Out and About in Yorkshire

Believe it or not, I’m a Yorkshire lass, born and bred. I know! I kept that quiet, didn’t I? There’s so much to see and do in my home county, and so I’ll be posting some pictures from time to time, celebrating the beautiful and varied landscape, the people, the food, and anything else that makes Yorkshire so special. Enjoy x

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Rievaulx Abbey
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Beautiful ruins of Rievaulx
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New friends at Rievaulx
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Middleham Castle, Yorkshire Dales
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Middleham Castle views
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Royal connections!
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Middleham Castle
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The Reading Room, Burton Agnes Hall
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The Library, Burton Agnes Hall ~ aka Kearton Hall
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Me and DD2 at Burton Agnes Hall
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Thwaite, Swaledale – Swaledale is the inspiration for Skimmerdale
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stone laid by Bronte Society
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Anne Bronte’s grave, Scarborough, which is mentioned in Once Upon a Long Ago
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Bronte Parsonage, Howarth. A must-visit when I was writing Resisting Mr Rochester!
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Branwell Bronte’s Bedroom
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Bronte exhibits
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Bronte Parsonage
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Prop from To Walk Invisible
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Bronte Parsonage
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Helmsley, which is featured as Helmston in the Kearton Bay/Moorland Heroes/Bramblewick books.
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Helmsley
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Helmsley
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Helmsley
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Filey sands
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Filey
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Filey beach
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Near Filey, North Yorkshire
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Alex Weston, me and Julie Heslington, on one of our Write Romantic mini conventions in Beverley!
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Pancakes in Market Weighton
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Giant Bradley, Market Weighton
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UK City of Culture 2017
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Yorkshire tea in Leeds
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Knaresborough
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At Knaresborough Castle
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View from Knaresborough Castle
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Knaresborough
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Knaresborough Castle grounds
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Knaresborough
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boats in Knaresborough
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Beautiful Knaresborough
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Knaresborough
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Yorkshire tea in Masham
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Making a new friend in Masham
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Masham
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Masham Marketplace
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A day out in Masham
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At Mount Grace Priory
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Mount Grace Priory
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Mount Grace Priory
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Mount Grace Priory
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Me and DH at Mount Grace Priory, Northallerton
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Richmond Castle
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View from Richmond Castle
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Richmond Castle entrance. Richmond is one of the inspirations for Kirkby Skimmer in the Skimmerdale novels.
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Robin Hood’s Bay ~ or, as I like to think of it, Kearton Bay. 🙂
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Robin Hood’s Bay, looking towards what became The Kearton Arms in the Kearton Bay series.
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Sea view Robin Hood’s Bay
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Robin Hood’s Bay landscape
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Robin Hood’s Bay
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This lovely waterside walk in Robin Hood’s Bay became Water’s Edge in the Kearton Bay books.
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Robin Hood’s Bay
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Beach at Robin Hood’s Bay
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Wide sands of Robin Hood’s Bay
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Swanland, East Yorkshire
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Thatched cottage, Thornton-le-Dale
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Thornton-le-Dale
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Whitby
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York Castle (Clifford’s Tower)
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York Castle Museum
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York’s sweet history
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The Doctor gets everywhere!
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Street scene, York Castle Museum
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Street Scene at YCM
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Back to the sixties, YCM
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Dick Turpin in his cell at YCM
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Flashback to the Seventies
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My sister had a doll’s house like this!
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Yorkshire company, Art of Mallow, inspiration for Mallow Magic
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Scarborough view
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Scarborough Castle
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Scarborough Castle
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Scarborough Castle, which features in Once Upon a Long Ago
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Scarborough Castle
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View from Scarborough Castle
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Boats in Scarborough. Great name! 🙂
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Jessica Redland, giving her author talk in Scarborough. It was freezing!