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Whitby Goth Weekends

Sadly Whitby Goth Weekend on 24th – 26th April 2020 was cancelled so lets look forward to 30th October to 1st November 2020! For any of you that watched the recent, brilliant 3-part BBC adaptation of Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’, the haunting scenery of the North Yorkshire fishing village of Whitby will be familiar. And it is against this dramatic and spooky backdrop that the Whitby Goth Weekends... Read more

Whitby Jet

Although most frequently found in seams of shale on the Yorkshire Coast between Robin Hood’s Bay and Boulby, Whitby Jet can also be discovered washed up on the shore when bad weather or rough seas occur where seams that extend under the sea have broken away. Unlike most gemstones, Whitby Jet is organic and was naturally formed from fossilised wood – actually from trees like our... Read more

Yorkshire Icons – The Yorkshire Terrier

Question – what do Anastacia, Audrey Hepburn, Whitney Houston, Donnie Osmond, Ivanka Trump, Orlando Bloom, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Victoria and David Beckham, Bruce Willis, Venus Williams, Justin Timberlake, Johnny Depp and Jose Mourinho all have in common? Answer – Well, they have all been the proud owners of Yorkshire Terriers – or should that be – they have been ‘owned’ by... 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