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Author:  daj [ Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Holiday options time near York

Evening all,

The destination of James invasion for 2013 with wife , Mother & child is somewhere near York I have been instructed ? I have absolutely no knowledge of the area but hopefully you do? 8)

Our criteria normally consists of

-Cottage rather than hotel
-Like to be amongst places of interest rather than lots of travel
-enjoy castles, museums , county parks, nice sea towns etc
-The boy normally gets a kids day
-they want to visit York itself
-We DONT like hectic, noisy chav party towns

Anywhere recommended or more important avoid ?

The mrs is on about Whitby?

Any input be great 8)

Cheers

daj

Author:  JeRkY [ Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:38 pm ]
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Check out Helmsley, a beautiful town north of York and on a good road to Scarborough and Whitby. Has its own castle and there are plenty of historic sites nearby such as riveux abbey. Also plenty of amazing scenery.

Flamingo land an light water valley are also not too far a drive to occupy the little uns.

I have manage to work in some amazing places over the years, but my time working in Helmsley was especially memorable.

Also check out dalby forest (with bike, or drop in on pace an buy a new one!) and the views from Sutton bank, both close by

Author:  marc two tone [ Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:58 pm ]
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Hi Dave,

I'm more of a day tripper myself, so accommodation-wise, i'm out of wisdom.

but...you are spoilt for choice in york, you could spent a full day there and only see half of the 'outstanding' stuff. a city big on cycling too so, plenty of your own kind around.

some east of york centre rentals on trip advisor below.




http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/VRACSearch ... ed+Kingdom

east of york will keep you near to major roads for access/ A64 ,1079 towards hull, for example. quiet farming villages in all directions here but, 5 mins drive to york centre :wink: Elvington is nearby too for the air museum.
castle howard is another 10 mile or so up the A64 for a day spent in historic grounds.
York centre is just busting with stuff to do and see, from the actual burial place if dick turpin to york minster. the 'shambles' is a must too just around the corner.
park and ride is available at tescos, near york college and the racecourse. quite advisable really considering yorks' busy city centre. A pub aptly named the 'roman' has a recently excavated roman bath in it's cellar, worth a visit and you can buy roman coins that they find whilst digging.

i could go on forever :shock: all walking distance from each other.

If i learn more i will add and...add.

Author:  kaya [ Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:03 pm ]
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daj wrote:
Evening all,

The destination of James invasion for 2013 with wife , Mother & child is somewhere near York I have been instructed ? I have absolutely no knowledge of the area but hopefully you do? 8)

Our criteria normally consists of

1st-Cottage rather than hotel
2nd-Like to be amongst places of interest rather than lots of travel
3rd-enjoy castles, museums , county parks, nice sea towns etc
4th-The boy normally gets a kids day
5th-they want to visit York itself
6th-We DONT like hectic, noisy chav party towns

Anywhere recommended or more important avoid ?

The mrs is on about Whitby?

Any input be great 8)

Cheers

daj


Hi daj

It sounds like your looking for some where in North Yorkshire ?

1st, there's lots of holiday cottages so no problems there.

2nd, your in North Yorkshire, there's every thing from surfing lessons to steam trains BUT most of the area is quite rural so expect to travel.

3rd, No problem ticking all the box's but again you'll have to do a bit of travelling.

4th, lots of things for kids to do... what's he into ?

5th, All roads lead to York :lol: If you stay around the Whitby area, it would take about an hour to get to York (the moors road is stunning) if you were in Helmsley then about 40ish mins.

6th, There's not many party type towns (excluding the big city's)


Whitby... Well I've spent a lot of time in and around there, so personally I think its a great place, but it can be very busy in peak season and sunny weekends.

I've always stayed at Sandsend, its a village just to the north of Whitby and is a lot quieter in the evenings.

What month are you thinking of ?

If you can be a bit more specific about area's your interested in, there will be some one here who'll be-able to help.

kaya

Author:  daj [ Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:11 pm ]
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Thanks everyone this is ace !! 8)

With the Wife being a teacher and boy its going to be first week or maybe more of the summer holiday (last week of July/1st Aug)

All sounds good though I can see it being a goer 8)

Author:  slmracing [ Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:16 pm ]
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you need to visit the shambles bar in Whitby, ask for William the owner, mention my name ( Stuart McGregor ) He will then provide you and your family with an excellent meal, please do not get drunk as the rules are you will automatically be entered into a wheel chair race down the flight of stairs that leads to the Shambles Bar. I love Whitby and have some great memory's, pretty sure you will enjoy your stay :D

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:48 pm ]
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I assume you do not mind travelling as York is not near the coast and not near to Whitby, personally I would look at Hovingham, Helmsley, Ampleforth area the food and pubs around there are nice, especially around Ampleforth.

The moors and even the Dales are not to far so you young in found go climb on Brimham Rock is he likes that sort of thing, scarbourgh, whitby are a drive away but doable for the coast.
York is close by and the Park and Rides are pretty good for York and the countryside around there is nice.
Let alone the local countryside, spent the past few holidays up their myself over Slingsby and Wass/Ampleforth.

It would tick every box there.

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:58 pm ]
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Oh and if your school holidays are the same as ours (eastriding , I think the York might have the same dates then holidays start 20th July, which just happens to be the NE Yorks. Retrobike National weekend.
Make it so...

