Visiting York

Description of York

If you are looking for a cultural getaway or a romantic weekend break then visit York and be inspired. Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets and the iconic York Minster, York is fast developing a flourishing, cutting-edge scene. Delve into the city's vibrant café culture, take time out to enjoy some of the country's most talented street entertainers or simply watch the world go by while sipping a drink by the river.

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Go Ape is an award-winning high wire forest adventure course of rope bridges, Tarzan Swings and zip slides.....all set high above up in the treetops.Enjoy around 3 hours of fun, challenge and adventure, which you'll be talking about for days. Get more info, watch people Go Ape and book at www.goape.co.uk.Min. Age: 10 yearsMin. Height: 1.40m / 4 feet 7 inchesMax. Weight: 130kg / 20.5 stone.Who looks after whom?Under 18's must be supervised by participating adult. An adult can supervise EITHER two children (where one or both of them is under 16 years old) OR up to five 16-17 year olds.PricesGorillas (18 years plus) £25.00Baboons (10-17 years) £20.00Forestry Commission Parking ChargesCars: £7.00Minibuses: £12.00Coaches: £25.00 (by appointment only)(Prices, opening times, car parking charges and other conditions may change without notice.) Opening detailsSeason Dates and Opening HoursSeason Dates Opening HoursNotes 9am - 5pm daily (check website for details)OR? Treasurer’s house (haunted?), Book your 'Shop & the City' break Book a two night break in York and you will receive an exclusive voucher booklet full of discounted offers to make your stay in York extra special!Book online or call 01904 550085book your stay Where to stay? Heldey House Close to the city centre and within easy reach of the road-rail network, Hedley House Hotel in York, North Yorkshire provides modern comfortable surroundings and outstanding personal service.Built in 1845 in the heart of the Victorian city, many of our rooms still include the original fireplace features. Combined with en-suite facilities, hospitality trays and digital widescreen TVs, our rooms are a subtle blend of contemporary modern and historic.Prices shown are per room bed and breakfast including tax. Double/Twin From £80Single From £50Multiple/Family Room From £90Double used as single Price on applicationDinner From £12WHERE TO EAT? Ate o’clockNestling down an alley in the centre of York you'll find ate o'clock restaurant. This 40 seater eating establishment opened in September 2005 - the first go-it-alone venture for Kenny Noble - a well known chef in York. The restaurant offers a relaxing, friendly atmosphere with friendly, efficient staff. Service is laidback yet professional with many personal touches.The menu uses fresh, local produce with food being cooked to order and mostly home-made. Our food style is Mediterranean with a twist of scouse! - recognizable food with interesting variations, not too fancy and plain if you request it!The restaurant features many quirks - eagles, clocks all set to 8 o'clock and film sets in the toilets - don't be afraid to ask!Outside allows for lunch in the sun (during the summer months) pre-dinner drinks area or after dinner coffee chill-out zone. The seating arrangements, parasols and outside heated lamps make the area comfortable all year round. We want the locals to feel like they are on holiday.

Did you know ?

The word 'York' comes from the Latin name for the city

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Geographical situation and climatic info for York

York is a walled city situated in North Yorkshire, England. The city has a rich heritage and offers many historic attractions such as York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. York's climate is temperate with four distinct seasons. York sees average temperatures of 22°C in summer and 7°C in winter. With its lowland location, York experiences a lot of frost, fog and cold winds. December, January and February are the months with the most rainfall.

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The climate in York

Situated on the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England, York is a walled city and has a population of around 198,000. Having been hub of the railway network and a confectionery manufacturing centre, York’s economy is now mainly based on services. Some major attractions are York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe, York Castle, and the city’s medieval walls. York’s climate is a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. The average high in summer is around 20°C. The city receives about 6 hours of sunshine a day during this time. Winters are cold with average highs around 4°C. Frosts and snow can be common during these months. Average annual precipitation is 640mm.