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The Bishops Court is a 2 bedroom self catering holiday accommodation that sleeps 4 and is located in York, Northern England. This property does not allow pets. Prices range from £514 to £730 per week. Local to Upper Poppleton, Nether Poppleton, Naburn, Earswick, Copmanthorpe
The Bishop’s Court is a beautiful holiday home which has been tastefully furnished. Situated within York’s ancient city walls, in an attractive courtyard just a few minutes’ walk from the historic city centre with its splendid minster. There is a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, which leads to a stylish and relaxing living room. York’s quaint cobbled streets lead to a plethora of wonderful shops, chic wine bars, restaurants and tea shops; something for everyone! York has many attractions including Jorvik Viking Centre, York Dungeons, Castle Museum and the National Railway Museum, all within walking distance. The racecourse and designer shopping outlet are within a 10 minute drive. Both the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales are within easy reach. Shop and pub 400 yards.
Ground floor: Living room. Two steps to dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.
Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels included. Travel Cot. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD/MP3. Electric Cooker. Microwave. Washing Machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Parking (1 car). No smoking.
One of York's most talked about eateries, serving award winning food in a warm and relaxing atmosphere. Highly commended for their fresh fish dishes.
This charming white washed pub is at the heart of local life serving up a wonderful selection of Yorkshire's finest produce, with a diverse menu for every occasion. It includes a variety of regularly changing specials alongside rustic Yorkshire fayre, with White Swan twists on popular classics - plus tapas and light lunches.
Established in 1994 Singers is a highly acclaimed restaurant serving modern English and Mediterranean food. With a musical theme and a smart modern classic feel this restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and friendly welcome backed up by professional service and excellent food.
Pay a visit to this charming three-hundred year old pub. Offering tasty local ingredients and a warm welcome, the Durham Ox is well worth a visit for a drink or some traditional pub grub. With numerous awards to its name, including ?Yorkshire Pub of the Year 2009?, as judged by The Good Pub Guide, it is popular with locals and tourists alike. (A La Carte menu not available for Sunday lunch)
A traditional English pub serving up home cooked favourites and a variety of Yorkshire ales. The pub is set in fantastic grounds overlooking Kirkham Abbey and the River Derwent.
A charming pub in the lovely village of Husthwaite serving great, traditional pub food. Locally sourced ingredients and tasty seasonal dishes make the menu a treat for all. Curl up next to a roaring fire and enjoy a pint of traditional real ale. Alternatively if you?re visiting in the summer, the lovely conservatory is a great spot for lunch or dinner.
A charming gastropub which uses fresh local produce. Frequented by locals and tourists alike, this award winning pub has a reputation for a great value for money menu and delicious food. Pay a visit for a tasty meal or a leisurely drink with friends.
Recently refurbished, this charming bistro is a great place to relax with friends and family. Enjoy a tasty meal and a refreshing beverage in the beautiful town of Thirsk. Quickly gaining a reputation as one of the best pubs around, it is also undoubtedly one of the prettiest too.
An extremely stylish place to dine or to have a relaxing drink. A little different from some of the more traditional Yorkshire pubs in Thirsk, Aspire offers a more modern, trendy approach to their dining experience. Cream leather, marble tiles, a relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff make this place well worth a visit.
The sole entry for an Italian Restaurant in the whole of West Yorkshire and featured in the 'Good Food Guide' for 2009. It also has the acclaimed title of being the best pizza restaurant in the UK.
Discerning diners will head to Winteringham Fields, one of only four restaurants in Britain to meet the Good Food Guide 2006's criteria of being 'highly individual and displaying impressive artistry'. The 16th century manor house sits in a quiet rural village in North Lincolnshire.
The York dungeons are a major attraction in the heart of York City Centre, taking visitors back in time, to re-visit the darker sides of York's history.
York racecourse is a firm favourite with racegoers. With a capacity of 60,000, it makes for an electric atmosphere on race days as the crowd cheers on the horses. Whether first timer to the races or dedicated turf enthusiast, York races is a fantastic day out.
