Thursday 25 November 2010

Castle Howard opens....

this Saturday -27th November until the 19th December. Lucky children will sit by the fire and meet Santa Claus. Decorated beautifully for Christmas for all to see. Castle Howard is just one of the 60 stately homes and castles we have in Yorkshire.So when you hear of people going to visit the chateaux in the Loire Valley tell them there is only 16 but we have 60 such properties in Yorkshire.
I went to a Welcome to Yorkshire roadshow meeting yesterday at the Spa in Scarborough. Gary Verity and his team at delivered "The Big Picture" on Yorkshire.They are all working very hard getting out there to let you know -Yorkshire is great and what we have to offer. With 179 independent breweries in Yorkshire, where many a great chef came from and returned to, we are the county with the most Michelin starred restaurants in England outside London.Apart from them there are 30 -40 top class eating places serving top quality local produce and a numerous array of choices for whatever takes your fancy. Yorkshire has always been known as God's own Country - granted the Gods have been kind to us.Game and meat from the Moors and dales ,fish from the coast and fertile land to produce the very best of vegetables and fruit. Nobody will go home hungry after they have visited Yorkshire. We are now the European capital of food and drink. The coast has 22 beaches and coves. A stunning coastline with 4 Blue Flag beaches-Whitby,Scarborough,Filey and Bridlington. I could go on why not come and see for yourself.