shopping styles. In the compact city centre of Leeds, there’s just a short walk between Trinity Leeds with 120 shops, bars, restaurants and cinema, the sophisticated Victoria Quarter and iconic Kirkgate Market. Bradford’s shopping offering is getting better and better with some of the best Asian shops in the country, including Bombay Stores the UK’s largest department store. Adding to the shopping experience is an exciting new underground retail complex right in the heart of city’s historic trading quarter. Sunbridgewells will become a shopping and leisure area that will include contemporary shop units together with trading streets barrows, restaurants and bars. The new Broadway adds to the high street retail offering in the city centre of Bradford. Shopping in Hull is an eclectic experience in every sense. On one hand it’s a delightful mix of the high street favourites at St Stephen’s and independent boutiques down Saville Street and George Street. On the other, it’s a hub of delicious food emporiums and entertainment, drawing you in with tasty treats and movie magic. It’ll keep you busy! With shops galore and ample parking, not to mention Trinity Walk shopping centre and the well-established Ridings Shopping Centre, Wakefield is a shoppers paradise. High street meets independent boutiques! Butchers, bakers and designer candlestick makers. When it comes to great shops, Sheffield’s got bags of them. But it’s more than just quantity, it’s quality that counts with a choice of everything from up to the minute high street stores to one-off trendy boutiques waiting to be discovered down Ecclesall Road.

Clockwise from top left: Bombay Stores in Bradford. The Victoria Quarter in Leeds. Window shopping in Hull.


Small city, big shopping! You’ll find mooching around Ripon’s shopping streets lined with medieval and Georgian buildings a truly pleasurable experience. With a diverse range of stores from independent boutiques to high street chains offering trendy fashions and traditional gifts.


Delicious destination Fine dining is not just restricted to Yorkshire’s Michelin star restaurants. Quality food with the emphasis on local produce and imaginative, creative dishes can all be found in Yorkshire restaurants. Hull’s 1884 Dock Street Kitchen is a sleek, luxurious tribute to the art and appreciation of good food in lavish surroundings. Whilst its design elements balance the contemporary with the timeless, food preparation methods combine comfort with class in true Yorkshire fashion. The impressive landmark exterior of the Ferguson Fawsitt Arms at Walkington in East Yorkshire belies the surprises unveiled when exploring inside the building. Lovingly preserving some of the charm of days gone by, the layout is reminiscent of an intriguing and captivating past. Food is freshly prepared daily by talented chefs and the team share a passion for fresh ingredients, combining flavours for the best possible taste experience whilst preparing food to exacting presentation.

Clockwise from top: Stunning plates of food at Crafthouse restaurant in Leeds. Yorebridge House in Bainbridge. 1884 Dock street Kitchen in Hull.



Crafthouse is located on the fifth floor of Trinity Leeds and offers regularly changing seasonal British menus, courtesy of executive Head Chef Lee Bennett, with views across the city from within the restaurant or on the exclusive outside terrace. Brassiere Blanc is one of Leeds’ hidden gems and once you’ve found it you’ll be back time and time again. Tucked away in Sovereign Street the setting is stunning, the atmosphere relaxed and informal and the extensive à la carte menu features wonderful French food that changes quarterly. At Napoleons Casinos & Restaurants you can dine with a difference. Their signature ‘Dine in Style’ package has become a popular choice with customers allowing them to enjoy a drink on arrival, a three course dinner and a £5 gaming chip to play with in the casino. Staindrop Lodge’s Brasserie 1806 in Sheffield is inspired by the 1920 Art Deco Style emphasised in the luxurious menu, wine list and decor. Enthusiasts of haute cuisine will discover a more formal dining environment, which provides a tranquil setting for a stunning combination of food and wine. The 1806 menu selects only the freshest locally sourced produce including venison, lamb and a variety of seafood. Understandably one of York’s most talked about eateries, The Blue Bicycle serves award winning food in a relaxed dining atmosphere. Highly commended for fresh fish dishes, home-made desserts and a seemingly endless selection of fine wines. Sit back and enjoy the daily changing menu at Estbek House in Sandsend near Whitby, which is focused on the very locality of Estbek. With the sea and moorland on their doorstep, it’s hard not to enjoy the best of this beautiful corner of the world. Using the finest of fresh local ingredients, their dishes are packed full of flavours to savour and enjoy. For à la carte dining or a lazy sunday roast with the family, Jeremy’s in Scarborough offers a chic environment to enjoy outstanding food, wine and service. Award winning chef de patron Jeremy has a passion for flavour, seasonal local produce and contemporary, accessible cuisine. At Yorebridge House in Bainbridge, the dining room is calm and peaceful for breakfast as light streams in through the French windows framing breathtaking views over the North Yorkshire Dales. At night it transformed by candle light allowing guests to relax in an atmosphere of decadence.



