5 Famous Films Shot in Yorkshire

Yorkshire has some of the most diverse landscapes in the UK. From acres of flat arable land in the East, mountains in the North and gritty mill and mining towns in the South and West. The topography of Yorkshire makes it a perfect place for film locations and over the years, Yorkshire has been host to many famous actors and directors producing some of the best block busters and classic films of all time. Here are five famous films that were shot in Yorkshire. Continue reading

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5 Things Guests Always Forget to Bring on Holiday

Ever seen the film Home Alone? You know, the one where the little boy gets left at home by accident by the family and has to defend the house from two burglars? We don’t suggest you forget your little one when you go on holiday by the way, what we do suggest is making a check list to ensure you take the essentials on your travels.

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The Day in the Life of a Holiday Cottage Owner

When my late husband and I first thought about starting our holiday cottage business all those years ago, we never dreamed that it would flourish into the business it has now become. From our very first two bed-roomed cottage, we now have eight cottages of varying different sizes, to accommodate guests travelling on their own, right up to large family groups.

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5 Historical Facts to Impress Your Friends

September usually symbolizes the end of summer and the beginning of autumn for many. Back to work and back to school, long summer nights drawing in and the final harvests collected. But the ninth month of the year is when many historical events took place over the centuries. Here are 5 snippets of history to impress your friends.

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5 Most Instagrammable Places in the Yorkshire Dales

Want to impress your friends and relatives with fabulous snaps? Here are 6 fantastic places to impress your Instagram followers.

Malham Cove

Malham Cove  has an enigmatic feeling about it no matter what time of year you visit it. You can enthral your followers by taking stunning views from the top or base of Malham Cove. There is nothing more majestic than Malham in the snow!

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Afternoon Tea


Following on from our last blog, summer holidays are a time to make memories for the family which will be talked about for years to come. How about organising a special afternoon tea. If the sun is shining, why not make it into an outdoor event, and invite some friends and neighbours to enjoy the tea party. You can get the children involved in the preparations.

Here are some ideas to make your afternoon tea special.

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