THE SHAMBLES IN YORK – DIAGON ALLEY?

THE SHAMBLES IN YORK – DIAGON ALLEY?

It was mentioned in Domesday Book in 1086 but the present York street we call the Shambles is clearly later. The houses were built of wide timber frames although the framing is now covered by plaster or hidden by brick frontages. Nobody comes to York without...
Walking in Yorkshire

Walking in Yorkshire

Beautiful vistas, vast expanses of wild moorland, delightful villages, secluded dales, rugged coastline – Yorkshire, “God’s own County” really does have it all! So, if you’re a keen long-distance walker or even if you’re more of a stroll-and- teashop person, why not...
York’s Chocolate Festival & the £500 Easter Egg

York’s Chocolate Festival & the £500 Easter Egg

York, City of Chocolate has been a centre for this delicious confectionary for over 100 years and continues to celebrate chocolate in all its forms. This Easter, York’s Chocolate Festival comes back to Parliament street, Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April 2019 (Easter...
The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre, York

The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre, York

My favourite place in York is passed by thousands of visitors and commuters every month. Just a stone’s throw from the magnificent Micklegate bar is a beautiful Georgian house on the corner which often goes unnoticed. On the wall there is a plaque dedicated to Mary...

2019: A Celebration of Patrick Brontë

As part of the Brontë 200 celebrations, the Brontë Society has announced 2019 as the year for celebrating the life and times of Patrick Brontë, the ‘Father of Genius’, to borrow a title from Dudley Green. The Brontë story is the story of England’s most famous literary...