What Colour Should Your North Yorkshire Wedding Be ?

In recent years people are planning weddings many decide on a theme and everything is then coordinated to keep to the theme for example Christmas, fairy-tale or even Star Trek giving the wedding an identity. Sometimes this look can be … Continued

Time For A Christmas Party In North Yorkshire

The countdown to Christmas has started and with only 8 weeks remaining its time to organise your Christmas party in north Yorkshire.  At the Burn Hall Hotel York we have some excellent ideas to ensure that your Christmas party in … Continued

Christmas In North Yorkshire A Great idea !

Without any signs of the true cold weather it’s easy to forget that Christmas in North Yorkshire is fast approaching. In fact, there are just 70 days until Christmas. The Post office has announced its last postal days which start … Continued

Great Ideas & Deals For Visiting Haunted York

York is a beautiful and historical city and worth a visit at any time of the year .However latter part of October could be a really great time especially if you are fan of the of Ghostly and haunted goings … Continued

For Fantastic Flowers Visit North Yorkshire In September

September is a great time to visit North Yorkshire and this September for flower and gardening enthusiast there are couple of event if you visit North Yorkshire that you should not miss. The first is the Castle Howard Autumn Harvest … Continued

York Food & Drink Festival And York Beer And Cider Festival

Thinking of visiting York In September, this is a great time to visit York and the north Yorkshire countryside and coastline. September also plays host to both the York Food And Drink Festival and also the York Beer And Cider … Continued

Trends For Getting Married In 2020

2020 is proving a popular year for weddings with many choosing to delay or bring weddings forward so the happy couple are getting married in 2020 a special year So if you are thinking of getting married in 2020 it … Continued

North Yorkshire Moors Railway Steam Gala 2019

A visit to North Yorkshire in September is a great idea and this time of year is a superb time  for experiencing the North Yorkshire countryside and coastline,  and one different way to experience the beauty of North Yorkshire is … Continued

Cycling In Yorkshire & UCI 2019 Road World Championships

The Tour De Yorkshire has helped establish Yorkshire as a premier location for cycling and cycling enthusiasts. Cycling in Yorkshire is now very popular, and the eyes of the cycling world will be back on Yorkshire in September. For nine … Continued

Celebrate World Chocolate Day In The City York, The City Of Chocolate

World Chocolate Day 2019 falls on the 7th July 2019, also known as International Chocolate day,  it is thought the date was chose to commemorate when chocolate was introduced to Europe in 1550. Surely here is no better place to … Continued

60s Fest with North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Why not enjoy a taste of the 60 with the in North Yorkshire with The North Yorkshire Moors Railway .TVs heartbeat for many was a great insight and nostalgic vision for many that loved the 1960s . This extremely popular … Continued

Planning A Winter Wedding? A Great idea

Planning a winter wedding? We have some great ideas to ensure you have the perfect day. As we approach the summer months, its high season for weddings with many couples choosing the summer months for their special day. The summer … Continued

Visit North Yorkshire In July There’s Lots Going On!

Why not visit North Yorkshire in July in the midst of Summer? There is lots to do and many events taking place to suit all,  below are a couple of suggestions if you are planning to visit North Yorkshire in … Continued

10 Reasons Not To Miss Summer In North Yorkshire

Thinking of a summer holiday ? Summer in north Yorkshire should not be missed ! Why not look at our list of 10 reasons to visit north Yorkshire in summer . 10 Reasons To Spend The Summer In North Yorkshire … Continued

Tour de Yorkshire 2019 Cycling Visits North Yorkshire

The Tour de Yorkshire 2019 takes place from the 2nd to the 5th May 2019 with the women’s race moving to Friday and Saturday this year. The women’s stages will start in the morning followed by the men’s stages in … Continued

Walkfest A Great Time to Go Walking In North Yorkshire

Walkfest 2019 takes place from Saturday 25 May until  Monday 27 May 2019 and is a great time for a break to go walking in North Yorkshire. Taking place over the spring bank holiday this walking festival includes a program … Continued

Celebrate 70 Years of National Parks in North Yorkshire

April 2019, marks 70 years of our National Parks, which were created by the passing of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949.  Since 1949, there have 15 National Parks created in the UK. The National Parks … Continued

A 2019 Wedding? A Great Year For That Special Day

Choosing when and where  to get many can be affected by many different things . Other weddings, available dates, budgets are just some of the points that may be taken into consideration. Thinking of getting married a 2019 wedding is … Continued

Easter in York, City Of Chocolate

Easter Sunday falls on the 21st April in 2019 and is a great time for a spring break or getaway. Trying to think of somewhere great to go for this spring holiday ? Then why not Easter in York , … Continued