A very pretty and historic market town in the heart of North Yorkshire, near close-by Harrogate. Visit the wonderful Knaresborough Castle, Mother Shipton?s petrifying well and Ye Oldest Chymist Shoppe in England. If you?re visiting in the summer keep an eye out for the infamous ?Kanreborough Bed Race? and see how many make it across the river!
Rock climbing walls, ski slopes, skate park, multi-screen cinema, bowling alley, laser zone, dodgems, plus special events all year round — here at Xscape everything is under one roof.
Monk Park Farm offers a great day out for children. Facilities include an adventure playground and play area, a farm, pedal car arena, nature trail, lake, tea room and gift shop.
Attractions here include rides, drives and static displays, along with play areas and competitions for young children and infants. Diggerland is ideal for the whole family.
The UK's only theme park, zoo and holiday village set in 375 acres of North Yorkshire parkland with lots to see and do. Masses of rides, from big rollercoasters to smaller rides, and a wide range of animal species to look at and even adopt.
A pretty market town, mentioned in the Domesday book. ?The World of James Herriot? is well worth a visit, as is Thirsk Museum. Thirsk also features some great little shops in its charming market place. Stroll around the excellent market which is open on Mondays and Saturdays and spend some time in the local art gallery.
An inspiration for Turner and Dickens, Barnard Castle in County Durham has long since been an important local landmark. Named 'Barney' by the locals it continues to work as a market town with numerous farmers markets, B&Bs, restaurants and loal walks. One of its main attractions is Bowes Museum, a French style chateau which is home to the 'Silver Swan', a life size mechanical swan.
Situated in acres of award-winning gardens, Sledmere House is one of Yorkshire's most beautiful houses. Exquisitely decorated, it houses antiques, fine pottery and many works of art. A picnic in the grounds or a woodland walk are perfect ways to enjoy the peace and quiet of the surroundings here. A newly developed play area, terrace café and Military museum make this an ideal destination for all the family.
Lightwater Valley Theme Park is renowned for its friendly atmosphere and thrilling line up of amazing rides, including Europe's longest rollercoaster, the stomach churning 'Eagles Claw'.
Beverley racecourse enjoys a picturesque setting surrounded by rolling hills. Themed days, evening events and attractions, added to the exhilaration and excitement of the racing itself, make Beverley Races a great day out for everyone.
This fascinating combination of woodland garden, bird of prey and mammal centre is home to some of the largest and rarest trees and shrubs in England. There are tree trails, a nature trail and a children's trail, a large lake, picnic area and a children's play area. Visitors can take part in the raptor flying demonstrations and enjoy the new mammal enclosures, including 'Meerkat Island' and 'Walk Through Wallaby Wood'.
The Cleveland Way covers 109 miles of fantastic landscapes and scenery. Opened in 1969, it was the second national trail in England and Wales.
A picturesque circular countryside walk, passing Helmsley Castle and then heading towards Blackdale Howl wood before making its way up to Rievaulx bridge and Abbey and then back into Helmsley. The route is a little over 6 miles on easy terrain.
Starting in the village of Levisham, the route continues along the valley to Levisham Beck. You will discover the Hole of Horcum gorge and Fylingdales radar station. These particularly wild moors are a sight to behold and are a highlight of the 6.5 mile walk.
The Beverley 20 route sets off from the Humber Bridge and finishes at Beverley Minster after wending its way across the beautiful Southern Wolds. Enjoy the Humber foreshore, woodlands and valleys, pausing a while to admire Skidby Mill en route to Beverley Minster.
At Waterworld you can surf the waves, ride the slides, float on the lazy river or simply swim for fitness. A great way to spend quality time with the family.
28 lanes of striketastic bowling fun for all the family to enjoy and a great idea for kids parties as well. It's an all weather activity that's suitable for everyone.
Go Ape is an award winning, high wire forest adventure course of rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip slides, 40 ft up in the trees. Terrific fun for roughly three memorable hours of adventure trekking from tree to tree.