Food is the essence at the Angel at Hetton, with customers travelling from far and wide to enjoy delicious freshly prepared local Dales bred lamb, beef and seasonal game. Since 1983, it has become a place to enjoy the finest of food, good real ales and a wine list hand-picked of extraordinary length and surprising value. The Burlington restaurant at The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel & Spa near Skipton has a fresh and exciting menu offering from Head Chef Adam Smith. His seasonal tasting menu is a stunning and mouth-watering treat you simply must try - let him surprise you with his choice of delicious dishes. At Holdsworth House near Halifax dinner is served by candlelight in the exquisite 17th century, oak panelled restaurant, which has held 2 AA Rosettes for over 13 years. Whilst the Long Bar has a wide selection of wines, whiskeys, cocktails and of course non-alcoholic drinks.

Sumptuous seasonal food, service with a smile and a splash of real ale are the essential ingredients at The Spiced Pear, Hepworth, that, and a love for local. It is an independent family business that uses the best local produce from regional producers. The Talbot Hotel in the market town of Malton offers contemporary British cooking delivering delicious food throughout whether you are dining in the Bar and Atrium or the Restaurant. Championing the use of fresh produce from local suppliers, their seasonal menus are created by Head Chef Jake Jones. Expect a journey of exciting flavours and textures showcasing the best of Yorkshire produce. Clockwise from top left: Holdsworth House near Halifax. Stunning dishes at The Burlington restaurant. The Talbot in Malton.

Discover our passion for food, sample amazing menus and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of our world-class restaurants. 30


Our 6 Michelin stars

The Box Tree

The Black Swan

The Yorke Arms

The modern French classical menu and extensive wine cellar offer food lovers an unforgettable experience. Simon Gueller’s commitment to the best, freshest ingredients, with an emphasis on locally sourced, fresh ingredients from farmers and other suppliers. The Box Tree represents a combination between 21st century efficiency and exquisite good taste.

This Michelin Star Pub and Restaurant with Rooms is unique as the only pub in the north of England with a Michelin Star and 3 AA Rosettes. The original building dates back to the 16th century and is set in a stunning rural location near Byland Abbey. Chef Tommy Banks cooks with the seasons and a real sense of nature, coupled with great passion and flair.

Nestling in Yorkshire’s beautiful Nidderdale Valley, The Yorke Arms is a historic 18th century coaching house and shooting lodge, now serving as a Michelin starred restaurant with rooms, the perfect place to relax. With an award winning kitchen, led by top female chef Frances Atkins, the restaurant has a firm reputation for excellent food with a creative flair.

The Man Behind the Curtain

The Star Inn

The Pipe & Glass

An historic 14th century thatched inn located in the picturesque village of Harome on the edge of the North York Moors. Andrew Pern frequently changes his menu to reflect the best of what’s on offer, such as Butterroast Sand Hutton Asparagus with Shavings of Aged York Ham in early summer, to autumnal game dishes, such as Roast Grouse with Ampleforth Abbey Apple Purée, Mulled Brambles and Sloe Gin Juices.

A classic country pub which offers something extra special. Combing the warmth of the welcome, the friendliness of the staff, the character of the place and of course the food. East Yorkshires first and only Michelin Star, The Pipe & Glass is committed to sourcing as much local and seasonal produce as possible presenting generous portions of carefully executed, flavourful cooking.

