Happy valley: a family gathering in the Yorkshire dales

With families spread far and wide, it’s good to get the gang together. Ruaridh Nicoll sticks a pin in the map, and ends up eating, drinking and walking around Malham

The alt city guide to York in England

It’s time for the Romans and Vikings to make way for a new insurgency in the North Yorkshire jewel: a sparky, creative scene fuelled by innovative music, food and drink outlets

Take the kids to … William’s Den, North Cave, East Yorkshire

This slick new Yorkshire attraction mixes traditional indoor fun and games with zipwires and swings in the great outdoors. There really is something here for all ages.

What a Shambles: a walk around York’s ancient walls and alleys

A grand railway station and one of Europe’s largest cathedrals contrast with tiny medieval lanes on this stroll through the ancient capital of England’s north

Whitby: why it’s love at first bite for foodies

With celebrated kippers, fish & chips and a new outpost of a Michelin-starred gastropub, the seaside town is becoming a dining destination to really savour

Dracula’s birthplace: how Whitby is celebrating the count’s anniversary

Turfed out by his landlady, an Irish hack went roaming around Whitby – and turned what he saw into a horror classic. On the 125th anniversary of Dracula’s birth in the Yorkshire town, our writer retraces Bram Stoker’s trail of gore

Happy dales: writer-director Sally Wainwright on her love of Calderdale

The writer of Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley grew up in West Yorkshire but it was only as an adult that she started to truly appreciate the area’s dramatic landscape and cultural heritage