Skipsea- East Ridings Yorkshire

Skipsea is in the East Ridings of Yorkshire and is a place for people who enjoy the more quieter holiday and days out experience.

It is in-between Beverley and Bridlington and you can spot the other bays from the beach such as Flamborough.

 

Skipsea Castle dates back to 1086 and the mound and a few ruins are only what’s left of it, and it dates back to the Iron Age. The site is 278 feet and the mound is 2,500 years old.

There are lots of haunted tales around Skipsea such as the white ghost who haunts the castle grounds, and the headless horseman

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The beach is narrow, but it allows you to walk to other bays around the area and there are opportunities to try fishing.

For keen walkers, there are lots of trails sign posted, and when you are finished, the town has a local fish and chip shop.

Skipsea also has lots of camping and caravan plots, if you plan to stay longer.

 

Moorlands and Beningbrough

 

Moorlands and Beningbrough, two of my favourite places to visit.

Moorlands is a nature reserve and it’s a great place to take your children. You can discover the local wildlife on the trail and check out the treehouse. Around the reserve, you can see some great tree carvings too.

 

 

Beningbrough is more known for Beningbrough Hall, but it offers some great walking trails too. It is 370 acres long and is very dog-friendly. One of my favourite times of year to come is October because it’s great for conker picking.

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The best thing about these places is they are absolutely free to visit, so if you are looking for a cheaper alternative to spend the holidays, I would recommend these.

Hole of Horcum- North York Moors

The Hole of Horcum is on the North York Moors and there are so many legends and tales as to why it exists. It is 400ft deep and there are lots of tracks to take, such as a five-mile trail to levisham Moor.

 

The Moors are also full of ancient remains from different eras of history. Along one of the tracks, you can spot the steam trains from levisham. For wildlife lovers, there are all sorts of animals hiding in the heather such as Stoat, Wheatear, Adders and Curlew.

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The Moors became a national park in 1952 and there are hundreds of trails such as A Mediaeval Adventure and the Royal Forest of Pickering.

This is only part 1 of my trails around the moors, so look out for the next tale and trail I discover.

 

York- Part 2

A City that is surrounded by history, attractions and heritage, and there is so much here to discover.
The York Bar walls were mainly built in the 13th century and if you want to walk the whole stretch it may take you a few hours, but in my view, it’s the best way to see and get to know the City.

Shopping in York is great because you can shop in your independent stores from the streets of Stonegate to the Shambles, and your more highstreets chain lovers, Coney Street is for you.
If you’re into museums, York has plenty, from The Castle Museum, The Yorkshire Museum, The Jorkik Viking Centre, to the Army Museum, just to name a select few.

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York also has a daily market called the Shambles market, where you can buy a huge range of things from gifts to local produce. There are lots of places to stay overnight in York and they have some great bars and restaurants.

Beverley- East Ridings of Yorkshire

Beverley is a market town in the East Ridings of Yorkshire. There is a lot of tourist attractions to discover including the famous Minster, the racecourse and the Beck.

 

Beverley Westwood is a great for families to enjoy and is 4.5 miles long, and you get some scenic views from the town and the racecourse.

Shopping around Beverley has everything from your high street chains, to independent and they hold a market here two days a week selling local produce.
The Georgian quarter is great for shopping too and have some nice restaurants and pubs.

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If you do want to stay in the town, there are plenty Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, places for camping and Glamping.
There is also the opportunity to have a tour on some boats which you can hire from Beverly Beck, and it’s only a short walk from the town centre.
The town host some great events here too, and I fully recommend that Beverley is worth the visit.

Skipton, North Yorkshire

Skipton is a town in North Yorkshire that has a historical castle, cobbled streets and the Yorkshire Dales on its doorstep. There are so many things to enjoy and you can easily spend all day here exploring.

Skiptons Castle is a must visit and is one of England’s best-preserved Castles. You can explore around the grounds and inside and in medieval times, you would have had to cross over a bridge to get to it.
Once you have finished exploring the Castle, Skipton’s Castle woods is a great walk and spot for a picnic. The views of the castle from here are amazing and the paths through the woods are great for families.

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The town is a market town and has an amazing market held for four days in the week, selling local produce to hand crafted gifts.
It also has its own museum and the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Station isn’t far away and is another great attraction.
You also can’t visit Skipton without going to their famous canal and taking a tour on the boats.

