Places Around the World: 3 locations in Yorkshire you should visit

Someone pinch me! I’m part of a blogging collaboration organised by the incredible Bee from Mind Beauty Simplicity. I can’t express how much this means to me, I might love writing, but I can’t find the words to articulate how much I appreciate this inclusion. 

I started blogging during Lockdown to ease feelings of loneliness, which festered way before Lockdown. This collaboration is just one reason why I love blogging because it washes away that feeling of isolation. 

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Introduction 

Skipping the emotional dialogue and moving onto a much more optimistic topic! Travelling! With Lockdown restrictions easing, the vaccine distribution well underway and hope now ignited, most of us are itching to travel. 

That is where this idea stemmed from, the eventuality of travelling. This post, along with other posts in this collaboration, will explore three hidden gems in different locations worldwide, and for me, that location is Yorkshire. We hope these ideas inspire you to create your own bucket list of travel options to provide you with that additional light at the end of the tunnel. 

Yorkshire 

Yorkshire might not sound as glamourous as some locations in this collaboration, but it still has some hidden gems that will unleash your inner gamer, allow you to unwind and some that will have you stepping back through time. 

Yorkshire isn’t just about Cricket, the BrontΓ« Sisters and Yorkshire puddings (although the latter, or should I say batter, is very important to me), which is why I want to share some locations I love and don’t worry, I have plenty of pictures to share throughout! 

Temple Newsam

If you’ve stumbled upon my blog before, you know how much I love Temple Newsam. It is a beautiful place and has everything I love, childlike entertainment in the form of animals, history in the form of a historical building, cafΓ© food, a peaceful place to wander and adorable stuffed bears in the gift shop.  

Sometimes you just need to step out of the concrete jungle and submerge yourself in nature and farm life. There are 1,500 acres of land to explore, consisting of Woodland, Parkland, stunning landscaped gardens and breathtaking lakes. 

The Temple Newsam house has over 42 rooms to explore, as it is a Tudor Jacobean Mansion House, and each room allows you to step through time. You can learn about each piece, thanks to the informative signs. You’ll be amazed at how busy each room appears due to the detailed wallpaper, elegant furniture and pieces that only the ultra-rich had access to at the time. 

You can also get up close and personal with some farmyard animals in the Temple Newsam Farm. As someone who didn’t have the financial means to go to a farm growing up, visiting a farm in my twenties ignites my inner child. I get excited when I see the little lambs climbing on haystacks or donkeys roaming around, not to mention the adorable little piglets. 

Pixel Bar

There are a few places where I feel completely accepted, and one of those places is Pixel bar. I know, I know, a bar?! But, this isn’t just any bar; it is a gamer bar, with themed cocktails and mocktails, with music that will transport you back to your youth – you can’t help but sing along. 

Located in the heart of Leeds City Centre, this bar has something for everyone, including PC’s, console booths, food and drinks, along with retro games and the friendliest bar staff ever. 

The cocktails will have every gamer screaming, ‘I understand that reference’, as all have themed names. From the who’s that PokΓ©mon cocktail to Yoshi’s Island Iced tea and my favourite, Heart Piece! I’ve tried most of the cocktails on the menu at this point (minus the new 2021 ones), but you know what they say, you’ve got to catch them all. 

Plus, they have 2-4-1 cocktails, so my inner cheapskate loves that. 

Brimham Rocks

Located in North Yorkshire, North West of Harrogate, Brimham Rocks is a phenomenal collection of natural rock formations. 

You can explore the grounds, climb as much or as little as you want and enjoy the spectacular views. One trip isn’t enough unless you plan to spend 4 hours on the site, as that is how long it would approximately take to venture across the entire site. 

You can take in the sight of the moorlands on both sides of the giant rock formations. It is amazing to consider that these rocks are sculptured by 320 million years of movement. 

Pro-tip, if you are exploring the rocks, do not put anything in your pocket without zips! I speak from experience. My heart still drops when I remember that my phone fell out of my pocket while on top of a rock. Luckily, the phone didn’t fall into the abyss, never to be seen again. 

Make your list

I hope this places around the world collaboration post brought a smile to your face like this entire experience brought a smile to mine. Bring some optimism into your life by creating your own list of places around the world you want to travel to when it is safe. 

If you can’t travel to the places I have mentioned, check out the list below, as the locations might be closer to your current location. 

