Around & about

Towns & Cities


A vibrant market town with independent shops and a variety of cafés, restaurants and trendy bars. There are two major supermarkets and a weekly Tuesday market.

Burnby Hall Gardens has impressive tulip displays in Spring and is renowned for its collection of water-lilies.

Pocklington Arts Centre is a fabulous venue with a cinema and a theatre for gigs and plays.


A large, attractive market town with a lovely square and a famous gothic minster.

Good for shopping, with a large selection of independent shops and high street names. There are two weekly markets, ideal for picking up local produce and crafts. There are also quirky cafés, excellent restaurants and historic pubs. The Westwood provides a lovely area for dog walks and is opposite the renowned Beverley Racecourse.


A much revitalised city with great shopping and leisure opportunities. The cobbled streets of the ‘Old Town’ and the Museums’ Quarter enable visitors to track Hull’s course through history.

The Deep is a fabulous sea life aquarium and well worth a visit.


With its ancient Roman walls, Viking past, fabulous gothic minster and thriving cultural scene, York is a fabulous city to visit. With around thirty museums and galleries, contemporary independent shops and vibrant eateries, a day out in York is a ‘must’. It is easy to see why the city has recently been voted ‘the best place to live in the North of the UK’ by the Sunday Times.


A bustling, vibrant market town sitting on the edge of the beautiful North York Moors. A great selection of cafés, restaurants, shops and museums, as well as the North York Moors Historical Railway (featured in the Harry Potter films and Heartbeat).


Another picturesque old market town, dubbed ‘Yorkshire’s Food Capital’ due to its abundance of traditional food shops, eateries, festivals and monthly food market. It also has a large number of excellent independent shops and galleries.