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Aysgarth Station Heritage Site, Aysgarth Falls, North Yorkshire, DL8 3TH
Although no trains run from this delightful Victorian station a group of volunteers have been busy restoring what was a very important station and also transforming the old goods shed into a Exhibition Centre with a heritage museum. There is a Victorian theme for the weekend event with stalls to browse around from this period. Check out the history of this site. The Coal Yard, Cattle Dock, Stables, Railway Sub Office with letterbox, Sidings, Goods Shed, Horse Dock, Goods Dock, Milk Dock. On the Down platform there is the fully restored Signal and Box, In the Waiting Room there is a 28ft working model of the railway station as it looked in 1930's. On the Up platform is Mrs Bells Tea Room serving Yorkshire tea and homemade cakes. There are plenty of platform seats so you can rest and take the weight off your feet. A lawn to relax and have a family picnic. Something for all the family. The Betty Luptons Ladies Morris Dance Team will we entertaining everyone on Sunday. The Northern Vintage Transport group will be displaying Classic Cars and Vintage Farm Machinery on Sat and Sunday. Steam returns to the Upper Dales! Two steam locos will be coming to Aysgarth Station over the weekend. They will provide rides for the children on their miniature track / no pictures yet. There is plenty of space in a safe environment for children to play. Relax on the lawn in family picnic area. There will be a competition for the children over the weekend and prizes each day. Our aim is to provide the opportunity for everyone visiting the site to enjoy themselves while learning how the coming of the railway influenced people's lives and shaped history in the Dales. Children with school projects will find it very interesting and can apply for further information either on site or via email.
Access Information: Although we are now using our new pedestrian gate and am putting in a pathway, there may be some areas where wheelchairs and push chairs find it difficult to enter. While most of the site is completely accessible, the Goods Shed does have an upper floor.
Additional Information: While there is free entrance to all visitors coming to the Aysgarth Station Heritage Site / there is a small charge of £2 to park your car all day which goes to the owners of the site. There is a station group handout available via email, which makes interesting reading. It provides information about the Aysgarth Station Group, how much has been achieved and their plans for the future. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: Travel along A684 East or West depending which direction you are coming from. Between Aysgarth and West Witten village / Turn off road at sign post reading Aysgarth Falls. Travel over river bridge / past the Aysgarth Falls Information Centre / under railway bridge and turn right into the station Car Park. There is plenty of good signage which directs you to the world famous Aysgarth Falls and the Station Site is on the opposite side of the road to the Falls Car Park. There is plenty of Car and Coach parking space on site at Aysgarth Station.
Bewerley Park Barn, Bewerley, North Yorkshire, HG3 5JB
Have a go at being an archeologist! Artefact recording, dig boxes, sketching bones & historic building recording.
Booking Details: Call: 01423 712950 Email: email@example.com
Additional Information: Max 20 people per tour/event.
Directions: Follow signs to Bewerley Outdoor Education centre- the barn is in the car park.
Bewerley Grange Chapel, Bewerley, North Yorkshire, HG3 5HX
Bewerley Grange Chapel, dating from about 1495. During its life time it has been a school an a carpenter's workshop.
St Mary's Church, Intake Lane, Birkin, North Yorkshire, WF11 9LN
Our wonderful Norman Church built in 1149 will be open for viewing. There will be talks by local historians and displays. Family history societies will be in attendance and there will be refreshments for sale throughout the day.Take part in the pilgrimage walk which will take place over the fields from Hillam or Gateforth across the footpaths used by churchgoers hundreds of years ago. There will be tours of the Church by experienced guides throughout the day. Refreshments, local crafts and family history
Access Information: Pathways are shale but level. If weather permits seating will be provided outside in the sunshine!
Directions: Follow signs for Beal & Kellington from the A63 in Monk Fryston. From A19 Selby - Doncaster take the Haddlesey turn off the A19 and follow the road for approx 3 miles into Birkin. At the T-junction turn left, church on left in 200yds. From A162 Ferrybridge - continue on for approx 1 mile to Sherburn and South Milford exit. Follow signs for Byram, Sutton and Birkin.
All Saints Church, Kirby Hill, Church Lane, Kirby Hill, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, YO51 9JU
Look around a beautiful, historic church (a listed building); guided tour available. "Make a sheep" competition. PowerPoint presentation showing the archaeological and historical features of the church. Tombola. Refreshments available: coffee/tea and biscuits in the morning; cream teas in afternoon. Sunday 1800: Sung Evensong led by the Heritage Singers. Activity: "Find the church mice". Colouring and craft activities - fun and facts!
Access Information: There are no toilet facilities at the church.
Additional Information: Max 40 people per tour/event. Kirby Hill Parish Church is a Grade I, listed building. It has an Anglo-Saxon foundation and includes Norman elements along with later archaeological features. Guides will be available to show visitors round the church and refreshments will be provided. There will also be a slide show. Leaflets and other information sheets will be available to visitors.
Directions: Take the road opposite "The Blue Bell" off the road (Leeming Lane) linking Boroughbridge with Ripon; the church is about 500 metres from the pub
St Anne's Church, High Green , Catterick Village, North Yorkshire, DL10 7LN
On Saturday visit St Anne’s Church, Catterick Village where Nelson's chaplain Rev. A J Scott once served as vicar. St Anne's is home to the RAF Regiment Memorial Chapel and the St Paulinus Prayer Chapel. Various activities and demonstrations will take place during the day including; brass rubbing and handbell ringing. Local historian Michael Rooney will be on hand to give guided tours of the church and an illustrated talk on the early Christian heritage of Catterick, 'From Rome to Reformation: Catterick's Christian Foundation.' On Saturday there will be 'A Blessing of Boots and Bicycles' by the vicar, Rev. Lindsay Southern. Also the Cataractonium walk, starting St Anne’s, led by Richmondshire Walk for Health. On Sunday there will a picnic culminating with a renewal of baptism vow service by James, Bishop of Knaresborough. Further details will be available on the church website nearer the time. There will be a children's discovery trail in and around the church grounds and further details of child/family friendly activities will be available on the church website nearer the time.
Access Information: The path to the church is gravelled.
Additional Information: There is documentary evidence of a church at Catterick from the 7th century, and further evidence of a Saxon church having been built on the current site. The present doorway dates from 1150 & the church is referred to in the Doomsday Book. Catterick was an important Christian centre & had 2 priests in the 11th century. The current church was built using the old stones in 1415 by Richard of Crakehall. 1343 is given for the first recorded incumbent. The Furster & Andrew organ was installed in 1872, being rebuilt in 1989. St Anne's continues to be home to a living faith community.
Directions: The village of Catterick, famous for its racecourse, lies close to the market town of Richmond, within easy access of the A1/M. St Anne's church, (easily visible from afar, but harder to spot on entering the village) can be accessed by car from High Green, signposted just off the main high street near the traffic lights, or by foot from Low Green via a delightful cobbled alleyway near the local pet shop. The parish is bordered by the river Swale where Roman missionary, Paulinus, first Bishop of York, baptised Christians in the early 7th century.
Oak Road, Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire, LS22 5EZ
An impressive, imposing-looking church with a military looking tower. This church is full of treasures bestowed upon it by the Roucliff family. The monumental brass in the chancel has effigies of a man and woman, believed to be Roucliff and his wife.
Directions: 3 miles north of Wetherby and east of A1. Take B1223 from Wetherby towards York. Turn left at Bickerton crossroads. Turn left at next crossroads. Cowthorpe is signposted 1 mile. In village take first right turn. Nearest railway stations: Cattal (2.4 miles) or Harrogate (8 miles).
