The official Blog for the Tourism Association of North Yorkshire. We promote and develop tourism within the North Yorkshire area, for the benefit of both our members and our valued and welcome visitors.
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! JUNE IN THE FOREST
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;
TANY is totally independent. It relies on no one
other that our Members for the support and success of the Company.
It shares information on topics of industry importance both at meetings and through it’s Discussion Forum.
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
TANY lobbies for change, or no change on matters of national, regional and local importance.
It provides input to local authorities and other
bodies on important tourism issues. It has representation on outside
Advice on Marketing and a promotional listing on
visityorkshire.com our unparalleled domain name website. (Very high
TANY has many local and regional suppliers who
offer discounts on goods and services for all our Member sectors.
Ongoing support for all types of industry related training.
NorthYorkshire 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:
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to the new Blog for Visit Yorkshire, operated by the Tourism Association of North Yorkshire (TANY).
works hard with members, organisations and both local and central
government to promote and sustain the tourism industry in North
We are active on social media, with Google Plus, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook to name but four, as well as our website, www.visityorkshire.com.
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
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.