Harlow Carr Reunited

Harlow Carr Reunited

Harrogate’s rise as a spa town began in 1571 when William Slingsby discovered the mineral nature of the waters of the Tewit Well. In 1734 sulphur springs were discovered at Harlow Carr but it was not for another century that the site was developed to become a...
The Masham Swifts

The Masham Swifts

Swifts are unique and amazing birds. Although similar in appearance to swallows and house martins, they are not related and evolved separately some 50 million years ago. Surprisingly perhaps, their closest bird relatives are hummingbirds! What makes swifts so unique...
Dick Turpin

Dick Turpin

Visitors to York can see his grave in St George’s churchyard, his place of hanging at York’s Tyburn and his condemned cell in the Museum that was formerly York Castle prison. He has had a romantic reputation as a highwayman who held up stagecoaches at gunpoint and...
THE KIPLINGCOATES DERBY

THE KIPLINGCOATES DERBY

What’s the oldest continually running horse race in the world? You may think something at Ascot or Aintree but you’d be wrong!  Instead you have to head to the top of the Yorkshire Wolds in East Yorkshire to a tiny place called Kiplingcotes.  Here a flat horse race...