Heavenly Harrogate

We’ve landed in the upmarket spa town of Harrogate now. But as we’re slap bang in the middle of a pandemic our sightseeing options are limited! Luckily we both love a wander in gardens and there are some lovely ones to explore. The Valley Gardens are English Heritage Grade II Listed gardens situated in LowContinue reading “Heavenly Harrogate”

Robin Hood’s Bay

Next up on the whirlwind tour of Yorkshire back in 2020 is the quaint little fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay. Once the haunt of smuggler, press gangers and fishermen, now you’re more likely to get enmeshed in crowds of holidaymakers with ice-creams and postcards by the handful. First up is the obligatory snapping ofContinue reading “Robin Hood’s Bay”

Yorkshire, sculpture and grey days

On a grey bank holiday we headed off to Yorkshire Sculpture Park for a dose of culture and some fresh air. There’s around 60 sculptures set in 500 acres of park land on the Bretton Estate as well as five indoor galleries. Below is one of Marc Quinn’s huge, sexualised orchids. At first glance it’sContinue reading “Yorkshire, sculpture and grey days”