Who else is taking part? 

Explore other hidden gems around the world by going on a virtual tour through the medium of blogs. The list of fantastic bloggers below consists of all the wonderful bloggers who have taken part in this creative places around the world collaboration. 

Click on each link to check out the places around the world post created by that blogger! 

Mind Beauty Simplicity 

Blog Life with Erica

Faerie Lifestyle

Examine This Moment

Jessica Lasa

Inspiring Positivity

Headphones Thoughts

Korra Shay

Riyah Speaks

Sophia Patel

Victoria St. Michael

The Nutmeg Diaries

Simply Alex Jean

Alice Almeida

AllThingsGeexo

Envirolineblog

Thecurlysunshine

Life Begins At Twenty

Growing With Spawn

Along Came Rosie

It’s Brit Life

P.S. To all the wonderful bloggers in this collaboration, thank you for including me and being so kind, generous with advice and friendly! πŸ’œ

37 thoughts on “Places Around the World: 3 locations in Yorkshire you should visit

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  1. This is so cool! I love the idea of so many different bloggers showing places to visit. (P.S. let me know if you want a post on ST. Louis – not quite as glamorous as some other cities, but we have some fun spots too!)

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    1. It was amazing to be a part of a blogging collaboration. I loved reading the other posts in this collab, but it does mean my travel list is growing! I’d love to know what ST. Louis has to offer! Thank you for your comment. 😊🌍

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  2. Yorkshire looks like such a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing 3 of your favorite places there. Temple Newsam especially would be on my list to visit. I hope one day to visit. It was a lot of fun getting to have a collaboration with each one and getting to know a little more about each blogger. Looking forward to having another collaboration again.

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    1. Yorkshire really does have some wonderful views. 😊 I love Temple Newsam and can’t wait to go back when the weather is better.

      It was so much fun being involved in this collaboration. I loved reading about other locations around the world. 😊🌍

      Thank you for your comment.

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  3. Love this post – thanks for sharing your 3 places in Yorkshire! I love the idea of the pixel bar & the Brimham Rocks. You’ve shared absolutely wonderful photos that and tempting me to want to come and visit! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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  4. Oh my gosh, I feel like we’d get along so well if we ever met in person because all these places sound AMAZING!!! Especially the pixel bar, I’m going to remember that one if I ever do visit Yorkshire. I love the photos you added to this post too, the sheep at Temple Newsam look so cute! These seem like the kinds of places I could explore all day. Great work, can’t wait to collaborate again in the future!!! ❀

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    1. πŸ₯³ Anyone who likes the sound of Pixel Bar is a friend of mine! I’m off to Pixel Bar tomorrow, for the first time since last year, and I am excited to try the new cocktail they have called Rainbow Road. 🌈

      I have so many photos of the adorable animals at Temple Newsam. It is such a beautiful and entertaining place to visit.

      I hope we can all collaborate again in the future as well; it was so much fun learning a bit more about everyone and adding to my travel list.

      Thank you for your comment. 😊

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  5. Loving all your photos! The Pixel Bar is sooooo cool – I’m definitely gonna have to visit one day & I studied Geology as an A level so the Birnham Rocks sound great too πŸ™‚ xx

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    1. Thank you! I absolutely adore Pixel Bar, especially the artwork they have on the walls.

      Coincidentally, the photos in this blog post were from the time I went with a friend who also studied Geology at A-Level. With him, it was like having my own little tour guide as he recalled facts and interesting tidbits.

      Thank you for your comment. 😊

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  6. Thank you for sharing 3 of your favorite places in Yorkshire. I looks like fun to visit one day. I would especially like to visit Temple Newsam. I so enjoyed having this collaboration with others from the blogging community and look forward to having another collaboration together soon. 😊

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  7. I have never been to Yorkshire, but I will add it right away to my travelling list! Love the pictures of the Temple Newsam and The pixel bar sounds like a very interesting concept and must-visit! x

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    1. I am glad Yorkshire made it to your travel list! My travel list is growing due to all the locations in this collaboration.

      I am happy you like the photos. I love Pixel Bar, hands down my favourite bar so far.

      Thank you for your comment. 😊

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  8. what a great post! My boyfriend is from Sheffield so I hear all sorts of stories, but Yorkshire looks so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing, I am so glad we have connected through this collaboration!

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