Council Offices, 52a Queen Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9HE
Look around the Council Chamber at posters, past mayor photographs and mayoral regalia. Crimlisk-Fisher Archives including historical items and information on Filey etc.
Additional Information: Max 60 people per tour/event.
Rutland Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9JA
An opportunity to meet local Freemasons, who will: show you round the building, including the Lodge Room and regalia; explain what they do at their meetings and what Freemasonry is about; talk about the work they do for charities, national and local; and tell you why they enjoy their Freemasonry.
Access Information: There is a stairlift.
Directions: Five minutes' walk from the Evron Centre.
Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9AZ
Tour the church, learn its history of worship. Take time to rest, reflect and pray. Take refreshment - coffee 10-11.30 am.
Directions: The church with the clock tower in the centre of town.
Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9HB
Guided walks and talks about Filey's heritage and culture in the oldest dwelling in Filey's Old Town.
Additional Information: Filey Museum is an award-winning and accredited museum managed by volunteers.
Directions: Local signposting.
West Avenue, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9AU
Additional Information: There is a lovely quiet garden adjacent.
Directions: Near town centre.
Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9ET
Guided tours. Fine stained-glass windows. Medieval piscina. 'Boy bishop'. Medieval font and ancient stone slab altar etc.
Additional Information: The churchyard is also very interesting.
Directions: Imposing site on cliff-top by the country park.
Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9DW
Tour of the building, which has historical interest.
Access Information: Hearing loop in conference room only.
Additional Information: Max 12 people per tour/event. Roadshow by local groups in same building and providing refreshments.
Directions: Local signposts.
Linton, Grassington, North Yorkshire, BD23 5LB
Set in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales National Park, Linton Falls Hydroelectric Power Station has come out of retirement a hundred years after it was first built. After years of abandonment, it has lovingly been restored to its former glory. Once a pioneer of the electricity generation, it is once again joining its progression, with two new Archimedean screw turbines to generate enough renewable energy to power 90 homes. As a commercially operational power station, the site is normally closed to visitors. Take a rare tour: see up-close the technology involved in generating hydroelectric power; discover how the restoration works were undertaken and learn about the environmental and ecological considerations that need to be made for developments of this nature. Representatives from JN Bentley will be on hand to answer any questions.
Additional Information: Groups of 10 or more - please contact Rob Dunn at JN Bentley (01756 799425). Should you require wheelchair access, please contact Rob Dunn (01756 799425) in advance. The nearest public toilets are located at the Yorkshire Dales National Car Park at Linton Falls (limited parking also available).
Directions: It is advised that visitors park at the Yorkshire Dales National Park car park on Hebden Road, Grassington, North Yorkshire, BD23 5LB (the same postcode listed for address details above). The Linton Falls power station can then be reached on foot by following the path from the bottom (SW) of the car park down to Linton Falls footbridge, crossing the river and following the footpath round to the right. On crossing a pack horse bridge, you will be able to see the power station directly in front of you. Approximatey 10 minute walk. Sturdy footwear recommended. If needed, the grid reference for Linton Falls Hydroelectric Power Station itself is 399965.463330. SD999634
Church Lane, Spofforth, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1AF
Harvest Festival - church wil be decorated. Parish registers on view. Refreshments available. Grade II listed church.
Church Square, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 4SW
Christ Church is today home to a large and thriving Christian community of all ages, and a base for a wide range of community organisations and activities. The building was was the first permanent church in Harrogate, planted initially from St John, Knaresborough as Harrogate started to grow into a town. The main body of the church is the original 1831 building, with galleries, plus an east end in a more elaborate style added in the 1860s. The Parish Centre was built in 1988 and we are currently developing plans for a new entrance to our whole complex to cater for the many and various needs of a seven day a week church.
Directions: We are on the Stray behind the Empress Public House near the Harrogate District Hospital.
Plompton Road, Follifoot, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1DT
View 19th century church.
Council Offices, Crescent Gardens, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2SG
Public access to the Council Chamber, where council meetings take place to make decisions about the local community. Also find out its history and visit the Mayor's Parlour, subject to availability, to see the civic insignia and treasures.
Skipton Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 4LA
Historic Grade II listed building set in seven acres of gardens, which was the former home of Samson Fox (former Harrogate Mayor and benefactor). The museum displays artefacts relating to the Order of Buffaloes dating from the mid-19th century.
Nursery Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 0AZ
Grade II listed tower dating from 1829. Climb its 100 steps. Foucault's Pendulum in the entrance at ground level, demonstrating the rotation of the earth.
Access Information: This is an old building. The stairs are worn. There 92 steps. The access to the roof is through a trap-door after a further eight broad step-ladder type steps.
36 Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5PR
Elegant double bow-fronted Victorian house where gentlemans' club was founded in 1875, containing much original furnishing and decoration. Billiards room on first floor once patronised by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sir Titus Salt. Still a private club. Not suitable for under 5's
Access Information: Partial disabled access - we regret there is no wheelchair access, owing to area steps.
Harrogate International Centre, Kings Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5LA
Our spectacular showcase auditorium was purpose built to enhance the spoken word and is the ultimate venue for events, with flexibility to accommodate up to 2000 visitors, with zoned lighting it is also suitable for small high profile events. Come along to see where the Eurovision Song Contest came to town over 25 years ago and hear about some of the remarkable events that have taken place during the intervening years.
Additional Information: Max 20 people per tour/event.
Directions: Use entrance 1 to find the auditorium.
St Mary's Walk, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 0LW
The Harrogate Hebrew Congregation was established in 1918 and a synagogue was opened on its present site in 1925. The current building was erected in 1968 and can accommodate about 200. It has always functioned in the Orthodox tradition under the auspices of the Chief Rabbi but as an independent body. The congregants have traditionally been active in the wider community having had a Mayor, several councillors and many members who have held other positions involved in local affairs. Welcomers in attendance.
Oxford Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1QF
Guided tours of entire theatre, including backstage by local staff working there. Intimate and recently refurbished. Elegant Victorian interior with Art Nouveau bas relief frieze in foyer and plaque listing famous artists who performed here. Meet in Theatre Foyer, Oxford Street.
Access Information: Partial disabled access - Foyer and auditorium only.
Additional Information: Max 15 people per tour/event. Places on the tours are allocated on a first come, first served basis on the day. Tours will last approximately one hour and will include access backstage to see our fly floor, wardrobe department and you may even meet our theatre ghost Alice! Please note access is via many stairs. Donations are welcome.
Springfield Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2HU
Huge Victorian domed town centre hotel in red brick, set in its own grounds near to town centre and containing notable murals of spas. Damaged by fire in 2010 and now fully refurbished to its original splendour.
Booking Details: Contact: Vicky Clayton Call: 01423 700311
Additional Information: Max 20 people per tour/event.
Swan Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2Sa
Originally built as the spa’s Promenade Rooms in 1806, the art gallery was completely gutted and renovated from Council offices in the early 1990s with further refurbishment in 2011. Join us for special tours to discover the building's history and the latest exhibition 'The People's Choice' which features works from Harrogate district's fine art collection chosen by local people, groups and celebrities. The gallery's art trolley is always available and full of art materials for everyone.
Booking Details: Booking advised due to limited places. Contact: Museums and Arts Call: 01423 556188 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Write to: Mercer Art Gallery Booking opens: 25 July 2013 Booking closes: 13 September 2013
Access Information: Disabled parking space on street outside. On street disc parking nearby.
Additional Information: Max 20 people per tour/event.
