Top Things to do in Yorkshire on a Wet Bank Holiday Weekend

Top Things to do in Yorkshire on a Wet Bank Holiday Weekend

Rich with history, Yorkshire is a superior holiday destination with an ample array of tourist attractions. What follows is a smattering of activities and places to visit in Yorkshire, perfect for individuals and families.


• Castle lovers will want to explore Scarborough Castle. This historical nugget is over 3,000 years old and sits on a rocky promontory, facing out upon the North Sea.
• Grand entertainment can be found at the fantastic Open Air Theatre, the largest of its kind in Europe, featuring UK sensations and famous bands from around the world.
• Check out the North Bay Railway, where there is a myriad of activities including a chance to drive the train for a fee.


• Popular Bridlington Beach offers a beautiful ocean experience, as does the more tranquil Fraisthorpe Beach, a great place to avoid hustle and bustle.
• Golfers young and mature will enjoy Bridlington Links, an excellent course abutting the water with a good cuisine at the bar.
• Visit the gorgeous Sewerby Hall and Gardens and feast your eyes on pleasant scenery or take the family to its small zoo.


• The Old Town section of Hull is definitely worth a day’s visit. The architecture predates WWII and the pubs nearby offer very swell eating.
• The Hands on History Museum in Hull is ideal for families to dive into the past, and is also free of charge.
• The Deep is a submerged, aquatic museum where viewers walk through a glass tunnel, surrounded by over 3,000 fish and sharks.


• Visit York Castle Museum and experience a Victorian era street with ornate shops.
• Hop in the driver’s seat of a Lamborghini or Ferrari at the 6th Gear Experience at Elvington Airfield and experience extreme fun!
• The York Maze is a great spot where you can wander with the entire family in an intricate labyrinth of corn, complete with over 30 rides and activities.


• Visit the stunningly beautiful Ripon Cathedral, over 1300 years old. If you are lucky, the choir will be practicing, adding a real charm.
• Drink hand-pulled ales and excellent pub grub at the newly renovated Swan on the Stray pub.
• Nearly 1,000 years old, Knaresborough Castle offers, fantastic views of the quaint countryside. It contains a bowling green and hosts live music frequently.


• Parcevall Hall Gardens offer blissful gardens to explore, with a panoramic view of the Yorkshire countryside.
• Kilnsey Trekking & Riding Centre is a good way to enjoy the countryside from horseback, with several guided trips.
• Good family dining can be had at Bizzie Lizzies, a fish and chips shop of the year.

Visit Yorkshire and explore this history endowed town surrounded by rich countryside.

Tour de France Comes To the UK in July

Tour de France Comes To the UK in July

The three British stages of the Tour de France 2014 take place on July 5th, 6th and 7th of 2014.

The United Kingdom stages are considered to be part of the UK Sport’s Event Series. The point of these stages and the London Olympics of 2013 is that they will hopefully bring in about 70 world-class events by 2019 to this kingdom.

According to Liz Nicholl, the CEO of UK Sport, this bicycling race is one of the most famous events on the sporting calendar, and these stages for this year go through some of the most beautiful and iconic landscape venues in Great Britain.

There is some concern about Tour de France 2014 bunting. People from all over the world have pledged about 8,000 small knitted jerseys for this tour. Some local England town councils have encouraged their local knitters to make a few jerseys. Will it be enough?

Leeds to Harrogate

The first stage is held on July 5th. Saturday, and is 190km long. It starts in Leeds and ends in Harrogate. This route goes through North and West Yorkshire. The riders will hopefully get to enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Yorkshire. For the riders, it should be pointed out that you should sprint into Harrogate.

York to Sheffield

The second stage on July 6th, Sunday, and is 200km long. This route starts in York and ends in Sheffield. The riders will be taking a circle-like route around Leeds and Bradford. This stage is characterized as a mixture of the modern and the ancient. Riders will face numerous short and long climbs and will challenge them to do their best.

Cambridge to Essex to London

On July 7th, a Sunday, the final third stage in England will take place. This stage starts in Cambridge, goes through Essex and ends up in London. The finish line in London on the Mall should be filled with cycling enthusiasts with Union Jack flags.

‘Fastest man on two wheels’

Mark Cavendish should be considered to be a local favourite to win these British stages. The team that he is riding with at the moment is UCI ProTeam Omega-Quick Step. He was once a specialist in short and medium points bicycle races. He has been doing extensive road races like the Tour de France since 2006. He is regarded as a sprinter which will come in handy at Harrogate. He might be one of the quickest cyclists in the world.

The person who wins the yellow jersey for all three stages could be considered temporarily to be the king of British cycling.

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