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Grass Woods, Grassington

Why Grassington is one of the Yorkshire Dales’ most visited villages

Community is important in Grassington as Esther Leach discovers

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Kate Worsley winner of the Historical Fiction Award.

2014 Harrogate History Festival, Old Swan Hotel

Leading writers including Peter Snow, Sandi Toksvig and Bernard Cornwell headed the Harrogate International Festivals History Festival which explored the crooks and crevices of historical writing.

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.Leeds Victorian arcades are home to a mix of specialist stores

Ten reasons to love Leeds at Christmas

This year’s fantastically festive Magical Leeds programme offers a heady combination of entertainment, shopping and traditional Christmas merrymaking aimed at attracting tourists and injecting a super-duper dose of festive spirit into the lives of residents.

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The Montpellier, Harrogate

Mike Newby - former mayor joins Visit Harrogate

We catch up with Harrogate’s new tourism chief to find out what’s happening this holiday season

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Hawnby Church

North York Moors walk - Hawnby

There are good paths and tracks but a high ridge to climb on this lovely moorland walk

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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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Haworth

7 reasons to love Haworth

There is a strong sense of the past in this Pennine village and not necessarily because of its Bronte connections

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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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Craftsman Phil Bradley and his willow dragon

Natural sculptures revealed at RHS Harlow Carr in Harrogate

Sculptures can look very life-like, but few are actually alive. Which is what sets apart the living willow fences created by craftsman Phil Bradley as part of his new art trail at RHS Harlow Carr on the outskirts of Harrogate.

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Events

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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Gourmet food is on the menu in Harrogate

A look ahead to Christmas in Harrogate

Winter wonders in Harrogate and district

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The Great Gatsby - Northern Ballet

What’s on in Yorkshire

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

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Whitby Abbey illuminated for Whitby Goth weekend

Things to do on the Yorkshire coast

A round-up of events on the Yorkshire coast during November

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Fireworks

Bonfire night events in Yorkshire

Plans for spectacular firework displays and parties are well under way around the region

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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

Grass Woods, Grassington

Why Grassington is one of the Yorkshire Dales’ most visited villages

Community is important in Grassington as Esther Leach discovers

Read full story »

.Leeds Victorian arcades are home to a mix of specialist stores

Ten reasons to love Leeds at Christmas

This year’s fantastically festive Magical Leeds programme offers a heady combination of entertainment, shopping and traditional Christmas merrymaking aimed at attracting tourists and injecting a super-duper dose of festive spirit into the lives of residents.

Read full story »

The Montpellier, Harrogate

Mike Newby - former mayor joins Visit Harrogate

We catch up with Harrogate’s new tourism chief to find out what’s happening this holiday season

Read full story »

Haworth

7 reasons to love Haworth

There is a strong sense of the past in this Pennine village and not necessarily because of its Bronte connections

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Walks

Hawnby Church

North York Moors walk - Hawnby

There are good paths and tracks but a high ridge to climb on this lovely moorland walk

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Barbondale

Countryside Walk - Barbon

A decision to increase the size of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is expected soon. Terry Fletcher takes a walk through the proposed new area

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Hard to get lost

Yorkshire Wolds Walk - Market Weighton

Some will tell you the Wolds can never match the striking landscapes in Yorkshire’s three national parks but that is to miss the point, as this delightful circuit proves. What they lack in drama these rolling chalk hills more than make up in charm and exquisite villages. Plus on this walk there are characters galore, including a giant, a king and a rather disgruntled duke.

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A cairn marks the end of the ridge at Penhill, Wensleydale

Yorkshire Dales walk - West Witton

This walk of field paths and moorland tracks begins in the Dales village famed for the Burning of Bartle

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Forge Valley is popular with dog walkers, botanists and birdwatchers

Yorkshire Walk - West Ayton, Scarborough

Turn your back on the beach and explore Scarborough’s secret countryside instead

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Photography

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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Halton East - Mrs S Johnson

Yorkshire Life Reader Photos - October 2014

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

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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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York House Leisure

Park Leisure - Chantry Country and Leisure Park

Chantry Country and Leisure Park is set in the beautiful countryside setting of Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales, making it the perfect idyllic retreat for all, from young families to couples enjoying their retirement.

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Out & About Showcase

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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