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Spectators gather at Holme Moss, West Yorkshire, to watch the Tour de France riders pass en route from York to Sheffield in stage 2 of the race.

Huge crowds turn out to watch the Tour de France in Yorkshire

Huge crowds turned out to watch the Tour de France sweep through Yorkshire in one of the greatest spectacles the county has ever witnessed. Andrew Vine reports

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James Sommerville, Beanie Sturgis, Daisy Berkeley, Ben Hobday, Laura Jennings.

2014 Bramham International Horse Trials drinks reception

Riders and officials came together to toast the Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials 2014 at a drinks reception on the Bramham estate, Wetherby, West Yorkshire where the event is held each year.

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Roof tops of Pickering

Pickering - Stories from then and now

Wrap a warm blanket of nostalgia around you with a trip to Pickering, says David Marsh

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Yorks ten-acre Museum Gardens offers plenty of room for a picnic

Five top picnic spots in York

York’s top urban picnic spots for sightseeing sarnie-eaters

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Summer shoppers make a beeline for Shambles

York is aiming to be of the Uk’s top tourist destinations

Is York in for its best summer yet? Jo Haywood reports Photographs from Visit York

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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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Fountains Abbey

Ten of the best family days out in Yorkshire

Yorkshire days out for children and the young at heart

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Views of and from the Cow and Calf .

Ilkley prepares a warm welcome for the Tour de France

One Yorkshire town used to welcoming visitors is more than ready for an invasion of cycle race fans

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Bettys in Harrogate

Where to eat and stay in Harrogate during the Tour de France and beyond

With the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire what better excuse to explore Harrogate? Says Janet Reeder

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Waggons roll past York's iconic minster

A look ahead to the 2014 York Mystery Plays

York prepares for a summer of medieval mystery

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Events

Circo Rum Ba Ba at Seafest

Discover the Yorkshire coast in July

Revel in the summer celebrations on the seafront this month with the help of Janet Deacon

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The official painting for the Tour de France Grand Depart

Le Grand Depart - a look ahead to the Tour De France in Yorkshire

The white rose county turns yellow this month as one of the world’s greatest sporting spectacles comes to Yorkshire. Andrew Vine looks at what the Tour de France holds

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The Great Yorkshire Show

What’s on in Yorkshire - July 2014

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

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Team Sky Procycling ride Buttertubs Pass on Stage 1 of the 2014 Tour De France route. Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

The Yorkshire Dales prepares for the Tour de France

Is the Yorkshire Dales ready for the expected invasion by thousands of cycle race fans? Terry Fletcher reports

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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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Actor Matthew Rhys reading poetry at Thorpe Perrow Arboretum in Bedale.

Actor Matthew Rhys leafs through a book or two in aid of Thorp Perrow Arboretum

There has been much curiosity and excitement surrounding the filming in Yorkshire of the television drama Death Comes to Pemberley, the PD James sequel to Pride and Prejudice. But few probably realised leading man Matthew Rhys, who plays Darcy in the three part programme, also has a connection with Thorp Perrow Arboretum, near Bedale in North Yorkshire. He has been the guest of owners Sir John and Lady Niki Ropner and Sir John’s daughter Annabel Dugdale, a long time friend of the actor.

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Places

Spectators gather at Holme Moss, West Yorkshire, to watch the Tour de France riders pass en route from York to Sheffield in stage 2 of the race.

Huge crowds turn out to watch the Tour de France in Yorkshire

Huge crowds turned out to watch the Tour de France sweep through Yorkshire in one of the greatest spectacles the county has ever witnessed. Andrew Vine reports

Read full story »

Roof tops of Pickering

Pickering - Stories from then and now

Wrap a warm blanket of nostalgia around you with a trip to Pickering, says David Marsh

Read full story »

Yorks ten-acre Museum Gardens offers plenty of room for a picnic

Five top picnic spots in York

York’s top urban picnic spots for sightseeing sarnie-eaters

Read full story »

Summer shoppers make a beeline for Shambles

York is aiming to be of the Uk’s top tourist destinations

Is York in for its best summer yet? Jo Haywood reports Photographs from Visit York

Read full story »

Fountains Abbey

Ten of the best family days out in Yorkshire

Yorkshire days out for children and the young at heart

Read full story »

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Great British Life Holidays

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Walks

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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Village of Arncliffe

Yorkshire Dales Walk - Arncliffe and Kettlewell

Take these moorland tracks and riverside paths for a perfect early summer walk

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Nunnington Hall

North Yorkshire Walk - Nunnington Hall, Ryedale

Enjoy a walk that takes you back in time along river paths and farm tracks

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Stoodley Pike

South Pennines Walk - Todmorden

Stride out along moorland tracks and old packhorse routes that cross the wide open spaces of the South Pennines

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Glaisedale village

North Yorkshire Walk - Glaisedale, North York Moors

A story of adventure adds romance to a wonderful walk in North Yorkshire

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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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Warmaways

Renewable Energy - Warmaway

After over 40 years of service, Warmaway are still a local, family owned business.

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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

On 5 restaurant at Ascot Racecourse

Another Level

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Joanne Sindall reveals the multi-million-pound On 5 restaurant that is open for Royal Ascot – with Tom Kerridge as chef in residence

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Jimmy Quinn riding Yeager wins The Deloitte Handicap Stakes at Ascot racecourse on July 27, 2013. Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Photo Finish

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

James Gill meets race-loving Alan Crowhurst, who pursued his passion to become an award-winning photographer

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Royal Ascot unveils David Mach collage. Photo credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images for Royal Ascot

Great British Drama

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

David Mach tells Eleanore Kelly the story of perhaps the greatest social event anywhere in the world. This he did in the form of a collage entitled ‘The Great British Drama’

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Film still of My Fair Lady. Image copyright: 1964 Rex Features

My Fair Lady

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

As My Fair Lady celebrates its 50th anniversary, Harriet Worsley discovers Ascot’s special influence on costume designer

Cecil Beaton

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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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