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New collaboration and funding protects heritage and landscape
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New collaboration and funding protects heritage and landscape

Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is home to important landscapes, rich in heritage and wildlife. One of its jewels is Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, the country’s largest monastic ruin, and a UNESCO world heritage site. Cared for by the National Trust, it routinely tops the top ten lists of Britain’s favourite historical attractions, thanks to its landscaped gardens, deer park, ancient oaks, follies and vistas in a spectacular setting by the River Skell.

Written by Iain Mann Manager of Nidderdale AONB

All images: National Trust Images_Chris Lacey

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Caring for the state beds

Caring for the state beds

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How do you look after fragile beds that are more than 300 years old? With considered care and attention to detail. 

Alana Bates, Collections Assistant, Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens knows all about it. Read her fascinating insights here.

As part of the conservation team we not only look after the fabric of the building but also the collection inside; even when rooms are closed. Each piece is unique and has their own management plan right down to the detail of what tools to use and how often. Here’s a peep behind closed doors and under the dust sheets.

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Wintery garden shrubs frost

Notes from Newby's Newbie

In Gardens
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The garden has just come through its first growing season under my tenure as head gardener, what a first year it has been! A furloughed garden team, no volunteers or students all on the back of winning Christies Garden of the Year award was not how I envisaged my first year here at Newby.

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Himalayan Garden Growth

Himalayan Garden Growth

In GardensRiponmasham
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The beautiful Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park is currently closed to the public but its teams of skilled gardeners and volunteers are hard at work maintaining and improving the 45 acres of stunning woodland and gardens.

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New collaboration and funding protects heritage and landscape

New collaboration and funding protects heritage and landscape

Visit Harrogate

Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is home to important landscapes, rich in heritage and wildlife. One of its jewels is Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, the country’s largest monastic ruin, and a UNESCO world heritage site. Cared for by the National Trust, it routinely tops the top ten lists of Britain’s favourite historical attractions, thanks to its landscaped gardens, deer park, ancient oaks, follies and vistas in a spectacular setting by the River Skell.

Written by Iain Mann Manager of Nidderdale AONB

All images: National Trust Images_Chris Lacey

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10 Winter Walks around Harrogate and Nidderdale

10 Winter Walks around Harrogate and Nidderdale

In Outdoors
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Explore the landscape heritage and wildlife of the Harrogate District with ten great walks for autumnal afternoons and winter wanders.  These walks vary from long to short, simple to more adventurous so there is something for everyone.

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Knaresborough lights up

Knaresborough lights up

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A stunning display of decorated Christmas trees will be lit up around Knaresborough for this special tradition as the annual Christmas Tree Festival becomes a trail around the centre of the market town spreading the festive feeling to shoppers, visitors and local families.

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Fountains in the Autumn, credit Fountains Abbey and Chris Lacey

Explore the Delights on your Doorstep

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If you live nearby then the Harrogate district can offer you some welcome time outdoors this November.  Whether you are looking for somewhere to stretch the legs, escape the confines of the house or recharge and refresh yourself this November, you will find something perfect on your doorstep.  

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Escape to a real fire

Escape to a real fire

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After a day in the countryside, what could be better than the welcoming sight of a real fire at your restaurant, hotel or holiday cottage? Here are just a few of the warm welcomes in the Harrogate district.

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Stunning autumn displays across Harrogate

Find the colours of Autumn on these five walks

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Put one foot in front of the other and go walking this September and October across the Harrogate district.  The autumn months and the coming of winter paints Yorkshire in fabulous colours and you can explore it all across the Harrogate district with these five walks.

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Great late summer things to do around Harrogate

Embrace the last of Summer

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The kids may be going back to school and the nights are coming in just little earlier, but across the Harrogate district there is still a taste of summer to be enjoyed.  We share some of the best places to find it across the area.

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Know Before You Go - Welcome Back to Harrogate

Know Before You Go - Welcome Back to Harrogate

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We're so pleased to be able to welcome visitors back to the glorious heart of Yorkshire.  Welcome back to food, shopping, gardens and heritage.  Welcome back to Harrogate!

As part of the national Know Before You Go campaign, we want you to enjoy a great visit to Harrogate, with all the information you need for a wonderful day out.

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Visit Harrogate for a very authentic taste of....Japan

Visit Harrogate for a very authentic taste of....Japan

In shopping
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We talked to Olivia MacCunn of The Japanese Shop in Harrogate about working in one the town’s more surprising retail offerings. Olivia is no stranger to blog posts as she has also contributed to the content on the shop’s site which is a fascinating source of Japanese culture, history and quality products.

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England's Oldest Tourist Attraction Reopens

England's Oldest Tourist Attraction Reopens

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The tourism year can be hard to predict at the best of times.  England's oldest tourist attraction is named after the prophet Mother Shipton, so the irony of this particularly unpredictable year is not lost on Jay Stelling of Mother Shipton's Cave and Petrifying Well.

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Diversifying a restaurant

Diversifying a restaurant

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We spoke to Simon Cotton, Managing Director HRH Group about diversifying a restaurant during a pandemic and this is what he told us in his own words.

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Mackenzies Smokehouse adapts to the Lockdown

Mackenzies Smokehouse adapts to the Lockdown

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When husband and wife team Gabby and Paul Palmer took over the renowned Mackenzies Smokehouse and Farm Shop just off the A59 at Blubberhouses, they like the rest of us had no idea what would face us in the Spring of 2020.  Gabby told us their story.

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