Directions: Opposite the Studley Hotel and near the Royal Pump Room Museum and Valley Gardens.
Valley Gardens, Cornwall Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2PQ
Opening of the Old Magnesia Well Pump Room which dates back to 1858 and housed both the pump for the adjacent magnesia well and the "Corporation Museum". For many years this has been closed to the public and Friends of Valley Gardens are raising funds to restore this Grade II listed building to create an Education/Information Centre. We will be raising public awareness of our group and our project and also the Spa water history of the Valley Gardens and surrounding areas. Tours throughout the day. Tours will be adapted to include children as and when necessary.
Access Information: Street parking is available on Valley Drive (disc parking 3 hours max), Cornwall Road, no disc required. Disabled parking bays available on Cornwall Road near the Sun Pavilion building. Push Chairs can be parked outside when busy.
Additional Information: There are cafe facilities and children's play area in Valley Gardens. Public toilets with disabled access also available.
Directions: From the main entrance of Valley Gardens on Cornwall Road, walk through the gardens towards the Magnesia Well Cafe. The Old Magnesia Well Pump Room is above the cafe near the toilets.
St John Baptist, St John's Crescent, Bishop Monkton, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3QZ
Church will be open each day - church guide will be available. Classic victorian Church dating from 1879. Hodgson Fowler drew up plans for a church with both steeple and porch in the early English style using limestone. The church consists of chancel, nave, organ chamber, two vestries and a 50 ft western tower. Notable stained glass in the three early English style lancet west windows and also on the east windows depicting biblical scenes. Two excellent stained glass windows on the south wall are signed by A.L. Moore.The font is stone with stone steps and an octagonal design with a ‘fleur-de-lis’ cross on one side. Pews, choir stalls and vestry rail are in oak. The organ is a two manual pipe organ with pedals and a trumpet stop built by Laycock and Banister in 1890. Beautiful large churchyard. Good disabled access to church.
Ripon Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2RD
A stunning Edwardian theatre built in 1903. The building was designed by Robert Beale and Frank Matcham and was loosely based on Ostende Kursall in Belgium. It was fully restored to its original magnificence in 2008 and continues to be a venue for concerts, events, arts and entertainment.
Booking Details: The main venue is free to explore but guided tours must be pre-booked Contact: Harrogate Museums and Arts Call: 01423 556188 Email: email@example.com
Additional Information: Max 15 people per tour/event.
Directions: In the centre of Harrogate opposite Crescent Gardens. Bus services 3, 24, 36, X59 and 825 stop adjacent to the Royal Hall.
Crown Place, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2RY
Visit the museum for free to discover Harrogate's fascinating spa history. Enjoy 1930s film of people taking the waters and treatments. Join a tour to visit the sulphur well and try the strongest sulphur water in Europe. You can also investigate Egypt through our ancient Egyptian treasures. Lots of hands-on activities available to help you discover life as a spa visitor - trails, backpacks and games to play.
Booking Details: Booking for tours recommended as places limited Contact: Harrogate Museums and Arts Call: 01423 556188 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Write to: Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, HG1 2SA Booking opens: 22 July 2013 Booking closes: 15 September 2013
Access Information: No disabled access to sulphur well.
Additional Information: Max 10 people per tour/event.
Church Drive, Bilton, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 3DT
St John's Church, Bilton was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, and this church is a notable and extremely distinguished example of the work of this prolific but excellent Victorian architect. Built in 1855 with money donated by William Sheepshanks, the church has a west tower, a nave with a north aisle and a south aisle with a porch, and also a chancel. The nave arcade piers show both naturalistic and stiff-leaf foliage, and this detailing is evident everywhere in the church. Consecration of the building took place on 12th November 1857. Major restoration work and re-ordering took place in 1967. The impressive organ case was moved to the west end, and can now be seen to best advantage. An oak screen was moved from the west end to close off the east end. St John's Church is a listed building Grade 2* and St John's Church Hall is also a listed building.
Access Information: Enter by south porch door, off Bilton Lane
Additional Information: Refreshments available in the Church Hall Saturday only
Leeds Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8AY
Built in 1898 by John Oldrid Scott and refurbished in recent years with opulent interior. Notable rose window and alabaster reredos.
Additional Information: Refreshment available between 1000 and 1200 both days
Duchy Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2EZ
A Grade I listed building from the early 20th century and considered to be the best work of architect Temple Moore. See the stained glass and figure brass in the chancel floor depicting the first priest. Welcomers in attendance to assist and inform visitors. There will be a special exhibition about the building in the baptistry.
Spa Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 7JF
This public swimming pool was originally built in 1870. Previously known as the Prince of Wales Baths, they became one of the foremost spa attractions in the Victorian era.
Wetherby Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1DE
Visit the grounds and the crematorium facilities with a guided tour.
Directions: The site is opposite the Yorkshire Show Grounds, and Sainsbury's. The main gates are situated on Wetherby Road going into Harrogate from Wetherby and those wanting to join a Tour of the grounds at 10.00am or 14.00pm on the Thursday or Friday 12/13 Sept., to meet at the main offices just inside the gate.
Grewelthorpe, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DE
This little pavilion, conceived and created by the Aisabies, is dramatically perched above a steep wooded gorge in the remnants of an outstanding mid-18th century garden at Hackfall.
Oxford Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1PP
A Grade II listed building dating from 1862. Built by Lockwood and Mawson in the classical meeting house style with unusual curved gallery and superb woodwork. Frequently used as a concert venue.
Access Information: Access via ramp to main entrance. Also lift available.
Station Yard, Hawes, North Yorkshire, DL8 3NT
Take the opportunity to explore this fascinating museum free of charge: learn about the Yorkshire Dales, its landscape and people, past and present. Museum, National Park and Tourist Information. Shop. Children's area in the Creation Station in the train. Events and Demonstrations. Changing exhibition programme. New for 2013 Outdoor Sculpture Trail.
Sheepdyke Lane, Off Stonegate, Hunmanby, North Yorkshire, YO14 0PS
Come and visit Hunmanby's Victorian Lock-up which is not usually open to the public. This will be an excellent opportunity to see inside and learn what happened to local miscreants. An opportunity for children to learn more about crime and punishment in Victorian times.
Church Hill, Hunmanby, North Yorkshire, YO14 0NT
Join Dr George Sheeran for a guided talk and walk around Hunmanby's delightful 12th century church. Take photos or draw copies of the 'Hatchments' on the walls inside the church in honour of the previous lords of the manor.
Access Information: The Church can be accessed from Bridlington Street in the centre of village. The guides will meet you at the Church Gate. Unfortunately, access to the Church Tower is not available for health and safety reasons.
Cross Hill, Hunmanby, North Yorkshire, YO14 0NT
An opportunity for a guided walk around historic Hunmanby with Dr George Sheeran. No minimum age but children should be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Parish Council Room at Rear of the Community Centre, 35 Stonegate, Hunmanby, North Yorkshire, YO14 0NS
A display of documents, photographs, plans and maps relating to the Parish of Hunmanby. There will also be a selection of heritage artefacts on display. Also on view, and with its recent return being celebrated, is a treasured oil painting of Hunmanby, dating from the 1840s. This iconic image depicts the village centre and is painted in a delightful naive style. Clearly visible are All Saints Church, the old market place of Cross Hill with its market cross and the White Swan, formerly the village coaching inn on the main route between Bridlington and Scarborough.
Access Information: Wheelchair access via the front entrance of the Community Centre.
Additional Information: Refreshments will be served in an adjacent room.
Directions: The Parish Offices are located at the rear of the Community Centre on Stonegate. There is parking to the rear of the building.
