Is York safe? A complete safety guide for York

Is York safe? Yes. The city is exciting enough to be a great night out and a busy weekend shopping experience. But York also has a sleepy, laidback town feel that challenges its city status. Unlike major cities like Manchester, York is an excellent spot to relax a little. Nowhere is completely safe, of course.Continue reading “Is York safe? A complete safety guide for York”

Things to do in Ilkley: 10 things for your itinerary

Ilkley is an affluent spa town in West Yorkshire, just an hour’s drive outside the major city of Leeds. The town has a country feel yet is full of entertainment. There are plenty of things to do in Ilkley that I’d recommend adding to your itinerary. Ilkley has the moor to explore, vintage toy collectionsContinue reading “Things to do in Ilkley: 10 things for your itinerary”

Visit Burnsall: A complete guide to visiting Burnsall

Burnsall is a pretty village in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Off of most people’s radars, it is a quietly popular spot for hikers and national park enthusiasts. If you are looking for an idyllic place to experience Yorkshire’s countryside, it makes a beautiful place to visit. Information about the village can be quite limitedContinue reading “Visit Burnsall: A complete guide to visiting Burnsall”

Things to do in Whitby: 9 things for your itinerary

Whitby is the centre of Yorkshire’s maritime history and culture. If you want a classic Yorkshire seaside experience, look no further. The city has that fish and chips and cobbled street vibe, with plenty of stories to tell. Whether you are interested in Captain Cook, Dracula, or the many pirates that passed Whitby’s shores, theContinue reading “Things to do in Whitby: 9 things for your itinerary”

Visiting Beamsley Beacon: A Complete Guide to Visiting Beamsley Beacon

Amongst locals, Beamsley Beacon is the hill on the Langbar Moor – great for a morning jog, views over the valley, or a quick family walk with the dogs. However, the hill itself is actually called Howber Hill. The name Beamsley Beacon refers to the pile of rocks at the summit trig point, which onceContinue reading “Visiting Beamsley Beacon: A Complete Guide to Visiting Beamsley Beacon”

Ilkley Moor: A Complete Guide to Visiting Ilkley Moor

Ilkley has just been voted the ‘Best Place to Live in the UK’, and, as a local, I heavily suspect that the moor was a swaying factor. Ilkley Moor is 1,670 acres of dramatic heather moorland – one of the world’s rarest habitats, according to Friends of Ilkley Moor. You can spot nesting grouse, deer, and even owlsContinue reading “Ilkley Moor: A Complete Guide to Visiting Ilkley Moor”

Visiting Bolton Abbey Estate: A Complete Guide

Bolton Abbey is a household name amongst locals and a whisper amongst tourists. The estate is on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and welcomes thousands of visitors each year. Bolton Abbey covers 33,000 acres of meadows and woodland, with hundreds of trails to explore on foot, bike, or horseback. The estate isContinue reading “Visiting Bolton Abbey Estate: A Complete Guide”

Walks in the Yorkshire Dales: A guide to the best routes to walk

Yorkshire is undeniably one of the best places to visit in England. And, for walking enthusiasts, the Yorkshire Dales is a match made in heaven. The National Park has thousands of walking routes – from a gentle hike up to Malham Cove, a half-day hike past the Ribblehead Viaduct, to a 24-hour Three Peak challenge. If youContinue reading “Walks in the Yorkshire Dales: A guide to the best routes to walk”

Things to do in Bradford: 10 things for your itinerary

Bradford often gets put on the backburner in favour of nearby Leeds and Manchester for tourists. The stereotype is that Bradford is more dangerous and less exciting to visit. However, while I would recommend remaining alert in Bradford to prevent petty crime, it has plenty of draws. Once an industrial powerhouse, the city is filled with social history andContinue reading “Things to do in Bradford: 10 things for your itinerary”

Leeds Bradford Airport: A Complete Guide

Biased? Maybe. But Leeds Bradford Airport is my favourite in the world. The airport is small enough to be less stressful to navigate than Manchester Airport, yet still benefits from flight deals and exciting connections. Like the airport, the team has a community feel as well. In fact, I once had a member of securityContinue reading “Leeds Bradford Airport: A Complete Guide”