Friday, 1 August 2014

Happy Yorkshire Day

I love Yorkshire but have only really explored such a small portion of it. We had our wonderful holiday to Scarborough and Whitby when Little Bird was younger where we sang sea shanty's and enjoyed the beach. Happy memories of both a typical English seaside and a gothic coastal town. Perfect places and one of Little Bird's favourite television programmes was filmed at Staithes in Yorkshire - Old Jack's Boat.
Staithes, Yorkshire

Today the first of August is Yorkshire Day so I have been having a look to see where might be next on the list to visit in the county over the summer.

Firstly, I've been long wanting to visit Aysgarth Falls in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales. It looks amazing and was featured in the Robin Hood-Prince of Thieves film. Totally magical and I'd love to spend some time on the many walks in this area.  Also not far away from Bolton Castle so my history interest is reignited as the ill fated Mary Queen of Scots was held here.
Aysgarth Falls, Wensleydale
Harrogate has been a favourite place of mine forever. I first went there with my mum on a coach trip and have been back many times since. Love the period houses here and a place I would most definitely consider living. Have tea and cake in Betty's Tearoom and walk it off around Valley Gardens. Not too far away near Ripon is Lightwater Valley where we went last year and had a lot of fun on the rides and in the  Angry Birds play area.
RHS Harlow Carr is also close by for some horticultural exploration and plenty of castles and historical sights from Fountains Abbey to Knaresborough Castle.
Betty's Tea Rooms Harrogate

I still need to visit Middleham Castle for my Richard III infatuation as it was his childhood home. Barnard and Richmond Castles are close by too! Yorkshire is simply full of great castles to visit. 

Of course Yorkshire is still buzzing from the Tour de France so it has been a great year for them so even better to celebrate Yorkshire Day.
Tour de France in Yorkshire

I must add that this not a sponsored post! I just love Yorkshire and wanted to tell everyone about Yorkshire Day. I have a Yorkshire surname so I'm sure we started out there as a family :) There's quite a lot of events on here such as markets, Medieval events and a Mad Hatters Tea Party. Let me know if you get to any of them.


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