Explore York and Beyond

Whether you explore York and its historic walls  streets and snickleways or visit the iconic York Minster  and Castle Museum there is an abundance of attractions to keep you enthralled

Similarly you can wander around  the fabulous houses  run by the National Trust such as  Nunnington hall  and Goddards or privately owned for instance Castle Howard  Newby Hall or Sledmere House situated a short drive away

Equally important if you stay for a few days not only is a  visit to the East Coast with Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay but also the Yorkshire Moors and Helmsley or Goathland  taking in a trip on the North York Moors Railway

In addition a trip to the West can incorporate Haworth and the Brontes or Leeds and also the royal armouries followed by Bradford and the Museum of Photography or Saltaire village designated a unesco heritage site in 2001

Closer to home there is the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington where you can also sneak a look at Elvington racetrack which was originally somewhere the shuttle could make an emergency landing. Just outside the City walls the National Railway Museum will keep you entertained.

Finally if you prefer a local nature walk Askham Bog, Skipwith Common and Wheldrake Ings are all close by to ramble at leisure