Luxury Rail Trip to Edinburgh

Luxury Rail Trip to Edinburgh

Lovely luxury indulgence, from time to time, can be good for the mind, body and soul.  However, the focus for me is about affordable luxury to enjoy a luxury rail trip up to Edinburgh.

Travel in Style

Trainline – First Class TransPennine Express

Get things off to a super start and let Trainlines dedicated 500+ team take care of all your travel needs.  By booking your tickets with Trainline, a one stop shop whereby can search for all the best fares with a variety of train operators, to bag yourself a bargain.  You can book online or via their app, making searching for affordable fares easy and a simple experience.  Sit back and enjoy the view.

Opt for physical tickets to collect or e-tickets, the smart ticketing choice for travel on the go.  App tickets especially ideal for the wet and wintery weather, as no need to worry about wet or loss of tickets too! Plan ahead and first-class fares may not be out of reach, with many operators such as TransPennine Express covering the Edinburgh route.

Where to Stay

Novotel Edinburgh Centre – The Sensational Suite

Book into the Novotel Edinburgh Centre hotel, for a few nights, located on Lauriston Place, is a contemporary cosy hub, ideal for business, couples or family trips.  The Royal Mile, Princess street and Edinburgh Castle, literally on your doorstep, and are just a short walk away by foot.  The hotel offers a range of onsite facilities including the Tap bar and restaurant, fitness centre and a sensational indoor heated pool with colour changing mood jacuzzi, hammam and sauna.

Make your stay super-duper and opt for the sensational suite, the perfect accommodations with a relaxed and homely atmosphere, that offers a well-designed large space, for up to two adults and two children.  An incredible balcony with breath-taking and incredible views across one side of Edinburgh with a living room, two flat screen televisions and Wi-Fi.

The bedroom, with the stunning Scottish artwork mural, bathroom with power shower, complimentary toiletries, slipper and bathrobes to use throughout the duration of your stay.

How to get around

City Cabs Edinburgh 

Edinburgh is a big city and even though parts of the city can be explored on foot, but when that Scottish weather hits or if simply time is at a premium make Edinburgh city cabs your care service of choice.

During out visit, the service received from City Cabs Edinburgh was outstanding.  Such an easy process, call, book and ta-dah as easy as that.  Also, the company communications are on point, as I received both a text and call once the car had reached the pick-up location, so no waiting around.  Perfect, if you are on a hectic time schedule like me.

They are a friendly fab bunch, who provide city transfers, transfer’s further  and are ideal for sightseeing too.

The Royal Connection

Arthur’s Seat

The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh and the home of Scottish royal history and Edinburgh Castle are two iconic Edinburgh activities which I have visited on previous visits to Edinburgh.  My schedule did not allow a visit this time, as I wanted to climb Arthurs seat, located in Holyrood Park at the end of the Royal Mile, where both the palace and castle can be viewed from.

Arthur’s Seat a large, grass covered hill is the remains of an extinct volcano that erupted 350 million years ago, and Arthur’s Seat is in fact the highest point of this extinct volcano providing amazing 360-degree views of Edinburgh.

Go for Gold

JK Rowling & Harry Potter

Yes, I said it, Harry Potter! A trip to Edinburgh would not be complete without doing something Potter related, as JK Rowling is a prominent Edinburgh resident who while in Edinburgh wrote the amazing Harry Potter collection.

Forget the golden snitch, take your head out of the clouds, and instead head to City Hall, the location where JK Rowling’s Golden Handprints can be found, a truly one-off experience.

Where to eat and Shop

Harvey Nichols – Lovely Lunchies

Fancy a bit of retail therapy, head to the Multrees walk area, where you will find luxury brands and Scotland’s only Harvey Nichols right in the heart of Edinburgh city centre.  Rest those weary shopper legs and head to the top floor four, of Harvey Nichols, for lunch with some fabulous fizz and sensational views including the iconic Edinburgh Castle.

On the menu included super service along with a showcase of sensational and innovative dishes using the finest Scottish produce.  Offerings included Artisan bread, delicious soup and fresh butter beautifully displayed on a pretty pebble. Delighful dishes such as Pumpkin hummus, the show stopping Hand-dived Orkney scallop, Super-food salad, brilliant Boarders beef fillet, Carrot Textures and the beautiful Blackberry parfait.

