What’s your idea of a perfect short break or day out? Only you know what you want. But we know where you can find it. Yorkshire’s range and variety goes on surprising even the people who know the area well. From family beaches to dramatic, storm-lashed towering cliffs, from the natural beauty and delightful villages of our National Parks —unhurried and unchanging — to cosmopolitan cities that never close, full of fashion, fun, culture, music and mouth-watering food, Yorkshire brims with choice and contrast. Yorkshire accommodation caters for everyone’s needs, with everything from backpacker’s barns to top-class accommodation, offering five-star service and facilities. Discover large city hotels, family run guesthouses, countryside campsites or self-catering town houses. The choice is yours…
Yorkshire’s attractions are your passport to a great day out! Follow in the footsteps of the Brontë sisters, see a production at Britain’s most complete Georgian playhouse, go down a real coal mine, ride a time car back to the world of the Vikings, nosedive down one of the world’s largest roller coasters, explore the oceans at one of the world’s most spectacular aquariums, get close to the animals at feeding time at one of our many wildlife attractions or take a visit to the world’s first gallery to explore the social, technological and cultural impact of the internet and the web. We could go on… and on and on. Whatever you’re looking for we’ll help you to discover the Yorkshire that is perfectly suited to you.
Dry Sand Foundry • Foundry Square Holbeck • Leeds • LS11 5DL 0113 322 3500 email@example.com
Getting Here/Around Yorkshire Whichever part of Britain you’re coming from, getting to Yorkshire by rail, road, sea or air couldn’t be easier – and the journey takes you through some of our most stunning scenery on the way.
Yorkshire by Rail You can get to Yorkshire by high-speed train from London or Edinburgh in less than two hours. The Midlands is even nearer to Yorkshire’s cities, and trans-Pennine services offer direct links from the North West and North East. And you can explore Yorkshire’s hills, moors and valleys on some of Britain’s best loved and most spectacular leisure trains, with lovingly preserved vintage rolling stock and historic steam locomotives. These include the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Middleton Railway, Wensleydale Railway, Fellsman (for the Settle-Carlisle Railway) and Kirklees Light Railway. Discover more about these super train trips at www.yorkshire.com/railways
Yorkshire by Road Britain’s biggest and fastest highways cross Yorkshire from north to south and east to west, making getting here with your own 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 Coach companies with services to (and within) Yorkshire include: • Arriva (www.arrivabus.co.uk/yorkshire) • Dalesbus (www.dalesbus.org) • East Yorkshire Motor Services (www.eyms.co.uk) • First (www.firstgroup.com) • Moorsbus (www.northyorkmoors.org.ukmoorsbus) • Transdev Blazefield (www.transdevplc.co.uk) • Traveline Yorkshire (www.yorkshiretravel.net).
Yorkshire by bike and on foot There are walks, hikes and cycle trails all over Yorkshire. For walkers, enjoy easy strolls in towns and cities, nature walks in superb wildlife reserves, long rambles along cross-country canal towpaths, and energetic treks across the open moors and along the magnificent coast. For cyclists, the choice is equally wide, from challenging trail rides to easy-going, traffic-free routes along canals, cliffs and riversides. For more ideas on Yorkshire’s Great Outdoors go to www.yorkshire.com/ outdoors
Yorkshire by Air and Sea The Yorkshire county is served by a number of airports, providing daily flights to and from many destinations. With excellent transport links, Yorkshire is also easily accessible from many other airports throughout the UK, through high speed train links and an extensive motorway network. Don’t forget P&O Ferries operate direct overnight links into Yorkshire from Rotterdam, Holland and Zeebrugge, Belgium. For more information visit www.poferries.com
Tourist Information Centres Tourist Information Centres in cities, towns, villages and other locations throughout Yorkshire can offer plenty of great ideas to inspire you and help you make the most of your visit. They can also help with practical information on accommodation, great places to eat and drink, local events and transport, escorted walks and tours, and where to hire bicycles, boats and lots more. For a full list of Tourist Information Centres in Yorkshire; www.yorkshire.com/tourist-information
Best Western Premier Mount Pleasant Hotel Great North Road • Doncaster South Yorkshire • DN11 0HW 01302 868696 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mountpleasant.co.uk Set in 100 acres of beautiful woodland, the four star Best Western Premier Mount Pleasant Hotel in Doncaster makes the ideal place for a luxurious retreat. Whatever your requirements, whether you want to unwind in the deluxe health and wellbeing centre, enjoy fine food and wine in the award winning Rosette Garden Restaurant or stay one of the fabulous opulently furnished bedrooms.