Dark Skies and A Viking Festival In February

February is a great time to visit York and the surrounding north Yorkshire countryside, with both a ” Dark Skies ” festival and also a Viking festival taking place within the month. The JORVIK Viking Festival takes place in York … Continued

Romance and Valentines in North Yorkshire

As January ends and February is upon many of us if we have not already start to make plans for a that romantic day in February Valentines day. looking for somewhere special and romantic? Then why not celebrate Valentines in … Continued

Seven weeks to Christmas in North Yorkshire

Seven swans a swimming, is a line from the Christmas song “The Twelve Days Of Christmas” , and its now just 7 weeks to Christmas in North Yorkshire. Whilst the milder weather we have been experiencing, may mean it does … Continued

Now Is A Great Time For afternoon Tea In North Yorkshire

With Halloween fast approaching and Bonfire night just around the corner many of us are planning for an evening of fireworks or trick or treating. Or maybe you are looking for a quieter way to enjoy this special time of … Continued

Enjoy The spectacular Haunting City Of York

The autumn is a great time to visit the spectacular haunting city of York and the surrounding North Yorkshire countryside . As the clocks go back the at the end of October the darker evenings are the perfect backdrop to … Continued

Royal Trends For Weddings In 2019

With one royal wedding already taken place this year and another due in October,  it is not surprising that engaged couples are looking to the royal weddings for inspiration for their weddings in 2019 and 2020. One of the most … Continued

15 Weeks to Christmas in North Yorkshire

With the Indian summer we are reportedly having its easy to forget that we are entering autumn and heading towards Christmas and the end of 2018 . Yes its 15 weeks to Christmas , that means 15 weeks to get … Continued

The Heart of Yorkshire Festival

Summer 2018 is a great time to visit the city of York and the surrounding North Yorkshire countryside. An extra attraction this year will be The Heart of Yorkshire Festival, a new pop-up festival packed with events, exhibitions, and activities … Continued

The Yorkshire Dales In July, A Great Idea

A visit to the Yorkshire Dales in July is a idea and a great time with the summer climate providing excellent opportunities for walking and cycling excursions . There is also a good calendar of events that take place during … Continued

Cycling In North Yorkshire With Breathtaking Views

Cycling in North Yorkshire gives the cyclist the chance to experience a variety of stunning views and vistas. A city option is the capital city of York where you can see hundreds of years of English history . Need a … Continued

Everyone Deserves A Fairy Tale Wedding Venue

After the recent royal wedding many engaged couples are thinking of what would be their idea of a fairy tale wedding. Whilst not all of us can have the use of a castle the day can still be made truly … Continued

Foodie Fodder, Food Festival And More In Yorkshire

Yorkshire has great array of foodie fodder, including the home of Chocolate, the Yorkshire “Rhubarb Triangle” , a fabulous food festival and monthly food markets showcasing local produce and artisan producers. Looking for a North Yorkshire foodie special treat then … Continued

Tour De Yorkshire 2018 Now 4 Days!

The Tour De Yorkshire will return for the fourth time in 2018. This premier cycling competition  has been extended to four days and will run from Thursday 3 May to Sunday 6 May 2018.The Tour De Yorkshire includes both men’s … Continued

Popular Trends for 2018 Weddings

2018 weddings, with two royal weddings taking place this year, are very in the news. Many couples are still considering 2018 weddings and are yet to make decisions on venue, flowers cake etc. The lead time for weddings can vary … Continued

Spend Your Easter Break In York The City Of Chocolate

An Easter break in the York what could be better. As the UK home of chocolate York celebrates Easter and also its chocolate heritage with many events taking place of the Easter holidays. This includes York Chocolate Festival taking place … Continued

Spring Break A Great Idea & Great offers & Gift Ideas

A spring break in North Yorkshire is a great idea . As March rolls along the signs of spring are apparent in the local countryside with celandines and primroses edging the sides of roads and fields in the Yorkshire Dales. … Continued

North Yorkshire’s Howardian Hills Are Worth A Visit

Recognised as an are area of outstanding natural beauty, the Howardian Hills stretch over almost 80 miles of the North Yorkshire countryside, and are located between the Vale of York,  North York Moors National Park, and the Yorkshire Wolds. The … Continued

Space Craft At The National Railway Museum

Few will forget the all the press coverage of the extraordinary mission by Major Tim Peake to the International space station.  The historic capsule that he completed his journey in part of an exhibition at the National Railway Museum in … Continued

Explore The North Yorkshire Countryside with Our Yorkshire Deal

As the days lengthen in the latter part of January and the month of February, its a great time to pick up a great value break to the Yorkshire countryside. So what can you do in the North Yorkshire countryside … Continued

Thinking Of Getting Married in 2018?

