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 edge of the North York Moors National Park. Sutton Bank is home to one of the Park’s Visitor Centres and is a fabulous place to come... Read more

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 half term until Sunday 23rd February, is Voyages of the Vikings. The Vikings arrived in York from Scandinavia in the 9th Century and... Read more

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 about the Saturday 1st February and Sunday 2nd February programme that is being announced any day soon.  Eight tons of ice was used... Read more

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 adventure, history, great food and unique experiences and we’d love to share those with you. Our year of wonderful Yorkshire food... Read more

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 free and visitors are well provided for with cafes, restaurants and toilets – you can even have a very elegant afternoon tea... Read more