Things to see & do
Summer holiday fun in Yorkshire
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Seek out the follies of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden to see them transformed by some of the country's most inventive artists and designers. Using visual trickery and untold histories be amazed at the dramatic installations within the Octagon Tower, Banqueting House and Temple of Piety.
Royals: then & now
Royals: then and now is a collection of nationally significant contemporary art from the National Portrait Gallery. On display at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, pieces include photographs of Prince William by Mario Testino and Diana, Princess of Wales, by David Bailey.
From gloom to glow
See Nostell Priory brought to life with fresh new light installations designed to illuminate some of the darker spaces of the house. As you explore the historic rooms, see plasterwork, paintings and precious objects shining like never before.
Ever fancied helping with a wildlife survey? Join us at Ravenscar on the Yorkshire Coast, 15 and 16 August, for a coastal wildlife bioblitz. We'll be surveying a wide variety of habitats and species including rock pools, pond, grassland, woodland, adders, seals, insects, birds, bats, moths, mammals.