10 Stonegate, Hunmanby, North Yorkshire, YO14 0NS
A Grade II listed Georgian house, the property was built as a Vicarage for Hunmanby and surrounding villages. Occupied by the Archdeacon Francis Wrangham in the 18th/early 19th centuries. Visit this building and explore the 2.5 acres of tranquil secluded gardens. Francis Wrangham himself was a notable literary figure and social reformer offering a free library to the residents of the village. His large personal library was housed in what is now the Hotel dining room. Also during the day Hunmanby Local History Group will be presenting a local history display. No specific activities for the children but they will enjoy the atmosphere in the house and gardens.
Access Information: Access for vehicles via Stonegate entrance or pedestrian access via Church Walk entrance. Wrangham House is adjacent to the Parish Church of All Saints. Wheelchair access is via the main door.
Additional Information: Wrangham House Hotel is open to non-residents for refreshments.
Directions: Pedestrians is via Church Walk from Bridlington Street or Stonegate. Vehicle via Stonegate only.
Keld United Reformed Church, Keld, North Yorkshire, DL11 6LJ
Come and hear local historian Dr Duncan Bythell talk about the dramatic story of the 1913 dispute about whether dancing should be allowed. It tore this tiny community apart and still reverberates a century on. The talk will be given in the listed Keld Chapel (1789 - 1861) one of an ensemble of historic buildings grouped with the manse (1861) the school (1847) and Institute (1861) round a courtyard at the heart of the village. There will be an opportunity to view the other buildings some of which are not normally open.
Access Information: Level access to the chapel, though fitted furniture may limit the number of wheelchairs. Accessible toilets 50m. Car parking and catering nearby.
Additional Information: Keld is a very attractive village, remotely situated in the high Pennines. It is the point at which the Coast to Coast and Pennine Way footpaths cross.
Directions: Keld is in Upper Swaledale in the northernmost part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The nearest towns are Reeth and Kirkby Stephen. The B6270 connects the two towns. Keld is located just off the B6270 about mid-way.
Castle Yard, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8AS
Discover medieval Knaresborough: the King's Chamber, dark dungeon and scuttle through the secret underground tunnel. Marvel at the original Tudor Courthouse. Explore Knaresborough's history. Hands on exhibition area with clothes to try, games to play, a giant jigsaw and brass rubbing. Free the prisoner and get back to the 21st century by completing our brand new adventure computer game, created by local students.
Access Information: Entry to part of museum, and ground floor of King's Tower. Virtual tour available on computer in museum. Parking available in adjacent car park as ore public toilets.
Directions: We are located in the town centre by walking through the Castle Yard car park near the police station or up the pathways from the waterfront.
Low Lane, Wensley, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4HX
Take in intriguing glimpses of history. This church has medieval wallpaintings, fine Flemish brasses and a 15th century reliquary. There are numerous wall-paintings within the church. It is a must visit for art historians.
Directions: 2 miles south of Leyburn, on A684. Nearest railway station: Northallerton (17 miles). Bus route numbers 59/156/157/856.
All Saints Church, West Heslerton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8RA
The exhibition contains over 40 recently discovered perspex-fronted boxed model rooms & diorama that were made from recyclable material approximately 50 years ago. The detail of the needlework, model making and decoration is outstanding. They are 30 x 12 x 12 ins in size and have internal lighting which either enhances the scene or creates the true diorama effect of revealing hidden scenes. The majority were first seen by local people in May this year with the reaction "WOW". These scenes provide fascination for young and old, male and female. Push-buttons allow each room to be illuminated separately allowing families to admire the work that has gone into making the figures, furniture, costumes, paintings etc. etc then see the magic of the illumination. A children's quiz will be written encouraging children to locate individual articles within the scenes.
Access Information: Parking is available in the village street, which is quiet without through traffic. There is a loose gravel sloped path up to the church main entrance. There are a couple of steps into the church. Pushchairs can be safely left outside. The boxes are on boards laid across the church pews.
Additional Information: Light refreshments and toilets are in the village hall a two minute walk from the church.
Directions: Location is 300 yards south of the A-64 and will be signposted.
Scampston Hall & Garden, Scampston, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8NG
Find out about the Heritage Lottery Funded (HLF) Richardson Conservatory Restoration Project at Scampston Hall. Free Cascade Walk with heritage information points and stories of Scampston’s Past. Find out some of the Stories and Secrets of Scampston’s past. The Richardson Conservatory built in 1894 provides a focal point at the heart of the Walled Garden at Scampston, but is, unfortunately, in a state of disrepair. The Scampston Conservatory Preservation Company (SCPCo) has been very fortunate to secure funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other sources to restore the building and develop education activities and exhibitions. Free family activities and pick up a family trail sheet for self-guided walks between 10am and 4pm. For guided family walks at 11.30am and 2pm we recommend advanced booking.
Booking Details: Cascade Walk Free - booking needed on Activity Walk Contact: Paul Mosley Call: 01944 759111 Email: email@example.com Booking opens: 28 July 2013 09:00 Booking closes: 15 September 2013 10:30
Additional Information: Max 30 people per tour/event. Dogs welcome on leads in the parkland area only.
Directions: Follow signs through Scampston Village to park in the Walled Garden Car Park. Free Entry to the Cascade Circuit and HOD guided walks.
East Heslerton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8RN
Wonderful views over the surrounding countryside, oak pews set in oak boarded floors and a wonderful stone pulpit.
Scotch Corner Chapel, Oldstead, North Yorkshire
Visitors will be able to gain access to inside Chapel and neighbouring small barn. The Chapel was built by local man and sculptor John Bunting (1927-2002) as a war memorial. It is also home to a collective of his sculptural pieces. Bunting was Master of Drawing at Ampleforth College. His own sculptural pieces were much influenced by Henry Moore. At Ampleforth he taught Anthony Gormley. This is a fascinating and intriguing place and the open afternoon is a rare and special opportunity to see inside this remote and tiny hidden gem in the North York Moors National Park. Members of John Bunting’s family will be on hand to talk to visitors about his work providing a unique insight and personal perspective on the place. Although there is no specific provision for children and families, many of our visitors in the past have come in family groups.
Access Information: The site is not accessible by car and it is around 20-30 minutes walk from the nearest road and parking.
Additional Information: Max 100 people per tour/event.
Directions: Grid reference - SE 52690 81423 The Chapel can be found along on a track around 1.5km north of the village of Oldstead. It is a steep ascent up the track from the village. There is a right of way past the chapel and we would advise consulting an OS or equivalent map before setting out.
The Old Workhouse, King Street, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, HG3 5LE
This large and lively collection illustrating all aspects of life in the Dales. Eleven rooms of exhibitions., including photographs, costumes & artefacts to give you as a real insight into life in Nidderdale throughout history. Superb volunteers on hand to answer questions.
Old Church Lane, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, HG3 5LZ
Old abandoned church and churchyard will be open. It will be a rare opportunity to visit the Church Tower which is locked for the rest of year.
Access Information: 1 step into churchyard and 1 step into church so will be accessible with assistance. Tower accessed by stone spiral staircase with hand rope but there is no wheelchair access.
Colbeck House, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, HG3 5LB
Visit the Masonic Hall Pateley Bridge, which has been the meeting place of the Vale of Nidd Lodge since consecration on Valentine's Day 1928. This is an opportunity to meet members of the lodge, visit a range of fascinating rooms which form part of the Masonic Hall, and browse collections of historic photographs.
Access Information: A former family home, a large house in an elevated position.
