EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY

York­shire’s finest fes­tiv­i­ties

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December is a month of cel­e­bra­tion at New­burgh Pri­ory in North York­shire, which throws open its grounds for the an­nual Christ­mas fair. Wine and carols in front of the 17th-cen­tury fire­place will start the pro­ceed­ings, which also in­clude a talk by the paint spe­cial­ist Ed­ward Bul­mer and a work­shop on con­struct­ing the perfect gin­ger­bread house. Christ­mas trees har­vested from the Pri­ory’s grounds are be­ing sold in the ru­ins of the Long Gallery all month, while tea and cakes are served in the old kitchens, pro­vid­ing vis­i­tors with a tan­ta­lis­ing glimpse in­side this 12th-cen­tury estate. cg The New­burgh Pri­ory Christ­mas Fair (www.new­burgh­pri­ory.co.uk) runs from 30 Novem­ber to 2 December.

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