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Hardwick House Country Cottages, Harwood Dale, Scarborough, YO13 0LA

York - Photo by Steven Zolneczko


A visit to the regional capital is an absolute must; York has everything for all the family, its history is legendary and this informs the architecture of the place. The Romans made Eboracum a fortress and a majority of the walls exist to this day.

The original pagan temple was destroyed and became the foundation for the city’s pride and joy, the Minster. Before that, of course, the Vikings made York a prime settlement and the this is celebrated in the experiential Yorvik centre and is one of a handful of grisly history venues for you and the family to visit.

Prepare yourself for history overload and unwind with a ramble along the famous Shambles and The Stone Bow and Stonegate. York has fabulous shopping and entertainment for your enjoyment; there’s a vast variety of eating places from pizzerrias to classic English tea shops with Betty’s being the world renowned place to relax your feet and enjoy superb pasties and fine teas and coffees.

36 miles from Hardwick House is not an overlong journey with beautiful Vale of York and Yorkshire Wolds scenery to take in along the way, the journey is as much a delight as an adventure.

York Maze is an incedibly popular destination and will keep the family occupied for many an hour. Close by is the efficient and cost effective Park & Ride which drops you off close to Marks & Spencers. Perfect.

Coming up; Celebrate Yorkshire Food and Drink in the historic city. Visit for Food and Science themed festival 20th-29th September 2013! Don’t be late.