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North Yorkshire: Combining Majestic History with Nature
Seaside resorts, exhilarating towns and one of the UK’s most visited cities in the form of York: North Yorkshire is an area that delivers a varied mix of nature, history, shops and attractions. Want to experience white-knuckle rides at a major theme park? Explore legendary castles? Or simply sample the best fish and chips? The county has all of this and much, much more – making it a great place to visit for every kind of traveller!
Main Areas of Interest
As the most expansive county in England, it is to be expected that North Yorkshire boasts a wealth of interesting areas to visit. Arguably the most popular – and impressive – is the historic walled city of York. Comprising heritage, culture, shopping, hotels and countless restaurants, York could well be seen as the ideal base for exploring the area – although the city packs in so much, discovering the rest of North Yorkshire might become an afterthought! Another destination that is a favourite with travellers is Scarborough. This seaside resort is the ideal place to grab an ice cream, take a stroll along one of its glorious beaches, and admire the picturesque scenery. A short journey from Scarborough is Whitby, with this seaside town being famous for numerous things including historic sites, beaches, a charming harbour… and even vampires! Other areas of interest in North Yorkshire are the elegant and relaxed spa town of Harrogate, while Middlesbrough provides a healthy mix of shopping, restaurants and nightlife options.
With just a paragraph available, trying to confine all of the best attractions in North Yorkshire is a difficult task. You have the iconic Transporter Bridge, Fountains Abbey, Whitby Abbey, Scarborough Castle, the Shambles in York etc. All of which come highly recommended by many. But in terms of ‘must-see’ places and activities, York’s National Railway Museum is arguably right at the top of the list. This expansive, award-winning museum contains more than 300 years of train-related history. Speaking of history and York, the York Minster and York Castle Museum are breath-taking attractions and no trip to the city – and even North Yorkshire in general – is complete without experiencing them. For a theme park experience, you not only have the exciting duo of Flamingo Land and Lightwater Valley, but also the revered Forbidden Corner. Yet the Forbidden Corner is not your ordinary theme park; it is a wonderland of hidden surprises and stunning sights at every turn. In terms of activities revolving around wartime Britain, few places offer the authenticity and interactivity of Eden Camp – which is housed around a former Prisoner of War camp. And for panoramic view of the county, make sure to head up Roseberry Topping.
Dining & Drinking
Food and drink is a prevalent highlight of any trip to North Yorkshire. In Whitby, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to the famous British dish that is fish and chips. Not only does it feature the world-renowned Magpie Cafe and historic drinking holes, but it is also one of the most populous areas on the planet for fish shops. So much so that if your hotel is in the town centre, you’re typically never more than a few steps away from one! If in the Teesside area of North Yorkshire, you have to sample the local delicacy affectionately known as a parmo , which usually combines breaded chicken/pork, béchamel sauce and cheese – creating a tasty, calorific monster of a meal. And for a diverse mix of dining options that will satisfy even the most eclectic of tastes, York is your one-stop destination. That is because the city is figuratively bursting at the seams with over 600 restaurants, ranging from those serving traditional British cuisine to exotic Asian flavours. Not to mention that, with a lovely collection of quaint pubs and lively clubs, York also has a thriving nightlife scene.
Festivals & Events
Before you visit North Yorkshire, it is definitely worth checking the calendar to see what events and festivals are taking place during your planned trip. During the Christmas season, you can enjoy Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland, an annual celebration which offers a giant outdoor ice rink, vintage funfair rides and bargain shopping via the York Designer Outlet. Speaking of York, it is also home to the York Food and Drink Festival, Illuminating York, and Jorvik Viking Festival – the latter of which is known as the biggest Viking-themed festival in all of Europe. Other popular yearly festivals located throughout the county include the family-friendly and music-themed Willowman Festival, Skipton International Puppet Festival, and the delightfully diverse Deer Shed Festival. And as far as live events go, you will find an assortment of venues throughout North Yorkshire that host an array of sports, major music acts, theatre shows, famed comedians, and much more!
