Easter springtime

Easter springtime York and East  Yorkshire

Easter springtime is full of the promise of longer  days, warming weather, chocolate eggs  and time off work and school.  March this year heralds the beginning of  the school Easter holidays with Good Friday on 29th March, Easter Sunday on the 31st and Easter Monday just dipping into April on the first of the month. It is the beginning of the tourism season and all the major sights are well and truly open.

York Walls Spring events

Daffodils at Easter on the ramparts of York walls

Springtime Daffodils on York Walls

York Minster is the destination of choice for so many visitors.  Last year the Maundy Thursday service was particularly special as it was presided over by King Charles and Queen Camilla.  I was in York that day, as there were a couple of things required at our York apartments.  I’d like to say I managed a good view of the royal couple, but as I popped out of our courtyard into  Ogleforth, and bobbed around the corner, I only managed to catch a glimpse of their car moving away!

Just as the Christian calendar reminds us, Easter is the time of promise of new life, and Spring is the season of the re-awakening of nature  in our surroundings. The city of York looks wonderful in the Springtime.  The ramparts of the city walls are covered in myriads of dancing daffodils.  It’s a sight that’s guaranteed to lift your spirits and fill you with joy.

Spring at the Yorkshire Coast

This year the weekend 22nd/23rd March, just before Easter, marks the re-opening to the public of two of our favourite nearby venues – Sewerby Hall and Gardens and Burton Agnes Hall  Both have magnificent gardens, which look their best in the springtime.

 

The magnolias are just out and will last for the next couple of weeks, if the weather is kind to us. Let’s hope we have seen the last of the winter rain and gloomy weather. Here’s hoping the Spring Equinox really is the beginning of a month or so of growth and colour in our surroundings, bringing smiles to all our faces.

We’ve been very busy over the last few months  here at Field House and  High Barn  with intensive spring cleaning,  minor alterations and some new furnishings and fittings, ready for the start  of the 2024 visitor season.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the part of Yorkshire we call home.