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A quick march around York’s World War II and Cold War history

You’ve been mesmerised by the Minster, shuffled down the Shambles, and wandered around the walls … you may be forgiven for thinking that York’s history stopped sometime around the time of the Tudors. You’d be wrong. Andrew and I checked out five of York’s military museums to get under the skin of our city’s World […]

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How to spend a full day walking York city walls

This locals’ guide to York city walls features several hot spots that make this English city so special. Plus: I include some insider tips about the off-wall places you shouldn’t miss. You could walk the 3.4km around York city walls in an hour or so. But, take in sights and the occasional pub en-route, and that hour could […]

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The stories behind The Gap Year Edit’s twelve top Instagram pictures of 2016

Yup, it’s that time of year again … where I share the stories behind the scenes from your twelve most-liked 2016 pictures from The Gap Year Edit’s Instagram account. #12. Bamburgh, Northumberland, England I got my feet wet taking this picture in May – the beach at Bamburgh, Northumberland. Miles and miles of sandy wonderfulness, with a medieval […]

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Day trip from York: Beningbrough Hall by bike

Beningbrough Hall makes a perfect day trip from York by bike. Here’s how to combine gentle exercise with a Georgian mansion, without ending up in a spin. Cycle Route 65 from York to Beningbrough Hall by bike The route from York to Beningbrough Hall forms part of National Cycle Route 65, which means loads of signposts […]

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Top Yorkshire events to get excited about in 2016

23 March 2016, I’m in the audience at an all-singing-all-dancing “Inspiring Yorkshire” event at York’s Barbican.  It’s purpose? To champion 2016 Yorkshire events and campaigns to promote tourism in God’s own county this year. What are those 2016 Yorkshire events, I hear you cry? And can I go to them? You can indeed! Here’s a flavour of what you’ve got to look forward to […]

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The Gap Year Edit Alternative Travel Awards

The Gap Year Edit Alternative Travel Awards

Forget the Golden Globes or the Oscars; I bring you … the inaugural Gap Year Edit Alternative Travel Awards! Always wanted to know which is the most obliging animal to take a photo of? How not to speak to a bank clerk in Bosnia? Or where to fly if you want an entertaining flight? Researched meticulously […]

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Case study: how volunteering can help change your career

Meet Mark. He changed his career in his late 40s through volunteering, and now works his dream job as a successful gardener for a stately home in Yorkshire, UK. This is his story of how he “turned a crap situation into a brilliant one”, and his top tips for how volunteering can help change your career. When […]

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