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YorkThe Mount Royale Hotel and Spa is ideally placed for all visitors to the historic and well-preserved City of York. For the tourist, the City is just minutes away with its Minster and medieval streets.
For the sports goer the equally famous racecourse, where guests can enjoy the flat racing from May to October, and mingle with top owners, trainers and jockeys staying at the hotel, is within walking distance. The business person is equally well catered for with quite excellent modern communication; the railway station is just under 2 hours from London and there is a direct link to Manchester Airport. For country lovers, the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors are within three quarters of an hour's drive.
Harewood House, Castle Howard (of Brideshead Revisited fame) and many other fine country houses within easy reach are nearby. The Castle Museum is in the very heart of the city near the castle and the Jorvik Viking centre. Many streets have been re-created incorporating original fittings. York has a wealth of independent Art galleys as well as The City Art Gallery located near the Theatre Royal. Many local, national and international artists are showing around York.
York has a dozen annual Rowing Regattas with crews in all classes from the UK and abroad. York is home to four clubs. The River Ouse is visited annually by up to 15,000 boats. York has its own marina downstream from the city centre.
The city is home of one of the finest flat race courses in the UK. The Knavesmire is just up the road from the hotel and on big race days attracts crowds of up to 35,00. The Ebor meeting is the big meeting...watch out for all of your favorite TV and Sporting stars! Shop-a-hollics beware! York is blessed with such a wide range of shops. Whether it be large department stores, intimate boutiques, exotic and creative gift shops to out of town shopping malls of which there are 3. Newgate and Parliament Street are home to York's markets. From traditional stalls to specialty markets such as the Yorkshire Pantry, the French market and the York Food festival markets, there is plenty to see and buy! The jewel in the crown in this great city is York Minster, Europe's largest Gothic Cathedral standing over 200ft tall and over 1000 years old. It contains the largest collection of medieval stained glass in the world.
The bar walls surround the old city centre with its medieval cobbled streets and traditional timber buildings. A walk around the walls offers unique views into the otherwise hidden grounds of the fine houses that surround the Minster.