Yorkshire – God’s Own County

Yorkshire – God’s Own County

I was born in Yorkshire, still live there now and have lived in the county for most of my life. I consider myself very fortunate to live here and of course, I celebrate Yorkshire Day every year. This post might explain why Yorkshire people are so passionate about where they live. Yorkshire has a population equal to that of Scotland’s and covers an area half the size of Belgium, 12,590 sq km. It has a…

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Rievaulx Terrace, Helmsley

Rievaulx Terrace, Helmsley

Rievaulx Terrace sits on the hill above Rievaulx Abbey. Thomas Duncombe the Third, the owner of Duncombe Park, created this neo-classical garden in 1758. The National Trust owns the site and access is free for members, non-members must pay the entrance fee. If you are combining a visit here with a trip to Rievaulx Abbey, the two sites are only a short walk or car ride apart. The site allows Dogs as long as they…

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Rievaulx Abbey, Helmsley

Rievaulx Abbey, Helmsley

Rievaulx Abbey’s impressive ruins are the perfect choice if you want a day out immersed in history. I found the peaceful atmosphere and beautiful surroundings the perfect stimulus for an imagined trip back in time. The extensive site is home to some of the most complete of England’s abbey ruins. Walking around it’s easy to imagine what the Abbey must have looked like hundreds of years ago. The ruins include extensive remains of the church,…

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