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Introduction City Life Luxury Accommodation Culture Pamper Yourself Nightlife Shopping Fabulous Food Getting Here
Style, sophistication and superb service... Welcome to Yorkshire. If you are looking for a stylish break then Yorkshire has just what you are looking for. We are sure that once you have indulged in Yorkshireâ€™s finest you will come back again and again. We hope this new guide will inspire you to create many delightful memories in Yorkshire. It could be a special occasion or simply a weekend treat, but whatever you want to do there is something for you. High end hotels and superb dining, to boutique and chic shopping â€“ Yorkshire has it all. So kick back, relax and let our county show you a stylish time.
Gary Verity Chief Executive, Welcome to Yorkshire
Front cover image: Verbena Spa at the Feversham Arms Hotel, Helmsley.
Wake up z Luxury sheets z Shower Light breakfast z Delicious pastries Meet friends z Window shopping Manicure z Outstanding art galleries A walk through the Shambles Coffee and cake z Breathtaking Minster Bustling City z Boutique shopping Take a drive out to the countryside Champagne z An amazing treatment Michelin starred lunch z Armarni Vivienne Westwood z New outfit A cocktail z Louis Vuitton z Stunning Architecture z Afternoon tea An evening at the opera z Go to a bar Incredible restaurant z Corks popping Dancing z Singing z An amazing hotel The best night ever Let us take you on an indulgent journey across Yorkshire. Youâ€™ll be introduced to the finest places to stay, eat, shop and party. Weâ€™ll supply the stunning accommodation and the luxury experiences to make this a truly unforgettable experience.
Style & sophistication For a break with style, sophistication, great food, great people and great places to stay, Yorkshire is a first class choice. Across the county treat yourself to something special, unusual or downright decadent. From Turkish Baths and Cookery Schools to Michelin starred restaurants, Afternoon tea and country house hotels sitting alongside boutique shopping, contemporary bars and great city restaurants. Finally add in some fresh air, open countryside and a massage for the mind and you are sure to feel relaxed and rejuvenated after a break in Yorkshire.
Left to right: York Minster. Hull Marina. The multi-award winning Castleford Bridge in Castleford, Wakefield.
CITIES THAT SPARKLE
CsisF Fantastic shops, award winning attractions, lively art, music and drama scenes, the country’s best restaurants, shops, bars and much more...
Yorkshire cities, where people, culture, history, shopping and the future come together. Fantastic shops, award winning attractions, lively art, music and drama scenes, plus some of the country’s best restaurants, shops, clubs and bars. But it’s the special character of cities like Leeds, York, Ripon, Wakefield, Sheffield, Bradford and Hull that really sets them apart. Yorkshire cities and towns are warm, welcoming places. Whether you’re stepping into a traditional pub in York or the foyer of an opera in Leeds, you’ll get a friendly greeting. There’s always something happening. Leeds is perfect for stylish shopping and decadent dining, from contemporary art to a vibrant nightlife, the city has an abundance of things to do. The compact centre is easy to explore, and boasts breathtaking architecture including Leeds Town Hall, and the stylish Victoria Quarter with some of the world's finest brands. Along the huge pedestrian-friendly Briggate and Kirkgate Market - the biggest of its kind in Europe - you are sure to be spoilt for choice. Leeds’ extensive food menu has global influences, so loosen your belts. Close by in Bradford, this city does not fail to surprise. Recently titled a UNESCO City of Film, Bradford is a thriving cultural destination with a packed events calendar,
award winning museums, galleries and impressive theatres. City Park is a highquality, six-acre public space in the heart of Bradford which contains the largest man-made water feature in any UK city. Unrivalled for its curry cuisine, the city has just been crowned the Curry Capital of Great Britain 2011. The surrounding area has a lot to offer including the UNESCO World Heritage Site Saltaire, a perfectly preserved Victorian village and home to Salts Mill. There you will find Gallery 1853, home to one of the biggest collections of Bradford born David Hockney’s artwork in the world. The city of York is a delight to visit at any time, be it to soak up some history, enjoy afternoon tea, indulge in a spot of shopping or simply to marvel at its beautiful architecture and surroundings. 2012 marks a spectacular programme of events in the city, celebrating a momentous occasion. Eight hundred years ago, York was granted a Royal Charter by King John in 1212, allowing the city to take charge of its own affairs. Hull is a cosmopolitan city with access to colourful seaside resorts, a jawdropping coastline and miles and miles of tranquil countryside. Whether it’s sandcastles on the beach or a night on the tiles, clambering over cliffs or strolling around a stately home, we’ve got it covered.
