It has been a special weekend in Yorkshire and the Grand Depart showcased the region for the world to see. An occasion not to be missed, I proudly lined the way and cheered on the cyclists before the official start at Harewood House. If you thought Yorkshire was just about flat caps, flying whippets and Hovis adverts then think again...Yorkshire rocks!
Not a native of Yorkshire but having lived here for more than a few years, here are some old favourites, new openings and places you might want to try.
A recent opening in Leeds, The Man Behind the Curtain is a new restaurant by Michael O 'Hare. I haven't made it yet but have heard good things.
Team Sky stayed at Rudding Park, one of my old favourites, located just outside Harrogate. Choose the newer Follifoot rooms for luxury accommodation here.
In Harrogate, enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake at world famous Yorkshire Tea Rooms, Bettys or if you're after a more fine dining experience try Van Zeller which comes personally highly recommended.
Studford Luxury Lodges opened earlier this year and can be found in the North York Moors National Park. Each lodge has its own spacious decking, hot tub and sauna.
A tiny selection of what Yorkshire has to offer but one thing's for sure it's not short on luxury.