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mEMORY MAKING EXPERIENCES

Exceptional experiences require exceptional surroundings and there is no finer place than God’s own country. This autumn/winter season, let us take you on a journey of discovery, from exploring Yorkshire’s literary hotspots to special moments spent stargazing at Dark Sky Reserves. Whether you are looking for inspiring new experiences or to simply rest and decompress,  we have everything you need for a memorable winter getaway.

Stargazing

DARK SKIES

Make the most of the darker nights with our Dark Skies experience. Escape to the North York Moors after a delicious meal in The Rise restaurant where you will enjoy a stargazing experience under the expert guidance of Astronomer, Richard Darn.

 This is an ideal experience for outdoor enthusiasts, leaving you with enchanting and magical memories to treasure.

Available on set dates November 2023 to February 2024.

Package includes:

  • One night stay in a classic bedroom
  • £40 per person dinner allowance in the Rise Restaurant
  • Full Yorkshire breakfast
  • Travel to North York Moors
  • Stargazing and expert guidance from Astronomer Richard Darn
  • A Grand treat to enjoy on the moors

FROM £415 PER ROOM

READER'S RETREAT

An experience that celebrates the literary culture and history of York. Join us on a bespoke trip that takes literature fans to the local York areas that inspired some of today’s most famous novels. Including The Bronte’s home in Howarth, Whitby Abbey which inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and the North York Moors which is where Emily Bronte took inspiration for Wuthering Heights.

Available on set dates in 2024:

17th to 19th January | 4th to 6th February | 12th to 14th March |

14th to 16th April 

 

Package includes:

  • Two-night stay
  • Full Yorkshire breakfast
  • £50 per person dinner allowance for the Rise Restaurant
  • Transport to four literary hotspots 
FROM £480 PER PERSON, BASED ON TWO PEOPLE SHARING A CLASSIC ROOM
Readers Retreat
Spa

ENERGISE & UNWIND

Take a moment to de-stress and re-set with a two night break that’s completely focussed on switching off and re-energising the mind, body and soul. 

Available on set dates in 2024:

9th to 10th January | 15th to 16th January | 22nd to 23rd January

Package includes:

  • Two night stay 
  • £50 per person dinner allowance in the Rise Restaurant
  • Energising breakfast
  • One hour yoga session
  • One hour breath session 
  • 30 minute spa treatment on one day
  • 60 minute spa treatment on one day 
  • A Grand walking tour map to explore York 

 

FROM £435 PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY 

 

Winter escape

Enjoy an overnight escape in a beautifully appointed room and enjoy AA rosette-awarded dining at The Rise Restaurant, which offers modern British cuisine, with locally sourced, freshly prepared dishes.

Then perhaps, retire to our intimate 1906 bar for a relaxing nightcap before bed.

Available throughout January and February 2024, Sunday to Thursday.

Package includes:

  • One night stay
  • £50 per person dinner allowance for the Rise Restaurant
  • Complimentary spa access
  • Full Yorkshire breakfast

 

FROM ONLY £230 PER ROOM BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

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spooky tour & stay

Feeling brave? The York Dungeons is a live walk-through tour, that tells the story of 2000 years worth of York’s dark history. Discover specially designed sets and griping storytelling from a professional cast. Then return safe and sound for a cosy evening in at The Grand.

Available November 2023 to February 2024.

Package includes:

  • One night stay
  • Full Yorkshire breakfast
  • York Dungeon Tour 

 

FROM £240 PER ROOM BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY 

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