Directions: Visit Patley Bridge tourist information for directions.
Stanwick, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 7RT
This church is sited within Stanwick Camp, an Iron Age earthwork fortification. Inside guests visitors can view ornate marble effigies and delicate stained glass windows. Informal tours will be available at the weekend.
Directions: 7 miles north of Richmond, off B6274; north of the A66 to the north of Richmond, off the B6274; in the centre of Stanwick Camp. Nearest railway station: Darlington (7 miles).
St Agatha's Church, Easby, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 7JU
Guided tours of the Church. The present church was built before 1155 and the Abbey (English Heritage) built around it. The crowning glory is a rare series of wall paintings dating from 1250. There is a replica of the 7th century cross, the original being in the V & A Museum in London. St Agatha's church will shortly be featured in a BBC4 TV film about medieval births, deaths and marriages. Refreshments will be served. Booklet of walks between and around churches in the Parish will be available. The culmination of the weekend will be a picnic on Sunday afternoon during which there will be a service of baptism vow renewals by James, bishop of Knaresborough. Further details of location and timing will be available on the Parish website http://easbyparish.org nearer the time.
Access Information: Wheelchair access from lane leading down the hill to the church, through arch. Nearest toilets are in Richmond.
Directions: Off the B6271 Richmond to Northallerton Road, signposted Easby Abbey. There is a small church car park opposite the church but if this is full, return to the village and park there. Please park safely and do not obstruct the village.
St. Agatha's Church, Skeeby, Richmond, North Yorkshire
St. Agathas at Skeeby is a simple but beautiful building built in 1840 as a second chapel of ease of Easby, and like its mother church is dedicated to St Agatha. Like St. Paul's at Brompton-on-Swale, it was built to serve as both a church and a school, and was erected through the generosity of Lady Charlotte Dundas of Aske. The architectural style is Early English, with lancet windows. In Victorian times the school moved to a larger building across the road, but that is now a house. The culmination of the weekend will be a picnic on Sunday afternoon during which there will be a service of baptism vow renewals by James, bishop of Knaresborough. Further details will be available on the Parish website http://easbyparish.org nearer the time.
Access Information: Street parkingis in the Springfield estate on the Scotch Corner end of the village. Please park safely and avoid disruption to residents.
Additional Information: We hope to have a booklet of walks between and around churches in the Parish available.
Directions: The church is on the A6108, Richmond Scotch Corner Road in the centre of Skeeby Street parking is available on the Springfield estate. first turning left after crossing the bridge when coming from Scotch Corner. Please park safely and avoid disruption to residents.
Bolton on Swale, Richmond, North Yorkshire
There will be an on going Power Point on the restoration of the roof and Arts and Crafts East window mural and a static display covering the history of the church, Henry Jenkins and Kiplin Hall. Refreshments will be served. This church is principally famous as the burial place of the longest lived Englishman, Henry Jenkins who was 169 years old when he died in 1670 !!!! Most of the church dates from 14th-century, with much Arts and Craft period work added. We hope to have a booklet of walks between and around churches in the Parish available. The culmination of the weekend will be a picnic on Sunday afternoon during which there will be a service of baptism vow renewals by James, Bishop of Knaresborough. Further details of venue and time will be available on the Parish website http://easbyparish.org nearer the time.
Directions: Street Parking only. Please park safely and avoid disruption to residents
Richmond Road, Brompton on Swale, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 7HE
The church was built in 1838 as a chapel of ease and a school for village children. The school was held in what is now the nave. In 1872, a new school with teacher's house and playground, was added and this is now the Church Hall. On Saturday 15 minute dramas put together and performed by the children of Brompton-on-Swale Church of England School and there will be an organ recital by Myles Camm. The culmination of the weekend will be a picnic on Sunday afternoon during which there will be a service of baptism vow renewals by James, bishop of Knaresborough. Further details of venue and time will be available on the Parish website http://easbyparish.org nearer the time.
Additional Information: Refreshments in Church Hall throughout the open times. We hope to have a booklet of walks between and around churches in the Parish available.
Directions: On south side of B6271 Richmond - Northallerton Road. Car park through narrow gate immediately to west of church. The church car park is in the former playground of the school, behind the church and is entered through a very narrow gate on the left hand side of the road just before you reach the church (when travelling towards Richmond). The church is near the edge of the village on the Richmond side.
Magdalen's Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1HU
A rare survival of a medieval leper hospital, last restored in 1989, containing medieval pavement with Roman medallion, low-side/leper window and stone altar. It was established in the 12th century to care for lepers and blind priests. For the Heritage Open Day, the building will host the Old Codling Feast, an 18th century tradition. There will also be quizzes, and costumed guides giving story-telling
Access Information: There is a ramp into the chapel offering wheelchair access to most areas, but it is a small building so there is only limited space inside.
Newby Hall, Skelton-cum-Newby, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE
Free entry to the public, guests are free to wander this beautiful Northern church.
Directions: 4 miles south east of Ripon, off B6265; turn off A1 at Boroughbridge and follow B6265 to Ripon; turn left following brown signs to Newby Hall; go through main gateway, follow road towards the Hall. Church on right. Nearest railway station: Knaresborough (6.5 miles). Bus route numbers: 142/143.
Clifton castle, Clifton, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4AB
Opportunity to see conditionally exempt items not normally available for public viewing. Chattels include paintings, furniture, porcelain and silver in their family setting. Not suitable for children under 12.
Booking Details: Must be pre-booked giving name and address. Contact: Robert Frewen Call: 01969 623109 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Write to: JG Hills, Estate Office, Leyburn DL8 5EW
Additional Information: Max 25 people per tour/event.
Directions: Red telephone box beside drive gates, 2.5 miles north of Masham on road to Catterick.
Sharow View, 75 Allhallowgate, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1LE
Explore the Workhouse Museum and Garden (as featured on the ITV 'Secrets From The Workhouse' series) with trails, tours and activities focussing on food. Visit the restored 1890s workhouse kitchen garden to find out what’s growing and why. Enjoy a cup of tea on the lawn or picnic in our kitchen garden. On Sunday, local award winning restaurant, Lockwoods, will be demonstrating cooking using our garden produce at 2pm and 3pm. Take a trail to explore workhouse food and cooking, as well as wildlife in the garden or a family senses trail around the museum. Explorer toys for pre-school children. Would you like to swap your usual menu for the workhouse diet? On Saturday, make up your own mind about workhouse food when you taste original recipe soup and knead bread.
Blossomgate, Ripon, North Yorkshire
Late 17th century/early 18th century gazebo beautifully restored. Built to give a view of the countryside.
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY
WORLD HERITAGE SITE TOUR: Find out what makes Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal a World Heritage Site. Meet at the Visitor Centre: 1030–1300. HIDDEN PLACES TOUR: Join our guide to reveal secrets of a vanished past at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Meet at the Visitor Centre: 1330-1530. TOURS OF THE ABBEY: Discover fascinating facts and stories about the Abbey and monks. Meet at Porter’s Lodge: 1100, 1300 & 1400. GARDEN TOUR: Enjoy a guided tour taking in the grand design of the Georgian landscape including Deer Park and Water Garden. Meet at Porter’s Lodge: 1130. EXHIBITION – DOWN HIDDEN TRACKS, FOUNTAINS HALL: 1000-1700 - An exhibition of collage, ceramics and printmaking by artist Rosie Scott-Massie and ceramicist Charlotte Morrison taking inspiration from unusual buildings around Yorkshire and northern landscapes. Trails available at admissions for those who want to discover at their own pace. Traditional garden games will be available to borrow. Exciting Dig Pits will be hiding buried treasures for young hands to unearth.