Thinking of getting married in 2018, do not worry there is plenty of time to get everything organised ! Engaged couples can also take advantage off the special offers for dates in Spring and Summer 2018 at the Burn Hall … Continued

Last minute Christmas ideas from The Burn Hall Hotel York

With less than 6 days to go to Christmas the Burn Hall Hotel York has its Christmas tree up and decorated and has all its preparations in place for a fabulous Christmas and New Year in North Yorkshire. Many of … Continued

The Right Wedding Venue & Reception Do questions help?

With the cost of the average wedding day on the rise it is important that engaged couples make the right choices for their special day be it the wedding venue , colour scheme or wedding breakfast.  A US Lifestyle guru … Continued

Visit The Christmas Market In York The St Nicholas Fair

The Christmas market in York is known as the St Nicholas Fair and opens on the 16th November and runs to the 22nd December 2017. So now is a perfect time to visit this historical city where you can do … Continued

Autumnal North Yorkshire Countryside & Halloween In York

York has a reputation as Europe’s most haunted city so at the spookiest time of the years it’s a great idea to spend Halloween in York. Autumn is a great time to explore North Yorkshire whether you are looking for … Continued

York The Home Of Chocolate Launches A New York Chocolate Trail

The city of York is celebrating  250 years of being home to the renowned confectioner Terry’s, home to the famous chocolate orange . With National Chocolate Week running until 15 October, the city has launched a new York Chocolate trail … Continued

Its Less Than 12 Weeks To Christmas!

Its hard to believe but there is less than 12 weeks until Christmas and many of us will not have given the festive period too much thought as yet. There are however enough  weeks to Christmas to get everything sorted  … Continued

The York Balloon Fiesta, Hot Air Balloon Spectacular

Skies over North Yorkshire and York will be an amazing sight  on the last weekend in September as the city hosts  it’s  first ever meeting of hot air balloons open to the public, The York Balloon Fiesta. The Fiesta is … Continued

Autumn In Yorkshire, Experience The Stunning Scenery and More

If you are looking for a break and somewhere to experience the majesty of Autumn, Autumn in Yorkshire is highly recommended. The North Yorkshire countryside including The Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors provide some breath taking autumnal vistas as … Continued

National Trust Properties Are On Our Doorstep!

North Yorkshire is blessed with a number of superb National Trust properties including the breath-taking majesty of Castle Howard and the stunning Benningbrough Hall. Within a small area of North Yorkshire there are more National Trust properties  worthy of a … Continued

Visit The North York Moors This Summer

The North York Moors are a must see for anyone looking to discover the beauty of Yorkshire be in a car or by foot or as a cycling holiday . The North York Moors National park is a stunning combination … Continued

Uk Wedding Event At The Burn Hall Hotel

Following the success of the 2016 show at The Burn Hall Hotel York, the UK Wedding Event is set to return on Sunday the 25th June. The UK Wedding Event at the Burn Hall Hotel York will feature over 40 … Continued

Burn Hall Hotel York Wedding Open Day

For many engaged couples, a great suggestion to get ideas for their wedding day is to attend a wedding fayre or wedding open day.Often held at potential wedding venues, these days are not only a showcase for the wedding venue … Continued

Fathers Day Classic Car Show At Castle Howard

Every year The Yorkshire Post holds a Fathers Day Classic Car Show on fathers day. This years the event will be held at Castle Howard on Sunday the 18th June and is a great way to spend fathers day. The … Continued

North Yorkshire Moors Railway 50 years

June is a fabulous time to visit North Yorkshire.  June 2017 is an especially great time to visit as 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of The North Yorkshire Moors Railway Charitable Trust which was started 1967. On the third of … Continued

What Makes The Ultimate Sunday Roast ?