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Hotel James College York
Single en suite bed and breakfast accommodation and Self Catering situated on the University of York’s campusJames College is situated in the heart of the University of York campus. York is a City famous for the iconic York Minster, exquisite architecture, a tangle of quaint cobbled streets including The Shambles. Boutique shopping, a vibrant café and restaurant culture and world class museums such as the National Railway Museum and the unique Jorvik Centre make York a wonderful place to visit. York City Centre is about 15 minutes away by bus or car. Offering clean and comfortable accommodation, either ensuite bedrooms or bedrooms with shared bathrooms, in the centre of the University of York campus Take a 360° tour of the Ensuite or Standard bedrooms Breakfast is included in the rate for B & B Guests, Hostel accommodation is Self Catering. Please note that York Conferences at the University of York do not accept stag or hen parties and reserves the right to remove you and your group from site should you breach these Terms and Conditions. more
Hotel Premier Inn York City (Blossom St South) York
The Premier Inn York City is a 3 star hotel that is located close to the centre of York and just 500 metres from the main train station. Within walking distance of the hotel are attractions such as York Minster and The Jorvik Viking Centre. The 102 en-suite guestrooms at the Premier Inn York City Hotel have in room amenities such as televisions with 80 channels, complimentary toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities and wireless internet access. There are various room types on offer at the hotel including family rooms and accessible rooms for disabled guests. All the guest rooms and the public areas of the hotel are non-smoking. Onsite there is a Table Table restaurant where you can get a daily all you can eat buffet breakfast which has a range of cooked and continental options. The restaurant also serves an international menu for lunches and dinners. Other services offered by the Premier Inn York City include a 24 hour front desk. more
Hotel Holiday Inn York City Centre York
Make use of convenient amenities, which include complimentary wireless Internet access and a television in a common area.The bedrooms vary in size, however all are united in terms of quality and comfort. They are modern with contemporary furnishings - from the cherry wood furniture, to the metallic blind and ceiling down-lighters. All rooms have free WI-FI throughout, Large power showers, interactive satellite television, radio and hairdryer.Air Conditioned (Hotel),Bar(s),Breakfast Room,Conference Facilities,Disabled Facilities,Restaurant(s)Holiday Inn York City Centre is conveniently located for all of the sights of York, but is also a great base for all the beautiful attractions and scenery in Yorkshire.The hotel is located only 1 km from York station and within a few minutes walk from York\'s major attractions and the main shopping areas. more
Hotel Grange Lodge York
A 3-star, 7-room family operated bed and breakfast accommodation located within a short 10-minute stroll from York Town Centre, the Grange Lodge is comfortable and cosy accommodation, ideal for a weekend holiday exploring North Yorkshire Moors and Yorkshire Dales. Guest room amenities include traditional furnishings including a work desk, coffee and tea making facilities, a television and an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries. All rooms are non-smoking and have been recently refurbished for guest comfort. The Grange Lodge offers free Wi-Fi in guest rooms and all public areas. Parking is free and luggage storage and laundry services are available. A complimentary free breakfast is served each morning. Vegetarian and special diet requests can be accommodated. St Olives Church, St Mary's Lodge, and the York Theatre Royal are all within a 10-minute walk from the hotel. more
Hotel The Little Hide York
Near historic York, The Little Hide offers childfree camping facilities. There are eight camping pods, a cabin and a tent. Each unit has a zip-link bed (with storage space), sofa, heater, coffee table and kettle. The toilet/shower block is on-site. Beddings provided, but bring your own towels. It’s a non-smoking site, with designated smoking area. There’s no Internet access. Free parking and packed lunches, luggage storage, laundry services and barbecue facilities (coal required) are offered. There’s a garden, a wooded walking area and fishing ponds. A local golf course and an on-site bus stop is also present. Common self-catering facilities include a fridge and microwave. The on-site Farm Shop & Café provides takeaway breakfasts and lunches, using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. The Little Hide is just five km from historic York, where tourist attractions like York Minster Cathedral, York City Walls and the Treasurer’s House may be visited. more
Hotel Safestay York York
Based in Micklegate House, Safestay York offers budget accommodation, and features free Wi-Fi. Safestay York has a range of rooms; some en-suite private rooms, others large dormitory rooms with bunk beds. All rooms have original features, and have linen and lockers provided. The private rooms feature a TV and complimentary tea/coffee. Safestay York features an Internet room, laundry facilities, a courtyard, and 24-hour reception. The building features exposed beams, high ceilings and a stone-flagged entrance hall. Each morning in the dining room guests can serve themselves from the continental breakfast. The dining room features banquet tables and chandeliers. The onsitelicensed bar serves bottled beer and ciders. York Railway station is 300m away. York Minster is only a 10-minute walk away, while Shambles is less than a kilometre away. more
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