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The gates of Wentworth Castle Gardens will be open to the public once again this summer. The stunning beauty spot is the only Grade I listed park and garden in South Yorkshire and is one of the country’s greatest 18th century landscapes.
A bar located in a former gents’ toilet was voted the Best Place to Drink at the OFM (Observer Food Monthly) Awards. Public in Sheffield can be found behind the city’s historic town hall down a discreet stairwell. Offering table service, cocktails, food, wine, aperitivo and vinyl records.
A new museum from W. Hamond, the original Whitby jet shop, has opened in Wesley Hall, Whitby. It houses the single largest collection of Whitby jet in the world, including the biggest specimen ever found, an entire araucaria tree trunk measuring a massive 21ft in length.
Holmfirth, the location for the TV hit Last of the Summer Wine may have another claim to fame this year, as local resident Josh Hoyle, sets out to be the youngest Yorkshireman at the age of 23, to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, reaching over 29,000 feet. No stranger to heights, Josh has already conquered many of the world’s highest mountains and regularly trains at ROKT Climbing Gym in Brighouse, home to the UK’s tallest outdoor man-made climbing wall. Measuring 36m, ROKTFACE is higher than the Tower of London. Go Josh! We’re right behind you...we’re actually quite a long way behind you.
Story Time Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories is an exhibition with an exciting insight into the life and work of the author of the bestselling War Horse. Explore the imagination and storytelling of the much-loved children’s writer with original manuscripts and immersive experiences to let the imagination run wild. Leeds City Museum 8 February – 16 June.
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Join the union The 60009 Union of South Africa is to visit North Yorkshire Moors Railway in the spring. Passengers will be able to travel behind the iconic A4 Pacific, from Grosmont to Pickering during its weeklong visit. The LNER Class A4 steam locomotive was built in Doncaster in 1937 and is one of just six surviving Gresley A4s currently operational and mainline certified until April 2019 when she will be permanently withdrawn. Their streamlined design made them instantly recognisable, and one of the class, 4468 Mallard, holds the world record as the fastest steam locomotive. 30 March - 7 April 2019
NEW FOR 2019
First class venues Sports stadium set to shine First built in 1889, Headingley Stadium is undergoing a £45m redevelopment from the Caddick Group which is due to be completed in May 2019, 130 years later. The building project at the Emerald Stadium, Headingley, home of the Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire County Cricket Club, is anticipated to put the location on the world map as a first-class venue offering unique and bespoke facilities for sport and other events.
New look playhouse Currently undergoing redevelopment with the main building due to reopen in the autumn, Leeds Playhouse will be back with not only a brand new look but a fabulous new theatre space and an impressive city facing entrance that will be much more accessible to all visitors. This spring Leeds Playhouse is hosting a full programme in a pop-up theatre, a unique temporary space on-site.