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Black Sheep Brewery Wellgarth • Masham • North Yorkshire HG4 4EN 01765 680101 email@example.com www.blacksheepbrewery.co.uk Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, the Black Sheep Brewery is the ideal location for a day or evening out. Why not take one of our ‘shepherded’ tours of our brewery and find out how we brew our famous ales? Afterwards, relax over a delicious meal in the Baa…r & Bistro and have a browse in our Sheepy Shop, packed with ‘ewe-nique’ gifts and hampers.
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Burton Agnes Hall
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The Estate Office • Burton Agnes • Driffield East Yorkshire • YO25 4NB 01262 490324 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.burtonagnes.com Burton Agnes Hall is a magnificent example of Elizabethan architecture filled with treasures collected over four centuries, award winning gardens and courtyard shops and cafe.
Black Swan Hotel Market Place • Helmsley • York • YO62 5BJ 01439 770466 email@example.com www.blackswan-helmsley.co.uk The Black Swan Hotel, once an iconic coaching inn, is now a four star boutique hotel, which stands proudly on the market place of chocolate-box pretty Helmsley. The hotel’s recent refurbishment has ensured that the hotel is even smarter than before, with crisp contemporary design touches in the bedrooms, the warm, inviting ‘Mucky Duck’ Brasserie and the stylish ‘Cygnet’ bar. The Black Swan is also famous for their food offerings, and boasts one of the country’s finest tearooms, alongside the 2 AA rosette Rutland Restaurant.
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Brontë Parsonage Museum Church Street • Haworth • Keighley West Yorkshire • BD22 8DR 01535 642323 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bronte.info The Brontë Parsonage Museum was the Brontës’ home from 1820 to 1861 and where their great books were written, including Charlotte’s Jane Eyre and Emily’s Wuthering Heights. The Parsonage is largely unchanged and gives a wonderful insight into the Brontës’ daily lives. Displays include furniture, domestic artefacts, clothes and personal possessions, as well as a treasure trove of letters, manuscripts and artworks. There are guides and interactive displays for families and regular special events.
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The Chequers Inn
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Claypit Lane • Ledsham • LS25 5LP 01977 683135 CJWraith@btconnect.com • www.thechequersinn.com Traditional English pub serving homemade food, real ales and just a stone’s throw from A1(M) Jct42 and M1 Jct47. In summer, enjoy a cold drink in the picturesque garden or in winter cosy up next to our roaring fires.
Castle Howard York • YO60 7DA 01653 648333 email@example.com www.castlehoward.co.uk Discover one of England’s finest historic houses. View world-renowned collections and dramatic interiors. Explore a monumental landscape filed with temples, lakes, fountains and statues. Beautiful woodland and walled garden; events and exhibitions; adventure playground and children’s trails; plus shops and cafes. With something for all the family, Castle Howard is the perfect destination.
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CHOCOLATE York’s Sweet Story King’s Square • York • YO1 7LD 0845 498 9411 firstname.lastname@example.org www.yorkssweetstory.com Open 31 March 2012 Take a mouth-watering journey through the story of chocolate and confectionery at York’s newest visitor attraction. From its Central American roots to our present love affair with all things sweet explore from bean to bar how chocolate is made, hear the story of how York became the capital of chocolate and of course sample sweet treats by tasting your way through York’s sweet story!
