Read about the local attractions you will want to visit during your stay in York b and b or hotel accommodation.
- York Minster www.yorkminster.org
- Yorvik Viking Centre www.vikingjorvik.com
- York Castle Museum www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk
- National Railway Museum www.nmsi.ac.uk/nrm
- Treasuerer's House www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-treasurershouseyork
- Fairfax House www.fairfaxhouse.co.uk
- Yorkshire Museum www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk
- York Dungeon www.the-dungeons.co.uk/york/en
- Barley Hall www.barleyhall.org.uk
- Bar Convent www.bar-convent.org.uk
In York, outside actvities can include walking the old city walls, taking a free guided walking tour of the city during the day or one of the many ghost walks in the evening, then if the feet need a rest there are river trips day and evening on the Ouse.
As a centre for a longer holiday, we can offer ............
Go East... Experience the North Yorkshire coastline, the scenic fishing ports of Whitby and Staithes, the traditional seaside resorts of Scarborough and Bridlington (don't forget the great British fresh fish and chips!). Within easy access by car are the splendid stately home of Castle Howard, location of TV's Brideshead Revisited, Eden Camp (former POW camp), Yorkshire Air Museum" Flamingoland Park and Zoo, and the pretty town of Beverley with its own ancient Minister. Go North... Enter a different world as you emerge from the Vale of York onto the sprawling and magnificent North Yorkshire Moors - the home of TV's Heartbeat set in `Aidensfield' (Goathland) and James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small - and no trip would be complete without a ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and a visit to the ancient remains of Rievaulx Abbey. After a surfeit of nature and history visit Lightwater Valley theme park for a perfect contrast.
Go West... Less than an hour's drive is the conference and spa town of Harrogate with beautiful floral gardens. Beyond lies the old market town of Skipton on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, home of the Bronte family at Haworth. Visit Holmfirth to the south to enjoy TV's Last of the Summer Wine countryside.