Access Information: Designated mobility parking at visitor centre and West Gate. Access vehicle to all admission points. No wheelchair access from visitor centre to abbey; use West Gate car park or access vehicle from visitor centre. Level access into abbey and mill. NB some access over lawn. Many steps with handrails to Fountains Hall. Ramp into St Mary's Church. Adapted toilets at visitor centre, tea-room, near Fountains Hall and Studley Royal car park. Partly accessible grounds, steep slopes, some cobbles. Map of accessible route. Main areas on level ground. Upper footpaths restricted preventing full circular tour. Six wheelchairs - booking essential
Additional Information: In 1132 thirteen monks came to this valley. The abbey they founded became one of the richest in Europe. Explore 800 years of history in the mill which survived the dissolution of the monasteries by King Henry VIII. At the other end of the valley lies Studley Royal, a spectacular water garden created in the 1700s.
Directions: 4 miles west of Ripon off B6265, junction 48/50 of A1(M)
Water Skellgate, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1BH
Early 20th century Masonic Hall, still in use.
Minster Road, Princess Road, Victoria Villa, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1QS
The ringing chamber in the Cathedral's south-west tower will be open to visitors.
Clotherholme Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 2DG
The original school Hall of the 1870 Grammar School building, designed by Leeds architect George Corson.
Galphay, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3NF
See this wonderful 400 year old cottage, set in a beautiful wooded landscape between Fountains Abbey and Hackfall. The walk to the cottage is 1-2 hours long.
Additional Information: A charming but remote site- no facilities here.
Directions: The cottage is on a public footpath bewteen Azerley and Cowymers. Email email@example.com for a map!
West Pier, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6TA
Aakschipper Gallery down on west pier is one of the typical fishing offices that existed here from 1810 to the 1970s. The space will be open to the public with an opportunity to hear about parts of the building not normally appreciated.
St John the Baptist church, Main street, Cayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO113RP
Visit 12th century Norman church. Three bells in tower installed 1897, recently serviced, old organ. Pendulum clock installed in 1947 from a public subscription as a thank you that no one from the parish was killed as a result of enemy action in either 1st or 2nd world wars. Some ancient "graffiti". Under one mile from the coast and Cayton Bay beach.
Access Information: Entry to upper levels of the tower restricted to fully "mobile" visitors.
Additional Information: Max 10 people per tour/event.
Directions: Cayton 3 miles south of Scarborough on the coast road, Church in centre of village.
14 St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Converted in 1884 from a private house by David Petch, architect. Building possibly has an 18th century core. Legend has it that masonry was practiced in Scarborough as far back as 1625.
Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Join one of two tours to access the upper most balcony area of the Rotunda Museum, not normally open to the public for a unique view of this Grade II* listed, purpose built museum, now over 180 years old.
Booking Details: Call: 01723 374753
Access Information: The Balcony tours require access via a steep and narrow spiral staircase.
Additional Information: Max 10 people per tour/event.
Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2NH
The Rotunda, standing fifty two feet high, is built of Kelloways Rock. A rusticated ground floor on a moulded plinth supports an upper floor articulated by pilasters. The cornice and windows were said to be based on those of the Theatre Marcellus and The Temple of Ridiculo at Rome. The structure is roofed by a coffered dome and stone lantern. Described as the finest surviving purpose-built museum of its age in the country, it was built in 1828 to a design suggested by William Smith, 'Father of English Geology'. Special inter-active displays for children, plus Scarborough's Lost Dinosaurs Exhibition.
Access Information: No access for balcony tours.
The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW
Scarborough Art Gallery occupies two floors of a nineteenth-century Italianate Villa on Scarborough's beautiful Crescent.
The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PU
"Behind the Scenes" tour of the store in the attic. Scarborough Art Gallery occupies two floors of a 19th century Italianate Villa on Scarborough's beautiful Crescent. Access by steep narrow stairs.
Booking Details: Call: 01723 374753
Access Information: Not suitable for people with impaired mobility.
Additional Information: Max 10 people per tour/event.
36 Eastborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1NJ
Learn about Scarborough's rich maritime heritage.
25 St Mary's Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1QW
We are a private members club for sub aqua diving. Our clubhouse is located within an old fisherman's cottage, in Scarborough's historic old town. The clubhouse is a unique place and this is a rare opportunity as we are not usually open to the public. We have many many historical artefacts displayed from shipwrecks, many of which took place on our coastline. These give us a history of our coast which would otherwise be undiscovered and undocumented. These artefacts include ships' bells, a horn, a periscope and militaria. In addition there are many photographs. Visits will be accompanied by an experienced diver who will explain the history of these wrecks.
Access Information: The are 4 steps to enter the building.
St Sepulchre Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1QQ
Founded 1602, this listed building is one of only four Trinity Houses in the country. Visit the Board Room and courtyard garden.
Waterhouse Lane , Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Led by Chris Hall this guided walk from Waterhouse Lane to Falsgrave Park will look at the history and development of the critical supply of water vital to the town’s development. This is a linear walk – there are buses back to the town centre from Seamer Road or Sandybed.
Directions: Meet outside TK Maxx
Ramshill Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Rated highly by Pevsner and often referred to as 'The Cathedral of Yorkshire Congregationalism', St Andrew is a truly remarkable Nonconformist church. Chris Hall will talk about the model of Scarborough as it was in 1377. A donation towards the upkeep of the model would be appreciated.
Booking Details: Call: 01723 374753
Additional Information: Max 35 people per tour/event.
University of Hull Scarborough Campus, Filey Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3AZ
Take a guided tour round the University of Hull's Scarborough Campus, finding out more about the educational heritage of the Campus and how it has moved into the modern era.
Additional Information: Max 15 people per tour/event.
The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
The original site comprises a Grade ll* listed marine villa, built in 1835 for the civil engineer, George Knowles. The house overlooks the English Heritage registered Valley Gardens below, and onwards to the sea, Scarborough's beautiful South Bay. The house was the birthplace of Edith Sitwell in 1887 and played a strong role in the literary lives of Sir George's children (Osbert, Edith and Sacheverell). Visit the Sitwell Library.
Giggleswick School, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 0DE
School Chapel built between 1897-1901. Unusual exterior with mosaics, sgraffito and stained glass of high quality and interest.
Access Information: Ramp at side entrance, the door width is narrow however.
Victoria Street, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9EY
The Folly is a Grade I listed house, built in 1679. Recently restored by North Craven Building Preservation Trust, it houses the Museum of North Craven Life. It includes displays on the history of the building and other local themes, including the Settle-Carlisle railway. For 2013 there is an important temporary exhibition 'Family Stories', celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society. There will be family activities, including dressing-up, themed games and quizzes based around the house and current exhibitions.
Access Information: Wheelchair access to ground floor and first floor.
Additional Information: Max 50 people per tour/event.
Directions: 3 minutes from Settle market place at the foot of Victoria Street
Church Hill, Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire, LS25 6BJ
All Saints' Parish Church, Sherburn in Elmet is a Grade I listed building. The nave is a fine Norman construction with many of the original features. The chancel is 15th century constructed by the then Archbishop of York when one of his homes was in the adjacent King Athelstan's Palace (now dismantled to provide stone for building York Minster). A particular feature is a unique Janus Cross with a very interesting history. Picture trail for children: free and just for fun.
Access Information: Gentle upward slope from the car park. Toilets (Inc. Disabled) in Church Hall level with car park. Some limitation inside the church with low chancel step.
