After the stress of Christmas, running around buying gifts, cooking for friends, family and neighbours, what better way to unwind than going on a January city break and what better place to choose than York.
York, full of culture and history where visitors can wander the quaint streets, attend a show or play at the Theatre Royal, visit a museum or art gallery. Easy to get around without the need for taxi’s or public transport, on foot is the way to travel in York. Walking all or part of the city walls is a must and be transported to as far back at Roman times.
During January enjoy a variety of exhibitions at York Art Gallery including “Flesh” and “Art Between Life and Science”. There is still chance to catch the pantomime Cinderella at York Theatre Royal and at the Castle Museum the “Shaping the Body: 400 Years of Fashion, Food & Life” exhibition.
You may be shopped our after Christmas but shopping is fabulous in York and it would be rude not to take advantage of the January sales after all! A must is the visit one of the foodie shops full of local produce to take home.
If you’re looking to visit more than one of the exhibitions or events above then the York Pass is a great idea. The York Pass is a city sightseeing pass that saves time and money. The pass includes the following attractions and museums, York Minster, York Castle Museum, York Dungeon, York’s Chocolate Story and many more. Available online via http://www.yorkpass.com/ and take advantage of the special January offer of 20% on all passes. Simply enter the promo code “JAN17” when purchasing.
It’s time to think about where to stay and relaxation needs to be the key. Just outside of the city centre, just a 5 minute walk away is Hedley House Hotel. Quiet and peaceful, the hotel has private, off road parking, an intimate restaurant and bar and even spa facilities. Book direct via http://www.hedleyhouse.com/ and receive 10% off stays of 2 days or more and extras such as early check in, luggage drop, car parking, a refreshment on arrival and a free glass of wine when dining. Bed & breakfast rates with the discount start at just £84 per night based on 2 sharing.