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Harrogate Flower Show well worth a visit





The Harrogate Flower Show is well worth a visit whilst visiting if you are visiting York around 26th – 29th April 2012.









Its run by the RHS and is often refered to as the Chelsea of the North.





There are gardens diplays, flowers, stalls, demonstrations, Flower arrangement competitons Cookery Demos



Harrogate is only 20 miles from York so is an easy distance to visit the show.









Do have a look around Harrogate town whilst visiting its a quaint little spa town.










Visiting York in The Half Term

If you are looking for things to do whilst visiting york in the half term here are some exciting suggestions for the kids.

Illuminating York Where York is bathed in digital light shows for tourists and locals alike

Celebrate Halloween at York Maze where the kids can get into ‘the spirit’ of things.

The NRM big fun with little trains

Remember its not just about the History its also about the present. We love York

Selby Abbey and York to Selby Cycle path





I had a go to a meeting in Selby yesterday so it was a good opportunity to visit with my father in Law at Bubwith and then on to Selby. Bubwith is a village between Selby and Market Weighton. Interesting little village with a Nature reserve and a cracking little Deli called Jug and Bottle.

I knew the bridge at selby is closed to cars so we parked up on the otherside and walked over into the town.

Selby is a traditional old market town, famous for its Bank Holiday Monday giant market.

It has a beautiful Abbey there and a great sports centre.

We took a meal just opposite is a lovely restaurant Number 8. I had heard so much about and it certainly lived up to its reputation.

Some guests bought there bikes with them over the Eater break and rode from York to Selby along the cycle path said it had been very enjoyable, its about 14 Miles

Location:Selby

Easter Bank Holiday Monday at Temple Newsam




Bank Holidays are always very quite in the hospitality trade. Its the time we have our bit of R&R after working most of the weekend. Yesterday was no exception. My sister (Acres Dene) and I decided to take the dog for a Nordic Walk at Temple Newsam




What an absolutely glorious walk it is, you can walk miles,uninterrupted totally traffic free, in peaceful countryside. We walked 4.5 miles including bridlepaths, georgous bluebell woods and saw rare breed cattle. Boo our dog just loves it.

A good tip is to take a drink and a snack with you or even a pic-nic you can fill an entire day if you really enjoy the great outdoors.

Hotel or Guesthouse

Hotel or Guesthouse

After nearly 80 years of trading the Priory Hotel in York is rebranding to be called The York Priory. As from January 2008 we were no longer able to call ourselves a hotel as we do not provide an evening meal. We are now classed as a 4 star guesthouse. Over the years the hotel has been expanded, improved, developed and changed. After 19 years of struggling to keep a restaurant open and running we had to close it in 2003. This was a very sad decision for us but with the rising costs and yearly losses the restaurant was draining all investments and improvements scheduled for the bedrooms etc.

Now 2008 we are about to embark on our next phase of improvements and although we are sad to change the hotel name if we had stayed in the hotel branding we would have only ever been able to achieve a 1 or 2 star hotel.

We decided that York Priory is more fitting for the grand old building that has been in my family for years. We are to big to be an intimate small guesthouse and to small to compete with large hotels that are now so dominant in York.