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FAB4: Great things to do and see in Yorkshire

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Yorkshire has so much to offer, but, sometimes, you need to scratch below the surface for something a bit different. Whether you’re visiting for a day, or planning a longer stay, here are some suggestions to make your time in this wonderful region more memorable.

Long Ashes Park

The Gamekeeper’s Inn, at Long Ashes Park, in Threshfield, Yorkshire

Long Ashes Park, Threshfield, North Yorkshire BD23 5PN

Formerly a gamekeeper’s cottage in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, The Gamekeeper’s Inn, at Long Ashes Park, now provides eleven bedrooms, four lodges, a wedding venue, and a cosy bar and restaurant. With stylish, modern bedrooms, and stunning food crafted with locally sourced produce, it’s the ideal spot for a break in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

The Inn is part of a stunning holiday and residential park surrounded by landscapes so spectacular that the locals call it ‘God’s Own Country’. Whether you are looking for a permanent place to live or a weekend getaway, a luxury lodge or an affordable holiday home, Long Ashes has everything you need and so much more.

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The Piece Hall

People sit outside the The Piece Hall, in Halifax, West Yorkshire, in beautiful weather, enjoying the sights and sounds of the market

Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1RE

As one of Britain’s most outstanding Georgian buildings, the Grade I listed Piece Hall is the sole survivor of the great eighteenth century northern cloth halls. Dating from 1779, when it was built for the trading of ‘pieces’ of cloth (a 30 yard length of woven woollen fabric produced on a handloom), The Piece Hall was the most ambitious and prestigious of its type. Following restoration, The Piece Hall now offers a treasure trove of high-quality boutique and unique shops, a diverse selection of eateries, as well as being a unique venue for a huge array of different arts, culture, music and community events.

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Morley Indoor Market

Exterior of the Morley Indoor Market

Queen St, Morley, Leeds LS27 8DS

Morley Indoor Market has been serving the local community since 1880. If you’re looking for quality, locally-sourced food, freshly baked bread, or vegan delights, then this is the place to visit. There is plenty more on offer: fashion, jewellery, footwear, beauty treatments, aquatic supplies, pet supplies, and sought-after vinyl records.

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Hardraw Force

Hardraw Force, in Hawes, Yorkshire

The Heritage Centre, Hardraw, Hawes, Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 3LZ

Hardraw Force is England’s highest single drop waterfall – a reputed 100ft drop, and set in fifteen acres of grounds behind the Green Dragon Inn’s rear car park, whose owner has been restoring them to their former glory. The natural amphitheatre below the waterfall has amazing acoustics and is the site of the annual Hardraw Scar Brass Band Festival, held the second Sunday in September. The waterfall is famous for several other reasons, not least because of ‘that’ scene in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves where Maid Marion spies Robin Hood bathing under the waterfall.

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Image credits: ©Paul White Photography/The Piece Hall

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