Yorkshire’s newest star - awarded in October 2015 - Head Chef, Michael O’Hare has created a restaurant serving ultra-modern food with its own identity, inspired by the arts, music and contemporary culture. Expect something a little different with dishes such as “The insecurity of postmen in Oakley sunglasses”, comprising pork pressa, mandarin spices, and basque foie gras.




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The Coach House restaurant with rooms is located on a Georgian country estate in the heart of rural North Yorkshire. A place for guests to eat, drink and sleep, unwind in The Treatment Rooms and take a relaxing walk across the 200 acre grounds. In the restaurant, head chef Gareth Rayner’s rustic approach to well-loved simple dishes uses the very best locally sourced produce from across Yorkshire. Available for individual bookings or private hire.

For bookings and information, please contact info@middletonlodge.co.uk or 01325 377977 Middleton Lodge, Middleton Tyas, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 6NJ

TO UNWIND With vast open countryside and miles of coastline to explore, Yorkshire has all the ingredients needed to enjoy a relaxing weekend break. Let us amaze, relax and inspire you. Find your space today...


Find the space you need to relax and let us massage all your troubles away, whether you are looking for a spa break in Yorkshire or simply a day of outdoor indulgence, you’ll be taken care of in style. Bring the past to life and get lost in the history of Yorkshire’s great houses, castles, ruins and gardens that tell the story of the county’s vivid and fascinating history. Walk along captivating water falls, explore the North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales and Peak District National Parks, Yorkshire’s landscape is truly inspiring. The coast is filled with quiet and unspoilt bays perfect for surfing any time of year, or take to two wheels and trace the iconic Tour de Yorkshire routes. There’s something to get everyone enjoying the outdoors in Yorkshire. With everything from fine dining to afternoon tea and delightful deli treats, find your space to indulge right here in Yorkshire. Fine dining is not just restricted to Yorkshire’s 6 Michelin Star restaurants – there are more here than any other county in England, outside of London –


the emphasis is on using the best produce this majestic landscape has to offer in imaginative and creative dishes, with modern twists on the traditional. We are sure you will enjoy wherever you choose to eat. If you are looking for a space to truly unwind, you really are spoilt for choice. Enjoy award winning Yorkshire breakfasts in guest houses and B&Bs, cosy up to roaring fires in countryside Inns, make yourself at home in our vast array of self-catering properties or enjoy the ultimate in 5 star luxury and live like royalty in the counties hotels. So snuggle into a comfy bed and dream of Yorkshire to #findyourspace.


Clockwise from top left: View towards Robin Hood’s Bay © Mike Kipling. The Peak District © Country Walking Magazine. Brimham Rocks © National Trust Images. Rievaulx Abbey. Bolton Abbey. Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales © Russell Burton.


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Coastal escapes and rural retreats. Beautiful moors and dramatic dales. Find your space today.


Nationally recognised as one of the country’s top Restaurant with Rooms, The Yorke Arms has been awarded a Michelin Star every year consecutively since 2003. We are Number 21 in the Top 100 Restaurants in the UK with the Sunday Times 2015 and one of the Top 50 Restaurants in the country in The Good Food Guide 2016. Placed beside Ramsgill Village Green and in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Yorke Arms embodies a charming image of country life.

Ramsgill in Nidderdale, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 5RL 01423 755243 enquiries@yorke-arms.co.uk www.yorke-arms.co.uk

Creative spirit From the quaint independent art galleries in our market towns to the cool exhibition spaces in the urban centres, there’s an artistic feast just waiting to be discovered.

New commissions, Old Masters and more than 2,000 ceramic works now feature in the newly refurbished York Art Gallery. Displays of designated collections. The gallery’s collection of Italian Old Masters are displayed alongside substantial new research in The Madsen Gallery. The launch of the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) showcases more than 2,000 works including a 17 metre long Wall of Pots. Scarborough Art Gallery is an Italianate villa built in the 1840s as part of The Crescent and houses Scarborough’s fine art collection. Paintings feature seascapes and views of Scarborough and the Gallery has a lively temporary exhibition programme that features contemporary work by professional artists. Offering three dimensional pieces of artwork, Bils and Rye is a contemporary art gallery in Nunnington specialising in sourcing unusual and quirky ceramic sculptures and astounding carvings.