All washed down with lushest non-alcoholic drinks including an ice tea, the Pret a Porter mocktail and the Harvey Nichols, Sparkling Chardonnay, Australia, NV, a nice non-alcoholic adult alternative to wine.

The Dome – Afternoon Tea

The Georgian Suite, location for an amazing Afternoon tea, providing a plush, opulent and magnificent setting to indulge in this quintessential tradition.

Absorb and admire the sumptuous and splendid interiors, with the black and gold wall panelling, upholstered cushioning on the elegant ebony chairs, crystal chandeliers and crisp white linen with all the bells and whistles.  Beautiful and Bespoke Gainsborough Sheffield silver tea service and Chardonnay Pattern Dudson Fine Bone China are use throughout service enhancing the elegance of the experience.

Afternoon Tea proceedings overseen by Head Chef Sue Snider, providing a range of fabulous finger sandwiches, super Scones in both fruit and plain varieties served with clotted cream and jam, along with a selection of scrummy sweet treats.  The Dome have also devised the menu to pair with their nine varieties of loose tea which include a range of herbal infusions and of course Traditional Scottish brew.

Red Bus Bistro – Afternoon Tea on wheels

 Get on board with the Red Bus Bistro, a brand who offer a unique dining experience, an Afternoon tea tour on a fabulous iconic and innovative vintage 1966 Routemaster bus right in the heart of Edinburgh.

This lightweight aluminium angels of the road used techniques developed in aircraft production during world War II.  The 70 – 90 minute whistle stop tour of Edinburgh, takes in all Edinburgh’s key attractions including the old town, Palace of Holyroodhouse and of course Edinburgh Castle, all while you sit back, relax and indulge in Afternoon Tea delights.

Tempted to sing the wheels on the bus go round and round, but this is nothing but a classy affair, using Scotland’s best and finest local ingredients and where possible local produce to produce your Afternoon Tea loveliness.  Fresh and fabulous fancy finger sandwiches, cakes, warm home baked scones with traditional preserves and no need to whip yourselves up in a frenzy as there is plenty of fresh whipped cream to boot.

Take in a show

Edinburgh Playhouse – Some Guys have all the luck – The Rod Stewart Story

Situated on Greenside Place, 12th of August 1929, The Edinburgh Playhouse, originally opened and operated as a cinema for over 40 years, closing on 24th of November 1973.  Former Playhouse employees, Gordon Lucas and Larry McGuire, set up the Playhouse Preservation Action Group, and collected 15,000 signatures on their campaign to save the Playhouse resulting in a class B protection order being placed on the building.

In 1975 the Edinburgh Playhouse Society was born, collecting over 13,500 signatures to campaign for ballet and opera performances to be showcased.  After 4 more years of campaigning, Lothian Regional Council agreed to buy, refurbished and opened the Playhouse Theatre on 1st June 1980 which is why we now have this marvellous theatre to enjoy performances such as the super sensational Some Guys have all the luck – The Rod Stewart Story.

The production is a celebration of rod’s career, an iconic rock star who worked his way from a street busker to the superstar legend we see today.  A clever set up whereby both fans and non-fans could enjoy and follow the story about an absolute legend.

Paul Metcalfe delivered an enthusiastic, electrifying and engaging performance, clearly a passionate Rod Stewart fan, which comes through in his on-stage performance. Delivered with pizazz, presence and a personality, Paul does justice to Sir Rod and with his swaggering showmanship and command of the stage, setting the place alight with his fun and fabulous take on the ballads Maggie May, Baby Jane ,Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Sailing, You’re In My Heart, and Tonight’s The Night.  Along with Faces hits such as Stay With Me, Twistin The Night Away and timeless Motown tunes from the album Soulbook.

Edinburgh Activities

The Real Mary Kings Close Edinburgh

Prepare to follow in the footsteps of past residents, with costumed characters aka your tour guides, and go deep underground under the famous Royal Mile, Edinburgh’s only uniquely preserved 17th century street, to the Real Mary King’s Close to delve into the mysteries and myths, but be prepared to hear the authentic truths about Edinburgh’s murky dark past.

Hearing accounts from the previous residents and what life was really like on the Close, was engaging and entertaining, your guide wanders through alleyways, passages, talking of conspiracy, the plague and murder, bringing the chilling Close to life.

