The oldest horse race in England – The Kiplingcotes Derby

We have a saying in Yorkshire: “There’s nowt so queer as folk” and one of our more eccentric traditions certainly bears this out.Yorkshire is well-known for its love of horse racing – we have nine fantastic courses dedicated to the Sport of Kings – but the Kiplingcotes Derby is not run on any of those….. The Kiplingcotes Derby is an ancient race which can trace its origins back to 1519, and it... Read more

Brilliant Events in Yorkshire in 2019

Eclectic is what we do best in Yorkshire. If you’re visiting in 2019, check out one of these fabulous festivals in 2019 – we’ve got everything from ceramics to cycling, gaming to gourmet, not to mention the galloping equestrian dynamo, Lorenzo! 6th – 10th February 2019 Yorkshire Games Festival, National Science and Media Museum, Bradford Biggest Games festival celebrating... Read more

George Hudson – York’s Railway King

George Hudson – York’s Railway King Do you ever look at the map and wonder why the main London to Newcastle and then Edinburgh rail line goes significantly east to pass through York? George Hudson was the charismatic self – made businessman who had the drive and determination to make a number of railway companies come to York in the nineteenth century.  HS2 would have plans to... Read more

Stokesley Show

Stokesley Show – Saturday 22nd September 2018 One of the delights of visiting a new area for any of us is experiencing the inherent customs which give a place or an area its character. Like many other counties, Yorkshire has a proud tradition of holding popular agricultural shows, and the beautiful market town of Stokesley, sitting serenely on the edge of the North York Moors National... Read more