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Sutton on the Forest

Sutton on the Forest

Why we love SUTTON-ON-THE-FOREST The wide, winding main street, the absence of street lights, the delightful houses and cottages…this is a small village with huge appeal. Where: Drive out of York, heading north on the Helmsley road, and you’ll soon come across the village of Sutton-on-the-Forest. There isn’t much forest anymore, although you’ll drive through…

Muker

Muker in Swaledale

Why we love MUKER Peace and tranquillity, beautiful scenery, dry-stone walls and barns – and the narrow, winding mountain passes you can drive through to get in and out of the village. Where: Nestled at the bottom of the hillside above the meandering River Swale is the tiny but delightful village of Muker – one…

Staithes

Staithes at sunset

Why we love STAITES The tiny fishing village on the northern edge of the North York Moors has so much charm and beauty that it will simply take your breath away. Walk its back lanes to find your own unique perspective, have fish and chips a few yards from the beach, or simply admire the…

Two Days in York – how to make the most of your short visit to this ancient city

If you’re putting together the itinerary for your holiday to the UK, or just planning a short visit to Yorkshire, you’ll want to make the most of whatever time you have. Here’s a fantastic way to get the most out of two days in York, giving you chance to combine city sightseeing, museum visits and…

Yorkshire Tours – always Yorkshire guides

We don’t just love Yorkshire…we’re all from Yorkshire. Our commitment to you includes the promise that your guide will be a true Yorkshireman (or a Yorkshire lass!), born and bred in Yorkshire. Your guide might be from York, or from the market town of Helmsley, or the Moorside village of Hutton-le-Hole…whoever your guide is, we…

Cafe No.8 @ The Merchant Adventurers Hall

“A little bit of history and a little bit of lunch” Café No.8 at the Merchant Adventurers Hall is somewhere you can have lunch without pausing your sightseeing.   Café No.8 have had a lovely café/bistro on Gillygate for a few years and have run the café in York Art Gallery since its relaunch, but…

Helmsley – Away with Maja’s fantastic blog post

We love Helmsley, a quaint northern market town which we have consistently visited on our tours since Grand Yorkshire was launched. We have our own guide to Helmsley here, but we think you should check out Maja’s blog about her visit to Helmsley and Rievaulx Abbey: “Today, Rievaulx Abbey is run by English Heritage. There…