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Great days out at Yorkshire’s Houses, Castles & Gardens

Bringing you a whole host of ideas for great days out for all the family with our fantastic selection of formidable castles, splendid stately homes, ancient abbeys and glorious gardens. With an unrivalled collection of Yorkshire’s finest attractions ready to welcome you, the only problem you’ll have is deciding which one to visit first!

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Find loads of family days out and fun things to do in and around Yorkshire with the family.

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Summer of live entertainment at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Summer of live entertainment at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Make the most of the long, hot summer and discover a rich and varied programme of live entertainment in the glorious surroundings of RHS Harlow Carr. With everything from traditional brass bands for the Platinum Jubilee weekend to Shakespeare performed as never before, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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Tours take on a Royal twist for the Jubilee

Tours take on a Royal twist for the Jubilee

The Queen has visited Treasurer’s House in York three times in her reign. From 23 May – 12 June, visitors who join a tour of the National Trust owned historic house, can uncover more as part of the city’s Jubilee celebrations. See the menu of the day, rare archive images and hear more about her visits and their part in York’s history.

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Kiplin Hall and Gardens scoops prize at the Oscars of the museum world

Kiplin Hall and Gardens scoops prize at the Oscars of the museum world

Staff from the intimately presented historic house Kiplin Hall & Gardens attended a glittering ceremony in London last week. The black-tie event was quite the contrast to their day jobs at the small museum which is nestled in rural North Yorkshire between the market towns of Northallerton and Richmond.

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New Apiary at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

New Apiary at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

A brand-new teaching apiary will be opened at RHS Garden Harlow Carr by the Mayor and Mayoress of Harrogate on World Bee Day, Friday 20th May,  to celebrate the centenary of the Harrogate and Ripon Beekeepers’ Association (HRBKA).

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