Dark Skies in Yorkshire

Dark Skies in Yorkshire

World-famous vet-turned- author, James Herriot, proclaimed it to be the finest view in England and now visitors are being encouraged to enjoy it at night too. Herriot was talking of the expansive panorama from the top of Sutton Bank, a steep escarpment on the very...
Jorvik Viking Festival

Jorvik Viking Festival

Recognised as the largest festival of its type in Europe, York’s annual Viking festival is a celebration of all things Norse and celebrates York’s extensive Norse heritage. The theme for this year’s festival which takes place from Saturday 15th February all through...
York’s Ice Trail: Our very own Beasts from the East?

York’s Ice Trail: Our very own Beasts from the East?

Not this year!  The 2019 theme of York’s popular Ice Trail was ‘Myths and Legends’ involving lots of beasts, but the 2020 theme will probably be rather different and hopefully the weather will be warmer too! Look at Visit York website and Facebook posts for details...
Welcome to 2020 in Yorkshire!

Welcome to 2020 in Yorkshire!

A warm welcome to 2020 from Yorkshire’s Blue Badge Guides!   Our blog this year is going to focus on wonderful events happening throughout Yorkshire…. from Vikings in York to Goths in Whitby, Sheep in Masham to Hip-hop in Leeds.  Yorkshire is packed full of...
The National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum

No visit to the beautiful and historic city of York is complete without spending at least a couple of hours in the National Railway Museum, which is the biggest railway museum in the world with more than 100 locomotives. Furthermore, being a National Museum, entry is...