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Using York as your base, get out and explore the natural beauty of the surrounding area.
Escape the city crowds and discover a breath-taking natural world right on the doorstep of York.

The stunning landscapes of the North York Moors, the dramatic Yorkshire coastline, and the rolling hills and hidden valleys of the Yorkshire Dales are all accessible from York, as well as wolds, woodland, waterways and wildlife wonders.

York and the surrounding area are also home to a number of beautifully tended gardens, where flowers and foliage will transport you to a world of tranquility.

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Sandburn Hall Golf Course

The Par 72, 6700 yard course set in beautiful Vale of York countryside is designed to challenge golfers of all abilitie…

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Scarborough Castle

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Choose Your Adventure in York with York Pass. York Pass is a sightseeing card which gives you free entry to top attractions, museums and monuments in York.

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York Minster, Castle Howard, City Cruises York, JORVIK Viking Centre, The York Dungeon, Van Gogh Immersive Experience, York City Sightseeing, and so much more!

Each York Pass also comes with a free 24 Hour hop on hop off bus tour plus a choice of three pasta or pizza dishes at ASK Italian Restaurant, York.

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