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Tour de Yorkshire 2020

Tour de Yorkshire 2020

The route of the Tour de Yorkshire cycling road race has been announced.  With Stage One of le Tour starting on Thursday the 30th of April 2020 in Beverley and finishing 176km away in Redcar in the far north of the county.  The route will take competitors along the...

Dracula and Whitby

Dracula and Whitby

In the UK, the BBC’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” is just the most recent in a long line of TV programmes either filmed or set in or around North Yorkshire (and of course our self catering holiday cottages in the Vale of Pickering).  “Emmerdale”, a soap...

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Malton at the Weekend

Malton at the Weekend

A brief article all about Malton and its fabulous food! The Weekender If you're thinking of visiting Malton to experience its foodie delights, why not stay with us?  We are only 20 minutes away and offer a good central location for visiting the best of the Yorkshire...

The Worst or Best Kept Secret

The Worst or Best Kept Secret

Secrets? What Secrets? Depending on who you know, this may be the worst (Alastair) or the best (Jacqueline) kept secret that we have. Since about May of 2019 we have been in the process of buying a self-catering cottage business in North Yorkshire between Pickering...

Whitby Abbey at Night

Whitby Abbey at Night

Couldn't resist proping the camera on top of a woolly hat (to keep it stable) on the wall and taking this photograph of Whitby Abbey lit up at night.  Around Halloween the Abbey is lit up and is open to visitors  - for more informaiton visit the English Heritage...

Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon

Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon

Hosted entirely on the private Birdsall Estate, the Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon is organised by the Birdsall Estate and the Northern Ride bicycle shop in Malton.  This offroad mountain biking event is run for one day a year (in 2020 on the 7th of June) and is a...

Coffee Cups and Christmas

Coffee Cups and Christmas

Here's a story that caught our eye. North Yorkshire coffee shop Baltzersen's, based in Harrogate, has since 2018 stopped using disposable paper cups. By their own admission in this Facebook post they have lost out financially because of that decision, but still stand...

Yorkshire Tea – the number 1 tea in the UK

Yorkshire Tea – the number 1 tea in the UK

According to the Yorkshire Post, Yorkshire Tea, has become the number 1 tea in the UK - congratulations! Not only is it the number one tea in the UK, but it is made by local company Taylors of Harrogate who have really strong community, environment and sustainability...

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

There is a new version of  Frances Hodgson Burnett's children's novel The Secret Garden starring Colin Firth (he also stared in the 1987 film version!) and Julie Walters coming to cinemas in early 2020. Set locally within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park,...

Small Businesses and the Environment

Small Businesses and the Environment

Great article on the BBC website about what  the Honey Pot Cafe in Penzance is doing to do its bit for the environment.  We want to do our bit too, it will be difficult at first, but as we grow with the business we hope it all becomes second nature.  This is what we...

Illuminated Whitby Abbey

Illuminated Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey, is once again lighting up for Halloween.  Between Fri 25 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2019 you can visit Whitby Abbey in the evening and see it bathed in light.  There will also be story tellers telling their spooky tales.....  For more information and costs visit...

Malton for Good Food

Malton for Good Food

One of the things that attracted us and our family to the Vale of Pickering was the small town of Malton, a lovely market town that like many places in the Vale of Pickering wouldn't be out of place in the Cotswolds.  Malton, now famed for its good food, whether that...

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Talbot Yard, Malton

Talbot Yard, Malton

The Talbot Yard is a part of Malton in North Yorkshire's food revolution.  With 6 artisan food producers situated in one courtyard (a former coaching court yard) with easy access to the rest of Malton, you are spoilt for choice - more so as its all made and prepared...

Tour de Yorkshire 2020

Tour de Yorkshire 2020

The route of the Tour de Yorkshire cycling road race has been announced.  With Stage One of le Tour starting on Thursday the 30th of April 2020 in Beverley and finishing 176km away in Redcar in the far north of the county.  The route will take competitors along the...

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