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City Varieties Music Hall
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Swan Street • Leeds • LS1 6LW 0113 3917777 email@example.com • www.cityvarieties.co.uk The recently restored City Varieties Music Hall, for 30 years home to BBC TV’s The Good Old Days, is Leeds’ premier venue for stand-up comedy, music and variety.
Craven Museum & Gallery Town Hall • High Street • Skipton North Yorkshire • BD23 01756 706407 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cravenmuseum.org A fascinating local history museum located in Skipton’s historic Town Hall which tells the story of Craven through the ages. See the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the most important books in history on permanent display. Discover something different every time with changing exhibitions, workshops and family events. Open five days a week, closed Tuesday and Sunday. Admission free.
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Dalby Forest Visitor Centre
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Low Dalby • Thornton Le Dale • Pickering • YO18 7LT 01751 460295 email@example.com www.forestry.gov.uk/dalbyforest Dalby Forest has 8,000 acres of woodland to explore and enjoy. Facilities include cycling & walking trails, play areas, picnic areas, Go Ape, bike hire, café, information point, shop and restaurant.
Dales Countryside Museum
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Station Yard • Hawes • North Yorkshire • DL8 3NT 01969 666210 firstname.lastname@example.org www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/dcm Sharing the stories of the people and landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, Events, demonstrations and changing exhibitions. Tourist Information and shop. New family trail. Children visit free.
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Tower Street • Hull • HU1 4DP 01482 381000 email@example.com www.thedeep.co.uk The Deep is one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world. It is home to over 3,500 fish including spectacular sharks and rays – making it the perfect family day out!
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Doncaster Lakeside • Bawtry Road • Doncaster • DN4 7PD 01302 370777 firstname.lastname@example.org www.the-dome.co.uk Located minutes from the M18 (J3), Doncaster Dome is a fantastic family day out. Make a splash in the 7-pool waterworld or cut the Ice on the UK’s only split level ice rink.
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway Bolton Abbey Station • Bolton Abbey Skipton • North Yorkshire • BD23 6AF 01756 710614 email@example.com www.embsayboltonabbeyrailway.org.uk Situated just outside Skipton the Railway runs 4½ miles between the award winning station at Bolton Abbey and Embsay station built in 1888. Steam trains run every Sunday throughout the year and up to 7 days a week in the summer. Both Stations have Gift Shops catering for all the family, Tea-Rooms and Picnic Areas. The ruins of Bolton Abbey a famous beauty spot are a pleasant 1½-mile walk away.
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English Heritage For prices and opening times on any of our sites 0870 333 1181 www.english-heritage.org.uk/yorkshire Great Days out with English Heritage In Yorkshire, there’s always something to see and do with English Heritage. We have 18 Inspirational properties in some of the county’s most stunning locations for you to enjoy. Our most iconic sites are listed below. Clifford’s Tower, Helmsley Castle, Whitby Abbey, Scarborough Castle, Richmond Castle, Mount Grace Priory, Rievaulx Abbey, Conisbrough Castle, Brodsworth Hall & Gardens.
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Escape to the Sands Management Suite • Kepwick House Peasholm Gap • Scarborough North Yorkshire • YO12 7TN 01723 364 714 firstname.lastname@example.org www.escape2thesands.com The Sands are luxurious, award-winning apartments which have been given the 5-Star Gold rating by Visit Britain and are the proud winners of the White Rose Award for best self-catering apartments in the whole of Yorkshire. Stylish and contemporary, these apartments have a magnificent location situated on Scarborough’s North Bay blue flagged beach, on Yorkshire’s beautiful East Coast and are perfect for a romantic break or a family holiday.
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Gayle • Hawes • DL8 3RZ 01969 667320 email@example.com • www.gaylemill.org.uk Restored 19th century sawmill with water powered turbines near Hawes, Wensleydale. One hour Guided Tours: 3rd April–29th September. Demonstration Days: 1st Sunday every month. Prices held for 5th year!
