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Colourful characters

John Aislabie creator of Studley Royal Water Garden

John Aislabie creator of Studley Royal Water Garden

Read all about it! Original celebrity scandals and shocking news. Meet some of the colourful characters behind the places we look after in Yorkshire and the North East. These fictional news articles are based on true stories and include tales of kidnap, a marriage of the utmost convenience, the extravagant lifestyle of an industrialist and the socialist who gave his estate to the nation.

Autumn produce on the menu

This autumn we'll have the finest seasonal produce on the menu in our cafes and restaurants. Sample delicious home grown ingredients and locally sourced produce in soups, stews, casseroles, cakes and scones.

Lichfield exhibition

At Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, Royals: then and now is a year long display to mark the 300th anniversary of the accession of the House of Hanover. New for autumn from 2 September is a photography exhibition from Lord Lichfield capturing some more informal moments of the Royal Family.

Fungi foray

 Join us for a fungi foray at Hardcastle Crags on 26 October. Our countryside ranger will delve deep into the woodland to find some of the more unusual and interesting varieties.

The Winns at war

World War One was a time of heroism, sacrifice and scandal for the Winn family at Nostell Priory.

Discover their story and the stories of people locally during the Great War as part of Red Poppies and White Butterflies project.

Get outdoors

If you like life in the great outdoors, you'll love some of the great things you can do with us in the open air. Whether you're a runner, a cyclist, a walker or you just like escaping for a while, find a special place to enjoy it in Yorkshire.

What's on

Autumn breaks

Looking to escape for a short break this autumn? We got some fabulous holiday cottages to choose from across the county, whether it's a quick getaway you're wanting or chance for the whole family to holiday together. Stay in the grounds of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal or find a countryside retreat in the Yorkshire Dales.