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Category Archives: General Interest

Yorkshire’s Greatest Sons and Daughters (Part One)

Being one of the oldest counties in the country, with its history dating back to around 7000BC, it’s no surprise Yorkshire has blessed the world with some famous names. So in this series we’ll look at Yorkshire’s greatest sons and daughters through the ages.   Captain James Cook A Royal Navy man, Captain Cook was [...]

Posted in General Interest, North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire, Yorkshire Dales on September 17, 2014

Looking for an Easter Getaway? Visit North Yorkshire

  The Easter holidays are fast approaching and every parent knows that it is important to find things to do to entertain the kids, lucky for you North Yorkshire and the surrounding areas are brimming with Easter activities that are fit for all the family. If you’re looking for an exciting Easter holiday, then don’t [...]

Posted in Events, General Interest, North Yorkshire Moors on February 21, 2014

Great Days Out in Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Dales and the surrounding areas are a great place to enjoy a family holiday or a getaway with a group of friends. There is so much to see and do in this area of England. In Yorkshire you will find an abundance of luscious landscape, wonderful wildlife and cultural heritage. To help you [...]

Posted in General Interest on January 16, 2014

Cumbria Open Art Studios

C-Art Open Studios is Cumbria’s biggest visual arts event, coordinated by Eden Arts, that takes place across the Lake District and Cumbria every year celebrating the breadth of contemporary and traditional visual art, craft and design to be found in the Lake District and across Cumbria. For two weeks in September, artists, designers and independent [...]

Posted in Events, General Interest on July 31, 2013

Days out in July with the kids in Yorkshire!

You’ll never be short of things to do in Yorkshire – here’s a great selection of activities and theme parks for you to enjoy!

Posted in General Interest, Outdoor Activities on June 25, 2013

Bowes Museum Masterpiece

A 17th century painting locked away in a store at The Bowes Museum gathering dust for decades has been identified as an original Van Dyck masterpiece worth £1 million – one of the most fashionable and expensive artists of his day.

Posted in Events, General Interest on April 13, 2013

Spotlight on Teesdale

Barnard Castle has been rated as one of the best places to visit in the country. The survey said there was a good choice of beautiful countryside, quirky shops, cultural attractions and historic buildings.  The town was praised in The Sunday Times 101 Best Places to Live.

Posted in General Interest, Outdoor Activities on April 3, 2013

Tour De France – Grand Depart!

Yorkshire is confident that the cyclists in the Grand Départ of the 2013 Tour de France will be challenged by the roads throughout our spectacular scenery as they wend their way through many of our historic cities – York, Leeds, Ripon and Sheffield to name but a few .

Posted in Events, General Interest, Outdoor Activities on March 7, 2013


Here at Dales & Vales we are now taking short breaks over the Easter period!

Posted in General Interest, Special Offers on March 1, 2013

Autumn Half-Term Fun at Newby Hall and Gardens

We hear there’s lots of scary goings-on at Newby Hall, Ripon, at the end of October!  For 2012 only, the gardens, adventure garden, railway, restaurant and shop will be open at weekends in October and also for the whole of Autumn half-term (27th Oct – 4th Nov). Join them for some spooky Halloween fun for [...]

Posted in Events, General Interest on October 25, 2012