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Harrogate

Harrogate. A wonderful place to visit both for shops and scenery. Strongly recommend a short stay at Nidd hall..... fantastic. - vince cooper

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Kirkbymoorside

A terrific place to visit is Mother Shiptonís Cave, where the petrifying Well turns things into stone, if you walk along the path called Beech Avenue the tall and old Beech trees line the walk from the Museum to the cave and the well. The price to get in covers all day free parking so why not leave your car there when youíve finished and go and explore the town - Sharon

A visit to Harrogate should definitely culminate in a trip to Knaresborough. Select a nice sunny day and you are guaranteed a very pleasant day out. The river Nidd runs through the village and set up on the hill side is the remains of a castle. The view from here is stunning - Dean Jones

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Knaresborough

A terrific place to visit is Mother Shiptonís Cave, where the petrifying Well turns things into stone, if you walk along the path called Beech Avenue the tall and old Beech trees line the walk from the Museum to the cave and the well. The price to get in covers all day free parking so why not leave your car there when youíve finished and go and explore the town - Sharon

A visit to Harrogate should definitely culminate in a trip to Knaresborough. Select a nice sunny day and you are guaranteed a very pleasant day out. The river Nidd runs through the village and set up on the hill side is the remains of a castle. The view from here is stunning - Dean Jones

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Middleham

Middleham is a small yet delightful town in Wensleydale, dominated by the castle which dates to 1190. This is the centre of the horse racing industry in the North.

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Ripon

Visited Fountains abbey and water garden - outstanding could not fault this place, it is amazing extremely well looked after and well worth the money. Can not wait to see it again - Chris

The city of Ripon dates from around the 7th century and it has evolved into a place full if beauty and charm. Ripon has many historic buildings, a beautiful cathedral and some traditional customs, the most well known is "the setting of the watch", which is a thousand year old ceremony that takes place every night at 9pm with the blowing of a horn. The old streets of Ripon, often know as the 'gates' are full of individual shops and restaurants. Larger shops surround the market place, where a market is held every Thursday - Donald

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Scarborough

Scarborough provides the perfect seaside holiday venue for people of all ages, with it's safe beaches and numerous other attractions. Scarborough is divided into two bays - North Bay and South Bay - by the Castle Headland. The North Bay contains holiday chalets and fun parks, with attractions like the Sea Life Centre, Atlantis Water park and Mr. Marvels Fun Park. The South Bay is where the Harbour and commercial premises are located. The cafes, restaurants, amusement arcades and shops are a great attraction and source of holiday enjoyment. For more gentle pastimes, Scarborough also boasts superb parks and gardens, a stroll along cliff tops or boating on local lakes or the sea - Mary

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Settle

A foodie taking a break in a cottage in the Northwest? For a quick way to stock up on regional produce, regional specialities, organic vegetables and the finer things in life, try Booths Supermarkets. They have 26 stores, a few in Cheshire and North Yorkshire but most in Lancashire and Cumbria. They stock real local cheeses including Kirkhamís Lancashire, possibly the best cheese on the planet; locally made sticky toffee pudding; local bottled beers; and meat including Holker Hall salt marsh lamb (all their meat sourced within the four counties they serve).

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Skipton

The church of the Holy Trinity is a special place to spend a quiet moment to reflect. Its splendid architecture is a marvellous sight to see, and I never tire of its splendour. - Frank

This is simply to let everyone know of a fantastic little restaurant/cafe on the Canal side in East Marton. Abbots Harbour is a rustic old farm type building and the restaurant is situated in a converted cow shed which has wooden beams and uneven floors - Matthew Brannan

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Staithes

Staithes is an attractive seaside village nestling at the foot of a raggedy edged cliff, on the eastern side of Yorkshire. It dates far back into history with a strong maritime legacy, the harbour once saw hundreds of fishing boats, and smugglers, although today's visitors are tourists, and artists enjoying the stunning location. There is a hotch potch of red roofed, whitewashed cottages lining the cobbled roads, and an eclectic smattering of shops, art galleries and antique shops, cafes, pubs, and restaurants offering a warm welcome. There is also a chance to see the house that was Captain Cook's home when he worked in the village as a grocer's apprentice before joining the Navy. The charming scene of colourful boats moored in Staithes Beck which courses through the village is hard to beat, and has often inspired writers and poets. As are the winding narrow alley ways with attractive houses and cottages radiating from the High Street which runs from the top of the hill to the harbour. Rarely the fresh feel of sea breezes and the sound of many seabirds can be beaten, unless it's a stroll along the pathway at the harbours edge, or the stunning countryside close by.

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Whitby

I would just like to say how fantastic the service for finding accommodation via the TIC's in Hexham and Whitby is. I don't know what the service by Lincoln TIC would have been as the centre was so badly signposted I missed it after driving round Lincoln twice. I would need to know my way round Lincoln to be able to find it.....not nreally the point of TICs! - Peggy

With it's long sandy beaches, fossil filled cliffs, national park moorland, ancient monuments, beautiful hills and valleys, and all steeped in history, everywhere, Whitby makes an ideal family holiday destination.
There's something for everyone. Good surfing, and bathing in the sea at Whitby, Sandsend and Staithes. Some nice sandstone outcrops offer reasonable rock climbing. A disused railway and nearby national forest offer excellent locations for cycling, mountain biking, and orienteering. Excellent fishing is available in the sea and rivers. Walking and hiking to all of these venues is also highly recommended and for the more sedate traveler, the entire area is wonderful to drive around, with fantastic views round most bends of most roads.
For the younger visitor Whitby offers excellent night-life with many outstanding and very popular pubs. If you're a bit of a food lover, then Whitby has many establishments that will appeal to your palette, serving food from your classic traditionally smoked kipper and fish and chips, to fantastic five star cuisine. During the summer there are many exciting events which will be of interest to the family with young children. The "Whitby Regatta", for example, offers three days of amusements, parades, fairground rides and even the red arrows.
Whatever the weather, whatever the season, there's always something to see or do. Jess

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