Left to right: Golden Owls at Leeds Civic Hall. The wonderful ceiling at Bradford's Alhambra Theatre. Winter Gardens, Sheffield. Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal near Ripon. Café culture at Hull Quayside. Leeds Headrow at night.
Hull has transformed itself over recent years and has been described as a gem in Yorkshire’s magnificent crown. Take a stroll through the old town, named as one of the best preserved urban areas thanks to its historic pubs, museums and cafés. If cities and indulgence is your thing, Sheffield, with its fine dining, shopping and culture will be right up your street. Or if the outdoors and nature floats your boat, with the expansive Peak District and masses of outdoor attractions in the county, Sheffield offers every option to suit your needs. For delicious dining visit Silversmiths restaurant in the city centre or head for the multi-award winning gastro pub, The Milestone. For fans of fine dining, take a taxi out to The Old Vicarage, Sheffield’s only Michelin Star restaurant.
Stunning views, history and a gateway to The Dales – it can mean only one thing, the Catherdal City of Ripon. The old city of Ripon is filled with
shops, cafés, restaurants, and pubs, including the One Eyed Rat, a traditional real ale pub famous for it's old fashioned charm. Time travel back some 700 years with a visit to the historic Ripley Castle or explore Yorkshire’s first World Heritage site at Fountains Abbey. The Wakefield area is best known for art and food. The annual Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb, Pontefract Liquorice Festival, the breathtaking Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the award winning Hepworth Wakefield have put the city firmly on the map. Within these Yorkshire cities, you’ll find both contemporary and historic accommodation. It could be a stylish modern hotel inside a listed building or elegant town house boutique hotel. There are purpose built modern hotels and cosy B&Bs in charming old Victorian houses. Old or new, Yorkshire gives you the best of both.
Yorkshire's cities deliver a fabulous mix of fashion, fun, culture, clubs, music and mouth-watering food. There's something for everyone from Britain's oldest recorded city to the most important Asian Festival in the country.
Left to right: Romantic luxury at Faweather Grange. Award winning Rudding Park. Stylish service at Swinton Park.
Special comforts No matter how imposing its façade, how opulent its public areas, how fabulous its restaurant or how relaxing its spa, it’s the room that you are staying in that makes all the difference. We all love thick white towels, brilliant white bathrobes that enwrap you in a loving, deep-piled embrace and – at the end of the day – crisp, cool cotton sheets and duvets light as clouds.
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Rudding Park, winners of the Large Hotel of the Year at the 2011 White Rose Awards in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, is a privately owned AA 4 Red Star Hotel and Spa. A perfect combination of energy and luxury it is set amongst picture book landscaped gardens and woodlands. Its Clocktower Restaurant has two AA Rosettes – superb value, and super summer food. Golfers can tee off for a round while non-golfing partners simply wallow in pampered surroundings. Formerly the old boys grammar school. The Leopold Hotel is Sheffield’s first luxury boutique hotel. Just moments from shops and the sights of Sheffield, the hotel is located in the heart of the city centre. Residence 6* offer luxury serviced apartments in the heart of Leeds. Located in one of city's landmark buildings, The Old Post Office, it reflects the ultimate expression of comfort and refinement, and provides a refreshing alternative to a five star hotel.