The Georgian Theatre Royal
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Victoria Road • Richmond • North Yorkshire • DL10 4DW Box Office: 01748 825252 • Admin: 01748 823710 firstname.lastname@example.org www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk The Georgian Theatre Royal: historic theatre of the future. Built in 1788 we offer daily tours of our theatre and museum in addition to our seasons of visiting theatre, music and dance.
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Goldsborough Hall • Church Street Goldsborough • HG5 8NR 01423 867321 email@example.com • www.goldsboroughhall.com Home to HRH Princess Mary in the 1920s, AA 5* Goldsborough Hall has six luxury suites. Listed in top 20 places to stay with great gardens – The Times.
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36 Huddersfield Road • Ingbirchworth • nr Penistone Sheffield • S36 7GF • 01226 762568 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.thegrangeingbirchworth.com Ingbirchworth, luxury, spacious, 16th century former Coaching Inn, 4 star self-catering accommodation. Four double bedrooms, ample parking, patio and gardens. Nearby Hepworth Gallery, Bretton Sculpture Park and Wentworth Castle.
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Causeway • Halifax • HX1 1QL 01422 355436 email@example.com www.halifaxminster.org.uk A mediaeval jewel in the heart of Halifax, with over 900 years of history, and today is still a place of worship, hospitality and learning, close to railway and bus stations.
Harewood Harewood • Leeds • LS17 9LG 0113 2181010 firstname.lastname@example.org www.harewood.org Harewood sits at the heart of Yorkshire, an 18th century house in the setting of Yorkshire’s most beautiful landscape. With wonderful art collections, over 100 acres of exquisite gardens, renowned bird garden, adventure playground and special events. In 2012 Harewood celebrates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with an exhibition of royal photographs and beautiful Fabergé from the collection of HRH Princess Mary. And this Summer, the Harewood Medieval Faire will launch a rediscovery of Medieval Harewood.
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High Farm B&B
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High Farm • Cropton • Pickering • North Yorkshire • YO18 8HL 01751 417461 email@example.com • www.hhml.com/bb/highfarmcropton.htm Relax and unwind in this lovely Victorian farmhouse surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens. Enjoy homemade cake & scones on arrival and delicious breakfasts to start your day. A warm welcome awaits.
Highfield Farm B&B
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Southburn Road • Southburn • Driffield • YO25 9AF 01377 227723 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.highfieldfarm.co.uk Highfield Farm B&B Guest Accommodation & Holiday Cottage are located 9 miles from David Hockney country. Our 7 en-suite rooms are 4-star Silver rated. Home also to the Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School.
Hyde Park Picture House
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Brudenell Road • Headingley • Leeds • LS6 1JD • 0113 2752045 email@example.com www hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk The cosiest cinema in Leeds’ the Hyde Park Picture House is a hidden gem to the west of the city centre. Seating 250, the cinema programmes a mixture of arthouse, classic and current films.
Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel
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South Street • Ingrow • near Keighley • BD21 5AX 01535 680425 firstname.lastname@example.org www.vintagecarriagestrust.org Over 60 TV and film productions have featured restored railway carriages from our award-winning museum. Sit in our carriages and imagine what rail travel used to be like.
Joe Cornish Galleries Register House • Zetland Street Northallerton • North Yorkshire • DL6 1NA 01609 777404 email@example.com www.joecornishgallery.co.uk The Joe Cornish Galleries are a centre of photographic and artistic excellence based in Northallerton. The Galleries’ three floors feature fine art photographic prints by Joe Cornish, Mark Banks Photography, Mark Egerton Photography, Leeming + Paterson@ Joe Cornish Galleries and Ruth Fairbrother & Peter Leeming of The Gallery Within. The Galleries also host ever-changing exhibitions of painting, ceramics and prints throughout the year and sell cards, books, calendars, jewellery and other accessories. Open Monday – Saturday: 10am–5pm.