Set in beautiful countryside on the outskirts of York, the course and club provide outstanding facilities. A 9 hole academy course and golf tuition are available.
Sandburn Hall is a popular and locally-acclaimed 18 hole course. Set in the spectacular Vale of York, this course with its lakes, streams and woodlands is suitable for all ages and abilities. A truly beautiful setting for a relaxing round of golf.
Located 12 miles outside the city in the heart of the North Yorkshire countryside. Three fishing lakes, a wildlife trail and a visitor centre available.
The perfect day out — take the controls of a plane and learn to fly! Based at an old RAF base with fully qualified instructors who are on hand to make your day.
Recognised RYA training centre offering sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and canoeing. Hire equipment at the centre or launch your own craft. The centre also has 3 acres of dedicated fishing lakes.
Covering 6 acres of old gravel pit, this is a great place to fish. Set in a lovely, peaceful environment take advantage of the area and do a spot of fishing.
Enjoy skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing or the ice slide in all year round real snow and on the UK's longest indoor snow slope. Beginners and novices can enjoy an extensive choice of lessons available.
An 18 hole golf course set in outstanding grounds and suitable for all types of players. Par 72 and should take about 4 hours to play the 18 holes.
Cave Castle Golf Club is an 18 hole course suiting all levels of golfing ability. Undulating countryside, trees and water all add up to make this a fabulous golfing experience.
Brough is an 18 hole course, suitable for all ages and abilities. It is a popular and locally-acclaimed course - qualities which make it a pleasure to play again and again.
Risby Park makes a perfect day out for anglers, cyclists and walkers alike. The four well stocked ponds, set in peaceful surroundings, make for a great day's fishing. Visitors can also enjoy food and drink at The Folly Lake Café whilst admiring the undulating beauty of the surrounding scenery.
Aerial extreme combines the buzz of a theme park ride with outdoor adventure. You can trek high above the floor either through trees or on one of the urban pole courses.
With the wooded chevin creating an impressive backdrop, this is one of the most pleasant parkland golf courses in Yorkshire with some of the finest views in the country.
Hessle Golf Club is an 18 hole course, ideal for all ages and abilities. Its relative flatness makes for an easy walking and enjoyable round!
This course is only a short drive from the centre of Beverley and is alleged to be the oldest golf course in Yorkshire. Dating from 1889, its combination of parkland, heathland and links make it a fabulous course suitable for golfers of all ages and ability.
Beverley Leisure Complex offers a 25metre pool with a spectator gallery, health and fitness facilities and lots of outside amenities for children including a skate park. Café-Vibe is on hand for refreshments after activities and a creche facility is available most mornings for parents who need to relax and unwind.
Kingswood Golf Centre is an American style parkland course, as well as a driving range and golf academy. It's location near Hatfield, makes it easily accessible for all. The course offers a range of challenges with raised tees and greens and water hazards on 13 holes. The course is well maintained and is in great condition. It is a challenging course and will accommodate all level of golfers. Kingswood Golf Centre has a warm and welcoming atmosphere that is extended to both members and visitors. The facilities here are very good and the staff are all so professional and friendly. The clubhouse has a nice open layout and the staff are very friendly and helpful and there is a comprehensive menu and the food is very good and reasonable. They have a state of the art driving range that extends to more than 300 yards, 16 of the bays have automated tees and 1 acts as a teaching bay. Kingswood Golf Centre is a top course and if you are in the region don't miss the opportunity to play here you will not be disappointed with the overall experience.
Two 18 hole courses, a floodlit driving range, an excellent putting area and a pro-shop are all waiting to be enjoyed at Cottingham Parks Golf and Country Club. Riding enthusiasts are catered for, too - there is also an equestrian centre here!
Open for skating 362 days of the year, it is located on the first floor of the Mecca Bingo. Lessons are available for all ages and abilities, and they also offer parties too.
A 12 hectare reserve which is home to a variety of wildlife habitats. Upper Dunsforth Carr is a wonderful place to have a walk, eat a picnic and do a little bird watching. There are also many different, rare marshland bugs and other insect life known to the area which are fascinating to observe.
