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Cannon Hall Museum.

Cawthorne and Cannon Hall Estate is a treasure trove of history

Expect the unexpected in and around the South Yorkshire village of Cawthorne, says David Marsh

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Staithes - view from the beach, acrylics artwork

Artist profile - Heather Dixon, Howden

Yorkshire Life contributor Heather Dixon comes from an artistic family but never imagined her own paintings would ever see the light of day. Here she explains how that’s all changed

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Sowerby Bridge.

Sowerby Bridge - canals, arts and community

A strong sense of community is helping to make a former textile town a force to be reckoned with, says Martin Pilkington

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Stay safe on the piste

Top tips for staying safe on your ski-ing holiday

Travel bloggers Boomerland Travel share their top tips for the slopes

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7 fabulous ski resorts you must visit

7 fabulous ski resorts you must visit

From luxury in Morzine to fun on the slopes in Banff, we select seven ski resorts and chalets that are perfect for a winter break

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Fountains Abbey with snowdrops in winter -  Jonathan Pow

6 places to view snowdrops in Yorkshire

Enjoy early signs of spring with dazzling displays of a classic flower

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Ripons renowned choristers with the Very Reverend John Dobson and Sir Andrew Lawson-Tancred

Ripon Cathedral Music Trust aims to preserve 1,300 years of heritage

How Yorkshire’s smallest city has big plans to build on its musical heritage

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Running with Jelley Legs

5 places to get fit in Yorkshire

So you’ve made your New Year resolution to be more active and you’ve surprised your nearest and dearest and yourself because you are enjoying training for that 5km run. Don’t let the idea of a lazy family beach holiday scupper your good intentions. Instead check out the activity breaks here in Yorkshire – there is no better place to enjoy the outdoors and keep that important promise to stay active. Here are a few ideas worth exploring:

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The Humber Bridge

Iconic Yorkshire stamps commemorated in a new online picture gallery

Yorkshire men and women together with the region’s iconic buildings are commemorated in a unique online picture gallery

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Tour de France in Cragg Vale West Yorkshire by John Bradley

A mini-guide to the 2015 Tour de Yorkshire locations

The inaugural Tour de Yorkshire takes place on 1st-3rd May 2015. We give you the lowdown on some of our favourite locations along the route

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Events

Who knew the Vikings were so fashion-forward?

Get ready for the Best Beard Competition at the Jorvik Viking Festival

The Vikings return to York and they’re offering style tips

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Rigoletto, The Spa , Scarborough

What’s on in Yorkshire

A guide to entertainment we think you will enjoy compiled by Tony Greenway

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Cinderella, Harrogate Theatre

Christmas shows and pantos in Yorkshire

Our guide to some of the best pantos and Christmas shows on this festive season

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Shrove skipping, Scarborough

Things to do on the Yorkshire coast

It’s festival time at the coast and more than a few are in training for Scarborough’s Pancake Day races, says Janet Deacon

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Crowds of people at the German Christmas market Millennium Square Leeds England

The best Christmas Markets in Yorkshire

With Christmas just around the corner, what better way to soak up the magic than at your local Christmas market?

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Wildlife

Returning bees will be creating a buzz in York

York’s Buzzing project breathes new life into local meadows

Have you heard the buzz about York’s meadows? If not, you soon will as a new project has been launched to transform an area 50 times the size of York Minster’s nave, into vibrant meadows buzzing with wildlife and rich with colourful wildflowers that both people and pollinators can enjoy.

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Anthoy Caro's Promenade 1996 with grazing Canadian geese

Yorkshire Sculpture Park launch YSP Wild - a new project to help discover wildlife

Wildlife experts team up with an international arts venue to introduce the outdoors to visitors

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Places

Cannon Hall Museum.

Cawthorne and Cannon Hall Estate is a treasure trove of history

Expect the unexpected in and around the South Yorkshire village of Cawthorne, says David Marsh

Read full story »

Sowerby Bridge.