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Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Haworth Station • Keighley Haworth • BD22 8NJ 01535 645214 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kwvr.co.uk Step back in time and enjoy a train ride on The Railway Children’s Railway through the heart of Brontë country. A 5 mile long preserved railway running steam and diesel trains from Keighley up the Worth Valley to Haworth and Oxenhope; the journey is a powerful reminder of our industrial heritage, as well as being a unique way of enjoying the beautiful countryside immortalised by Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë.
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Leeds Grand Theatre
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Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House Ltd • 46 New Briggate Leeds • LS1 6NZ • 0844 8482700 (Box Office) email@example.com • www.leedsgrandtheatre.com Situated in the heart of Leeds, the Grand Theatre opened in 1878 and has been entertaining people ever since. With a wide programme from musicals to stand-up, opera to drama and ballet to family shows, there’s something for everyone.
Lightwater Valley Theme Park North Stainley • Ripon • North Yorkshire HG4 3HT • 01765 635321 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lightwatervalley.co.uk
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Escape to Lightwater Valley and discover the excitement of a day bursting with thrills, chills and adventure; catapult to dizzying heights aboard Whirlwind, a typhoon of screams that’ll twist even the bravest of souls, and hurtle through some of our deepest, darkest forest aboard Europe’s longest roller coaster – The Ultimate. Explore the swashbuckling world of Skeleton Cove, before venturing into the mysterious subterranean world of Raptor Attack’s abandoned mineshaft and ‘taking to the skies’ in the powerful grip of the Eagle’s Claw.
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Magna Science Adventure Centre • Sheffield Road Templeborough • Rotherham • South Yorkshire • S60 1DX 01709 723139 email@example.com • www.visitmagna.co.uk Magna is the UK’s first science adventure centre, set in the gigantic and awe-inspiring former Templeborough Steelworks, a place that is guaranteed to amaze. Discover Air, Fire Water, Earth & Outdoors.
Manor Farm B&B
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East Heslerton • Malton • YO17 8RN 01944 728268 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.manorfarmonline.co.uk Comfortable, relaxing atmosphere in our Victorian B&B farmhouse set in large gardens with rose garden and orchard. We are centrally located for touring Ryedale, York and Coast Resort Towns. Open WIFI.
The ‘Must See’ Mill in Skipton
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High Corn Mill is located at Chapel Hill • Skipton • BD23 1NL 01756 693133 email@example.com www.highcornmill.co.uk Visit Skipton’s medieval High Corn Mill to see the free Historical Innovation Zone and water wheel along with a specialist furniture shop, hair and beauty salons, gallery and free parking!
National Media Museum
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Bradford • BD1 1NQ • 0844 856 3797 firstname.lastname@example.org www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk Across eight floors of interactive galleries and exhibitions explore exciting worlds of television, animation, gaming, photography, film and the web. Don’t miss Life Online, the world’s first gallery to explore how the internet has changed our lives (opens 30th March).
National Railway Museum
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Leeman Road • York • YO26 4XJ 0844 8153 139 email@example.com • www.nrm.org.uk Get up close to iconic locomotives and carriages, from record breakers to history makers. Explore our magnificent royal trains, see the replica of Stephenson’s world-changing rocket and discover the world of high speed travel on the Japanese bullet train.
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Newby Hall • Ripon • HG4 5AE (for satnav HG4 5AJ) • 01423 322583 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.newbyhall.com Elegant 17th Century house with Adam interiors. Award winning gardens with Britain’s longest double herbaceous borders. Children’s adventure garden, miniature railway, shop and restaurant. Events throughout the year – see website.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
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12 Park Street • Pickering • North Yorkshire • YO18 7AJ 01751 472508 email@example.com • www.nymr.co.uk Enjoy fun days out for all the family aboard the NYMR. Be transported back to an era when magnificent steam engines ruled the railways, with services between Pickering and Whitby.
RHS Garden Harlow Carr
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Crag Lane • Harrogate • North Yorkshire • HG3 1QB 0845 265 8070 firstname.lastname@example.org www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarr Inspiring 58 acre garden, perfect for relaxation, ideas and family days out, with year-round events for all. Facilities include an RHS Shop & Plant Centre and Bettys Café Tearoom.