A good Sunday roast holds a special place in the heart of many . In the UK the traditional Sunday roast is reported to be only second in popularity to the ever popular “fish & chips”. What makes the ultimate … Continued

Afternoon Tea Trends In 2017 At The Burn Hall Hotel

Afternoon tea is a the most quintessentially English of our many traditions and shows no signs of waning in popularity. Whilst an afternoon tea still contains cakes, scones and sandwiches some of  the components seem to have been  adapted to … Continued

Tour De Yorkshire 2017

The Tour De Yorkshire 2017 is  the third year of this popular Yorkshire event and takes place from the 28th – 30th April 2017. Stage one Bridlington to Scarborough takes place on Friday the 28th April , Stage two and … Continued

Return Of The Vikings to York

The 8th of April 2017 marks the return of the Vikings to York , and the reopening of the Jorvik Viking Centre. To celebrate the return of the Vikings, York will host two days of Norse inspired music games and … Continued

York Model Railway Show

The York Model Railway show takes place from the 15th to the 17th April 2017 at the  historic Knavesmire racecourse. The show has been running for 55 years since 1962. The mix of exhibitors varies from year to year but … Continued

250 Years of Chocolate in York

The origins of Terry’s chocolate can be traced back to a small shop in the city of York . The company went on to create one of the worlds iconic chocolates which is still very popular and a household name … Continued

Rhubarb And Yorkshire

Rhubarb is synonymous with Yorkshire . This vegetable love or hate it has been part of the history of Yorkshire for many years. if you trace it back to the 1600s it was known as Rhacoma Root  and thought to be … Continued

Trending! Weddings in 2017

With Valentine’s day just around the corner many couples are considering weddings in 2017. So what are the trends for weddings in 2017? Wedding Dresses, according to the bridal press many brides will be wearing pale or blush pink this … Continued

See the Royal Scot At The North Yorkshire Moors Railway In March

March is the perfect time for railway enthusiasts to visit York with great experiences on offer at the National Railway Museum and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway in 2017 celebrates 50 years of when the … Continued

Visit Historical Houses In North Yorkshire

If you are considering a trip in February or March to the city of York and the surrounding countryside a great idea is to visit historical houses in North Yorkshire, There are a number of these stunning buildings in North … Continued

Valentine’s Day In York With Chocolate

Unsure where to enjoy Valentine’s Day? why not consider York,  the city is the home of chocolate and offers lots of other things to do at this romantic time of the year. With just over two weeks until February the … Continued

New Years Resolution Walk In North Yorkshire

If your new years resolution is to get fit then walking in north Yorkshire is a fabulous way to do this! For many the beginning of the year heralds the making of a number of new year resolutions. Some resolutions … Continued

When Should You Start Planning A Wedding ?

A common question for newly engaged couples is when do you start planning a wedding ? The first step is to get some ideas of what you would like and if there is any theme you would like to incorporate. … Continued

Christmas Shopping Made Easy

Christmas shopping is at the top of the to do list for many of us at this time of the year. Finding different gifts , finding bargains and finding parking are just a few of the challenges to be faced … Continued

Santa Swaps Sleigh For Train In North Yorkshire

Santa is coming to North Yorkshire and is ditching his sleigh for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is running a number of Santa specials where children can join Santa and his festive helpers on … Continued

Winner honours Kilburn White Horse

The White Horse near Kilburn or the Kilburn White Horse as it is sometimes known has recently made a surprise appearance on a BBC cookery program. Yorkshire chef Tommy Banks has recently appeared on the “The Great British Menu” with … Continued

A Winter Wedding Wow!

For those engaged couples looking to make their special day a day to remember a winter wedding can  be the way to do this. With weather in the UK predictable all year around,  many engaged couples spend the lead up … Continued

York In October Hallowscream!

If you are looking to visit York in October and are looking  to experience something a little different then why not not coincide part of your visit with the 14th – 31st October 2016 when the city s home to … Continued

Illuminating Reasons To Visit York In October

Autumn is a fabulous time to visit York and the north Yorkshire countryside. If you are considering a Autumn break October is a great month to visit York when there are a number of different events going on including Illuminating … Continued

Beningbrough Hall Birthday Bulbs

Beningbrough Hall marks the 300th birthday of the current hall in 2016 and one of the ways this National Trust property is celebrating its birthday is the planting of 300,000 bulbs in the grounds of the hall. The challenge started … Continued

Wedding Cake – Modern Trends

The wedding cake is one of many items found on the Wedding to do list of engaged couples. traditionally the cake has been an iced and marzipaned fruit cake with a tradition of the top tier being saved for the … Continued

Christmas Markets In York

The Christmas markets in York are a must for both locals and visitors to York. The Christmas markets are part of the Christmas festival in York which runs from Mid December to Christmas. This wonderful time of the year is … Continued

Foodies Festival In Harrogate

Love good food ? consider yourself a foodie? Why not visit the Foodies Festival being held in Harrogate on the 19th to the 21st August 2016? The foodies festival is reportedly the UK’s biggest series of food festivals and in … Continued