Wolds Village is a family run establishment offering luxury Guest House accommodation in a magnificent Georgian farmstead located in the unspoilt Yorkshire Wolds. Middlethorpe Hall & Spa on the outskirts of York is set in 20 acres of gardens and parkland, providing the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. The grandeur of the house which was built in 1699 oozes sophistication and elegance. Perfect for afternoon tea and scrumptious cakes. Out and about across Yorkshire you will find stunning hotels each offering something a little different. Swinton Park, winner of the Best Small Hotel, 2011 White Rose Awards is perfect if you are looking for the combination of open air activities – such as golf, fishing, or rambling – with luxury at the end of an energetic day. The ancestral home of the Cunliffe-Lister family, it stands in 200 acres of parkland, lakes and landscaped gardens. Situated by the river on the edge of the unspoilt village of Bainbridge in the Yorkshire Dales is Yorebridge House. Offering a cool atmosphere amid beautiful rural surroundings, as well as a gourmet restaurant and cosy bar. A laid back retreat with a liberal sprinkling of style. Voted the most romantic hotel in the UK on Trip Advisor.
Sitting in the heart of the Bolton Abbey Estate is the The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel. A relaxing and comfortable hotel, with space to unwind plus excellent food and wines to enjoy. A few miles up the road in Burnsall, and part of the Bolton Abbey Estate is The Devonshire Fell. A little bit of city chic in the countryside. Leeds offers some great city centre chic hotels. Malmaison Hotel is a historic and dramatic building, full of character and individual style. The super stylish bar and brasserie are seductively lit and have a relaxed atmosphere. Located in the city centre, a two minute walk from bars, restaurants and retail therapy. For a treat with a Scandinavian feel stay at Faweather Grange at High Eldwick in one of their luxury lodges. All individually
The White Swan Inn in Pickering is exactly what a traditional Inn should be... simple, luxurious and welcoming. Every room has its own theme and uses the finest bed linen making your stay comfortable & memorable.
furnished to an exceptionally high standard with a blend of co-ordinated designer fabrics, leather suites, antiques and artefacts collected by the owners from all over the world.
Clockwise from top left: Raithwaite Hall, Whitby. The White Swan in Pickering. Luxury camping at Jollydays. A touch of class. The Devonshire Arms in the heart of the Bolton Abbey Estate.
Now there’s an alternative to tinned or dehydrated meat, deflating airbeds, damp sleeping bags and permafrost on your toes - in summer! Jollydays in Scrayingham, North Yorkshire, believe there’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate camping facilities. Out go nylon sleeping bags and in come four poster beds, chandeliers and sofas by the fire. For our final hotel we head over to the coast. Raithwaite Hall Country Retreat, which includes the Spa at Raithwaite, is a luxury country house hotel in Whitby, North Yorkshire. Set in 80 acres of breathtaking countryside on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, and just a few minutes’ walk from the historic Whitby coast. The finest of hotels in a perfect location.
Left to right: Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The Hepworth Wakefield. Northern Ballet.
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The county has provided the backdrop and inspiration to Britain’s best known artists over many centuries and never more so than in the world of modern art, where the county is blessed to have direct lineage to some of Britain’s finest artists and sculptors. Henry Moore was born in Castleford, Barbara Hepworth was born in Wakefield and Damien Hirst studied at Leeds College of Art and Design. Bradford-born David Hockney continues
to be inspired by the Yorkshire Wolds landscape. With those celebrated ties, the county is the undisputed home of modern British sculpture. The golden triangle of Leeds, Wakefield and West Bretton contains some of the finest examples of international sculpture anywhere in the world. The Henry Moore Institute, the Hepworth Wakefield and the rolling landscape of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park are an art lover’s paradise. Visit Ashley Jackson Art Gallery, one of the country's leading and most successful landscape water colourists or sit back and enjoy spine-tingling world-class performances from Opera North and Northern Ballet. With an ever changing programme of events and exhibitors involving some of the most exciting and established artists working today, Yorkshire is fast becoming Europe’s ultimate cultural break.