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Ripley • Harrogate • HG3 3AY 01423 770152 email@example.com • www.ripleycastle.co.uk Award winning 700 year old castle steeped in history. Family home. Tours enthralling for all ages plus beautiful Walled Gardens, Deer Park, Lakes, Children’s Treasure Trails, Tearoom, shops and free parking.
The Russian Tea Room
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The Russian Tea Room & Emporium • 4-6 High Street • Skipton North Yorkshire • BD23 1JZ • 01756 795939 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.russiantearoom.co.uk The Russian Tea Room & Emporium on Skipton’s famous high street combines a uniquely wonderful shop selling arts and crafts, food and drink with a splendid tea room offering over 150 teas served from an authentic samovar!
Royal Armouries Armouries Drive • Leeds • LS10 1LT www. royalarmouries.org The Royal Armouries Museum is home to Britain’s national collection of arms and armour. Discover the weapons and armour of warriors through the ages from medieval knights to the modern day soldier. Explore five exciting galleries – War, Tournament, Oriental, Self Defence and Hunting. History is brought to life at special events throughout the year and there are family fun days every school holiday. Open daily from 10am – 5pm. Admission to the Museum is FREE.
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Shibden Mill Inn Shibden Mill Fold • Shibden • Halifax West Yorkshire • HX3 7UL 01422 365840 email@example.com www.shibdenmillinn.com The 17th Century Shibden Mill Inn is Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub. Award-winning 2 Rosette food, 11 individually styled bedrooms, an extensive wine list and Cask Marque accredited beers have won the Shibden Mill Inn an enviable reputation, extending far beyond the Yorkshire borders. Locally sourced produce is used to create a variety of traditional and contemporary dishes. Dine under the beamed ceiling of the bar or upstairs in the elegant restaurant.
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Skipton • North Yorkshire • BD23 1AW 01756 792442 firstname.lastname@example.org www.skiptoncastle.co.uk Over 900 years old, Skipton Castle is situated in the charming market town of Skipton, Yorkshire. One of the best preserved most complete medieval castles in England. Open every day.
Standedge Tunnel Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre Waters Road • Marsden • Huddersfield HD7 6NQ 01484 844298 email@example.com www.standedge.co.uk Standedge Tunnel is BRITAIN’S LONGEST CANAL TUNNEL stretching for 3¼ miles through Pennine countryside from Marsden to Diggle. There’s plenty for all the family to see and do including 30-minute guided boat trips, special events and a brand new children’s playground and wildlife garden for kids to jump, climb and explore around. Standedge also has a café, indoor / outdoor seating areas and free parking is available next to Marsden Railway Station.
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The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery
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Parkinson Building • Woodhouse Lane • University of Leeds Leeds • LS2 9JT • 0113 343 2778 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.leeds.ac.uk/gallery “A hidden gem” at the heart of the University of Leeds campus, the Gallery boasts stunning examples of British and European art and a lively programme of exhibitions and events.
Theakstons Brewery Visitor Centre The Black Bull in Paradise • The Brewery Masham • North Yorkshire • HG4 4YD 01765 680000 email@example.com www.theakstons.co.uk
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A warm welcome awaits you when you visit this historic family brewery situated in the beautiful market town of Masham. Experience firsthand the craft and skill that goes into brewing the award winning beers on a guided tour of the original Victorian brewhouse. The brewing process is built on almost two centuries of tradition, passed down through five generations of the Theakston family. Enjoy a pint of the legendary Old Peculier in the Brewery Tap, open daily from 10.30am.
Trinity Walk, Wakefield
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Trinity Walk Shopping Centre Wakefield City Centre • WF1 1QS 01924 239 413 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.trinitywalk.com Fashion, food and fun. There’s great shopping and much, much more at Wakefield’s Trinity Walk. And, it’s so easy to get to - in the city centre plus the entrance to our 1,000 space car park is off the ring road (A61).
