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The Bike & Boot hotel in Scarborough is a haven in the storm

August 28, 2020 1 Comment

A short visit to Scarborough last week saw us staying at the new Bike & Boot hotel. The weather was shocking, stormy, grey and wet, so we were happy to spend most of our time indoors, not least because the hotel’s interiors proved to be quite an inspiration. It’s right on the front, on Cliff[Read More]

What’s on in Yorkshire – gorgeous dates for your diary

July 30, 2019 No comments

Here’s our round-up of upcoming gorgeous events – the perfect place to find out what’s on in Yorkshire. If you’d like to be featured, email gorgeousyorkshire@gmail.com THIS WEEK: Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival, Aug 1-4, St George’s Square, Huddersfield. In its 19-year history, the town’s festival has become one of the largest events of its kind in[Read More]

GY on tour: The Spa at The Midland Hotel Manchester

July 26, 2019 No comments

Manchester was not the first place that sprang to my mind when looking for rest and relaxation but a recent visit to The Midland Hotel and its heavenly basement spa changed all that. Located at the heart of Manchester, minutes from Oxford Road and Piccadilly stations and close by Manchester Town Hall and square, The[Read More]

Summer spa breaks in Yorkshire

June 21, 2019 No comments

For those in need of a spa break – us, always – there are lots of great offers, special packages and deals galore around to take advantage of. Here are a few suggestions… Rudding Park near Harrogate offers a Spa Full Day (from £158 per person) combining a 50-minute bespoke treatment with the range of[Read More]

A fantastico Italian cookery school at Casale San Pietro

May 16, 2019 No comments

Mamma Mia! I am now a proper Italian cook, thanks to Casale San Pietro, a blissful haven of a boutique hotel less than an hour’s drive from Rome. My sister Justine and I have just returned from the Casale’s three-day Italian cookery school – and we are feeling that we are now pretty authentic rustic[Read More]