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The Fox Menston Leeds *

The Fox in Menston, Leeds has recently undergone a stunning refurbishment. As it is sitting on the edge of Ilkley Moor it not only has a gorgeous new interior but a picturesque setting too.The venue has an amazing history serving the area for 200 years. Last week we were invited along to see the refurbishment and try out the menu.

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Visiting Steeton Hall Gateway

Visiting English Heritage sites is rapidly becoming an obsession of mine. The history behind the sites is usually fascinating. The monuments are beautiful, even in their ruined state, and hold so much history. And they are usually set in gorgeous surroundings so are great for a day out walking or with a picnic. Steeton Hall Gateway is the closest English Heritage site to us and somewhere we’ve never visited before.

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Leeds Festival 2018

Leeds Festival 2018 is a very different LeedsFest for me as I have a new festival buddy. It is Ellie’s first Leeds Festival and her “proper” festival too. Whilst we have been to Bingley Music Live and lots of gigs and concerts we haven’t done a big festival before. As she is 15 now, next summer she is able to go on her own with her friends. As I’m something of a self-confessed festival veteran now I want to take her so she can see what it’s like. I want her to experience everything, know what happens where and generally show her around.  (more…)

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