Left: Joan Miró, Femme Monument, 1970 © Successió Miró/ADAGP, Paris & DACS, London 2012. Photo Jonty Wilde. Right: © Hepworth Wakefield
Yorkshire art comprises a confident and creative spirit that can be witnessed across the diverse range of art galleries, sculpture, craft centres, film, theatres, ballet, opera and museums. From the mighty sculptures set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, to quaint independent art galleries in our market towns and cool exhibition spaces in the urban centres. There's a visual feast just waiting to be discovered.
V")""-&-"")"v With the opening of the award winning Hepworth Wakefield, internationally performing arts groups and a wide range of art events, the world is talking about Yorkshire as a centre for artistic inspiration.
Experience an Egyptian Mud Chamber and Hammam, swimming pools, hydrozones and steam and sauna rooms. At the Titanic Spa in Huddersfield there is even a Spa VIP Suite for two people where you can enjoy treatments together.
Calm & wellbeing Which is more luxurious and relaxing: a hot therapeutic pool lined with traditional decorative tiles - or a modern minimalist spa centre with ambient music and chic furniture? Here in Yorkshire you donâ€™t have to choose, you can simply enjoy both! The best thing about the spas in Yorkshire is that all types are available across the county - day spas, water treatment rooms, Turkish baths, hotel spas and spa retreats. Yorkshire has embraced the modern revolution in spas with typical pride and enthusiasm. Left to right: Relaxing hydrozone. The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel & Spa. Verbena Spa at The Feversham Arms. The Turkish Baths in Harrogate.
At Eastthorpe Hall, Mirfield in West Yorkshire their unique holistic approach brings a sense of wellbeing for both mind, body. With impeccable taste and an utterly client focussed approach Eastthorpe makes for a rather special day. Over in Huddersfield Titanic Spa is one of the most exciting and advanced spa destinations in the UK. Based in a beautifully-renovated former industrial textile mill on the River Colne. The mill has gone from satanic to Titanic, you might say. The seclusion of the river valley and the grandeur of the industrial past create a magnificent setting for a leisurely wallow or a specific therapy. While Titanic has transformed its past, Harrogateâ€™s Turkish Baths are revelling in theirs. During its peak, royalty and aristocracy frequently graced the fashionable arabesque interior. It was said that on any morning during the spa season, it was possible to hold a cabinet yorkshire.com/stylishbreaks
meeting in the Pump Room, so many ministers were spa regulars. It’s easy to unwind at Sheffield’s Turkish Baths too. Like Harrogate’s, they combine Victorian splendour with modern health, beauty and hair treatments. The baths are now known as Spa 1877 and the building is one of Sheffield’s major Victorian landmarks. The original Turkish Baths were opened in that same year and described as ‘the finest in the kingdom’. A recent addition to our array of spa destinations is the five star Cedar Court Grand in the historic City of York. The Spa at the Grand is set in the hotel’s atmospheric vaults. This secluded and tranquil environment is the perfect city centre getaway and an ideal way to escape the rush and stress of everyday life - the only evidence of its past life are the thick vault doors which now make ideal soundproofing!
In the East of the county Sessions Spa is situated in the historic market town of Beverley. Its treatment rooms and salon are built within the fabric of the original court house which has been lovingly restored. Contemporary style combines understated luxury with a warm and friendly atmosphere. If you like the idea of mixing a country retreat with facials and fine food, look no further than the Verbena Spa. Nestled on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and part of the Feversham Arms Hotel this laid back, country chic style spa is just lovely. To round off our selection of super spas, Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa in Leeds has first class facilities. If you fancy a girls weekend away you can enjoy the Thorpe Park Girls Night In. Relax in the spa, order a chick flick with popcorn and nibbles. A perfect way to relax with friends.
