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YORK’S ICE TRAIL: Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th February 2022

Before we got frozen into our lockdown world in 2021, York’s popular free Ice Trail in previous years had embraced themes like ‘Myths and Legends’ followed by ‘Fantastical Fiction and Fairy Tales.’ Attractions and businesses are able to advertise next to the ice sculptures they have sponsored which is why this event gets bigger and attracts thousands more sightseers every year.  Eight tons of... Read more

‘All Creatures Great and Small’ – a Global TV Hit

The new television adaptation of James Herriot’s books called ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ is charming viewers around the world with its pastoral setting in the Yorkshire Dales. The episodes follow the gentle adventures of a newly qualified veterinarian in Yorkshire in the 1930s. The first season was a pandemic-era hit thanks partly to the pastoral escapism it offered shut-in viewers. It was... Read more

Whitby Regatta, plan ahead for 2022

The Whitby Regatta presents visitors with a full weekend of entertainment, embracing yacht racing, rowing races and a host of free entertainment including the Royal Air Force Typhoon Display Team, finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular firework display. Over one hundred and seventy years of aquatic competition and entertainment. The Whitby Regatta is probably the oldest sea Regatta... Read more

The Great Yorkshire Show – Tuesday 12 – Friday 15 July 2022.

The Great Yorkshire Show was born in October 1837 when a group of leading agriculturalists, led by the third Earl Spencer, met at the Black Swan Hotel in Coney Street, York to discuss the future of the farming industry. The result was the decision to form an organisation – the Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS) – whose aims were to improve and develop agriculture and hold an annual... Read more

And another reason to visit South Yorkshire… Wentworth Castle Gardens

South Yorkshire is enjoying the limelight at the moment with record numbers of people wanting to see inside Wentworth Woodhouse where Downton Abbey was filmed. But only 6 miles away is a little-known attraction with lots to tempt the visitor – 63 acres of formal gardens, 500 acres of wider parkland and 26 listed buildings and monuments. Highlights include: Victorian conservatory with rare... Read more