Art & Heritage in Yorkshire

Art & Heritage in Yorkshire

The Staithes Art and Heritage festival this weekend has inspired us to discover what arts and heritage the rest of Yorkshire holds. Yorkshire is home to many museums, art galleries and historical landmarks, so why not explore the wonders of this fascinating county!

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Arts

  • The Hepworth, Wakefield – renowned, world-class gallery offering a vibrant social space and a programme of film screenings, talks and events
  • The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds – the ultimate gallery for sculpture in the heart of the city
  • The Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax – a stunning complex of converted nineteenth century mills now home to 6 amazing galleries
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield – an international centre for modern and contemporary art, with 500 acres of landscape and 60 outdoor sculptures
  • Ashley Jackson Art Gallery, Holmfirth – illustrating the life and works of the country’s leading and most successful landscape watercolourists
  • York Art Gallery – enjoy a fine display of paintings and ceramics plus a busy events and exhibitions programme
  • Gallery Forty-Nine, Bridlington – a fascinating range of paintings, sculptures, jewellery and ceramics by contemporary British artists
  • The Civic, Barnsley – one of the town’s landmark creative spaces hosting design-led touring exhibitions from National Galleries, as well as creating unique exhibitions
  • Millennium Gallery, Sheffield – the city’s prestigious destination for art, craft and design where you can explore Sheffield’s heritage including it’s famous metalwork
  • Woodend Art and Craft Gallery, Scarborough – a contemporary venue featuring edgy and thought-provoking exhibitions, with free entry for all

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Heritage

  • Ripley Castle, Harrogate – set in a beautiful location, this historic attraction hosts numerous events year round including archery, falconry, classic car rally, concerts and plays
  • Scarborough Castle – discover it’s 2500 years of history defending a prominent headland between two bays with sheer drops to the sea
  • Rievaulx Abbey, Helmsley – one of the most complete and impressive abbeys in the country with an interactive museum, surrounded by stunning moorland
  • Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, Ripon – Yorkshire’s finest Cistercian Abbey ruin with over 10 historics buildings spanning over 800 years of history
  • York Minster – the largest Gothic cathedral north of the Alps, with traces of every age from the Roman occupation
  • Beverley Minster – a Gothic masterpiece with a long and dark history, home to tombs that attracted pilgrims from far and wide
  • Eden Camp, Malton – transports you back to wartime Britain, house in an original prisoner of war camp
  • Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield – showcasing the infamous steel city’s industrial story, from early industrialisation to modern times
  • Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, Keighley – enjoy a ride on The Railway Children’s railway through the heart of Brontë Country
  • Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Bridlington – set in 50 acres of 19th century parkland on a dramatic cliff-top position, with stunning views, award-winning gardens and the heritage of the grand hall

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Living in York City Centre

Living in York City Centre

These city centre, two bedroom apartments in the modern Cordwainer’s Court development are ideally located to give you the best of what York has to offer, from amazing shops to historic attractions, vibrant city life to flourishing nature and wildlife.

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The bright and spacious living areas are the perfect place to both eat and relax, with a contemporary kitchen complete with integrated stainless steel oven and ceramic hob, img_1114fridge/freezer and washer/dryer, providing everything you need in one convenient place. The apartments have oak internal doors and oak-finish flooring throughout, creating a sleek and stylish look.

Both apartments have one double bedroom and one single, all fully carpeted to create a cosy feel, and with plenty of space for storage for all your belongings. The modern, part-tiled bathroom is complete with a clean, white three-piece suite, with electric shower over bath, as well as vinyl flooring and a chrome heated towel rail. The properties benefit from video entry security systems and are suitable for children, but not pets and do not come with parking; but the city centre location means everything you need is within walking distance! All of this could be yours for only £600pcm!

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The apartments are situated on the banks of the River Foss, within the historic walls of York. There are plenty of shops right on your doorstep, including the Foss Island Retail Park which features a Homebase, Pets at Home, Home Bargains and a Frankie & Benny’s, with supermarkets Morrisons and Waitrose also within walking distance. Other attractions and amenities close by include:

  • The Duchess and Fibbers live music venues
  • Coppergate Shopping Centre and York Shambles
  • York Castle Museum, Clifford’s Tower and Tower Gardens
  • Jorvik Viking Centre and Castle Galleries
  • York’s Chocolate Story and Betty’s Tea Room
  • Yorkshire Museum & Museum Gardens
  • York Theatre Royal and York Minster
  • York Art Gallery and York Explore Library Learning Centre
  • National Trust Treasurer’s House and The Ghost Trail of York
  • York Boat and City Screen Picturehouse
  • Grand Opera House and Fairfax House

You will be close to all of this, but still located in a peaceful area away from the hustle and York8bustle. The train station is a 20 minute walk away and there are excellent bus links, making it an ideal location for commuters and those working in the city centre. As well as shops, restaurants, entertainment and nightlife, there are plenty of green spaces, with the stunning St Nicks Nature Reserve just across the River Foss, which provides fascinating nature and wildlife on a 24 acre conservation site.

Nearby places to eat & drinkYork3

  • Havana – Cuban style café and cocktail bar with an exotic, holiday vibe, prides itself on offering affordable, unpretentious fun with excellent food including tapas, burgers and pasta, and an array of cocktails
  • The Terrace – York’s only sports bar combining popular sports, home-cooked food and a warm friendly atmosphere where everyone is welcome
  • Sutlers – an old-fashioned style bar and grill brining back the era of chivalry and good manners, with super polite staff serving British comfort food with a twist. The bar boasts an impressive cask beer selection, and has a cocktail bar upstairsYork4
  • The Hop – a traditional real ale house with an intimate atmosphere, host to “unplugged” live music events and serving delicious stone-baked pizzas
  • Mason’s Bar & Bistro – an independent restaurant known for it’s mouth-watering gourmet burgers and great quality drinks, all served in a comfortable and informal setting
  • Mumbai Lounge – A bright and vibrant Indian restaurant serving authentic Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine at decent prices with great service
  • The Fossgate Social – A unique café bar with an edgy vibe, serving light lunches and cakes in the day, then turning into a cool indie bar at night, with regular live music
  • Spring Espresso – An artisan coffee shop serving the best coffee and Chinese tea, as well as all day breakfast and homemade cakes in a cosy café settingYork6
  • Shambles Kitchen – located down the infamous shopping street, this restaurant serves fast food prepared from scratch using only fresh, raw ingredients. Definitely try their delicious, healthy smoothies and pulled pork sandwiches
  • L’Antica Locanda – A unique Italian restaurant serving authentic cuisine in an equally authentic Italian setting with a cosy atmosphere, providing a calming relief from the hustle and bustle of the Shambles
  • Veeno – An Italian wine café serving family produced Sicilian wines & authentic Italian spuntini, and hosting sophisticated yet fun wine tasting experience

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