Yorkshire’s confident and creative spirit can be witnessed across the diverse range of art galleries, craft centres, parks and museums.

Sheffield’s premier destination for art, craft and design is the Millennium Gallery. Here you can see some of Sheffield’s unique heritage, including the metalwork which made the city world famous. Overlooking the Mandela Gardens, The Civic, Barnsley showcases high-quality performances and exhibitions not usually associated with a centre of its size or regional location. Named after Wakefield-born sculptor Barbara Hepworth, The Hepworth Wakefield is the country’s largest purpose-built gallery in nearly 50 years. Inside this inspiring gallery you’ll find a unique collection of sculptures, as well as changing exhibitions by world-famous artists. The Tetley is a new centre for contemporary art and learning located in the stunning art deco headquarters of the former Tetley Brewery in central Leeds. Alongside their contemporary art programme, they host the Tetley Collection, relics from the brewery’s past. See work by some of the most important national and international artists at Leeds Art Gallery for free. It is home to one of the most significant collections of 20th century British art in the country and offers a changing programme of exhibitions throughout the year. Whilst in Leeds, discover sculpture at the Henry Moore Institute. Three beautiful gallery spaces host an ever-changing programme of exhibitions accompanied by tours, talks and events which explore sculpture from ancient to modern. One of a kind, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield is an international centre for modern and contemporary art. Explore 500 acres of magnificent 18th century landscape with over 60 sculptures in the open air by some of the world’s finest artists. YORKSHIRE.COM

Clockwise from left: The Hepworth Wakefield. The Henry Moore Institute. Yorkshire Sculpture Park.


Clockwise from left: The beautiful and dramatic moors in Huddersfield © Gary Stevenson. Blackpool Bridge © Gary Stevenson. Enjoy some superb Yorkshire food and drink.

Hidden gems Discover an amazing choice of hidden gems in Huddersfield. Guaranteed to give you the most stylish of breaks. YORKSHIRE.COM

Where better to start than at one of Huddersfield’s outstanding indulgent spa retreats. Wonderfully secluded on the edge of the Pennines, the Titanic Spa offers an unsurpassed spa experience. Enjoy the serene atmosphere at the new Dream Spa at Gomersal Park Hotel and for blissful pampering in a magical, peaceful setting, a trip to Alexandra House in Huddersfield is a must. When evening comes, indulge in some fine dining at Eric’s Restaurant and sample an exciting seasonal menu crafted with flair and imagination, from delicious local ingredients. Round off your weekend and go upmarket on Sundays in Huddersfield. Browse antiques, discover contemporary and vintage fashions and treat yourself to some superb Yorkshire food and drink. Plan the perfect relaxing break and make Huddersfield your stylish break destination.


Clockwise from left: The Alhambra in Bradford. Yorkshire Young Sinfonia. Northern Ballet’s production of 1984. Scarborough Open Air Theatre. Phoenix Dance. Next page: Opera North and Sheffield Theatres.

Amazing arts Home to Northern Ballet, Opera North and Yorkshire Young Sinfonia, Yorkshire has to be the northern capital of world-class performing arts.



ballet and opera to variety and comedy, musicals, drama and, of course, the annual pantomime. The smallest theatre designed by architect Frank Matcham, the Theatre Royal Wakefield was built in 1894 and is not only an architectural gem, it is one of few Matcham Theatres now open for its original purpose. The beautiful auditorium is very intimate and whichever of the 499 seats you sit in, you’re guaranteed a great night!

