What’s on at Tranquil Parks this year?
Tranquil Parks York Caravan Park is the 5-star adult only caravan park and campsite tucked away in a country setting within the city boundary, just 10 minutes’ drive from York’s attractions along a regular bus route. Andrew has developed York Caravan Park for your comfort.Tranquil Parks York Caravan park has a huge amount going around York this year.
York has a unique combination of attractions and leisure facilities. It offers something for everyone all year round. You can take the bus into York; it is a great city to walk around. A walk along the city walls will show you where everything is. You’ll find cafes and historic pubs around the City gates and riverside gardens for a picnic.
York’s magnificent gothic Minster is often the first stop. Its size, beauty and stained glass are inspirational. In the Crypt you can see ancient artefacts and the underpinning of the columns originally set down in the 1100’s. Views from the tower are sensational.
From York Minster you can walk to the riverside through Museum Gardens and visit the Yorkshire Museum, or explore interesting shops and art galleries around Petersgate. A little further is the picturesque Shambles, possibly the best preserved medieval street in England.
Kings Staith is lively with riverside pubs and cafe-restaurants. York Boats ply the River Ouse to the Bishop’s Palace. Cross Skeldergate Bridge for the riverside path to Rowntree Park and the ever popular York Racecourse.
The 30 acre riverside park, which offers many sporting facilities, was donated by the Rowntree family of Rowntree Chocolate fame.
Here are some of Yorks further highlights in 2015:
Tour De Yorkshire
(1-3 May): For all cycling enthusiasts read more here: http://letour.yorkshire.com/
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Horse Racing at York Racecourse
The York Racecourse Committee, (now part of York Racecourse Knavesmire LLP) still manages racing at York today, and was formed in 1842, to turn around a decline in the quality of racing. By 1846, the Committee had introduced the Gimcrack Stakes, which has since become one of York’s most enduring races.
York Races’ progression has been reflected in the development of the grandstands over the years. New stands were erected in 1890 to incorporate much of the original building and a major improvement scheme, launched in 1962, led to the opening of the five-tier grandstand in 1965. The programme of development rolled on, and in 1989 the Melrose Stand opened, quickly followed by the award-winning Knavesmire Stand, with additional conference facilities in 1996. 2003 saw the opening of the Ebor Stand containing, amongst other features, the Nunthorpe Suite, kept on racedays for exclusive use by Annual Badgeholders. find out more here: http://www.yorkracecourse.co.uk/
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The Music Showcase Weekend with Sir Tom Jones at York Racecourse
The two days of the Music Showcase Weekend every July have become popular with racing and music fans alike.
The legend that is Sir Tom Jones will play York Races after the sporting action on Friday evening. Over a forty year career, the Welsh superstar has had more than thirty entries in the UK Top 40, some of most famous include “It’s Not Unusual”, “Delilah”, “Green, Green Grass of Home” and “Sex Bomb”. find out more here: http://www.yorkracecourse.co.uk/racing/fixtures/music-showcase-weekend_61
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York Festival of Food and Drink
(6-7 June & 18-27 Sept):
York Food Festival aims to promote Yorkshire food and support Yorkshire Producers, Delicatessens, Farm shops and Restaurants and to encourage people to shop locally and eat locally. Find out more here: http//www.yorkfoodfestival.com/
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Photo Credit: ‘York Press’