Historic York with Middlethorpe Hall
6 Oct 2014
• National Trust hotel Middlethorpe Hall celebrates its 30th anniversary as a hotel
• Middlethorpe Hall dates back to 1699 and sits within 20 acres of gardens and parklands
• Explore England’s ‘Eternal City’ filled with historic buildings around the grand Minster
• York’s re-created Victorian and Edwardian streets are alive with history
York is one of Britain’s most historic cities, and is still surrounded by its medieval city walls. York’s city walls contain some of the most splendid urban architecture in the British Isles, including York Minster, the Minster Treasurer’s House, Fairfax House, the medieval street of The Shambles, the Castle and its outstanding museum, and a profusion of other fascinating buildings and museums. In addition, many come to York to see the National Railway Museum, which contains the world’s fastest steam locomotive and a splendid collection of royal railway carriages. Middlethorpe Hall, one of the three Historic House Hotels in the UK is the leading award winning hotel in York.
Middlethorpe Hall is home to 29 bedrooms all individually furnished with antiques and fine paintings looking out onto stunning manicured gardens and parkland. The hotel’s restaurant has been awarded two AA Rosettes under Nicholas Evans and traditional British cuisine is served with modern touches in the stunning panelled dining room. Middlethorpe Hall is also home to a boutique spa whose facilities include a heated indoor pool, a steam room, sauna, whirlpool bath and a gymnasium.
Guests can discover historic York which is located ten minutes drive from Middlethorpe Hall and must visit sites include; The Castle Museum (www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk), York Railway Museum (www.nrm.org.uk), York Minster (www.yorkminster.org); the largest medieval cathedral in England which can be seen from anywhere in the city, visitors can spend hours admiring everything from the vast stained glass to the 100ft high limestone pillars. Other York historic attractions include Clifford’s Tower (http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/cliffords-tower-york) and of course the towering medieval walls.
Afternoon tea is a wonderful opportunity to sit back at Middlethorpe Hall in historic surroundings in the 18th century Drawing Room and relax and absorb the outstanding beauty. Traditional Afternoon Tea is served until 5.30pm daily and for a limited period the Piper Heidsieck ‘Sublime’ Chocolate Afternoon Tea is also served bringing together Champagne and Chocolate.
Discover York’s history and stay at York’s National Trust hotel, itself, a historic destination.
www.middlethorpe.com Middlethorpe Hall, York, Yorkshire, YO23 2GB, Tel: +44 (1904) 641241
B&B priced from £199.00 per night based on two sharing