Wentworth Castle Gardens
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Lowe Lane • Stainborough • Nr Barnsley • S75 3ET 01226 776040 email@example.com • www.wentworthcastle.org The only Grade 1 listed landscape in South Yorkshire. 500 acres of Parkland, 26 listed monuments, 50 acre formal gardens containing 3 National Collections. Café, Gift Shop, Adventure Playground, Tours & Events.
The Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre Wensleydale Creamery • Gayle Lane Hawes • Wensleydale • North Yorkshire DL8 3RN • 01969 667664 firstname.lastname@example.org www.wensleydale.co.uk Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales is the home of Real Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese and our fantastic Visitor Centre in Hawes. Enjoy the Wensleydale Cheese Experience, from learning about the history and watching the cheese being made to savouring the finished product in our cheese shop. Try tempting home-made dishes in our restaurant or a tasty snack in the coffee shop. Plus browse a range of desirable gifts in our gift shop.
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Whitby Coastal Cruises
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07941 450381 email@example.com www.whitbycoastalcruises.co.uk Enjoy a sea trip aboard Whitby’s largest and most comfortable passenger boat. Choose from short daily trips to longer length sunset or twilight cruises. Heated saloon, bar and toilets aboard.
White Scar Cave
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Ingleton • North Yorkshire • LA6 3AW 015242 41244 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.whitescarcave.co.uk Explore the longest show cave in Britain. See underground waterfalls, flowstone, and the massive ice-age cavern decorated with thousands of stalactites. On-site car park, shop, café and picnic areas.
World of James Herriot 23 Kirkgate • Thirsk North Yorkshire • YO7 1PL 01845 524234 email@example.com www.worldofjamesherriot.com
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Step through the red door of The World of James Herriot and enter a unique tribute to the world’s most famous vet cum author, Alf Wight. Check out the recreated 1940s rooms where Alf worked and lived, experience the magic of the television series ‘All Creatures Great and Small’, and marvel at the weird and wonderful veterinary equipment – the Thirsk centre is the only veterinary museum of its kind in the UK. With trails and ‘hands on’ exhibits for all ages!
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Xscape Sat Nav: WF10 4TA 0871 200 3221 www.xscape.co.uk Xscape is Yorkshire’s ultimate entertainment destination, where you can play, eat and shop all under one roof! Activities: Skiing, Indoor Surfing, Laser blasting, Cinema, Soft Play, Climbing Wall, Aerial Assault Course, Skate Park, Bowling, Restaurants, bars and more… Find us: M62 J32 (FREE PARKING).
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The Wold Cottage
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Wold Newton • Driffield • East Yorkshire • YO25 3HL 01262 470696 www.woldcottage.com Enter our tree lined drive and be pleasantly surprised by our Georgian Manor House, set within 200 acres of beautiful Wold land. Relax in spacious rooms, characteristically furnished. Enjoy our award winning Yorkshire breakfast.
York Maze 2012 Elvington Lane (B1228) • York • YO19 5LT just off the A1079 Hull Road 01904 607341 www.yorkmaze.co.uk ‘Get Lost’ in one of the largest maize mazes in the world! Winner of Welcome to Yorkshire’s Best Tourism Experience and Visit York Attraction of the Year. Follow the clues to find your way through the giant maze. Plus children’s sand and water play, adventure climb, jumping pillow, Crowmania tractor trailer ride, farm animals, pig racing and more. Open daily 10.00am – 6.30pm 14 July – 2 September 2012. Plus open October half term for Halloween family fun, and terrifying Hallowscream nights for grown ups.
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York Minster York 0844 939 0016 Twitter: @York_Minster Facebook: yorkminster.org www.yorkminster.org From the world’s greatest treasures to the smallest curiosities, York Minster is one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals. Explore a masterpiece in stained-glass and stone, its vast spaces alive with the sanctity and tradition of worship and heavenly music. Or find quiet corners revealing unexpected stories and human inspiration. Opening October 2012, York Minster Revealed: exciting new interactive galleries and a walk-in stained-glass orb reveal one of the world’s most important works-of-art as never before.
