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York: A City Steeped In History
|Often described as the "last
English city", York is one of Britain's most beautiful and historic towns,
popular with tourists from around the country and overseas. Located in
North Yorkshire, at the intersection of the Rivers Ouse and Foss, the City
of York is traditionally located in a small area contained within the city
walls, with the surrounding areas known as the Ainstay. The modern city
of York, however, is much larger and contains many historic sites that
are sure to interest visitors of all ages.
Perhaps York's most famous
landmark is York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe.
As the seat of the Archbishop of York, the cathedral still maintains important
significance for the Church of England, but is just as widely seen as one
of the best examples of medieval ecclesiastical architecture in Britain.
Located in the centre of York's medieval walls, York Minster provides a
guiding landmark for both residents and visitors and offers a staggering
reminder of the city's religious and historical significance.
The Shambles, a narrow medieval
street, is another popular area of York. Strewn with tiny shops, tea rooms
and small boutiques, the Shambles also represents an important era in York's
history. Upon closer look, the shops along the Shambles possess hooks from
which butchers used to hang meat. Furthermore, the street's charm is added
to by the fact that it contains the house of Margaret Clitherow, a martyred
saint of the Roman Catholic Church who is sometimes known as "the Pearl
of York", thus entrenching the street firmly in the context of York's turbulent
|If you're planning to visit
York, you'll also find a range of museums and galleries to visit. One of
York's most famous tourist attractions is the National Railway Museum,
run by the National Museum of Science and Industry. The National Railway
Museum is home to a vast array of historical transport material and boasts
the largest collection of railway automotives in the world. Other attractions
include the Yorkshire Museum and Gardens, Richard III Museum and the York
When planning your stay in
York, you're sure to find a range of hotels in York that are centrally
located, so you'll be able to access the city's most popular and best-known
hotspots quickly and easily. What's more, York is home to some of Yorkshire's
best pubs - so, after a hard day's sightseeing, you know you can look forward
to an enjoyable evening of merry-making as well!
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Offering warm welcome and
comfortable accommodation, this property is an ideal place for both business
as well as leisure travellers. Overlooking the York Racecourse, Holiday
Inn is just few miles away from the historic city centre, which boasts
the Jorvik Viking Centre, the new Norwich Union Yorkshire Wheel and the
National Railway Museum. The hotel offers 142 comfortable bedrooms
that are beautifully decorated and come with an array of modern amenities.
Attentive room service is also provided for your convenience. At
the onsite Junction Restaurant guests can enjoy a contemporary cuisine
in a relaxing atmosphere. After a tiring day unwind at the cosy bar with
an exotic drink.
Located in the historical
district, this family-friendly York hotel is close to Micklegate Bar, York
Dungeon, and York Castle Museum. Additional attractions include Merchant
Adventurers' Hall. Dining options at Marriott York include 2 restaurants
and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational
amenities include an indoor pool, a children's pool, a health club, a spa
tub, and a sauna. Spa amenities include spa services, massage/treatment
rooms, facials, and body treatments. This 4.0-star property has a business
center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and audio-visual
equipment. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public
Located in the heart of
the Roman city, Park Inn York overlooks the River Ouse. Within the historic
walls guests can visit York Dungeons, the Jorvik Centre, York Minster and
the National Railway Museum as well as take a River Cruise. The hotel offers
200 impressive bedrooms, for the leisure travellers or conference delegates.
The restaurant serves wide varieties of delicacies. The hotel offers 12
well equipped meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 400 people. During
leisure guests can workout at the gymnasium or have a drink in the Lounge
York, Fairfield Manor
Ramada York is an impressive
country house hotel, standing in 6 acres of private gardens. The
hotel provides 89 guestrooms, which are well furnished with all the provided
amenities. Enjoy a relaxing meal at the on-site Kilby's Restaurant,
which serves contemporary bistro style food in comfortable surroundings.
Later, enjoy a drink in the friendly surroundings of the Club Bar.
The Summit Conference Centre comprises seven flexible conference rooms
suitable for hosting discreet boardroom meetings or conferences for up
to 180 delegates. The Pioneer Suite is specially designed for training
courses and features the latest audiovisual equipments.
York Hotel (The)
Royal York Hotel offers
you the ultimate in luxury hotel accommodation, facilities and standards.
With its attractive features, it is sure to make your stay a success.
The hotel is located within walking distance of the centre of York and
is close to many places of interest such as the Shambles, the National
Railway Museum and York Race Course. The hotel offers 170 rooms which
have all been designed to suit the requirements of guests to make them
feel at home. Whether you wish to indulge in a three course meal
or simply wish to enjoy a quick lunchtime snack in either the Tempus bar
or the Rose restaurant, the variety of menu offered are sure to keep you