Escape Reality Edinburgh – Tortuga Pirates & Jungala

Escape Reality Edinburgh, located within the Fountainbridge area, offers an entertaining, exciting and engaging real-life escape game experience.  Family and friends unite your strong genius team of between 2-6 people, take on the challenge and prepare to play the game.

Fancy yourself as a Swashbuckling pirate well Ahoy matey, and prepare all hands on deck at Port Royal 1718, as there was munity aboard the Mariposa ship.  Get over to Tortuga island to find Derdrake’s buried treasure, before you are transformed into a spectre for all eternity.

Perhaps you are a Jungle Explorer, well grab your survival backpack, camouflage and torch to take on Jungala, but beware once you find that  dusty cobwebbed game box in the attic, “The dice have been rolled”, so be prepared to play the game  and seal your fate, fail and you are locked inside the game’s realm forever.

Escape Team Building Edinburgh – The Magical Emporium

Morrison Street, an exciting site location, for some spellbinding spectaculars, as we grabbed our gown and wand to swish, flick and cast our way into The Magical Emporium, an immersive, interactive, and spellbinding escape room experience whereby we had 60 minutes to chant, cast spells and incantations to find Ms Garbo.

These are dark times, as Wizards worldwide had been notified that, the dazzling and delightful renowned supplies shop, Garbo’s was suspiciously closed down.  Suspecting Evil forces, it was up to us to use our magical mystical marvellous powers to investigate Ms Garbo’s disappearance.

Can You Escape Edinburgh – Operation Odyssey

Can you Escape Edinburgh has brought space to the forefront, with their escape game mission: Operation Odyssey, an out of this world, galactical space adventure for all you budding astronauts out there.  Lucky to become Space cadets, we embarked on our solar system star gazing mission on the International space station, but things soon took a drastic turn. “Houston, we have a problem, the escape pod needs to be fixed”.

All the main power systems are down, we need to restore, reboot and make our escape in the pod, before we are flung out into a black hole, never to be seen again.  Not just gravity to contend with, but time is of short supply too, as the next meteor shower strike is predicted in 60 minutes!!

Fancy an out of this world adventure, well Visit Scotland and take in all Edinburgh has to offer, an exciting city hub, with plenty of lovely luxurious activities, all within an affordable reach.

Enjoy Edinburgh!

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

https://www.thetrainline.com/

https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-3271-novotel-edinburgh-centre/index.shtml

https://www.citycabs.co.uk/

https://www.harveynichols.com/restaurant/edinburgh-dining/

https://www.thedomeedinburgh.com/copy-of-georgian-tea-room

https://redbusbistro.co.uk/edinburgh-bus-tours/

https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/some-guys-have-all-the-luck-the-rod-stewart-story/edinburgh-playhouse/

https://www.realmarykingsclose.com/

https://www.escapereality.com/escape-rooms-uk/edinburgh/

https://www.escapeteambuilding.co.uk/

https://www.canyouescape.co.uk/edinburgh

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48 hours in Liverpool with Novotel Liverpool Centre

48 hours in Liverpool with Novotel Liverpool Centre: October 2018

Destination Liverpool, a fabulous friendly city of culture offering visitors so many exciting activities to see and do.

Novotel Liverpool Centre, is perfectly situated for exploring all that Liverpool has to offer, check into your cosy city centre Novotel hotel – a 4 star home away from home.

Novotel’s nice executive rooms are the perfect homely hub, spacious with all the mod cons you need during your stay.

Unpack, relax and prepare to head off for your lovely Liverpool adventures.

Liverpool Cathedral

Morning began in a peaceful place of solace and worship, Liverpool’s majestic, ore inspiring Cathedral whereby ground floor entry is free, but donations are welcomed.

Designed by the amazing architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott who interestingly was also commissioned to design a telephone kiosk to commemorate the Jubilee of King George V – hence the red iconic telephone box was born.

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Top Manchester Activities

Top Manchester Activities: October 2018 

Marvellous Manchester, a UK city which offers visitors, so much to see and do, but here are my top options, in no particular order, for those who want to have fun while in the city.

1.TeamSport Go Karting 

Located slap bang in Manchester City Centre, Grab the Girl & Guy squad and head down to TeamSport Go Karting Manchester for the race of a lifetime.

Hit the track, feel the speed, use your skill and aim for the chequered flag and prepare to clinch victory from your opponent by driving smart.  Let Meg, Clo, Hillary and the rest of the team look after your safety while providing a fun on track experience.  What will your best lap time be?

