Whitby

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.

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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.

 

Rowntrees Park York

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.

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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

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.

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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

 

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.

 

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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.

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens

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.

Knaresborough Castle

 

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.

 

Knaresborough

Knaresborough is a historic market town in North Yorkshire, and I discovered many of its hidden surprises here. From the castle to the pretty riverside, I show you some of the most popular and maybe secrets of the town.

 

Thousands of visitors come here every year for great experiences. Mother Shipton’s Cave is a must visit and the walk to the cave along the river is stunning.
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If you are into exploring, the castle has secret underground passageways and has seating areas inside the cliff side. The Chapel of Our Lady of the Crag is only a short walk away from the castle, and it’s a great historical spot to see.

There are also great cafes and restaurants in Knaresborough, from tradition cuisines to worldly.

The White Horse

The White Horse is one of my favourite childhood places. It is in Kilburn, and once you have climbed the 140 steps to the top, the views of the Vale of York are amazing. On a clear day, you can apparently see the coast.
For the full walk, is three miles long, and you can take different routes from,  into the woods and the visitors centre where you will also catch the gliders taking off from the hill side.

 

York Tourist attractions

York has been awarded 7th best place to visit on trip advisor with attractions such as the national railway museum, York Minster and the grand re opening of the Yorkvik Viking Centre next month. 6.9 million people chose to visit York last year, spending 564 million on the city.

I went around some of my favourate places in York.

York Irish Festival 2017

The York Irish Festival is on this weekend in York City Centre. I went down to see Brendan, who is one of the festival’s organisers to see what it looks like and what they do to celebrate it with the community of York.

Red Nose Day at Rymans

Rymans in York are holding a Red Nose Day event in their shop, and the manager of the store, Liam proctor, is attempting to row 60 miles in the window to help.
The staff are dressing up and they are hosting a cake sale as well.
I took at trip down to find out more.

Door 84 Youth Center

Door 84 youth centre is based in the groves and it is a place that welcomes children from every background.

Converted from an old children’s home, the support this centre gives to people from GCSE’s to social skills is incredible. I caught up with the centre manager here who took me on a mini-tour.

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