A beautiful nature reserve, with over 205 recorded species of bird. Reed and sedge warblers both commonly breed in the area and can regularly be seen around. Harvest mice and water shrews are some of the mammals that are usually spotted and the site is also very well noted for its abundance of dragonflies.
A wonderful reserve located on the Magnesian Limestone belt. Admire over 170 different plant species including milkwort, marjoram and bird?s-foot trefoil. Nineteen species of butterfly have also been recorded including ringlet and comma. The area is also a haven for wildlife, with many types of birds using it for roosting.
Take a relaxing stroll around this beautiful part of the country and enjoy some of the various wildlife habitats tucked away. The lovely adjacent woodland area boasts field maples, hazels and ashes and down by the river bank, natural ponds and marshlands are home to marsh cinquefoils and narrow buckler ferns. Visitors can also discover the thistle broomrape, a flower native only to Yorkshire.
A fascinating centre to visit, showcasing 30 different species of birds. Enjoy ?The Ultimate Hands on Experience? where visitors get the opportunity to hold some of the birds of prey, watch them fly and dive all around you and learn all about these spellbinding creatures.
This 18th century mansion is known as York's 'country house and garden'. Boasting an impressive Baroque interior, it is surrounded by magnificent walled gardens with interesting wooden sculptures.
These lovely gardens were awarded the Silver Gilt award during 2008's Yorkshire in Bloom festivities. With many other awards under their belt, you can see why this beautiful setting has proved so popular in the past. See rows upon rows of herbaceous borders featuring stunning roses. There are also a great many rare plants, many pretty woodland walks to explore and a Georgian Icehouse.
These enchanting gardens provide a little oasis away from the busy market town of Pocklington. Admire the beautiful collection of Hardy Water Lilies which to this day are the largest collection to be found in a natural setting throughout Europe. These lakes, a wonder in themselves are situated amongst eight acres of expansive garden. View the lovely rock gardens, the natural shrubbery, the stunning formal beds and discover the Secret Garden.
The stunning Valley Gardens in Harrogate have been listed as Grade II by English Heritage. Spanning over 17 acres, they feature impressive mineral springs and superb historical buildings. Children enjoy the great playground and paddling pool, whilst the adults can sit back, relax and enjoy an ice cream or a cup of tea from the little cafe.
Just a stone's throw from the North Yorkshire Moors, Duncombe Park is possibly the most amazing of historic houses and estates. Something for everyone to enjoy, including the marvellous landscaped gardens.
Of particular interest in this 58 acre garden is the gardens through time section which commemorates the society's bicentennial. Spend some time exploring the garden and then visit the wonderful Betty's cafe tea room.
Encompassing 5 acres, this charming walled garden is located at the heart of North Yorkshire. Originating in 1758 near the magnificent Helmsley Castle, the garden is undergoing a massive restoration project. Spend the day at this beautiful place and marvel at the work put in to make it a fully working kitchen garden once again.
Kilburn Woods lie between Sutton Bank and Roulston Scar and are the home of the famous ?White Horse?. Carved into the limestone in 1857, it has been a dominant local landmark ever since. Keep your eyes peeled for roe deer, buzzards, red kites, lesser-spotted woodpeckers and butterflies.
The farm park has lots of different animals, some of which you can feed. Have fun on the play areas, especially the popular straw playbar, with its tunnels and swing ropes.
Although these buildings were not originally designed as a theatre, they were converted into the Grand Opera House in 1902, and today operate as a professional theatre offering a full schedule of shows.
See for yourself where the Saxons fought Vikings in 1066, where monks entertained their guests and witches were ducked in the Middle Ages. Retreat to the warmth of the bar and lounge or maybe take a special evening ghost cruise.
A beautiful, historic city that is an absolute must see. This charming city boasts some of the best restaurants, pubs and shopping around. Take a walk around the quaint cobbles that make up ?The Shambles? area and stop for a cup of tea in the infamous Betty?s tearoom. This vibrant and exciting city has a whole host of museums and history to captivate all who visit; the most impressive local landmark being the spectacular York Minster.
