Leeds, Yorkshire’s largest city, has much to offer Short Break visitors. It has a vibrant city centre, with fine buildings many dating back to Victorian times, and in its suburbs there are outstanding heritage sites. As a Yorkshireman myself, I’ve often visited Leeds over the years and been impressed by its development into a modern, […]
Newby Hall and Gardens provides an excellent day out not just for adults but for children as well.
I was curious to find out why there are two Wentworth stately homes, Wentworth Woodhouse and Wentworth Castle, just a few miles apart near Barnsley in South Yorkshire. Apparently this was as a result of a family dispute. Thomas Wentworth, Baron Raby, expected to inherit the stately home of Wentworth Woodhouse from his grandfather, Sir […]
Temple Newsam House is a 500 year old Tudor-Jacobean stately home in West Yorkshire situated just four miles east of the centre of Leeds. It is rich in history including being the birthplace in 1546 of Lord Darnley, husband to Mary Queen of Scots and father of James I. The last time I visited Temple […]
The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail in the Yorkshire Dales, the Falls of Clyde near New Lanark and the Four Waterfalls Walk in the Brecon Beacons near Aberdare are arguably the most scenic waterfall walks in Great Britain. Waterfalls provide a double joy: the appearance of the splashing white water and the sometimes almost deafening noise of […]
Harewood House, situated halfway between Leeds and Harrogate, was built in the 1760s by Edwin Lascelles, 1st Baron Harewood, to the design of John Carr and Robert Adam and with landscaping by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. I had often driven past the entrance to the Harewood House estate when I was in the Leeds area, but […]