Helmsley Wall Gardens is over 250 years old, and I took a trip here to visit their wedding fair and spoke to Mike, the manager who dedicates his hard work along with his staff to make this garden look amazing.
With over five acres here to explore, I also caught up with Helmsley Town Crier David Hinde. He told me everything about the history of the job role and what he does. He also told me about his film role in the new Dads Army film.
When walking through the gardens, you can see doors on each side of the garden. I was told by Mike, the manager, these used to bee used for entry into the castle and the house. Produce was grown by the workers in the garden to supply to the castle and house.
I just love going to little towns in North Yorkshire. And I took a recent visit to Helmsley to see what this market town was all about and it didn’t fail to disappoint.
Seeing the magnificent ruins of Helmsley Castle and the community, the town and their local shops and pubs, this is definitely worth the visit.
Thousands of visitors come here every year and enjoy the country walks. Only a short drive from York’s town centre, parking near the castle is available which leads to different walking routes around the town, and even a long route to the coast.
Other places to visit are Duncombe Park, the Nation Centre for Bird of Prey and Helmsley Arts Centre, enabling you to make a full day of activities in Helmsley.
Whitby is not just a coastal town, this coastal town is full of history.
It has a famous abbey, connections to Captain Cook, and hosts amazing festivals.
The stunning views of the town, you can spot all sorts of attractions and the sandy beaches. I took a visit here, to show you why we love Whitby in North Yorkshire.
Whitby Abbey is famous for not just the ruins and history of the grounds, but also for where Bram Stoker was inspired to write Dracula and looking over the town of Whitby.
You can enjoy a full day here in Whitby and you can’t leave without trying their famous fish and chips.
If you enjoy steam trains, there is The North Yorkshire Moors Railway which takes you to Whitby train stations.
Not far away from the busy town centre, there are lovely coastal walks that take you into the countryside if you enjoy a quieter experience.
Just so slightly away from the busy York city centre, sits Rowntrees Park. Given to the public, this park has many things to do here. It has been awarded a green flag award every year since 2014 and is looked after by the friends of Rowntrees Park.
The park has lots of quirky features around every corner, including sculptures of roman helmets. You can walk along the pond or walk through the park and see their many facilities they offer.
When reaching the end of the park you will be able to see Millennium Bridge which takes you to the other side of the river. There are also river walks that eventually takes you to the next village. You might be able to spot the local wildlife on the way including the local Otters.
Aysgarth Falls is on the lower side of Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales. It has amazing waterfalls and stunning landscapes.
It’s on the river Ure, and there’s lots of wildlife to see. The rock pools here are a good way to discover insects and wildlife.
When arriving, you can see the visitors centre, with lots of history to read. There is a cafe in the building as well. Walking on the trail can take you in a few different directions. One to the waterfalls and the other is a walk through the woods to Bolton Castle.
The trail takes you on a scenic walk of the Yorkshire Dales. From the car park, it is just a short walk to the local town, with shops, cafes and restaurants.
Scarborough is a beachside town in North Yorkshire. Many people choose to come on holiday and visit here every year. There are so many attractions to choose from, and many beaches to pick. I took a trip to show you why people love it so much.
The beach front arcades and 2p machines are great fun and it brings me back to when I was a child, trying to win the toy at the very edge.
You can buy local fish from the front and even buy rods and nets to do your own crab fishing.
The local fish and chips shops are amazing with fresh fish cooking that was caught that day.
I recently visited Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens about their re-opening for the season of 2017. Their wildlife gardens is a very relaxing spot, and you can experience the wildlife all around you. You can also pay a visit to cafe, with homemade treats and find out about their latest events that you can take part in. They will also give you plenty of garden advice. I caught up with the owner here, Vanessa, and she told me how the gardens came about and everything they do here.
My latest post I put up was about the town of Knaresborough and a few months ago I visit Knaresborough Castle. I was led down the underground tunnels and shown how this town used to live when the castle was thriving. I was also told what happened at the courts.