Newsletter – Friday 21st July 2023

in Harrogate in Pickering in Pontefract in Richmond

Visit Yorkshire this summer – with just a few days to go until all schools have finished for the holidays, there’s so much to see and do:

Steam train journeys are a great way to see the county and get a feel for the heritage of the area. Combine with a walk or fill a whole day riding the rails. The image above is from the North York Moors railway as part of a walk from Pickering, but there are steam journeys available at Embsay, Keighley & Worth Valley Railways and on selected journeys along the Settle Carlisle Railway.

Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival begins in Pontefract

There’s still time to grab a ticket on the door and watch the horses this evening in Pontefract.

Read more about the festival here.


The BBC were in Richmond this week filming for BBC Breakfast news. If you saw the amazing drone footage or fancied the cakes from The Station café, get down the the gateway of the Dales and enjoy the market town perched above the Swale. Read more about the history of Richmond Castle here.

Regency chic comes to Harrogate

If you like Bridgerton style, you may have noticed the plum liveried footmen outside the new “Barking George” bar at the recently refurbished Harrogate Inn this week. Read more about the opening and watch coffee printing in real time!


Get a taste of Yorkshire heritage with these events this week:

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  1. My wife and I stayed at the South Lodge Guest House on a midweek break. Steve and Tony, who run the guest house, are very friendly and knowledgeable of the local area. They went the extra mile to make us feel welcome. The attention to detail was second to none with 10/10 for all areas. I couldn’t find any fault at all. We will be going back, next time and will be taking our family, what a fantastic B&B. The breakfast was amazing and the establishment was as clean as a whistle. Nothing was too much trouble. Can’t wait to visit again.


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