Goathland, North Yorkshire

Goathland in North Yorkshire is a very popular tourist destination for more than one reason.
It has been attracting people as early as the 19th century and for possibly slightly older viewers it’s because of the popular TV series Heartbeat. It was filmed here in Goathland and was set in the 1960’s. It followed the lives of the villagers, police and medical staff and the set is still visible to see around the village.

The other tourist attraction that is a must see, is the train station. It was used in the Harry Potter film as the station at Hogsmeade and the station is still in working order and you can take regular trips on their steam trains to places like Whitby.

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That’s not all that Goathland has to offer, sat on the North Yorkshire Moors, there are plenty of great walking trails including one to Grosmont, which is a 3-and-a-half-mile hike, and you can even find Mallyan Spount’s 70 ft. waterfall.

There are also some lovely shops, pubs and cafes to visit along the tour of Goathland, and they even host some great events in the year.

Flamborough

Flamborough is on the East Ridings of Yorkshire and is a well-known popular spot for beach lovers, hikers and explorers.
The lighthouse dates back to 1806 and is only 1.2 miles away from the village. You can also stay here as there are lots of bed and breakfasts and pubs.

 

The cliffs are home to thousands of birds from Gannets to Puffins and you can explore inside the sea caves.
The Sea Caves are great fun when the tide is out, as you can walk in them and see them emerge from when they were underwater. The caves are formed from the geology of the chalk cliffs combined with the sea waves.

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There are plenty of walks around the bays and is a great spot for kite flying and rock pooling. You can walk on Bempton Cliffs to local nature reserves and you to the old lighthouse that dates back to 1674.

Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire

Robin Hoods Bay is only a few miles away from Whitby in North Yorkshire, but it has its own history and is a great spot to find fossils.
It’s just a short walk from the top, but it takes you through a great stroll into the town or you can choose the beach walk.

Only a short video but it shows why this place is so popular.

Robin Hoods Bay used to be known as a smugglers town and you can spot some of the hidden walk ways that were used to smuggle things like tea, alcohol and tobacco.
The coast dates back 150-200 million years ago.

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The town has its own museum and there are many independnt shops, bars and restaurants.
To add more to the day you can visit the near by Sneaton Forest where you can see the amazing waterfall after the rain.

Stillingfleet Lodge and Gardens, Wildlife Day 2017

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens and Nurseries held their annual wildlife day on Father’s Day in June and it had some amazing stalls and wildlife to show.
It’s a great day out for inspiration and talks on wildlife and to introduce children to the wonders of what is in the gardens.

The organisations who took part in the event were: British Arachnological Society, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Butterfly Conservation Yorkshire, East Yorkshire Bat Group, Natural England, North Yorkshire Rotters, PLACE (People, Landscape And Cultural Environment of Yorkshire), Tansy Beetle Action Group, Yorkshire Amphibian & Reptile Group (ARG), Yorkshire Mammal Group.

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The event proved to be another year’s success and many visitors came from all ages.
People had a chance to join the experts in talks and walks around the gardens and see bird ringing take place and how to identify between a male and a female. Along with other fantastic stalls.

York Rescue Boat

York River Rescue is a charity and organisation that helps with the safety of the rivers around York. They also focus on patrols with teams on the river and on foot. I was luckily enough to be invited to experience the hard work they put into every shift, and learn about the equipment they use and training.

They also show awareness and teach young people the safety and dangers of the river and visit schools, colleges and universities.

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Not only do they patrol, they also talk to vulnerable people and make sure they are safe and help with local flooding.

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Harrogate Town in North Yorkshire is famous for their amazing shopping experience. A town full of designer clothes and independent shops, it also attracts antique collectors, with over twenty dealers in the town.

There are plenty of shops through the high street and in the Victorian shopping centre.

For attraction lovers, you can visit the Royal Pump Museum and discover the history of the building. It now features Egyptology and a mummy case.

There is also the Turkish Baths and Health Spa which opened in 1897 and it still open today.

For food lovers, Harrogate has some of the most amazing café and restaurants including the famous Bettys tea rooms.

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Only five minutes out of the busy town centre, there is the picturesque Valley Gardens. It has 17 acres and has a children’s boating pool, weekend band concerts, a skatepark, padding pool and orienteering.

If you want to stay in Harrogate, there are plenty of hotels and bed and breakfasts around the town, and there are lots of camping pitches just outside.

Harrogate & District are great places to visit and not far from the town you can visit Knaresborough, Boroughbridge, Pateley Bridge, Ripon and Masham.

 

 

 

 

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