Spend some time indulging in a little retail therapy at this great designer outlet on the outskirts of York. The 120 famous store names offer up to 60% off their original retail price! Do a spot of bargain hunting and walk away with some great deals.
Five screen cinema with all the latest films at various showings throughout the day and evening — check the website for up to date film listings.
Showing a full programme of the latest films (check website for times). Free and disabled parking available and the centre is wheelchair friendly.
Whether you are visiting the Pump Room Museum, marveling at the stunning ruins of Fountains Abbey or taking in the lovely sights along the Low Harrogate Spa Trail, there is something to keep everyone entertained in Harrogate!
The Joseph Rowntree is a volunteer run theatre near the centre of York and provides a venue for amateur and professional theatre, dance, music and other stage based events.
The Grand has lots to offer besides the many professional shows and events that take place here. There are several licensed bars as well as coffee lounges and ice cream stalls on every level.
Ripon is a beautiful market town which was founded over 1300 years ago, and is famous as an ancient cathedral city where monasteries have stood since the 7th Century. Its many attractions include the Wakeman?s House, Studley Royal, Fountains Abbey and Ripon Spa Gardens which feature a Victorian bandstand.
Britain's most popular heritage railway carries over 300,000 passengers per year on scenic journeys through 18 miles of beautiful North Yorkshire Moors National Park.
White Rose Shopping Centre has a wide range of favourite high street shops and designer brands on offer, as well as a choice of restaurants for when you need that well earned break.
Doncaster Greyhound Racing provides a night of fun and excitement for all those who attend. Whether you are dining in the Restaurant or cheering on from the side of the track you will have a great time. It is an event that can be enjoyed by ages and abilities. You can spend time studying the form or just pick your favourite name/colour whatever system works for you, and see if you can pick the winner. The Restaurant has a warm and lively atmosphere and the surroundings are comfortable, you will find the staff to be friendly and professional and the food here is very good and reasonably priced, really enjoyed the pie and peas. The thrill of waiting for your dog to come in and seeing if you win is just so exciting. Doncaster Greyhound Racing offers a night of thrills, fun and laughs and something different from the norm, so if you are looking for a different type of night out then give the dogs a go, you won't be disappointed.
The Vulcan Experience is a unique opportunity to see this stunning flying machine. All tours must be booked in advance owing to security measures at the airport, they must have all visitors names in prior to arrival. It is a great experience to see this iconic aircraft closeup, and appreciate her full glory. The tour commences with an informal chat about the aircraft and the history, you are sat around the aircraft so can see what they are talking about. You get to meet the aircrew and engineering crew too which, is a nice touch. You get to observe the pre-flight servicing and checks, through headphones as the crew talk to the tower and hear the engines start. There is also a nice selection of exhibits in the hangar, that you are taken around as well. The volunteers are very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and engaging and are more than happy to answer any questions that you might have. It is simple to book a tour on the website, and they will provide all the information that you need including directions, that are sent via email, you can choose from a Tarmac Tour or VIP Tour. The prices are very reasonable and by supporting the Vulcan Experience you are helping to keep the amazing aircraft in the air. There is tea and coffee and small snacks available and a shop where, you can purchase a choice of Vulcan associated products. If you get the opportunity to do the Vulcan Experience, don't miss it, it is interesting and informative and you will not be disappointed.
One of the few castles that isn't called 'castle'! Built by William the Conqueror in 1086, the tower (Castle) is open for public viewing for a minimal charge.
England's largest Gothic church; the magnificent Minster is situated in the heart of York's city centre, and is a prominent feature in the city's skyline. (Some areas are inaccessible to wheelchair users)
One of Europe's finest medieval guildhalls, it hasn't been altered since it was built in 1357-61 and today operates as a museum.
This experience is all about having a go, visitors are invited to grab their trowels and get their hands dirty while exploring 2000 years of York's unique history.