Additional Information: In addition to the church building there are many local exhibits including the Towton Battle Society, local history society, etc.Visits to the bell ringing chamber and tower roof on Saturday afternoon.
Main Street, Burnsall, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6BP
St Wilfrid's history goes right back to its foundation by St Wilfrid of Ripon before 700AD. Although most of the building has been rebuilt over the years, there are parts that go back many centuries.Grade I listed church in perpendicular style. The font dates from an original Norman church, and the current Lady Chapel in the South Chantry was built in the 12th century. 14th century carved alabaster panel depicting the Adoration of the Magi. The Tower and western portion of the church were built during the reign of Henry VIII (1509 - 1547). During a refurbishment in the mid 19th century, a number of Viking stones and artefacts were discovered. Some of these have been retained in the church, and form a fascinating exhibition in the SW corner. Children's quiz available.
Access Information: Shallow step at Lych Gate. Sloping pathway to entrance porch. Shallow step into Church from porch.
Additional Information: Max 20 people per tour/event. St Wilfrid's is the parish church at the centre of a thriving Dales community. Stewards will be present on the day. Printed guides in English, French, German, Dutch. Literature relating to the artefacts.
Directions: Nestling in the curve of the River Wharfe, St Wilfrid's lies towards the northern end of the village of Burnsall on the B6160 Bolton Abbey to Grassington road.
Church View, Bolton Percy, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, YO23 7AG
This 15th century timber framed gatehouse was restored by the Vivat Trust in April 2010. The gatehouse originally marked the entrance to a courtyard of medieval buildings. The intricate carvings on the internal beams indicate its 'high status' and imply that it was used as more than just a look out post. Today the gatehouse is rented for holidays.
Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 3BZ
Guided tour around a beautiful Palladian stately home in the heart of the North Yorkshire countryside. Once owned by George Hudson, the ‘Railway King'.
Access Information: Not suitable for wheelchairs as there is no access to upper floors.
Main Street, Kirk Deighton, Wetherby, North Yorkshire, LS22 4EB
View early mediaeval grade I listed church.
Church Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4DS
Terraced cottage, origins 17th century. Refurbished in Georgian/Victorian times, but not in recent years. Stone mullion windows, 17th century wood panelling, Georgian fireplace, cruck frame.
Brunswick Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1BL
Built in 1848-50 as chapel-of-ease for St Mary's, later a district church within the parish of Whitby. In Early English style; interior renovated 1904-13. Notable features: reredos, cross on altar, east window.
Flowergate, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3BA
Built in 1878 as Trinity (Presbyterian) Church. We became part of the United Reformed Church at its inception and united with Robin Hood's Bay URC (formerly Congregational) in 2006 to form Flowergate URC. Major redesign of the interior took place in 1960s, with further improvements in 1990s and 2009-10. New railings by James Godbold have become a talking point. Designed to represent God the Creator, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, together with air, land and sea, they include representations of the sun, a bird/angel's wing, a fish/stained glass window and an ear of wheat (also representing Mary, Christ's mother). Nesting boxes for swifts have been fitted into the tower. Communion token and other displays.
Access Information: Disabled access by side door.
Church Square, West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2EG
Large church, built 1884, designed by R J Johnson of Newcastle. Fabric, furnishings and stained glass of interest. Guided tours.
Access Information: There are a few steps to negotiate at the church door.
Brunswick Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1QT
RC Chapels and Missions in Whitby from late 18th century. Present building 1867, in 13th century Gothic style, architect M. Hadfield of Sheffield. Later renewals and improvements. Neglect of WWII damage required rebuilding of tower, fitting of fibreglass spire and reroofing (Welsh slate) in 1990s. Notable interior features include: reredos of High Altar, with statues of St. Hilda and associates; stained glass windows above also devoted to her. Stations of Cross erected 1892.
The Common, Goathland, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 5AL
Pretty Victorian church with interesting Millennium windows and 'Mousey' Thompson furnishings. Explore the church, hear the organ play and ring the unusual bell system. Children's activity: searching for Thompson carved church mice in the woodwork.
Access Information: Wheelchair access as far as chancel step.
Directions: 2 miles off A169 Pickering Whitby Road. On North York Moors. Half a mile from centre of village - car park in village. BUS - 840 Coastliner stops outside church.
Baxtergate, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1BL
Vernacular building of 1778. Brick-built on stone foundation. Original gallery with box pews; lower level refurbished in Catholic style.
Robin Hood's Bay, Fylingdales, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4PN
Admire the full length gallery and memorials to the shipwrecked . Much of the artwork on display is inspired by the sea.
Directions: 5 miles south east of Whitby; take the B1447, the church is on the right before the road descends into Robin Hood's Bay. Nearest railway station: Whitby (4.9 miles). Arriva Bus 93 runs a regular service from Middlesborough bus station to Scarborough rail station going past the church.
Flowergate, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3BA
Presbyterian, later Unitarian, chapel on this site from mid-18th century. Present brick building dates from 1812. Box pews, carved lectern and chair, gallery, other interesting features.
Broomfield Terrace, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1QP
Chalybeate Spa Well House is a cylindrical brick structure built in mid-19th century as a rebuild of an earlier structure. Extensive stencilled interior decoration. Grade II listed building.
Access Information: Building may be reached by wheelchair and interior viewed through the open door.
123b Church Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4DE
An original 19th century jet workshop, discovered sealed in the attic of a derelict building in Burns Yard; a unique piece of Whitby jet heritage. Usual charge for audio commentary handsets will be waived for HODs.
Clark's Yard, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BL
Whitby 'yards' are rows of 17th/18th century cottages, tucked behind main streets. Visit three yards close together (Clark's Yard, Borough Place, Blackburn's Yard). Residents will be available to talk to visitors.
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Brunswick Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1RB
Grade II* listed building. Former methodist church, built in 1880s with original features, including organ and pulpit area, stained glass windows and pitched pine gallery. Undergoing sensitive renovation and refurbishment.
Captain Cook Memorial, West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire
Participants will meet their guides at the Whalebone Arch on the West Cliff. After a brief introduction to the panorama of Whitby from this point, the groups will walk through several of the Georgian streets on the west side of the town, including Cliff Street, Flowergate, St. Hilda's Terrace, Bagdale and Baxtergate, ending opposite the Swing Bridge. The walk of about 1 mile is mainly down hill or level, and will take about 1½ hours.
Whitby Pavilion Complex, West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EN
Built 1880 as West Cliff Saloon; soon became centre of theatre in Whitby. Patronised in early days by many notables including Sir Henry Irving, Gerald du Maurier and Bram Stoker. This event offers rare chance to see some wonderful Victorian architecture. Exhibition presents colourful history of theatre in Whitby. Guided tour behind the scenes to restricted access areas, with well preserved original features. During tour pupils of Paul Nicholas School of Acting help bring theatre to life.
Access Information: The complex, including the public areas of the theatre, has full wheelchair access, but the tour behind the scenes will not be wheelchair accessible.
Abbey House, East Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT
Abbey House is a Grade I listed building, restored and converted into a modern Youth Hostel, in a £3.5 million project. Many historical features from 12th to 19th centuries preserved and displayed. Guided tours. A series of events with hands on activities, particularly for families. Dig Through History: staged archaeological dig with replica artefacts. History Detectives: clues throughout Abbey House.
Church Lane, Wintringham, North Yorkshire, YO17 8HU
Look upon the historic 18th & 19th century monuments in the churchyard. This church is full of interesting furnishings including Jacobean bench pews, medieval carvings and stained glass. Look carefully and you might also find green men, mythical beasts and sword markings.