Yorkshire Parkin

Yorkshire Parkin is sometimes known as the gingerbread of the north and traditionally is served on bonfire night and Halloween. It is a lovely moist sticky cake best made a few days in advance and is a welcome addition to … Continued

Who Should Pay For The Cost Of A Wedding

Whilst it has traditionally been the job of the brides family to pay for the cost of a wedding. A study by a firm of jewelers in 2015 reported that only 18% of brides fathers paid for their daughters wedding … Continued

North Yorkshire, Motor Bikers Paradise

North Yorkshire offers motor bikers Long, stretching, weaving roads that criss-cross through  North Yorkshire’s beautiful countryside. This and the breathtaking coastline provide a stunning backdrop for the ride and the area is regarded by many as a motor bikers’ paradise … Continued

Yorkshire Lavender

Yorkshire Lavender is located around half an hours drive from York it is set in a stunning south facing farm of 60 acres in an area of outstanding national beauty in north Yorkshire known as the Howardian Hills. The Best … Continued

Classic Cars & Birds of Prey In York

Classic cars and birds of prey are not normally two areas of interest that you would see side  by side, but on Sunday the 26th June at the York Bird of Prey Centre on the Burn Hall Estate there will … Continued

Grassington Festival

The Grassington Festival celebrates 36 years in 2016 with 15 days of music and arts in the Yorkshire Dales. The festival runs from the 17th June – 2nd July and features a number of bands, both new and old including … Continued

Wedding Trends 2016

Many bride and grooms planning their big day are looking for new ideas and ways to make their special day more special . A good source of inspiration are to see what the current wedding trends are and to see … Continued

Castle Howard Flower Festival

Castle Howard is one of Britain’s most stunning historic properties, it is set in 1000 acres of parkland and gardens and offers a visual feast for visitors both inside and outside the house. Anyone visiting North Yorkshire should try and … Continued

Visit North Yorkshire, Celebrate James Herriot Centenary

James Alfred “Alf” Wight, OBE, FRCVS was born on the 3rd of October 1916 he is know to millions however by his authors name James Herriot. 2016 marks the centenary of his birth and never a better time to visit … Continued

Weekday Weddings, Thursday Now Most Popular

Weekday weddings are increasing in popularity with the number of people choosing Thursday as their special day soaring. Cost conscious couples are now ditching the traditional Saturday and and the previously popular Friday as the costs of holding weddings on … Continued

Tour de Yorkshire 2016

The start of the Tour de Yorkshire is fast approaching this popular Yorkshire events starts on the 29th April and runs until the 1st May 2016. The Tour de Yorkshire race is split into 3 stages  Beverley to Settle, Otley … Continued

St Georges Day In North Yorkshire

St Georges Day is celebrated on the 23rd April , it is not only celebrated in the UK but also in other countries over the world where is sometimes called the Feast of St George. Traditionally  it had been custom … Continued

Beningbrough Hall celebrates 300th Birthday

Beningbrough Hall is only a 15 minute drive from the BEST WESTERN Burn Hall Hotel York . this stunning large Georgian mansion is located near the village of Beningbrough, and overlooks the River Ouse. Beningbrough Hall is a National Trust … Continued

Spring Wedding Fair in York

Have you just got engaged? or decided to get married? then the BEST WESTERN Burn Hall Wedding Fair should be in your diary for this weekend BEST WESTERN Burn Hall Wedding Fair 3rd April 2016 As well as being able … Continued

A Chocolate festival in York ! Calling all chocoholics!

Calling all chocoholics! A Chocolate festival in York ! Easter weekend will be the perfect time for Chocoholics to visit York. Not only does the city have a long and distinguished history with confectionary and the chocolate industry from the … Continued

What is Afternoon Tea?

Afternoon tea has become very popular with ages and these tea stand laden with cakes sandwiches and scones can be found many in restaurants and hotels throughout the country This tea-related ritual was believed to have been introduced in Britain … Continued

The Legendary Flying Scotsman Comes To North Yorkshire

The Legendary Flying Scotsman Comes To North Yorkshire Moors Railway 12th – 20th March 2016 The legendary locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman, is coming back into service following a £4.2 million overhaul and will be running on the North Yorkshire Moors … Continued

RNLI Tour de Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire 2016 Returns For a second Year with RNLI as official charity. The Tour de Yorkshire, is an event that arose from the success and popularity of the 2014 tour de France , it returns in 2016 for … Continued

Visiting York now more affordable

York recently hit the headlines after the floods over the Christmas period , whilst devastating for those businesses and homes affected the floods only affected 1% of the county and York and the surrounding Yorkshire countryside makes an ideal location … Continued