The museum offers daily demonstrations of the locomotive turntable and the winding engines. View the miniature railway as well before relaxing in the play and picnic area.
Come and enjoy the atmosphere at the award winning Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied air forces memorial. You can view the restored control tower, air gunners room, archives, gardens and much more.
An 18th century stately home, built by Philip Harland and the current residence of Sir Reginald and Lady Sheffield. The fascinating history of the Sheffields and their ties to Buckingham Palace have resulted in many impressive pieces which have been collected by the family over many generations. Take some time to admire them at Sutton Park.
Glorious 'Brideshead Revisited' mansion with gardens on a grand scale. The park covers 1000 acres, a fittingly beautiful setting for impressive architecture: The Mausoleum, The Temple of the Four Winds, and the new river bridge.
Delve into the intriguing world of Roman Britain. The town once occupying some 55 acres evidently began life as a fort with a small civilian settlement at its perimeter. Over time it became a town laid out in the traditional grid system of the era. Now managed by English Heritage, this captivating archaeological site has an excellent museum featuring a superb collection of artifacts discovered in the excavations.
Mother Shipton's Cave is an active destination for children. An entertaining and informal attraction with life size figures dotted around ready to give the kids a fright. Don't forget to make a wish in the petrifying well.
A stunning Cistercian abbey in an impressive condition, showcasing a whole array of architectural styles. The excellent museum also presents numerous archaeological finds from the site which offer interesting insights into the lives of the 200 monks and lay brothers who once called the abbey home.
Harewood House is home to the Queen's cousin, the Earl of Harewood. With superb art and fantastic landscaped grounds, the house and gardens provide a great day out for all the family. An absolute must see!
A superb hall built in the late 17th century. Designed by Robert Adam and supervised by Sir Christopher Wren, it is no surprise that this spectacular house is one of the most impressive of its kind. The fine gardens are also well worth a visit providing an elegant and delightful place to explore.
A visit to this museum (housed in an original 'Prisoner of War' camp) is both entertaining and educational and will appeal to all ages. There is so much to do, it makes a great day out.
Built in 1345 and home to the Ingilby family for 700 years, Ripley Castle is steeped in history and features a great collection of armour as well as beautiful gardens, a deer park and tropical plant collection to explore. (Limited wheelchair access)
Learn about arms and armour from all over the world with this extensive collection of artefacts. During the summer months you can watch the displays of jousting, falconry and horsemanship.
Spend some time at the superb Thirsk Museum, the birthplace of the founder of Lord?s Cricket Ground; Thomas Lord, Busby Stoop Chair and a whole host of local history exhibitions on display. The museum?s main objective when it was established in 1975 was the preservation of everyday items that were rapidly becoming forgotten. The subsequent collections protect something of the local heritage and educate future generations as to their uses. (Wheelchair access to the ground floor)
A fitting tribute to the remarkable man that was James Herriot. The vet and author has his story told at this great attraction, based in his original surgery; the 'Skeldale House'.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden must be one of the most stunning places in Europe — a World Heritage Site, comprising the spectacular ruin of a 12th century Cistercian abbey and monastic watermill.
A superb 20th century hall designed by Walter H. Brierley ?the Lutyens of the North?. Displaying some wonderful collections, including various paintings, porcelain, clocks and antique furniture, this beautiful home is a showcase for some fascinating pieces. The current residence of Michael Mallaby, the house, set in charming countryside continues to enchant all those who visit.
Sandal Castle stands overlooking the River Calder. It has been extensively excavated and finds can be seen in the castle's visitor centre and at nearby Wakefield museum.
Beverley Saturday Market has been in existence for over 800 years. An eclectic variety of stalls (selling everything from speciality breads and olives to jewellery and tools!) can be found underneath its colourful awnings. Views of Beverley Minster and St Mary's church create a stunning backdrop to this bustling, lively market. There is also a smaller Wednesday market.
