This is Y Magazine 2020

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Fancy a luxury break in stunning surroundings, amidst breathtaking countryside and the chance to pick up an impressive skill? Middleton Lodge is a gorgeous Georgian country house set in 200 acres at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. From rose pruning to bread making, floristry to photography there’s a packed schedule of activities for all seasons. Delicious dining, cycling on the estate and relaxing treatment rooms plus Pilates are on offer too. Just a short drive away you can enjoy the picturesque market town of Richmond, the cultural capital of the Dales and a welcome blend of history and beautiful scenery. Visit Richmond Castle, the oldest Norman stone fortress in Britain and Kiplin Hall and Gardens, a fascinating Jacobean family home with fabulous grounds, walks and changing exhibitions. Make a date for Swaledale Festival (23rd May to 6th June 2020) celebrating music, arts and walking in the Yorkshire Dales.

Clockwise from top left: Thousands of birds cling to a rocky outcrop. Puffins visit from March to July. Richmond Castle. Middleton Lodge. Shibden Hall. Entrance to The Piece Hall piazza Š Paul White Photography. Spurn Point Lighthouse.