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York Designer Outlet - A range of designer brands at a discount. A great day for those shopaholics, with so many brands to choose from.
Our Top 10 include Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Marks & Spencer, Ted Baker, Fred Perry, Reiss, Tommy Hilfiger, Armani, ​Radley and Kurt Geiger.
Just a mile from the hotel, or catch the number 7 bus there and back from right outside the hotel, every 10 minutes from 7am until 8pm (until 6pm on Sundays).

York City Centre - ​A fantastic day out for all the family with a fabulous array of independent shops, ranging from traditional sweet shops to 21st century gadget shops. Don't forget to experience Kathe Wöhlfahrt, a traditional German Christmas shop open all year round.
Catch the number 7 bus across the road from the hotel every 10 minutes from 7am until 8pm (until 6pm on Sundays).

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YORK CITY CENTRE ATTRACTIONS

York Minster - The largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. A masterpiece of stained glass and stone with foundations rooted into the nation's earliest history. Take a guided tour included in your admission price and don't miss the Tower and the Undercroft. You will need plenty of time for a full visit!

Jorvik Viking Centre - re-opened in April 2017, after a multi-million pound refurbishment, it is well worth a visit! This is a 'must see' attraction for the visitors of York. A fantastic journey through the reconstruction of Viking-age streets to how they would of been over 1000 years ago. The Jorvik Viking Centre has four exciting exhibitions and the chance to come face to face with a 'Viking' with the sounds and scents of a byegone time.

National Railway Museum - is the UK's largest railway museum forming part of the British Science Museum group of National Museums, telling the story of rail transport in Britain.

York Dungeons - The York Dungeons is a fantastic journey into more than 2000 years of York's horrible history. The dungeon involves an amazing cast of actors, special effects, stages and scenes in a unique and walk though experience. It can be gruesome  but its great fun.

York's Chocolate Story - You will discover chocolate's origin, how to make it, how to taste it and what's in hold for chocolate in the future. Once you have discovered the history and the future of chocolate, you can shop and indulge in chocolate to your heart's content.  This is the perfect museum for York - once home to Terry's, Rowntrees ... and now Nestle.

Clifford's Tower - has stunning panoramic views making it the perfect starting point for your visit to the city. It is almost all that remains of York Castle which was built by William the Conqueror.

York Castle Museum - The Castle Museum exhibits an extraordinary collection of social history, reflecting everyday life in the country. Founded by a doctor from Pickering called Dr John Kirk.

Barley Hall - a stunning medieval house. Until the 1980's the house was hidden under the relatively modern facade of a derelict office block and was uncovered when they were going to destroy the building.

York Barbican - ​is an indoor entertainment venue and was named after the barbican attached to Walmgate bar, and around a 25 minute walk from the Pavilion itself at the south of the city centre. The venue hosts various music events, family shows and comedy nights.

Yorkshire Museum - Located in the heart of the museum gardens. The museum was re-opened in 2010 following a £2 million refurbishment. The museum houses five galleries showcasing some of Britain's finest treasures and rare animals, birds and fossils.

DIG - Using excavation pits filled with clues from times of Romans, Viking, Medieval and Victorians, it allows you to dig and find these clues to show you how people lived in these times offering you a unique archaeological adventure.

Micklegate Bar Museum - Discover the story of medieval York during the reign of Richard III at Monk Bar through to King Henry VII at Mickelgate Bar and explore the city walls.

ATTRACTIONS OUT OF THE CITY

Castle Howard - Is a magnificent 18th Century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape and endlessly remembered as the setting for Brideshead Revisited.  The house itself is fascinating, there are beautiful gardens and a lovely Courtyard with shops.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Experience a heritage steam locomotive engine taking you along 24 miles of the North Yorkshire Moors. Starting at the traditional market town of Pickering, with the opportunity to stop off at other stations such as Goathland (used in the first Harry Potter film), before finishing in the historic and quirky seaside town of Whitby

Flamingo Land - An energetic day out for all the family from small rides for the little ones to hair raising rides for the big kids. Not only do you get to experience the forces of gravity but also you can have a lovely stroll around the zoo and discover all the animals from around the world.

Eden Camp - Opened to the public in 1987 and has grown into one of the largest and most comprehensive  museums covering British military and social history from 1914 onward.

The Web Adventure Park - is a fantastic children's play park offering a range of activities including an indoor and outdoor play centre, kids parties, horse riding and high rope challenge.

Yorkshire Air Museum - is the home of Allied Air Forces Memorial in the UK and the largest independent air museum in Britain.

York Bird Of Prey Centre - ​is home to over 80 stunning birds of prey and owls and you can enjoy a  fantastic hands on experience, eye-balling an eagle!

COASTAL AREAS

Scarborough - is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire. The older part of town lies around the harbour and is protected by rocky headland. Scarborough is a great day our for the family with amusements, ice cream, indoor market and at the North side of the beach they have the Sealife Centre. Approx. driving time of 1 hour 3 minutes (44.3 miles).

Whitby - is a traditional seaside town with great views from the hill side and is home to the 'haunted' remains of Whitby Abbey. Which was the inspiration behind Bram Strokers gothic take of 'Dracula'. Approx. driving time of 1 hour 12 minutes (50.1 miles).

Filey - is the perfect place to take a walk, fly a kite, build a sand castle or just take a snooze in a deck chair. Approx. driving time of 59 minutes (44.2 miles).

Bridlington - its a great place for all kind of people whether you like days out with them family, a great place to eat, a shopaholic or love a bit of history and culture. Bridlington has award winning promenades with golden beaches. Approx. driving time of 1 hour 2 minutes (41.6 miles).

WINTER DAY TRIPS FROM YORK

Why not partake in a day trip to spectacular Yorkshire Dales National Park or the North York Moors including the beautiful seaside town of Whitby. 

The Yorkshire Dales National Park trip includes such sights as the market town of Hawes where they make the world famous Wensleydale Cheese and the Aysgarth Falls, well known filming location of Robin Hood Price of Thieves. 

The day trip to the North York Moors highlights the picturesque village of Goathland (used as locations in the Heartbeat TV series and Harry Potter) as well as the town of Whitby and Whitby Abbey.

For further details check out the website bobholidays.com.

Harrogate & Knaresborough - ​Approx. driving time of 40-50 minutes

Helmsley & Ampleforth - ​Approx. driving time of 40-45 minutes

Pickering & The North Yorkshire Moors - ​Approx. driving time of 30-40 minutes