CsisF Experience peace and tranquility in some unique award winning settings throughout Yorkshire. A rejuvenating break for your mind, body and soul.
Left to right: Hot stone treatment at Swinton Park. Cedar Court Grand, York.
GOODBYE WORK HELLO WEEKEND Yorkshire nightlife
Yorkshire has emerged as so much more than the rolling hills and stunning landscapes that define it. The last two decades have seen a radical transformation of the county’s nightlife, from the emergence of a cutting-edge club scene to the world-renowned names lining up to play there. For a special night out in Yorkshire the choice is endless. For those looking to hit the town, enjoy champagne and cocktails and great music, Yorkshire delivers. Where there once was a smattering of Northern Soul, Yorkshire’s nightlife has blossomed to integrate dance music, indie nights, jazz bars, bhangra beats and much more. Places like O2 Academy Leeds, Motorpoint Arena Sheffield and The Adelphi Club in Hull are excellent for live music and live entertainment. The Adelphi Club in Hull is one of the last surviving underground live music venues in the country.
Baracoa Luxe Bar in Leeds can only be described as pure opulence, with classic and contemporary cocktails. Finally 26 Aire Street offers a variety of drinks and meals served within contemporary surroundings. Over in York enjoy wine and nibbles at Oscars Wine Bar & Bistro.
Pave Café Bar in Hull and Fanny’s Ale House in Saltaire offer more variety for a stylish night out in Yorkshire. If you want to end the night with a little excitement why not indulge at one of our Casinos. Napoleons Casinos & Restaurants have five stylish venues in Hull, Leeds, Bradford and two in Sheffield. The restaurants offer a contemporary dining experience in relaxed and elegant surroundings. Excitement is the name of the game at Alea Leeds. This vibrant entertainment venue is a feast for all the senses with opulent décor, innovative dining and, of course, all-action gaming. With two fabulous restaurants, the Leeds Kitchen by James Martin and The Bird by Vineet alongside several chic bars you are guaranteed a winning night out.
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There’s certainly little denying that, after hours, Yorkshire has become a place to see and be seen in, with a steady stream of well heeled clubbers and laid back lounge animals ensuring the party is always getting started somewhere. Clockwise from top: SkyLounge in Leeds. Live Jazz. Place your bets at Napoleons Casino in Sheffield.
FanTAsTic FASHiON V")""-&-"")"v When shopping in Yorkshire's cities you will find some of the best shopping opportunities around, and you'll be spoilt for choice! Discover a tempting range of up-to-the-minute speciality shops, which will sell you everything from retro-Sixties furniture to art deco, the latest fashion to contemporary crafts.
Catwalk Queens Leeds has been transformed into Britain’s most inventive and colourful shopping city. Queen of the catwalks Vivienne Westwood and top British designer Paul Smith led the march north in the nineties with flagship stores in the revived Victoria Quarter. They were only slightly upstaged by the arrival of Harvey Nichols, whose opening in the arcades saw the quarter nicknamed Knightsbridge of the North. That’s not doing the Victoria Quarter any justice because Knightsbridge can’t hold a candle to these lavish arcades with their mosaic ceilings, chandeliers, fountains, acres of marble and brass.
Vintage For the vintage style go to Kirkgate Market in Leeds where you will find three floors of unique vintage pieces. Bird's Yard currently houses everything from high-end vintage womenswear and accessories, an in-house stylist, bespoke dressmaking and tailoring, 20+ jewellery designers and two 26
qualified milliners, as well as being the only Leeds stockist of the highly desirable, London-based, Tatty Devine. Both The Light and The Corn Exchange are perfect for more shopping a spot of lunch and to recharge your batteries.
