We went for a long weekend in North Yorkshire to start exploring more of this beautiful part of the world. Yorkshire is rather large you see: with two of the UK’s National Parks in Yorkshire (The Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors) and two others really rather close (The Peak District and The Lake District) there’s rather a lot to get through. And that’s only the parks. There’s towns, cities, villages, museums, galleries, food shops and all sorts to keep you occupied.
This was a gifted stay and meal.
Sometimes a weekend away can be so much better than a week away. I find that to get away to somewhere new and blow away those cobwebs just for a few days leaves me feeling like I’ve been away longer than I have. A few weekends ago we headed up to Scarborough to stay at Ox Pasture Hall Hotel. I went to Yorkshire last year but didn’t get to that far so was looking forward to having a weekend in Scarborough; somewhere I’d never been before.
We left early on Saturday morning, drove up and stopped for lunch at the pub in Sancton. We didn’t want to fill up too much as we were having afternoon tea when we arrived at the hotel. The hotel itself is in a sort of oasis; you’re driving along wondering how on earth you can have a country house hotel almost in the town centre but then you go down another road and before you know it you’re in the deepest darkest Yorkshire countryside.
Last year I wrote about a splendid trip to Brighton that I went on; this year I ventured up to Yorkshire to see what was happening up there. Apparently I drove right through the Yorkshire rhubarb triangle; I thought there might be a signpost or flashing lights or something but sadly not! The weather was typically British with some rain, a little wind and just enough sun. We stayed near a little village called Stamford Bridge which was our base to go out and visit: Harrogate, York and Whitby.