Directions: 11 miles east of Malton, off the A64. Nearest railway station: Malton (6.1 miles). Bus route numbers 187/199R/222R/239R.
Chapel Yard, High Street, Yarm, North Yorkshire, TS15 9AJ
Grade II listed building. 1763-2013 celebrating 250 years of continuous use. Design influenced by John Wesley. Oldest in worship as an octagonal church. Hymns by John and Charles Wesley will be sung during the day with children's choruses and costumes of the period.
Access Information: Wheelchair and pushchair/pram access is to ground floor only.
Directions: Yarm High Street, narrow alley by Nat West bank and old town hall, leads to River Tees (200 yards).
Beningbrough, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 1DD
A special opportunity to visit this memorable House and Gardens free of charge. Enjoy a stroll around our working Walled Garden and sample the day's harvest in the Restaurant. With 7 acres of formal gardens there is much beauty and inspiration to be had. Step into the Georgian Hall with fine examples of Baroque architecture and over 100 portraits from the National Portrait Gallery. We have a Victorian Laundry and interactive family friendly galleries, there really is something for everyone. For 2013 enjoy our Autumn plant fair to take a bit of Beningbrough home. Games around the garden and trails available in the hall. The top floor of the Hall has several rooms with hands on fun for all the family. Join one of our famous artrageous family art activities in the learning centre. Pick up a 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 scrapbook and enjoy play time in our gardens or enjoy our popular adventure playground in the wilderness.
Access Information: Lift access to all floors of the Hall. Wheelchair suitable paths around the gardens. Wheelchairs available to use free of charge (booking recommended). In the stable block, access to 2nd hand book room and learning centre by stairs only.
Additional Information: Dogs in the parkland only.
Directions: Follw the brown signs from the A19 or over a toll bridge from the A59.
Howsham Mill, Howsham, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7PJ
Built in 1755, Howsham Mill is a uniquely Gothic watermill with an intriguing history. The Renewable Heritage Trust (RHT) was formed in 2003 to save this magnificent building from ruin, bringing it to life as an environmental and education centre. Come and enjoy our peaceful setting, marvel at our Archimedes Screw turbine and waterwheel, and find out how we are generating renewable energy from the River Derwent. We are located in a Site of Special Scientific Interest, noted for its wildlife including otters and kingfisher. Wildlife walks around the island, tours of the mill.
Access Information: Footpath to mill may not be suitable for wheelchair users. Wheelchair accessible toilet, but does not have grab bars.
Directions: Howsham Mill is located 9 miles north-east of York, off the A64 towards Malton. Exit the A64 signposted to Howsham. Continue through Barton-Le-Willows, the Mill is located 2.5 miles from the A64. On the approach to Howsham village, the road crosses a large stone bridge at the River Derwent, parking for the Mill is located by the bridge. Continue on foot: The footpath leads from the car park under the bridge and along the riverside path to access the Mill island. Post code for sat nav: YO60 7PJ
Minster Yard , York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7JL
Discover Treasurer's House and find out about the fascinating Frank Green as we throw open our doors free to all as part of Heritage Open Day. Free Children's trail available and a special meal deal in our tearoom. Try and tie a bow tie just like Frank Green used to wear or dress up in the other costumes available. Follow the trail and solve the clues on our free family trail.
Access Information: Ramp access to reception and some ground floor rooms. Garden is wheelchair accessible. No parking on site, nearest parking is Lord Mayors walk.
Directions: Find us just behind York Minster. No parking available on site.
70 Goodramgate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7LF
An unmissable medieval gem of a church in a secluded part of York in sight of the Minster. ReStage, in association with the Churches Conservation Trust, presents a new way to explore the history of this fascinating church tucked away in an oasis of calm behind the busy city streets. A collection of some newly discovered archive pictures of Holy Trinity highlighting the development of this historic building through the last two centuries. Drawings, photographs and postcards being this history to life. New views of Holy Trinity Church from the floor to the tower… and beyond. Now and Then is an eight part photographic display of some newly discovered images of Holy Trinity Church. These images, which range from a Victorian sketch to an early aerial photograph, show some now lost aspects of the church’s architectural and social development. These enlarged images are placed about the church in such a way that the viewer is able to compare the past with the present.
Access Information: Ramp into church.
Directions: In York city centre, off Goodramgate; King's Square and Shambles 200 yards. Nearest railway station: York (0.5 mile). Bus route number 14A.
Station Road, Upper Poppleton, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 6QA
The Poppleton Community Railway Nursery (P.C.R.N) - now a registered charity - was set up to restore the former railway nursery at Poppleton station for working use: the buildings, greenhouses and narrow gauge railway. The nursery is a souvenir of the days when the railways were self sufficient and it contains several historic buildings, still connected by its own small railway system. Visit the greenhouses, plant sales and enjoy refreshments.
Access Information: Limited access and facilities.
Additional Information: Poppleton Community Railway Nursery has a partnership with health agencies in the York area, which has long found horticultural skills training to be therapeutic for adults recovering from mental health crises. For these volunteers the benefits of working at the nursery include improvements in confidence and self-esteem, social development through working alongside a range of different people and the opportunity to make new friends and build new relationships. It also helps them to learn about aspects of growing plants, simple DIY skills and could help to enhance their future career prospects
Directions: We are adjacent to Poppleton Railway Station, on the York to Harrogate line. Our site entrance is off the station car park.
67 Temple Avenue, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 3RS
Pioneering owners of some of the UK’s most eco-friendly SuperHomes are hosting free Open Days this September. SuperHomes are older homes refurbished by their owners for greater comfort, lower bills and fewer carbon emissions - at least 60% less! Visitors can expect to come away with plenty of ideas for greening their own properties, including home improvements likely to be eligible for future Green Deal finance. This 1930s two-storey semi-detached house was refurbished by the Joseph Rowntree Trust. A 66% carbon saving was achieved by measures such as external wall, floor and roof insulation, a new boiler and whole house mechanical ventilation with heat recovery. Visitors say, "It was a very useful visit. The house owner could add how things had affected her e.g. she needs 1/3 less medication for her breathing condition. A great result for her and cost effective for the NHS!"
Booking Details: To pre-book a place on a tour, visit the SuperHomes website Go to: http://www.superhomes.org.uk/100
Additional Information: Max 6 people per tour/event.
Directions: The house is close to Hull Road Park not far from the University.
St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel, St. Saviourgate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 8NQ
'Living History & People from the Past': a display of photos, books and written memories about the local area as well as the building. On Saturday afternoon the 'Living History Group' will host an open discussion of memories about the local area. Please come along if you have any memories to share. On Sunday afternoon there will be a talk - “Foxes and Leaches and other creatures which haunt the Chapel”. Unitarian historian Andrew Hill talks about several 'People from the Past' connected with the Chapel. Families are welcome, there will be some items to interest children of all ages.
Access Information: The main chapel, grounds and vestry are accessible with the aid of ramps. The chapel balcony can only be accessed by a steep staircase and there is a room above the vestry only accessed up a flight of stairs.
Additional Information: St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel is the oldest surviving Nonconformist Chapel in York built in 1692. It is also thought to be the earliest span roof brick building in York. Information about people associated with the chapel, who have memorials on the chapel walls, will be given in the Sunday afternoon talk. History of the building will be on display. Refreshments will be available at all times.
Directions: St. Saviourgate is close to the City Centre, off Colliergate and Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate. The Chapel is in a secluded setting behind railings towards the far end of St. Saviourgate, close to the junction with Spen Lane.