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Renowned for its architecture its Gothic cathedral and tangle of quaint cobbled streets, historic York is the perfect setting for a romantic retreat. But as old meets new, the city also has many surprises in store as vibrant cafes, colourful street entertainers and boutique shopping lie waiting to be discovered.

With the River Ouse at its heart and framed by its Roman walls, York invites you to discover its many top attractions.

York Minster - This majestic Gothic cathedral offers breath taking architecture, its famous tower is well versed in bringing history to life.

Fairfax House & Beningborough Hall - These are a must for those who appreciate everything Georgian.

Cliffords Tower - This is almost everything that remians from York Castle is well worth a visit.

Jorvik Viking Centre - Travel back in time to see 1,000 year old streets, smell ye olde home cooked stew and even meet a viking!

York Dungeons & Orginal Ghost Walk - Recommended for those who enjoy a frightfully gruesome and scary experience.

York Race Course - Perfect for a grand day out and to see some famous jockeys in action.  

York Theatre Royal & York Grand Opera House - For the best dramas, comedies and dances to keep you entertained through out the evening.

York Boat Guided River Trip - Escape the rush of the city and enjoy York from a differnt perspective.

Betty's Tea Room - No visit to York is complete without a refreshment stop at one of its renowned cafes. It offers a huge selection of mouth watering cakes and a never ending selection of teas.

York Brewery - For a refreshment of a different kind, sample york's finest beers.

York Maze - Set in beautiful countryside enjoy a truly memorable day out.

Castle Howard - One of Englands finest Baroque mansions and filming locations of Brideshead Revisited.

National Railway Museum - This is packed with activites for children of all ages, you can watch engineering work in progress or browse thier object filled Warehouse.

Yorkshire Museum - Visit some of Britain's finest archaeological treasures, rare animals and fossils that are housed in the newly refurbished Museum.

York Designer Outlet - Perfect for Bargin hunters its just a 10 minute car drive from the city.

"After returning from a most fabulous weekend at Hornington Manor, which we hired for my Wife's 40th birthday, I have been bombarded with emails and phone calls from all members of our party, all of whom had a wonderful time and couldn't believe that they had spent the weekend in a little piece of Yorkshire that's just so magical - myself and everyone that joined us would like to pass on our congratulations to all at Hornington, the attention to detail is amazing, everything beautifully decorated and furnished and you can just feel the quality everywhere you go in the Manor House. We were blessed with some great weather so we took the walk around the acres of grounds and en-route was introduced to the sheep and lambs, they are charming happy creatures and clearly part of the family, they all have names too! We're looking for an excuse to re-visit so will be back very soon."

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