2. Lucardo University of Magic: The Entrance Exam

Fancy your hand at being a witch or wizard, well first you must graduate from the University of Magic.  Get your wand at the ready and prepare to cast your way to success.

Lucardo offer a truly unique, immersive and exciting spellbinding experience in Manchester City Centre.  Find your way into a secret room, cast a spell and make a potion.  With Professor Emma’s help we graduated, the question is – can you?

3. Popup Painting 

Prepare to Paint Popup style, with Popup Painting, originally a London launch with the aim of promoting creativity out of the classroom.  Now held at venues throughout the UK, Manchester being one of them, try your hand at paint brushing your way to creating your very own marvellous masterpiece.  Our afternoon was based on the interpretation of Hokusai’s Great Wave Painting.

We sploshed and splashed our way around the easel like seasoned pros with our friendly skilled artist’s step by step guide.  Fancy going off-piste, not a problem, as your artist promotes and supports your inner creative desires.

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Make York your Destination for 2018

Make York your Destination for 2018

Founded at the confluence of the rivers Foss and Ouse, with an eclectic mix of Georgian, Medieval and Victorian characteristics, the wonderful walled city of York, with winding quaint, narrow streets and snickleways, has been perfectly preserved making it a picturesque location which combines historical heritage with sophisticated, contemporary amenities.

Known as Eoforwick to the Saxons, Eboracum to the Romans and then invaded by the Vikings who coined the name Jorvik, York is a city steeped in history and charm, an architectural Aladdin’s cave of all things historic, but is an ever-evolving city which offers a range of exciting events, activities, museums and restaurants.

Travelling by rail to York could not be easier and the station is less than a 5-10 minute walk into the heart of all the historic action.  Perhaps you already have an organised itinerary, or maybe decided on a spontaneous trip away, either way, if you have already pre-purchased your yellow York passes then you are good to go, if not just pop over to the Visit York office and the fabulous friendly team will get you on your way to exploring York.

The York Pass offers you a choice of free entry to over 30 York tours and attractions.  You can buy a one, two or three-day pass, making your York Adventure fuss free, fun and cost effective.  During our visit, we used the pass for JORVIK Viking centre, York Castle Museum, Clifford’s Tower, York City Cruises, York Minster and York chocolate Story.

JORVIK Viking Centre

Transported back in time, during our visit, the city was hosting the Viking festival which sees a range of exciting events taking place throughout the city, such as re-enactments, along with an array of colourful characters dressed in attire befitting of York’s historical past.

JORVIK Viking centre is now a super state of the art attraction, located on the site of the original 1976 dig, providing an interesting, imaginative and immersive experience.

Begin your journey at the epi-centre of the Coppergate dig, that unearthed and evidenced key historical moments within this bustling trading hub, such as the Viking invasion in 866AD and the Norman Conquest of 1066AD.  Exciting excavations revealed a well-preserved Viking village, where over 15000 objects were recovered, including an Anglo-Saxon helmet which resides in the York Castle Museum.

Step into the shoes of the inhabitants of 10th-century York and prepare to experience the sounds, sights and smells – yes smells of the Viking-Age.  With the latest in state of the art animatronics, their new ride, places you at the centre of the action using touch screen technology and interaction for you to re-discover and re-live life like a Viking.  Listen out for Old Norse, Old English and even ancient Arabic and let the 22 characters, authentically presented, guide and educate you about the York way of life in the Viking ages.

York Castle Museum

Dr Kirk lived in an industrial era of change, with the introduction of steam travel, motor travel, historical traditions and ways of life could easily have just been forgotten.

  Dr Kirk began collecting key artefacts and in 1935 he agreed to give his private collection to the City of York and on St Georges day 23rd April 1938 the Museum was officially opened.

Kirk remained personally invested in the museum, importantly wanting his historic objects to be displayed in their original context, as a way of transporting people back in time.  His legacy lives on within the museum, by adopting Kirks approach, it has enabled visitors to authentically experience York’s past way of working and living.

Incredible displays and exhibits, that include perfectly preserved artefacts, which take you through the eras including; Kirkgate, The Victorian Street, York’s sweet historic past, 1914 when the World Changed forever, Shaping the body, The Sixties, Toy Stories and York Castle Prison.  Museum staff such as the delightful Denise, are on hand to help you delve into the detail and explore the exhibits to the full.

