What to Do - Grimston House
The magnificent Cathedral in York, known as York Minster is the largest Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe, renowned for containing the largest collection of medieval stained glass in England. Built in the Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular styles it is a pure classic of the period. Five hundred and eighteen feet in length, it is two hundred and forty one feet wide at the transept and its central tower rises one hundred and ninety eight feet making it the largest lantern tower in Britain. Bede records that a small wooden chapel was built on this site in 627 A.D. for the baptism of Edwin, king of Northumbria. Edwin's successor Oswald enclosed the chapel in stone and dedicated it to St. Peter, as the Cathedral in York has been ever since.
The York Dungeon brings more than 2000 years of gruesomely authentic history vividly back to life...and death! As you delve into the darkest chapters of our grim and bloody past, recreated in all its dreadful detail, remember everything you experience really happened. At York you can test your metal in the Pit of Despair;try to keep the skin crawling off your skeleton in the Plague exhibit;gasp at the audacity and daring of legendary highwayman Dick Turpin and discover the full dreadful details of the ill-fated Gunpowder Plot and the fate of Guy Fawkes.
The Oaks Golf Club opened in June 1996. From the moment you approach the outstanding entrance, with its imposing gates and large blue flags billowing their welcome, you are transported into a world where friendliness, quality and professionalism are the key words to the success of 'The Oaks'.The course is built in harmony with it's natural woodland setting near to the Derwent Ings. The wide green fairways blend and bend with the gentle countryside. The greens are all built to USGA specifications with substantial mounding. The course is 6742 yards long with a par of 72 and SSS of 72.
York's oldest golf club was formed in 1890 and moved to Strensall in 1904 where the course was designed by J.H. Taylor. In the early days the course was very open, now the fairways on the 6301 yards course are tree lined but the flat course retains its natural heathland and heather heritage and provides plenty of variety and challenge for the high and low handicapper alike. The Club hosts many County and York Union events and stages one of Yorkshire's premier 36 hole amateur competitions, The York Rose Bowl. The Club offers good Clubhouse facilities and "all in" golf and catering packages are available as well as separate a la carte menus.
Selby Golf Club is located near to the village of Brayton, close to the A19, and about three miles to the South West of Selby. The club was established in 1907, and is owned by its members, operating as a non-profit making limited company. The course is an 18 hole par 71 'links-stlye' built on sandy soil, which gives the benefit of good drainage. In November 1998 there was a fairway irrigation system installed, and this, combined with the sandy soil means that the course should be in good condition in both summer and winter. The clubhouse has numerous facilities available to members, social members and playing visitors.
There is no better way to entertain clients, staff or friends than in the style and surroundings of a first-class racecourse. The excitement and atmosphere of the race meeting combine with the good food and fine wines on offer, to create a memorable occasion for everyone. The Wetherby Millennium Stand offers the very best in corporate hospitality. There are luxurious, private boxes available on the upper floors of the Stand, which present the most fantastic panorama of the racing action, from an elegant and comfortable position. With views that extend way beyond the Racecourse and over the beautiful countryside of both West and North Yorkshire, a Wetherby Millennium Stand hospitality box is an indulgence you will want to repeat!
Garforth Golf Club is ideally situated to cater for visitors and visiting parties of all sizes. Self contained changing rooms showers and lockers, with direct access to the course. Separate dining room seats up to 120. The course comprises two loops of 9 both starting and finishing adjacent to the Clubhouse, making 18, 27 or 36 hole options. Large mixed bar with snooker and Sky TV, ideal for mixed or single sex parties. Mixed lounge at first floor with terrace and outdoor seating with panoramic views over the course. Large car park with CCTV security.
Pontefract and District Golf Club was established in 1904. The course is an attractive parkland course with several interesting holes. Because of its compact layout is a good test of golf for a par of 71 and a SSS of 69. The course was designed by Alistair MacKenzie famous as the designer of the Augusta National course and many other prominent American courses and incorporates three examples of the Mackenzie green. The newly refurbished Clubhouse is very compact and has a friendly atmosphere and a full catering service is available most of the time.
According to "Today's Golfer," Alwoodley is "one of the best-kept secrets in British golf." The course layout forms part of Wigton Moor and is of a natural moorland character. Springy fairways cut through a profusion of heather, whins and shrubs, with the trees particularly striking in autumn which American visitors find especially appealing. In addition to its scenic beauty, the course is plentifully and cunningly bunkered and has undulating and interesting greens. Over the years this impressive course has stood the test of time and is now in the best condition it has been for many years.