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Out and About: by train round the beautiful northeast

Continuing our occasional series of things to do and see on a day out. Recently we spent a day taking a train journey from York to Leeds, Leeds to Carlisle, Carlisle to Newcastle, and Newcastle back to York. On hearing of our plan, a friend asked “Whatever for?” If that’s your reaction, return to the […]

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Out and About: Ampleforth Abbey

Continuing our (very) occasional series of things to do and places to go. I’ve always known that Ampleforth Abbey was there of course, but assumed that it was, by its very nature, an other-worldly sort of place that did not encourage – if not actually forbid – visitors. Quite wrong! The Abbey welcomes visitors and […]

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Out and About: Rievaulx Abbey

The aim of our occasional Out and About series is to highlight lesser known places and things to visit in the local area that you might have overlooked. So, you wonder, where does Rievaulx Abbey come in when it’s well known as one of the great monastic ruins of the north? I’ve always thought that […]

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OUT and ABOUT: York Quilt Museum

Clocks have gone back, and although it’s unseasonably warm we can’t depend on that lasting, so it’s time to think of where to go to avoid the rain and wind. York has so many beautiful places that it ought not to feature in our series, which is largely devoted to spreading the word about attractions […]

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OUT and ABOUT: Markenfield Hall

The sun has shone once or twice recently and it seemed like a good time to resume our occasional series of less well known things to do and see.  I didn’t expect to be posting this item on such a wet and miserable night, but the sun will shine again.  So… Markenfield Hall? I confess […]

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Yorkshire beaches pass test for water quality

It seems a somewhat strange time of the year for this announcement, but if you are dreaming of sunny summer days to come, you will be pleased to hear that, according to the Environment Agency, all 20 bathing beaches in Yorkshire have passed a test for water quality. The highest quality standard was met by […]

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OUT and ABOUT: Mount Grace Priory

Continuing our occasional series of less well known things to do and see: contributions welcome. Mount Grace Priory is a monastic ruin often overlooked for a day out because at first sight it doesn’t compare with the grandeur of Fountains or Rievaulx. It’s worth a closer look. The first pleasure of Mount Grace is getting […]

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OUT and ABOUT: Selby

Continuing our occasional series of local things to do and see. This one is for ‘church-crawlers’ only, because sadly Selby doesn’t have anything much to offer for a day out other than a magnificent church. But if magnificent churches are your thing, read on… Even the journey to Selby (about 45 miles) is uninspiring: round […]

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OUT and ABOUT: Beverley

With the advent of summer, at long last, we are resuming our occasional series on places to go and things to see: contributions welcome. The sun shone, the sky was blue, and we decided it was time for a day out, a gentle meander without too much pressure. The choice of destination fell on Beverley, […]

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