The West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds has earned a reputation both nationally and internationally as one of the UK’s most exciting producing theatres. It produces 16 of its own shows each year in its two auditoria and stages over 1000 performances, workshops, readings and community events, watched by over 250,000 people. In the heart of Bradford, the Alhambra Theatre is a stunning Edwardian style music hall with regular performances from touring companies, and is regarded as the North’s premier touring venue, hosting the best in large scale entertainment from


Scarborough’s local theatre with an international reputation, the Stephen Joseph Theatre is a cultural icon of the Yorkshire region, providing the highest possible standard of theatrical experience for audiences worldwide. Widely known for its world premieres of almost all of Alan Ayckbourn’s 75 plus plays, it shows a year-round programme of drama, music, comedy, dance, poetry and more. Over the last few years, Scarborough Open Air Theatre has played host to some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Elton John, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Status Quo and McFly to name a few. Europe’s largest open air theatre is situated on the Yorkshire Coast and each year sees the finest national and international line-up of acts performing. Featuring live music, opera, sporting events, family productions and comedy, a venue offering something for eveyone to enjoy.


The Grand Theatre in Leeds seats approximately 1550 at full capacity, with the auditorium providing a home for performances of all types. An enormous range of notable dance, drama, comedy and music productions have been seen at The Grand and critically acclaimed companies, Opera North and Northern Ballet have their residencies there. Set in a 260 year old building, the York Theatre Royal is famed for its annual performances and offers some of the most exciting theatre. With a mix of entertainment from West End musicals to stand-up comedians, and live bands to family shows, The Grand Opera House in York offers a great mix of entertainment. South Yorkshire’s Sheffield Theatres comprises three distinctive performance venues; The Crucible, Lyceum and Studio Theatres. Together they form the largest regional theatre complex outside London and provide a wide variety of live entertainment. Once a dairy, then a fish filleting shop and finally a printers, the Spotlight Theatre in Bridlington is now an intimate, attractive and authentic little theatre, much-loved by its loyal audience. Britain’s most complete Georgian playhouse, the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond was originally built in 1788. After a restoration project, the theatre is now open all year round for tours and has a full theatre programme of shows and events.

With leading regional theatres, ballet, opera, contemporary dance acts and award winning productions, sit back and enjoy one of Yorkshire’s legendary performances.

With an aim of collaborating with both established and emerging artists, The Milton Rooms in Malton is a hub of excellence for the arts, in all creative fields. The main hall boasts the largest sprung dancefloor in North Yorkshire, and with a fully equipped forty seat studio performance space, acoustic music room and bar; the Milton Rooms offers a superb venue for visiting productions, music and community events.









































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How to get here For more travel information go to www.yorkshire.com/travel Yorkshire By Rail You can get to Yorkshire by train from the North West with First TransPennine Express, who offer direct services into the county from Liverpool and Manchester. Northern Rail also offer direct services to Yorkshire from the North West. Yorkshire’s cities and market towns are also easy to get to from other parts of the country. Travel to Yorkshire with high-speed trains from either London or Edinburgh in less than two hours with Virgin Trains East Coast and Grand Central services.

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YORKSHIRE BY SEA Ferry services to Hull and Newcastle link Yorkshire with Holland, Belgium and Germany. P&O Ferries operate overnight services to Hull from Rotterdam and Zeebrugge. YORKSHIRE BY ROAD Britain’s biggest and fastest highways cross Yorkshire from north to south and east to west, making getting here by car or by coach very simple. For details of the quickest (or the most scenic) driving routes see the AA or RAC websites www.theaa.com and www.rac.co.uk YORKSHIRE BY AIR Leeds Bradford International Airport is our busiest air gateway, with UK flights from Aberdeen, Belfast, Exeter, Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Isle of Man, London Gatwick, Southampton and many more. You can also fly into Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, Humberside, Durham Tees Valley, Newcastle and Manchester airports.



One of the finest restored country cottages available for a romance break or family adventure, Yew Tree Cottage is the perfect place to stay in North Yorkshire. English Heritage Grade II listed and awarded 5 stars, the cottage is located in the heart of the picturesque village of Westow, right by a cosy country pub, close to the city of York.

www.yewtreecottagewestow.co.uk 0203 287 4884