Bespoke design Over in Bradford, make sure you set aside time to pay a visit to Saltaire and Salts Mill, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Salts Mill is a truly different shopping experience! With art galleries, shops, a café and restaurant all under one roof, you can soak up some culture while you contemplate your next purchase. For a contrast that highlights Bradford’s multicultural high society, go straight to Bombay Stores. Britain’s largest Asian department store celebrated its 40th birthday last year, and you’ll be spoilt for choice in this Aladdin’s cave of Indian fashion and design.
York for variety York is a boutique-lover’s dream, with hundreds of stores to set the pulse racing, all scattered along quaint cobbled streets and narrow lanes. Just off the main shopping street Stonegate, Grape Lane and Low Petergate have cornered the market in stylish men’s and women’s wear with local talent on display next to some of Britain’s most celebrated designer names.
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Devotees of high fashion will beat a path to the stylish boutiques of the Avenues in Hull and Arcades in Leeds. You can also go on a spending spree and discover some awesome vintage shopping on Ecclesall Road in Sheffield. Clockwise from top left: The Corn Exchange, Leeds. The Montpellier Quarter, Harrogate. High fashion in the Victoria Quarter, Leeds.
H"")"""&"-! Boutique shops, cosmopolitan streets and designer hotspots. Yorkshire is a refreshingly different experience.
Just outside the city you are sure to find a stylish bargain at McArthurGlen, York’s Designer Outlet with over 115 stores and several restaurants. Monks Cross Shopping Centre offers late night shopping, free parking and some of the UK's leading high street brands.
Stylish in the south The Nichols Building Vintage Art & Craft Centre in Sheffield is a retro department store selling art, craft, vintage clothing and retro interiors, where people can display, buy, sell or just meet up in a relaxing environment for a coffee. Monthly exhibitions for artists and designers to showcase their new work and workshops for curtain making, art class, ceramic design and much more. 28
As well as playing host to Europe’s biggest shopping centre Meadowhall, Sheffield boasts a network of wide, pedestrianised streets and stylish shopping districts. Nothing beats a look in the boutique shops along leafy Ecclesall Road followed by lunch in one of its amazing restaurants. Just to the west of the city centre, the Devonshire Quarter is regarded as the coolest part of the city.
Designer Doncaster Scot Lane is Doncaster’s designer hotspot, where you’ll find a number of small, independent shops. Doncaster Market is one of the biggest and best markets in the country, with dozens of delis and heaps of cafés in its food hall, and much more.
Heaven or Hull? In Hull you’ll find a refreshingly different shopping experience from designer stores in contemporary surroundings to the cobbled streets of the Old Town where the market offers everything from fresh fruit and flowers to handbags and handmade cards.
More across the county Cosmopolitan Harrogate is known as the ‘Antiques and Art Centre of the North’ and also boasts a great mixture of shopping, from designer to high street. Head to the Montpellier Quarter for exclusive shops, pavement cafés, bars and award winning restaurants. Hebden Bridge is renowned for shopping and is said to be, “one of the world’s funkiest towns”. Visit the Sustainable
Market in Sowerby Bridge or Halifax Borough Market, sample high street shopping in the Woolshops or visit one of the largest independent department stores, Harvey’s of Halifax. Head to Wakefield and bag some bargains at Junction 32 Outlet Village, alternatively, Trinity Walk is perfect for high-street brands. In Holmfirth, the Art Market is a unique shopping experience. If you're looking for something a little bit different, pick up jewellery, sculpture and much more. From small village craft shops to cool independent designer fashion outlets in the lively cities, Yorkshire’s shops reflect the character of the county. That means good value, traditional quality, personal service and a relaxed atmosphere that makes shopping a real pleasure.
Clockwise from top left: Traditional crafts. Beautiful stained glass in the Victoria Quarter, Leeds. Window shopping in the Shambles. Bombay Stores in Bradford. An Aladdin's cave of Indian fashion. Rose and Brown is situated within the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Saltaire. Window shopping.