This year also marks the 80th Anniversary of the museum where you have a chance to make your mark on history, that could see an object you provide, being on display within the museum.

Clifford’s Tower

Who is the king of the Castle?  Well, make the climb up the steep steps to the top of the ancient mound to find out.  Built by William the Conqueror in the reign of Henry II, York Castle has once been a royal mint and a prison in years past.  Famous prisoners included highwayman Dick Turpin, who used the alias “Palmer”, before is execution on 7th April 1739.  Also, in 1665, the Quakers founder George Fox, spent two nights imprisoned here.

Feel the bold brilliance of battle, stand where castle guards once stood looking out for enemies, by taking the self-guided wall walk tour which offers panoramic views across York with a fabulous view of the marvellous Minster and on a clear day you can see as far as the York Moors.

On the other side, there is a great vantage point to take a snap of the “Eye of York” which includes the female prison, Debtors’ prison and the Assize courts.

The two prison buildings now house the Castle museums exciting exhibits and collections.  The courtyard Castle hub is the central point to begin your exciting adventure.

York City Cruises

We boarded at the King’s Staith landing location, for a cruise down the river Ouse, with York city Cruises.

Opting to take a seat on the top deck, our Captain’s commentary entertained and educated us, about York’s famous floods, the Millennium bridge, the Clifton Bridge and much more.

Also, if things get chilly either bundle up or head down to the lower covered deck for warmth and perhaps some refreshments from the bar.

Our trip was actioned packed, highlights included seeing the York University rowing team in training and an authentic traditional Viking ship.

York Minster

An iconic York landmark, the York Minster Cathedral with its Gothic architecture, is a breath-taking sight and the beating heart of York.

Marvel in the Minsters magnificence, a sanctuary of worship, a place of calm, peace and tranquillity.

However, more turbulent times at the Minster, have nearly seen the building burnt down, deliberately in 1829 by Jonathan Martin and the mysterious fire of 1984, where there was possibly a fault or a deliberate act of arson, to this day the outcome is still inconclusive.

Meticulously restored, the Minster basks in all its glory, where visitors can view key highlights including the nave, medieval stained glass, the under croft, chapter house, memorials, the kings screen and the central tower.

Seeking solitude, time to reflect or a moment of prayer, the Minster provides perfect places to pray, reflect and light a candle in memory of others.

York’s Chocolate Story

Entertaining, educational and engaging, the exhibit enables you to embrace your inner child and get creatively chocolatey at York’s Chocolate story.   Discover the origins of chocolate from cacao bean to bite and explore how York’s industrial and chocolatey historic past intertwines and evolves, with the likes of big name brands Rowntree’s and Terry’s.

Thomas our fabulous fun guide, along with historical characters from the past, brought chocolate to life with the addition of some chocolatey samples to keep things sweet.

Prepare to mix things up in the kitchen, as you get to make your own chocolate lollipop, with sprinkles and toppings galore let your imagination run wild and create your own piece of chocolate history.

Watch the experts demonstrate how it should be done, and enjoy their results – exquisite handmade chocolate loveliness.

Where to Eat

Betty’s Tea Room

A York institution, a visit to Betty’s famous tea rooms on St Helen’s square is a must.  First served in the 1920’s Betty’s have refined and evolved their exquisite Afternoon tea experience.

Lavish in the Lady Betty Afternoon tea served in the tranquil setting of the Belmont room, with interiors inspired by the Queen Mary Ocean liner, and a perfect pianist playing, you would be mistaken for stepping back in time to a bygone era of elegance and opulence.

Delightful, delicious and dainty offerings included an amazing pea, cucumber & tomato cocktail appetiser, the sensational savouries, range of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream & jam. lovely pretty pastries all perfectly presented.

Streamlined service, employees that excelled and the tastiest of offerings, book Betty’s for an unforgettable experience.

Grand Hotel

Experience the grandeur of the Grand and enjoy their signature five-star Afternoon tea served in the relaxed Rise restaurant & bar.

Let staff attend to your needs, as you catch up with friends, family & loved ones, over fabulous finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and lovely pastries & sweet treats.

Add on a glass of the fizzy stuff or a handcrafted mocktail to make your Afternoon tea super special.

Carluccio’s for Lunch

Escape the hustle & bustle of York’s St Helen’s square and lavish in some lovely lunchies Italian style at Carluccio’s which was once home to the iconic Terrys chocolate shop.

