Destination Spotlight: York
Unlike other cities, York city centre is pedestrianised - meaning that most shops, restaurants and attractions are easily accessible by foot, so no need for cars. However, there is still a variety of transport links available, with it being just under two hours from London by train; the option of their Park & Ride that networks on the outskirts, as well as this, it is also within easy travelling distance of four international airports.
Notably, for those seeking a thrill that may like the odd bump in the night, then you will relish as York was officially announced as the most haunted city in Europe, by The International Ghost Research Foundation in 2002, with it being home to an estimated 500 ghosts in the city.
Whilst if you are looking to learn more about the area and all of the incredible history that comes with it, then take advantage of their city special walking tours including Graveyard, Coffin and Plague tour, where you can scare yourselves silly or why not discover the Saints and Sinners of the city, to mention just a few. Commemorating York’s buzzing history, it is also home to over 30 museums and tourist attractions, with notable links including Gunpowder Plot fame with Guy Fawkes, as he was born in, lived and went to school in Stonegate.
Conferences & Meetings in York
York plays host to a variation of venues that will supply you with the ideal location for you and your delegates to have your conference, meeting, AGM or similar. They will make sure that your every need and requirement is accommodated for with the help of facilities and their dedicated Events Teams.
Trains have always transported, inspired and entertained us, so why not host your event at the National Railway Museum? It is the world’s largest railway museum that also doubles up as a conferencing venue with its range of unique and private corporate events spaces. Set in a picturesque location, QHotels - Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel is an enchanting venue with a choice of 6 spacious conference rooms, catering up to 240 delegates, along with a distinctive set of characteristics that are just ready for you to come and discover, then fall in love with.
Tucked away in the village of Escrick, The Parsonage Hotel & Spa has notable major road and rail links making it accessible from anywhere in the country; by arrangement, it is also available for ‘Exclusive Use’ as well, so that you are able to make full use of all of their facilities. Whilst Mercure York Fairfield Manor Hotel boasts a mellow 18th century Georgian manor house set within its own grounds with 9 well-equipped meeting rooms.