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The Viking city of York is one of the most popular destinations in the UK outside of London, and for good reason. The daunting and dazzling York Minster is one of England’s biggest and finest cathedrals, the Jorvik Viking Centre lets you dive head first into medieval Viking life, and there’s a whole host of other activities to keep you busy for days. If you have time, check out York Dungeons, York Maze, Clifford’s Tower, York Castle Museum, and the National Railway Museum.
The historic and dazzling town of Chester dates back to Romano-British times, and is surrounded by ancient Roman walls. Its medieval town centre is little changed on the outside, and is sure to keep your camera clicking all day. One of the great military bases for the Romans, it also has an ancient amphitheatre and gardens. The winding riverside promenade of The Groves, the multitude of irresistible shops, and the sprawling Grosvenor Park are also must sees.
Today you will explore the Lake District. The outstanding natural beauty of this north western corner of England has attracted poets, painters and writers alike, including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats and children’s author Beatrix Potter. Visitors will find constant references to Wordsworth whose property captures his love of nature. Even during his lifetime, admirers swarmed to his 16th Century farmhouse home, Rydal Mount, in the hope of catching a glimpse of the poet. It was at Dove Cottage in Grasmere that he wrote his greatest poems and you can still see the Newspaper Room, wallpapered in newsprint to keep out the cold. There are traces of earlier history too, during the Middle Ages, monks settled in St Bees and at Furness, whose abbey ruins remain among the finest in the north. The 16th Century saw the making of the world’s first pencils at Keswick, when graphite was discovered in nearby Borrowdale – an excellent museum tells the story. Elsewhere, Victorian technology can be admired at Windermere’s Steamboat Museum, while modern nuclear power is explained at the exhibition centre at Sellafield. Overnight in the Lake District.
Accommodation in York features rooms with river views.
After a full day exploring the city, you can relax in one of our 200 contemporary rooms.
Creature comforts like air conditioning, a flat-screen television with Freeview channels and Free Wireless High-speed Internet create a cosy home away from home.
Guests can upgrade to a River View room to enjoy stunning views of the River Ouse, while families find the selection of interconnecting rooms especially convenient. Family rooms can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12.
To best meet each guest’s needs, this accommodation in York also offers options from Standard Rooms to River View Rooms and Accessible Rooms. Room service is available 24 hours a day, and complimentary access to PACE Health Club is included for all guests.
Built in 1880, the Chester Court Hotel offers great value for money with great facilities, just under a mile away from Chester City Centre.
This 20 bedroom hotel consists of two main wings, the first in the characterful Victorian part of the property, and the second in a delightful and quite unique courtyard setting, offering ground level access.
Outstanding customer service is our priority at Chester Court Hotel
It goes without saying that our staff are our number one asset. All members of the team are Chester residents and will give you an unbiased and comprehensive insight into the city where they live. Your comfort is our priority, if you need anything, just ask!
We often discount many of our rooms below the set tariff during quiet periods, which offers those on a budget the chance to take advantage of our great facilities.
Follow in the footsteps of figures like Sir Walter Scott and William Wordsworth. Spend the night at the historic Macdonald Swan Hotel in Grasmere. You’ll enjoy comfortable rooms with plenty of character. After a long day out walking the fells, take off your boots in the drying room and enjoy some well-earned rest in your large comfortable bed. Upgrade to an Executive Room, some with views over the garden, or treat yourself to a Feature or Four Poster room with canopied bed. Interconnecting rooms are available, as are family rooms which can accommodate two adults and two children under 12. We also have an accessible bedroom on the ground floor. All rooms are located on the first and second floor of the hotel.
• Generous, comfortable beds
• En-suite bathrooms
• Satellite TV
• Large desk
• Iron and ironing board
• Tea and coffee making facilities
• Dogs welcome (supplement charge)
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