Category Archives: Places to Visit

Victoria at Harewood

Last Tuesday we had a lovely day at Harewood House, we had a private tour of the Victoria exhibition, so we were looking round for an hour before the house opened to the public.  As Harewood House was used in the … Continue reading

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Hazlewood Castle

  This week  fourteen of us visited Hazlewood Castle near Tadcaster. Askwith and Weston villages have strong connections to the Vavasour family who occupied Hazlewood following the Battle of Hastings in 1066 until 1908 when it was finally sold. Since … Continue reading

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Beverley and Burton Agnes

Just got back from a fabulous day out on our Christmas visit to Beverley and Burton Agnes. After a scenic drive across a misty Vale of York, we arrived in Beverley in nice time for a cup of coffee. Beverley … Continue reading

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Harrogate Royal Hall

At the beginning of the month a group of us went for a tour of the Royal Hall in Harrogate. It was Gwen’s suggestion as she had been before and said how enthusiastic and knowledgeable the volunteer tour guides were. … Continue reading

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Gaping Gill – We Did It!!

We had an early start on Thursday and by 8.30 we were starting the walk from the pretty village of Clapham up to Gaping Gill. The weather forecast looked somewhat wet all day, but as usual they got it wrong, it … Continue reading

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Thornton Hall Gardens

We have just had a wonderful day visiting Thornton Hall Gardens. There were thirty three of us on the coach and having had a good journey up we had plenty of time for a coffee in Richmond and a stretch … Continue reading

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Wallington

Our journey took us through the glorious countryside of North Yorkshire, County Durham and then into Northumberland on a beautiful sunny morning which was to turn into a glorious Summer’s day. Many country houses are hidden from view as you … Continue reading

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