Yorkshire’s Spa Towns

Yorkshire’s Spa Towns

The appreciation that natural spring water could cure sickness and disease dates back to Roman times and beyond. With the conversion to Christianity ‘taking the waters’ developed into a religious rite until the reformation, when Henry VIII’s...
Yorkshire’s Jurassic World

Yorkshire’s Jurassic World

Want to meet a dinosaur called Alan? Then head to The Yorkshire Museum in York. The Museum is set to showcase it’s many finds from the Jurassic period in a brand-new exhibition, Yorkshire’s Jurassic World. During the Jurassic Period, approximately 150...
Prehistory on Ilkley Moor – the Twelve Apostles

Prehistory on Ilkley Moor – the Twelve Apostles

If you’re out for a stroll on Ilkley Moor – a great place to head for is the Twelve Apostles Stone Circle. It’s not quite to the scale of Stonehenge but it is a delightful circle which dates back to the Bronze Age (4500 – 2700 years ago) and is...
Yorkshire’s Spectacular Snowdrops

Yorkshire’s Spectacular Snowdrops

In mid-winter, when little else is growing, a walk through a blanket of snowdrops is a delight, and Yorkshire has some spectacular displays to enjoy. The little drops of ‘snow’ signal that spring is just around the corner. The Latin name for the snowdrop, Galanthus...
Vikings!

Vikings!

The Vikings will be on the march around York once again in February 2018! Now recognised as the largest festival dedicated to Vikings in Europe, this is a great chance to get up close and personal with our ancestors! The word Viking actually means the act of sailing...