The Mount Hotel In the area
The Yorkshire stately home boasts world-renowned works or art and stunning architecture having been designed by Sir John Vanbrugh and built with the assistance of Nicholas Hawksmoor.
The grounds include lakes, fountains, temples and woodland as well as formal walled garden and children's adventure plaground making Castle Howard the perfect family day out, plus enjoy a changing programme of events, children's trails and a range of cafés and shops including farm shop and garden centre.
Flamingo Land Theme Park & Zoo will be fully open from Saturday 1st April, packed with great ideas to keep you, your family and friends entertained until Saturday 29th October 2017. This goes for our Holiday Village too, including The Splash Zone, our extensive leisure complex and The Club, our premium entertainment venue.
Flamingo Land incorporates one of the UK’s most visited Zoos. Featuring over 140 species of reptiles, mammals and birds, here you can enjoy a captivating journey of discovery covering almost every aspect of the animal kingdom. An extensive range of Keeper Talks, sea lion shows and bird shows are included in your admission, plus our amazing Meet a Creature sessions for younger guests. These are sure to make even more of your day and are well worth attending.
NORTH YORK MOORS
The North York Moors is a special habitat, and the plants and animals it supports, is nationally and internationally important. An area of 44,000 hectares of moorland has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its heathland habitat and breeding birds. It’s also a Special Area of Conservation (an important plant habitat within Europe) and a Special Protection Area (important within Europe for breeding birds).
The area has also been included in the European Natura 2000 series of sites, confirming it as an internationally important site for merlin, golden plover, heathland and bog.
York is one of the Premier tracks in Europe having recently won the Flat Racecourse of the Year Award and also came out top in The Times newspaper survey of all Britain's racecourses.
York traces a fascinating history back to Roman and Viking times. Today it is a bustling city growing as a commercial, tourist and regional centre. A fine range of restaurants, shopping opportunities and attractions, including the Jorvik Viking Centre and National Railway Museum, as well as the history of the Minster, Castle and City Walls. Horses raced at York during the days of the Emperor Severus in Roman times. However, many of the 360,000 racegoers who will visit the reigning "Northern Racecourse of the Year" this season are unlikely to realise they are taking part in a spectacle that first took place over 2,000 years ago.
Since Stan Johnson opened Eden Camp in 1987, in the buildings and grounds of an original World War Two Prisoner of War Camp, a unique historical site has been given new life by developing the museum into an award-winning attraction for all the family, that is both entertaining and educational.
Through close collaboration with veterans groups the museum have created immersive displays that cover both social and military history and their archive has grown into a resource of national historical importance.