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Yorkshire Wildlife Park Branton near Doncaster • South Yorkshire (for Sat Nav enter the postcode DN4 6TB) for Warning Tongue Lane and then follow the brown tourist signs. 01302 535057 firstname.lastname@example.org www.yorkshirewildlifepark.co.uk Enter the World of the Animals at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. There is family fun all day long with a programme of ranger talks and feeding times combined with interactive experiences. Walk amongst lemurs, wallabies and animals from South America! Don’t miss our beautiful pride of lions, that you helped rescue from a zoo in Romania, who are now enjoying their new life as the Pride of Yorkshire in Lion Country.
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Whether you’re a seasoned racegoer or a novice, we’re sure you’ll enjoy what Go Racing in Yorkshire has to offer you. With nine racecourses throughout Yorkshire, hosting 177 individual days racing in Yorkshire throughout the season. Championship races, ladies’ days, weekend and evening meetings or our family days you are guaranteed to enjoy a fantastic day out. To ﬁnd out more, and for a full calendar of all Yorkshire’s 2012 meetings, visit www.goracing.co.uk
CHILDREN & PARKING FREE ALL YEAR BEVERLEY (ﬂat racing)
PONTEFRACT (ﬂat racing)
THIRSK (ﬂat racing)
19 meetings, Apr – Sept Beverley is one of the most vibrant racecourses in Britain. Blessed with an outstanding location overlooking the historic Minster town, superb facilities are complemented by an exceptionally warm welcome. Tel. 01482 867488 www.beverley-racecourse.co.uk
16 meetings, Apr – Oct The popular West Yorkshire track is superbly located for road access and is one of the best appointed courses of its kind in the country. Tel. 01977 781307 www.pontefract-races.co.uk
14 meetings, Apr – Sept ‘Country Racing at its Best’. Situated in the Hambleton area of North Yorkshire between the Moors and the Dales, Thirsk is one of Britain’s most picturesque tracks. It also enjoys easy access. Tel. 01845 522276 www.thirskracecourse.net
CATTERICK (ﬂat & jump racing) 27 meetings, Jan – Dec A course that prides itself on its character, Catterick is one of the busiest racecourses in Yorkshire with a meeting each month and one of the most pleasurable to visit. Tel. 01748 811478 www.catterickbridge.co.uk
DONCASTER (ﬂat & jump racing) 33 meetings, Jan – Dec A racecourse with an impeccable racing heritage. Set on Town Moor, home of the St. Leger since 1776 and boasting a recent £35m redevelopment. Tel. 01302 304200 www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk
REDCAR (ﬂat racing) 18 meetings, Apr – Nov Situated in the town centre itself, this popular seaside course has extensive facilities, is one of the fairest tracks in the UK and, not surprisingly, provides very competitive racing. Tel. 01642 484068 www.redcarracing.co.uk
RIPON (ﬂat racing) 16 meetings, Apr – Sept Set in beautiful parkland and with magniﬁcent ﬂoral displays, Ripon’s reputation for being Yorkshire’s ‘Garden Racecourse’ is well founded. Tel. 01765 530530 www.ripon-races.co.uk
WETHERBY (jump racing) 17 meetings, Jan – June & Oct – Dec This West Yorkshire track is arguably the ﬁnest jumping course in the north, with a quality of racing renowned throughout the sport and a superb location next to the A1. Tel. 01937 582035 www.wetherbyracing.co.uk
YORK (ﬂat racing) 17 meetings, May – Oct York Racecourse is located within one mile of the city centre and is one of the best racecourses in the world. With award winning facilities, top class racing and a beautiful setting, it’s a ﬂagship for racing in Yorkshire. Tel: 01904 620911 www.yorkracecourse.co.uk
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