Discover Yorkshire

Discover Yorkshire

A little piece of Chelsea, complete with dairy, that’s forever Yorkshire

TUCKED away between the Thames and the Royal Hospital, the Chelsea Flower Show ground is an oasis in a sea of concrete and parking meters.

Thixendale in the Yorkshire Wolds

Village focus: Thixendale - as not seen on TV

IT WAS in 1951, with the construction of a 750ft mast in the Home Valley near Huddersfield, that television came to Yorkshire. It was about four years too late to watch the future Queen’s wedding at Westminster Abbey, but in Thixendale, deep within the Wolds, they were kept waiting almost until the nuptials of her youngest son.

The Shambles in York

Why you get more bang for your buck in Britain

TWO generations after cheap charter flights opened up the Spanish Costas to price-conscious tourists, the smart money has moved over to stay-at-home holidays, a leading travel guide concludes today.

Conservation work at Byland Abbey. Picture by Simon Hulme

Medieval mixture replaces 20th century concrete as restorers seize ‘chance of a lifetime’ to preserve Byland Abbey

ITS spectacular rose window was the inspiration for York Minster, but a restoration effort 90 years ago threatened to do almost as much damage as Henry VIII.

Jason White, curator of Britain's first exhibition of contemporary vinyl art, at the Civic, Barnsley. Picture by Simon Hulme

Wall of sound: Barnsley gallery stages record art show

STONE Age man had his cave walls and Michelangelo the Sistine Chapel, but for the last two generations of artist the medium of choice has been the record sleeve.

Andrew Pern of the Star Inn at Harome, top right, Tommy Banks, head chef at the Black Swann at Oldstead, Frances Atkins from the Yorke Arms and some hand-massaged octopus from Michael O'Hare's The Man Behind the Curtain in Leeds.

Queues for the £300-a-head restaurant where you have to eat what you’re given

IT IS the sort of restaurant for which, even at £300 a head, you need to book early. The Araki, in London’s Mayfair, has just nine seats and can accommodate only two sittings a night.

Dining Out

Campaigners rail against plan for old Yorkshire railway line

A DECISION on whether to turn the old rail line between Scarborough and Whitby into a track suitable for high speed bikes will be taken by councillors next month after a heated consultation period that has seen a protest petition signed by more than 7,000 people.

Dave Purvis is one of Britains leading coracle builders

Ancient crafts on show at Moors festival

IT is the biggest woodland event in the north, with more than 100 artisans demonstrating crafts that date back centuries.

Lady Florence Bell at the original production at Mount Grace Priory near Northallerton, in 1927

How they’re reviving the Yorkshire village fete with a cast bigger than Ben Hur

IT WAS a village show with a cast bigger than Ben Hur.

Ben Wray recreates Reginald Farrer's shotgun technique.  Picture: Charlotte Graham/Guzelian

How one shotgun explorer helped shape the great British garden

IT ISN’T a technique anyone on Gardeners’ Question Time ever advocated, but this is how they once propagated plants in the Dales.

The Harbour at Staithes, out of season. 
Picture by Gerard Binks

Tide turns for all-weather visits to coast

IT SPANS 36 miles along the edge of the North York Moors National Park, and takes in some of England’s most breathtaking scenery.

Victoria: Pinewood, but more posh - film sets fit for a Queen in Yorkshire

Victoria: Pinewood, but more posh - film sets fit for a Queen in Yorkshire

It is Pinewood but more posh - a pop-up film studio inside one of Yorkshire’s grandest residences.

York is a magnet for tourists

Chop sticks but not chips tempt Chinese visitors to Yorkshire

THEY like Harry Potter, afternoon tea and the Premier League, but not fish and chips or the seaside - which makes York and Huddersfield the top destinations for the region’s increasing numbers of visitors from China, according to data from tourism officials.

Curator Robin Diaper with an amplification horn mistaken by one child as a device for making crumpets, on show as part of Bill Baileys Cabinet of Curiosities exhibition at Hull Maritime Museum.  Picture by Tony Johnson.

Hull museum drafts in comedian Bill Bailey for new exhibition

Today we might write it off as a vanity project, but to Sir William Constable, it was a window of wonder on to everything in the known world.

Day One of the Tour de Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire Day 1: Thrills and spills at the seaside

Even before the tumble on the approach to the finishing tape in Scarborough, the crowds had been buzzing.

The Tour de Yorkshire is a free show like no other

Tour de Yorkshire preview: What you need to know about this weekend’s big event

THE Tour de Yorkshire will be an opportunity for Yorkshire’s local communities to present themselves and the county to the world as never before, the chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire says.

A silver and gold hoard (927 AD) found in the Vale of York in 2007 and acquired jointly by the British Museum, the Yorkshire Museum and Harrogate Museum. Picture: Trustees of the British Museum and York Museums Trust.

Seven best archeological hoards found in Yorkshire

Yorkshire has been at the heart of English history for more than 2,000 years and its past and its landscape have been shaped by Roman and Viking invaders, the War of the Roses and the English Civil War.

Flying Scotsman will be one of four locos travelling in tandem

Y17 conference: Unique rail date as Flying Scotsman meets new Azuma loco

THE PAST, present and future of Yorkshire’s east coast main line will converge in a unique rail event next month, it was announced today.

The Vikings have returned to Jorvik.

Culture clash as Viking life is relived in 21st century York

IT IS a clash of cultures like no other: the “Great Heathen Army” of Danish warriors who built a fortress in Viking York are being brought back to virtual life as a 21st century “national centre of excellence”.

The Lister Arms  in Malham.

Dales pub voted among Britain’s top dogs

A DALES pub has been named one of the most dog friendly in Britain.

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