York offers a wide range of accommodation, from luxury spa hotels to self-catering getaways, giving you an eclectic choice of inviting places to rest your head. Get a good night's sleep at one of York's bed & breakfasts, spoil yourself with a luxury room at a top hotel or set up under the stars at a local campsite.
The following hotels throughout York have allocated a number of rooms at preferential rates for this event which must be booked direct with the hotel. All hotel accommodation rates quoted are British pounds and are per room and per night, breakfast and service taxes included. Delegates reserving hotel accommodation at any of the following hotels will be provided with daily return complimentary shuttle to and from the venue once in the morning and evening.
Reference and contact details for delegates to booking
£189.00 single occupancy, £209.00 double occupancy
£175.00 single occupancy, £185.00 double occupancy
Reservation office open during office hours Monday – Friday only.
£159.00 single occupancy, £173.00 double occupancy
Please call the Reservations Team on +44 (0)330 0160 380 to book your room.
B&B rate: £129.00, single occupancy
£135.00 per room per night, single occupancy
Bespoke booking link is here
All published prices are subject to change without prior notice. This may be due to currency regulations and/or changes in duties or Government taxes. For full details of the hotels, please click on the name of the hotel below.
Things to see and do!
Welcome to York!
To explore York is to discover 2000 years of history, from the ancient walls of Roman York to the Viking remains of JORVIK and the grandeur of Georgian York. Delve into York’s heritage, discover iconic sights and hidden attractions off the beaten track, enjoy a vivid food and drink scene and wander in and out of contemporary independent shops. Offering more attractions per square mile than any other destination in the UK, you’re never more than a short walk from one of York's awe-inspiring offerings. Plus, the city’s varied and vibrant calendar of events and festivals means there's always something exciting just around the corner. With so many things to do in York, make the most of your visit by staying in York for longer, so you can take your time and see more of our incredible city - and with the North York Moors, the Yorkshire coast and Yorkshire Dales in easy reach, you can explore the best of city, coast and countryside with York as your base.
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Eat and Drink in York
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October 19th 11:00-16:00
The Howard story is one of ambition, public service, liberal politics and artistic endeavours. Although building work began in 1699, the construction of Castle Howard took over 100 years to complete, spanning the lifetimes of three Earls. Sitting in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the wider estate reflects a diversity of activities and environmental stewardship is at the heart of this. Surrounded by almost 9,000 acres of farmland, woodland, rolling hills, lakes and rivers Castle Howard's natural environment is as beautiful as the house itself. Of this, approximately 3,200 acres are tenanted and let as nine fully equipped farm holdings and 15 bare land agreements. 2,300 acres are farmed on behalf of the Castle Howard Estate and the remainder is managed specifically for wildlife and habitat benefits. Environmental stewardship is at the heart of the wider management of the estate. This includes schemes for the regeneration of hedgerows and field margins to encourage biodiversity.
The afternoon will start with buffet lunch in the Grecian Hall and then move on to a series of activities and free time to visit the House (free flow/self guided). Activities to be enjoyed on the day would currently look to include the following;
- Collection & Archives handling session with Curator (tailored to specific interests of the group).
- Gardens or Estate Tour
- Sloemotion Gin/Hedgerow Activity
- Yorkshire Arboretum Bee Activity
Viking themed dinner in the Merchant Adventurers Hall
October 19th 19:00-23:00
The Merchant Adventurers' Hall is one of the finest surviving medieval guild halls in the world and provides a truly unique setting for a viking themed dinner. The evening will include a mead reception, a Viking/Medieval host to provide in-between course entertainment and Medieval Minstrels to provide traditional live music during the meal.
Getting to York couldn’t be simpler. York is ideally positioned in the heart of the country with direct rail links bringing you from London, Edinburgh and Manchester in around 2 hours. Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds/Bradford airports are all within easy reach and the ports of Hull and Newcastle are both within a two-hour drive. Enjoying the benefits of excellent rail and motorway networks, and direct cycle routes from neighbouring areas, York is undoubtedly one of the most easily accessible cities in the UK.
Plan ahead and check the i-Travel York website for the most up-to-date public transport and travel information.