Author:  electronicaeric [ Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:40 pm ]
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If you dont mind a 40 min drive to York,you could do a lot worse than Beverley.Not sure what holiday cottages there are,but its quite a nice place.Then you can visit the East coast too.Scarborough being about 50 mins from Bev.Lots of old pubs to visit and the Market on a Saturday.And Beverley Minster too.Hull is only 20 mins away too. :D

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:56 pm ]
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electronicaeric wrote:
...Hull is only 20 mins away too. :D

You say that as if it's a good thing ;)

Author:  electronicaeric [ Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:42 am ]
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FluffyChicken wrote:
electronicaeric wrote:
...Hull is only 20 mins away too. :D

You say that as if it's a good thing ;)


:lol:

Its even longer when you have had a few on a night out and have no money left for a Taxi to get Back to Bev :facepalm:

Author:  daj [ Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:09 pm ]
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we have booked!! A cottage near Thornton-le-Dale 8)

Author:  JeRkY [ Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:52 pm ]
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Good choice!

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:14 am ]
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nice, you allowed to take the bike up?
did you come to the BDW at all?

Author:  daj [ Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:08 pm ]
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FluffyChicken wrote:
nice, you allowed to take the bike up?
did you come to the BDW at all?


Oh yes Bike is always a given!!

And it was only last night I noticed your posting on BDW 8) (went down soooo well with the wife )

We will arrive on the Saturday but I am sure I can get away for a ride on the Sunday :shock:

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:18 pm ]
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daj wrote:
FluffyChicken wrote:
nice, you allowed to take the bike up?
did you come to the BDW at all?


Oh yes Bike is always a given!!

And it was only last night I noticed your posting on BDW 8) (went down soooo well with the wife )

We will arrive on the Saturday but I am sure I can get away for a ride on the Sunday :shock:


Cross thinking, BDW is somewhere else this year (wondering if you've been to a previous one), no idea where.
The weekendend is an actual RetroBike National

Author:  kaya [ Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:31 am ]
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FluffyChicken wrote:
daj wrote:
FluffyChicken wrote:
nice, you allowed to take the bike up?
did you come to the BDW at all?


Oh yes Bike is always a given!!

And it was only last night I noticed your posting on BDW 8) (went down soooo well with the wife )

We will arrive on the Saturday but I am sure I can get away for a ride on the Sunday :shock:



The weekendend is an actual RetroBike National


And the main ride is on Sunday 8)

Author:  electronicaeric [ Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:17 pm ]
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Ah Thornton Le Dale.North Yorkshire Moors Railways is always a good day out :D

http://www.nymr.co.uk/

Flamingo Land( or Flamingo Zoo ) for the older members on here :wink:

http://www.flamingoland.co.uk/

Eden Camp is good too.

http://www.edencamp.co.uk/


Regards Eric :D

Author:  brocklanders023 [ Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:51 pm ]
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If you're after Whitby let Beavis (or me) know as his sister has a holiday home there that she rents out when they don't need it :wink:

Author:  daj [ Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:00 pm ]
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brocklanders023 wrote:
If you're after Whitby let Beavis (or me) know as his sister has a holiday home there that she rents out when they don't need it :wink:


oooowww we are actually looking at spending a few more days after the week in the cottage somewhere on the sea front? :D

Got the national ride booked in , went down like a sh?t sandwich with the wife!! :lol: :lol:

Author:  brocklanders023 [ Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:04 pm ]
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It's not bang on the sea front but is only a couple of hundred meters off. If you're interested I'll point beavis your way but I do know the available dates book up quite quickly.

Author:  futuristicoldman [ Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:33 am ]
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If you do end up in whitby my favourite is la rosa hotel, its full of daft stuffed creatures and quirky shit, if you can get a room overlooking the harbour its grand. On a shoestring the YHA is amazing, its right next to the abbey, its brilliant for kids and is very bike friendly.
Of course if you are visiting Yorkshire and want a really special time then Bradford has to be the top of the list. We have a lovely selection of £1 shops, quite a selection of archaeological digs on the go at any given time (or are they bulldozed wastelands of despair?.....), The kids can play "count the boarded up shopfront" for hours without running short of subject matter. Its an interesting contrast to the splendour of York.

Author:  electronicaeric [ Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:45 am ]
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futuristicoldman wrote:
If you do end up in whitby my favourite is la rosa hotel, its full of daft stuffed creatures and quirky shit, if you can get a room overlooking the harbour its grand. On a shoestring the YHA is amazing, its right next to the abbey, its brilliant for kids and is very bike friendly.
Of course if you are visiting Yorkshire and want a really special time then Bradford has to be the top of the list. We have a lovely selection of £1 shops, quite a selection of archaeological digs on the go at any given time (or are they bulldozed wastelands of despair?.....), The kids can play "count the boarded up shopfront" for hours without running short of subject matter. Its an interesting contrast to the splendour of York.


:lol:

Author:  daj [ Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:35 pm ]
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Always nice to close threads!!

Well we are back from a fantastic week in Yorkshire , enjoyed by everyone. We ended up in a farm cottage between Pickering and Malton.

Got about quite a bit with no rubbish days

Steam train to Whitby
Eden camp
Hired a bike and had afternoon on red trail dalby
Lavender place
York was a hit spent 2 days there

Something we all picked up on and really thought was great is how friendly people are up there !!! 8)

Deff be returning for sure

Cheers everyone for input

Dave

Author:  kaya [ Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:09 pm ]
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daj wrote:
Always nice to close threads!!

Well we are back from a fantastic week in Yorkshire , enjoyed by everyone. We ended up in a farm cottage between Pickering and Malton.

Got about quite a bit with no rubbish days

Steam train to Whitby
Eden camp
Hired a bike and had afternoon on red trail dalby
Lavender place
York was a hit spent 2 days there

Something we all picked up on and really thought was great is how friendly people are up there !!! 8)

Deff be returning for sure

Cheers everyone for input

Dave


Gods own country how could you not love it... 8)

Glad you and your family had a good time....
Next time you'll have to bring your bike and we'll show you round the moors

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