Monday, 27 June 2016

Book Your Holidays in June & Beat the Rush!

A reminder about our "10 Reasons..." post from June 1st, with an additional link from Forest Holidays (Cropton & Keldy) that offers some excellent reading!

June is a great time to book your holidays in North Yorkshire and beat the school holiday rush!



Friday, 3 June 2016

Rosedale from the Air

We have released a new video which is a compilation of clips taken by our partners Blue Box Support. the footage was shot in autumn 2015. 

Take a look!


Thursday, 2 June 2016

Joining TANY

Why not become a member of the Tourism Association of North Yorkshire ("TANY")?

TANY promotes and develops tourism within the North Yorkshire area. It works closely with local and regional partners as well as nationally with government agencies to ensure Member’s benefit from the opportunities and resources available and continue to have a voice in future developments.

TANY works hard to promote cooperation between Members and other local tourism associations, coordinating marketing campaigns and ensuring the widest possible distribution of leaflets and other publicity and advertising material.

Most importantly of all TANY works to establish contact between Shareholders in the Company to promote the exchange of information and ideas and provide mutual help and support. It aims to improve standards of provision for visitors to the area and help Members business’s flourish.

There are many measurable benefits from simply belonging to Tourism Association of North Yorkshire;
  • Independence
    TANY is totally independent. It relies on no one other that our Members for the support and success of the Company.

  • Networking
    It shares information on topics of industry importance both at meetings and through it’s Discussion Forum.

  • Social Networking
    Regular events to which all Members are invited where the social aspect of the Company is brought to the top of our agenda. Continuous and vocal presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

  • Lobbying
    TANY lobbies for change, or no change on matters of national, regional and local importance.

  • A Voice
    It provides input to local authorities and other bodies on important tourism issues. It has representation on outside tourism bodies.

  • Marketing
    Advice on Marketing and a promotional listing on our unparalleled domain name website. (Very high Google ranking)

  • Discounts
    TANY has many local and regional suppliers who offer discounts on goods and services for all our Member sectors.

  • Training
    Ongoing support for all types of industry related training.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Ten Reasons to Visit North Yorkshire in June

North Yorkshire is quite simply one of the most stunning counties in Britain and June is possibly the best time to see this glorious corner of England at its very best. There are festivals and feasts, events and exhibitions; nature is vibrant and the summer weather is taking hold. It’s time for a visit.

Still need convincing? Here are 10 reasons why you should visit North Yorkshire this summer:
  1. Abbeys and Castles: North Yorkshire is over-blessed with magnificent castles, abbeys and stately homes. Highlights close to our Keldy and Cropton locations include Rievaulx Abbey, Castle Howard, Byland Abbey, Whitby Abbey, Helmsley Castle, and, right on our doorstep, Pickering Castle.
  2. Chocolate: Some towns were built on steel, others on coal. York was built on chocolate. The story of Chocolate and the people of York is told in an exhibition which runs throughout June at York’s Chocolate Story, possibly one of the best ideas for a museum, ever!
  3. Cliff-side Birdwatching: Head for RSPB Bempton Cliffs near Bridlington where, from April to August, the chalk cliff tops – the highest in Britain, offer the astonishing sight of more than a quarter of a million puffins, gannets and guillemots.
  4. Festivals: What’s your passion? Whatever it is, there is sure to be a June festival in North Yorkshire for it. 60s music? Whitby 60s from 10-12th June. Food? Filey Food and Drink Festival is on 11th and 12th June. Flowers? The Castle Howard Flower Festival is 23-26th June. Angling? Back to Whitby for the Whitby Summer Angling Festival starting on the 25th June, with a £5,000 prize for the heaviest fish!
  5. Fish: On 18th June, Fish. Fillet. Feast. is a celebration of the Yorkshire coastline’s fishing heritage from Saltburn down to Robin Hoods Bay. Sample the bounty of the sea, watch fishermen at work and enjoy an afternoon of maritime entertainment.
  6. Forest Live: Live music beneath the trees; what could be more atmospheric? As part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live series of concerts you can see Guy Garvey, John Newman and Kaiser Chiefs in the picturesque setting of Dalby Forest, from 24th to 26th June.
  7. Railways: Dig out your flares for the NYM Railway Awesome Seventies and Heritage Diesel Gala from 17th-19th June, with highlights at stations along the way including 70s tribute band the Glamned at Levisham, 70s vehicles at Goathland and a 70s pop-up museum at Pickering.
  8. The North York Moors National Park: Where to start? Moorland and dales, rivers and coastline, forests and meadows. The June weather is forgiving and the tea rooms are open and mercifully quiet before the summer seasons takes off in earnest.
  9. Waterfalls: The 10 waterfalls of the North York Moors National Park are not as well-known as those in the Dales but we think that makes them that bit more special. The Walking Englishman suggests a spectacular 3 waterfall walk in Goathland, taking in Mallyan Spout, Nelly Ayre Foss and Thomason Foss.
  10. Forest Freedom: Time for a rest. Stay in a woodland cabin at Cropton or Keldy and take in the tranquillity of the forest. Enjoy the sounds of nature around you as you sink into your relaxing outdoor hot tub and pat yourself on the back for discovering North Yorkshire in June.
Article originally posted on the website of our member, "Forest Holidays". Visit their website for Forest Holidays Cropton or Forest Holidays Keldy.

Welcome to the Visit Yorkshire Blog

Welcome to the new Blog for Visit Yorkshire, operated by the Tourism Association of North Yorkshire (TANY).

TANY works hard with members, organisations and both local and central government to promote and sustain the tourism industry in North Yorkshire.

We are active on social media, with Google Plus, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook to name but four, as well as our website,

North Yorkshire is an amazing place and a wonderful part of the country to visit. We are the largest of Yorkshire's four counties and without doubt the most beautiful! We are the least industrialised, well known for our wealth of cathedrals, abbeys, churches and stately homes. Huge open areas are a feature with the Dales and the Moors. Our stunning coastline ensured we have a rich maritime history too.

Are you looking for a more "urban" experience? As well as York itself (most visited English city outside of London) you can visit seaside resorts such as Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay, Staithes and Scarborough to name but a few. Why not try the sophisticated spa town of Harrogate? Or market towns such as Thirsk, Richmond, Pickering (home of the North York Moors Railway), Ripon or Helmsley.