A delicious county
Left to right: Bettys Café Tea Room, Harrogate. Fodder is the home of tasty, local, food based in Harrogate. Frances Atkins at the Yorke Arms.
Yorkshire is famed for it's range and quality of food and drink. From Michelin to madras, rhubarb to real ale, it is simply delicious! Yorkshire now boasts the largest number of Michelin starred restaurants than any other county in the UK. With exemplary service and an internationally renowned wine list The Burlington Restaurant, located at the Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel is one of the most highly regarded Michelin starred restaurants in the country. For modern French classical food The Box Tree in Ilkley offers food lovers an unforgettable Michelin experience.
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A true Yorkshire great, Bettys Café Tea Rooms are not only home to the perfect cup of tea. It’s also the place to enjoy fresh coffee, tempting cakes and traditional Afternoon Tea, all served with a warm Yorkshire welcome.
Tessa Bramley’s Michelin Star cooking for The Old Vicarage in Sheffield is grounded in nature and evocative of the seasons. Frances Atkins’ cooking is based on simple ideas and well-tried combinations, but still contrives to introduce new twists and original touches. Recently listed in the Top 50 restaurants in The Good Food Guide 2010, the Yorke Arms near Harrogate is well worthy of it's Michelin Star. The Pipe and Glass in South Dalton was voted one of the top 40 restaurants outside of London. ‘Caterer and Hotelkeeper’ said of the Michelin Star restaurant “If East Yorkshire was once a culinary desert, The Pipe & Glass is very definitely its new foodies oasis.”
Clockwise from top: Lempicka in Beverley pride themselves on being quality and independent. A little bit of something that you fancy does you good at Cocoa Wonderland in Sheffield. Spectacular home baked treats at Hull Food festival.
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Van Zeller, Harrogate Winner of best restaurant and best chef awards, fine dining at its best in the centre of Harrogate.
Green's of Whitby Multi-award winning seafood restaurant nestled close to the busy fishing harbour in Whitby. The Wig & Pen by The Milestone, Sheffield Constantly evolving menus reflect their use of locally-sourced produce. 1884 Duck Street Kitchen, Hull A sleek, luxurious classy restaurant offers food in lavish surroundings.
The Black Swan at Oldstead was recently announced as the only new Michelin Star restaurant in the North of England for 2012. The once humble Black Swan, which is also the only pub in Yorkshire with 3 AA Rosettes, has that rare ability to be relaxed and friendly whilst serving seriously good food.
Fine dining is not just restricted to Yorkshireâ€™s Michelin Star restaurants though. Imaginative and creative dishes can all be found in Yorkshire restaurants. Alongside our delicious dining Yorkshire has a growing number of delis and farm shops offering quality local produce packed with flavour. After experiencing the very best in fine dining and sampling Yorkshire's local produce, a visit to this delicious county is not complete without a treat to take home. 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. It is packed full of treats with rows and rows of every kind of sweet imaginable in sparkling glass jars. And, of course, exquisite chocolate! There are many great places to dine out in Yorkshire. If you want to whet your appetite more can be found at yorkshire.com/delicious 32
Olive Branch, Marsden Food, wine and luxury accommodation. English cooking with classic French influences. Fodder, Harrogate The very best food and drink from Yorkshire.
Lempicka, Beverley Develop unique blends of wonderful coffee tailored specifically with their customers in mind. Anthony's, Leeds Creative and innovative cuisine of the highest standard, a true foodie experience.
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You can get to Yorkshire by high-speed train from London or Edinburgh in less than two hours with Grand Central and East Coast services. The Midlands is even nearer to Yorkshire’s cities, while TransPennine services offer direct links from the North West and the North East.
Yorkshire by rail
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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 indeed. 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 flights from Aberdeen, Belfast, Bristol, Exeter, Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Isle of Man, London Gatwick, Newquay, Plymouth and Southampton. You can also fly to Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, Humberside Airport and Durham Tees Valley Airport.