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A 120-mile cruise from Hull to York and on to Middlesbrough, via the rolling Yorkshire Wolds and dramatic western scarp of the North York Moors, with a traffic-free section on the old railway between Selby and York.
Leeds' most popular gay bar, which spills out onto the cleverly named Queen's Court, is where the beautiful set congregates. There's another cluster of gay bars downhill at the junction of Lower Briggate and The Calls.
Bistros & Brasseries
This cool little bistro has a snug atmosphere, especially in the evening when candlelight adds a romantic glow. During the day, locals throng to the tables to enjoy great salads, sandwiches and homemade ice cream.
A traditional cafe run by the same family since 1965, the Pen-y- Ghent fills walkers' fuel tanks with fried eggs and chips, homemade scones and pint-sized mugs of tea. It also sells maps, guidebooks and walking gear.
Housed in the restored Victorian station building, this attractive open-plan eatery shares space with a boutique brewery, artisan bakery, ice-cream factory and cheesemonger – and yes, all this local produce is on the...
A retro gem with lots of purple velvet, hanging fishbowls and images from old sci-fi films, this basement bar sports a cool soundtrack that ranges from indie, funk and soul to punk, new wave and electro.
Boating & Cruises
Take a half-hour trip along the coast in a scaled down 2001 replica of Captain Cook's ship Endeavour , the star of numerous TV programmes. Cruise times are weather and tide-dependent – call ahead to check.
A gorgeous Edwardian theatre that is now part of the conference and events venue Harrogate International Centre. The musical program covers orchestral and choral performances, piano recitals, jazz, and so on.
A comfortable, chilled-out cafe, bar and bistro, Melton's Too serves everything from cake and cappuccino to tapas-style snacks and three-course dinners (an early-bird special offers three courses for £12).
The East Riding's top nightclub offers two venues – the mainstream Welly:One (which hosts Shuffle, the regular Saturday night dance club) and the more alternative Welly:Two (more house, techno, drum and bass).
There are some decent waves out in the North Sea. The friendly Secretspot Surf Shop can advise on conditions, recommend places for lessons and rent all manner of gear. The best time for waves is September to May.
There is no better way to see York than on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus! See top York attractions on this comprehensive sightseeing tour, such as Clifford’s Tower, Exhibition Square, York Minster, Jorvik Viking...
Headingley, the spiritual home of Yorkshire cricket, has been hosting cricket matches since 1890 and is still used for test matches. To get to the ground, take bus 18 or 56 from the city centre.
This intimate club is a good break from the hardcore sound of electronic dance: if it's Tamla Motown or the percussive beats of dance-floor jazz that shake your booty, this is the spot for you.
The revitalised spa complex stages a wide array of entertainment, especially in the summer months – orchestral performances, variety shows, popular musicals and old-fashioned afternoon-tea dances.
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