Novel Locations

Location, Location, Location!

It’s not difficult to be inspired by Yorkshire – the stunning countryside, the fabulous people and the delicious food make it very, very easy. My non-magical books all have Yorkshire settings and I’ve combined fictional locations with real towns, cities and villages to give a real sense of place. Here, I’m sharing some pictures of the locations which have played some part in my stories – whether they’ve been mentioned directly, or whether they’ve simply been the inspiration for “similar” fictional locations. I’m also sharing places I visited to carry out research, or just enjoy some tasty food!


Goathland Image by Pixbob from Pixabay
Thornton-le-Dale Photo Author’s Own

Moorland Heroes

Photo by Andy Carne on Unsplash
Image by AJACS from Pixabay


The hills around Thwaite Photo Author’s Own
Muker in Swaledale Photo Author’s Own
Rievaulx Abbey Photo Author’s Own

Kearton Bay

Robin Hood’s Bay Image by Julia Schwab from Pixabay
Robin Hood’s Bay Image by Dave Noonan from Pixabay
Robin Hood’s Bay Photo by Michael Cummins on Unsplash
Burton Agnes Hall Photo Author’s Own
Scarborough Castle Image by Sally Goldin from Pixabay

Home for Christmas

David Wright / All Saints Church, Hessle / CC BY-SA 2.0
The Granby Public House in Hessle
Brantingham Dale
All Saints’ Church, Brantingham
Stephen Horncastle / All Saints Parish Church, Tunstall / CC BY-SA 2.0
Coach and Horses, Welwick
Welwick Saltmarsh

Real Life Places Mentioned in my Books

York Image by TreborReknub01 from Pixabay
Betty’s Tea Rooms, Harrogate.
Saturday Market, Beverley

Andy Beecroft / Hull Dock Offices and Queen’s Gardens Fountain’s Flowerbed / CC BY-SA 2.0
Image by Dave Noonan from Pixabay
Whitby 199 Steps Image by Tim Hill from Pixabay


Image by Emphyrio from Pixabay

Helmsley Walled Gardens Copyright: Allan Harris 01904768666
Helmsley on market day