Beverley Minster is the Parish Church of St. John and St Martin. Lauded as the most impressive place of worship in England without cathedral status, it took 200 years to build. Around 7000 AD St John of Beverley founded a local monastery and his bones are buried beneath the nave.
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens is a unique visitor attraction in South Yorkshire. Once you step through the doors of this lovely Victorian country house you are transported back to a bygone era. The house has been suspended in time and all the furnishings, belongings and mementos are as they were left by the family when it was occupied as their home, nothing has been moved. Outside the grounds are stunning, it is like an assortment of scaled down grand gardens, all have been brought back to their original Victorian grandeur and contain a colourful selection of seasonal colours, they are beautifully maintained. In addition there is a children's play area complete with a boat and rocking horses. A focal point of the house is the enormous Victorian kitchen, complete with a huge cooking range and original housekeeper's chair. The rooms of the house are as you would expect, ornate and resplendent with Victorian furniture, antiques and fine paintings. There are taster tours that operate at 11.00am and 12.00am but these only encompass six rooms on the ground floor, so it is probably best to take the tour, to get the history of the house and to hear the many stories of the house and its occupants, and then roam free by yourself to take in the remainder of the house and gardens. The house also has a small exhibit and information about Brodsworth Hall during the Second World War. The staff are friendly and most helpful and will obliging answer any questions you might have. The cafe offers a nice selection of beverages and light snacks, they offer good value for money. Brodsworth Hall and Gardens is a stunning property that is full of interesting history and will be enjoyed by all, definitely worth visiting.
Cusworth Hall is an impressive grade II listed country house that was constructed around 1740 for a local landowner, it underwent many changes over the years and was worked on by some of the finest craftsmen and artists of the time to create a stunning home. It has undergone a loving restoration to bring it back to its former glory and today is a splendid representation of a home of this era. Cusworth Hall opened its doors as a museum in 1967 and you will find a large collection of objects that depict the story of past life here in the Doncaster region. The history of the hall and the families that resided here are fully narrated. The majority of the museums collection has come from donations by locals and impressively includes more than 36,000 objects, including costumes and accessories, toys and games, kitchen equipment, agricultural and mining hand tools and much more, printed ephemera and about 10,000 photographs and glass plate negatives. All exhibits are clearly displayed and well documented. The house has so much to see but of particular interest are the amazing ceiling paintings in the Italiante Chapel, The Great Kitchen, Bake House, Still Room and Laundry that give a real look at what life was like for the servants in the house. Outside the gardens are stunning and again have undergone major and considerate renovations to bring them back to their splendour of 1909 and they now reflect the grandeur of the house, with their lakes, planting and rich wildlife. There is a good adventure playground for the children. There is no admission to the house and throughout the year they hold a number of events, activities, walks and courses so it is always worth checking to see what is on if you are thinking of visiting. There is a nice Tea Room that is located in the old stables that provide a lovely charming environment to enjoy some refreshments, in a relaxed setting. The staff at Cusworth Hall are very friendly and helpful and have lots of knowledge on the house and are happy to answer any questions that you might have. Cusworth Hall Museum and Park is a delightful house with lots to see and is very interesting, it is an enjoyable and interesting day out for all ages.
Minister Church of St George is a beautiful church within the town centre of Doncaster, a church has been on this site for more than eight centuries, todays church has been here since around 1855, so it has a long and varied history, and is a main part of Doncasters history and heritage. It continues to serve as a place of prayer and worship and offers a choice of Sunday and weekday services. The congregation of Minister Church of St George is welcoming to all visitors to the church and are more than happy to show you their delightful church. Although it is currently undergoing a major renovations there is still lots to see and appreciate. Amongst the treasures here are a clock by the same designers as Big Ben and an amazing 5 manual organ by the highly regarded German organ builder Edmund Schulze and lovely stained glass windows. It is not a large church but, the tour is interesting and informative. Outside is a lovely little graveyard. Minister Church of St George has a lovely peaceful and calming atmosphere and offers the perfect place for reflection and thought. If in Doncaster centre don't miss this lovely church, it is well worth a visit.