Being based just outside York allows us to visit the city itself, where its St Nicholas Fair will be in full swing. Castle Howard will be dressed for Christmas and we also see some great scenery. On the Sunday or Monday evening you also have free entry to the York Bird of Prey Centre, which lies behind the hotel.
Sunday We head north and spend lunchtime and the afternoon at the Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield. There are over 230 shops and 50 places to eat and drink.
Monday We make a morning stop in the town of Thirsk, a traditional North Yorkshire Market town. Then on to Castle Howard for a visit to the house and grounds. Always a delight but even more so at Christmas.
Tuesday To Pickering where we spend time before enjoying a drive over the Moors to Whitby, a maritime city steeped in history with a maze of narrow streets full of shops. There is then a scenic coastal drive to complete a great day!
Wednesday Into York which at this time of year hosts the St Nicholas Fair, which brings magical stalls and merriment to the city. There are over 100 traditional style chalets selling inspired gifts and stocking fillers. Plus all of the normal shops and attractions this city has to offer. We depart at 1600 for home.
Best Western Burn Hall Hotel
3 star hotel set in the heart of North Yorkshire with an outstanding reputation for customer service.
- SATELLITE TV
- FITNESS CENTRE
- Return coach travel
- Tours as indicated (inc. entry to Castle Howard and the Bird of Prey Centre)
- Hotel accommodation of bed, breakfast and evening meal