Sowerby Bridge - canals, arts and community

A strong sense of community is helping to make a former textile town a force to be reckoned with, says Martin Pilkington

Read full story »

7 fabulous ski resorts you must visit

7 fabulous ski resorts you must visit

From luxury in Morzine to fun on the slopes in Banff, we select seven ski resorts and chalets that are perfect for a winter break

Read full story »

Fountains Abbey with snowdrops in winter -  Jonathan Pow

6 places to view snowdrops in Yorkshire

Enjoy early signs of spring with dazzling displays of a classic flower

Read full story »

Ripons renowned choristers with the Very Reverend John Dobson and Sir Andrew Lawson-Tancred

Ripon Cathedral Music Trust aims to preserve 1,300 years of heritage

How Yorkshire’s smallest city has big plans to build on its musical heritage

Read full story »

Walks

The view towards Gouthwaite

10 great walks in the Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale

A selection of walks from the Yorkshire Life archive covering the Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale.

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Cow and Calf

10 great walks in West Yorkshire and the Pennines

A selection of walks from the Yorkshire Life archive covering West Yorkshire and Pennines

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Siss Cross, North York Moors

North York Moors walk - Commondale

Good paths and tracks link centuries-old crosses on this fine moorland walk

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River Aire at Bingley

West Yorkshire walk - Bingley and the Aire Valley

Follow good paths and tracks for an enjoyable walk in the Aire Valley

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Gifts for walkers

Gifts for walkers and people on the go

Inspire ramblers and hikers to get up and go with our favourite Christmas presents for people who love the outdoors.

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Photography

Show Me The Way To Go Home, Blakey Ridge - Janet Danks

Yorkshire Life Reader Photos - December 2014

A selection of some of your best shots on the theme of wildlife

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The Humber Bridge south tower from the Hessle foreshore - Gordon Ratcliffe

Yorkshire Life Reader Photos - November 2014

A selection of some of your best shots on the theme of bridges

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Knaresborough

Artist profile - Juliette Howick

Juliette Howick describes how her passion for photography has developed into ambition to make it her career

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Discover Out & About

Sheffiled Sports Stadium

Get set for a fun night out at Yorkshire’s premier Greyhound Racetrack!

At Owlerton Greyhound Stadium you can choose to dine in our Panorama Restaurant, entertain in our Executive Boxes or simply enjoy the infectious buzz Trackside.

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Oulton Hall Hotel

18th century Mansion - Oulton Hall Hotel

The sweeping driveway leads up to one of the grandest entrances in Yorkshire, where you’re met by the beaming smile of Ian, the concierge; welcome to Oulton Hall.

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Monk Fryston Hall.

Monk Fryston Hall

This former manor house dating back to the 12th century is set in 30 acres of delightful gardens and mature woodland, with its own lake and famous replica Lucerne Bridge.

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Wentworth Woodhouse

Wentworth Woodhouse - the largest privately-owned house in Europe

Wentworth Woodhouse, in Wentworth, South Yorkshire, the largest privately-owned house in Europe, is finally awaking from its slumber. Two houses of totally different architectural styles built by The First Marquess of Rockingham between 1725 & 1750; the west front of the house in the baroque style & the east front in the later Palladian style.

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Out & About Showcase

Swan Lake Spectacular at Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre

Win an annual family membership to WWT Martin Mere

Winter is a fantastic time to visit the nature reserve and animal collection. Many thousands of wild ducks, geese and Whooper swans are drawn to the internationally-rated wetlands, offering spectacular displays of feather and flight with an award winning experience called Swan Spectacular. Everyday the swans are fed at 3pm from Swan Link Hide and 3.30pm from Raines Observatory including a wardens talk.

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Spring Valley Park

Spring Valley Holiday Park, Scarborough, N. Yorkshire

12 month Holiday Park of 25 luxurious homes with a 12 month occupancy in Scarborough, ideally suited for the National Park and Coast. With stunning views and in quiet surroundings.

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Yorkshire Holiday Cottages.

Tour de France puts the ‘tour’ in Yorkshire Tourism

It’s not just the big race giving the industry a positive outlook.

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The Outlook Hotel

The Outlook Hotel, Scarborough

Located in a quiet, picturesque area of Britain’s First Seaside resort you will find the Outlook Hotel.

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