Interiors mix traditional and contemporary styles and combined with the fabulous food offerings, you can grab your own slice of the dolce vita lifestyle.

Bills Restaurant – Dinner

The bright lights of York led me to brilliant Bill’s which offers a delicious and delightful dining experience with genuine and authentic service, home cooked food, and smiles are plentiful.

The place oozes charm with the rustic and shabby chic interiors eclectically, but tastefully mixed to create a homely relaxed feel.

The marvellous mocktails along with sensational seasonal dishes makes for a perfect dinner with friends, family or loved ones.

Activities:

The Grand Opera House

With its opulent and ornate Edwardian décor the Grand Opera House York, located in the centre of York, is a real gem.

Headlining that weekend was David Walliams’ Awful Auntie, an eccentric, exciting, engaging and entertaining live performance where a young girl named Stella visits London with her parents Lord and Lady Saxby, only to be in grave danger.

 A creative cast that charmed and captured the audience, an imaginative, innovative and intoxicating script, and a giant owl, what more could you want from an evening out! A personal escape back to childhood, which was simply frightfully funny and fabulous.

Canyouescape

An exciting, electric and engaging experience in the centre of York, escape room brand “canyouescape” provide you the opportunity to become a super hero legend in their new game Operation Hero.

Our game master James the Flush prepared us for battle to use our skill, strength of mind and inner super hero powers to complete our mission, save force four and grab our slice or victory.

GR8Escape

Unlock your imagination, with escape room brand, GR8Escape in the centre of York.  Do you want your very own NYPD badge and a place on the New York Police Department Force?

Well, there is only one block in your way, master diamond thief Bugsy Bronxton! Alleged to have stolen the famous Manhattan Star Diamond its up to you to find it.  Issued with a rookie warrant use your detective skills to solve clues and puzzles to find the Diamond, before your one-hour countdown hits zero

Where to Stay:

Premier Inn York

Located within walking distance from York train station and a short walk to York’s major attractions and activities Premier Inn York North on blossom Street is a perfect place for families, couples and friends to stay while playing in York.

Relaxed environment, offering modern rooms with all the mod cons required to make your stay cosy and comfortable, the Premier Inn North was a homely hub and ideal for city sightseeing & exploring.

How to get to York:

By car – York is situated only 20 minutes from the M1/M62 motorway network. Frequent Park and Ride bus services operate into the city centre.

By train – York is on the East Coast mainline. It takes less than two hours to get to York from London. York is served by East Coast and Grand Central Trains. National Rail enquiries call 08457 48 49 50 (in the UK) or +44 (0) 20 7278 5240 (overseas) or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk

Virgin Trains East Coast runs fast, frequent train services from stations along the London-Scotland East Coast route.  VTEC operates 72 weekday services between London King’s Cross and York, including a non-stop service each hour through the day, taking as little as 1 hour 49 minutes to complete the journey. VTEC also has direct trains to York from Scotland, North East England and the East Midlands. York Station is a short walk from the city centre.  Visit www.virgintrainseastcoast.com

Grand Central runs train services between the North East of England and London, calling at Sunderland, Hartlepool, Eaglescliffe, Northallerton, Thirsk, York and London. For information/reservations: call 0345 603 4852 or visit www.grandcentralrail.com

By coach – If you are travelling by coach, you will be able to get a direct service to York from many UK cities. National Express coach services call 08717 81 81 81 or visit www.nationalexpress.com

Car Hire –

Europcar – call 0871 384 1087 or visit www.europcar.co.uk

Sovereign Chauffeur Company – call 01937 541881 or visit www.sovereign-chauffeur.co.uk

By Air – York is served by three key international airports: Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Doncaster with superb routes across Europe and the rest of the world.  A direct rail service operates from Manchester Airport into York. Leeds Bradford Airport: take a taxi to Horsforth, then direct train to York (1 hour).

By Ferry – Hull is the nearest ferry port served by P&O Ferries with daily overnight crossings from Rotterdam and Zeebrugge (www.poferries.com).

For any further information and your free guide to York, please contact: York Visitor Information Centre, Tel: 01904 550099, email: info@visityork.org or visit the website at www.visityork.org info@yorkpass.com or visit www.yorkpass.com

Easy to get to, exciting attractions, activities, tours, excellent eateries, have your own York Adventure and, Make York your Destination for 2018.

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx

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