Welcome to Yorkshire!
Yorkshire players have an enviable record in the English Men's Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship, better known as the Brabazon Trophy, which will be played at Ganton Golf Club from August 19-22. Players form the White Rose county have taken the title in three of the past five years, following Ben Schmidt's (Rotherham) victory at Alwoodley in 2019, Wath's Nick Poppleton's win at Frilford Heath the previous year and Jamie Bower's (Meltham) triumph at the London Club in 2016.
Ganton has a long and storied past in hosting golf tournaments of the highest calibre and will be fitting if this prestigious title can rest back here in Yorkshire for another year.
But Yorkshire has a lot more to offer you than golf. We have taken the time to curate some of our favourite places to eat, stay and do, in the region.
Star Inn The City
On the edge of York's Museum Gardens with views of Lendal Bridge, the restaurant's terrace runs alongside the River Ouse, providing some of the best views in York. Combine this with genuine Yorkshire hospitality, and the Star Inn has become one of York's favourite culinary destinations. We would highly recommend the saddle of venison with homemade ‘Boudin Noir’, Confit Clementine and Dark Chocolate and Celeriac paired with a bottle of Argentinian Malbec.
Bettys Teas Rooms
A trip to North Yorkshire would not be complete without a visit to Bettys. Founded in 1919, Betty’s mouth-watering cakes, refreshing teas and friendly smiles have made it world-famous. Try a Yorkshire Fat Rascal scone if you have never had one before. They are delicious! There is also a shop for you to purchase gifts or treats for later.
One of York's most luxurious addresses, The Grand provides an idyllic base from which to explore the region. The hotel offers unrivalled service, elegance and style with a warm Yorkshire welcome and fantastic views across the city walls and York Minster. Enjoy a quintessentially British Afternoon Tea or pay a visit to their secluded and tranquil spa. Housed in the building’s atmospheric former vaults, it features an indoor pool, sauna, steam room and gym and is the perfect escape after a busy day.
No 21. York
Within walking distance of York City Centre is No 21, a beautiful Victorian B&B Guest House, providing a warm and homely welcome. The breakfast here is well worth the booking alone. It is all locally sourced, with bacon, eggs, sausages and black pudding attained from Tony Neary's Butchers on Clifton Green. Jams and marmalades from Bracken Hill Farm at Elvington, and the bread and pancakes are homemade with flour from Bradshaw's Flour Mill in Driffield.
Middlethorpe Hall & Spa
A magnificent William lll Country House, standing in 20 acres of gardens and parkland, yet close to York’s city centre. Middlethorpe Hall’s superb cuisine has won many accolades over the years and continues to attract connoisseurs of fine food and wine. Their spa facilities include a swimming pool, spa bath, sauna, steam room and gym. Three health and beauty rooms offer a host of therapies and treatments to all.
The Coppergate Centre
Nestled within the ancient city walls of York, you can find The Coppergate Centre. It is home to the famous Jorvik Viking Centre and many big-name High Street shops. There is also a wide range of galleries and museums to explore in the vicinity. Why not take a winding trip through history whilst doing your shopping and visit The Shambles. Once home to the butchers of York, it now hosts an array of sweet little boutique shops and cheerful cafes.
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust can bring you close to nature wherever you are in the county. The Trust looks after almost 100 protected habitats for wildlife from the very tops of the windswept moors to woodlands in the Dales and the vast white cliffs along the Flamborough Headland and the nearby Living Seas Centre. Wildlife regularly seen across the Trust's network of reserves includes; puffins, seals, barn owls, otters, marsh harriers, bitterns, avocets, peregrine falcons and a wealth of butterflies, wildflowers and dragonflies.
City Sight Seeing
You’ll never be short of things to do in York. Take the sightseeing tour bus and be inspired by the beauty this city has to offer. Your adventure through time includes Clifford’s Tower, York’s original wall gateways and the beautiful Museums Gardens, among many others. The Gardens provide a tranquil atmosphere, making it the perfect picnic location on a sunny day. Take a walk around, and you'll see the ruins of the medieval St Mary's Abbey, which dates back to the mid-11th century.