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Holiday in North Yorkshire

Monday 1st July 2019 - Friday 5th July 2019

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The Master invites you to explore the beauty and history of North Yorkshire on this four night break. You will make your own way to the Hotel Principal York, where we will be based. The hotel is steps from the train station and is the perfect base from which to discover the historic city of York. Blending the grandeur of late-Victorian architecture with the comforts of modern travel, the hotel was recently refurbished providing comfortable bedrooms in beautiful surroundings.

After a dinner in York on Monday night we start our excursions on Tuesday with visits to Castle Howard, Fountains Abbey and Studley Water Garden, and a tour of the Ripon Workhouse. On Wednesday we will start the day with one of the highlights of the trip – a steam train journey from Pickering, across the glorious Yorkshire moors, to Whitby. On arrival we will visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and later Whitby Abbey, but first of all fish and chips at the famous Magpie Café! On Thursday we will take in visits to York Minster and York Abbey as well as a walking tour of the City, including a visit to the Merchant Adventurers Hall.

The Master has selected a number of restaurants in York for dinner, however the final dinner (black tie) will be in the magnificent York Mansion House (which predates London Mansion House by twenty years) where we hope to have the Lord Mayor of York as our guest. We also hope that members of the Gild of Freemen of the City of York, with whom we enjoy a warm relationship, will join us for dinner.

The Master extends an invitation to members who live in the area to join us on excursions or for dinner; please contact the Clerk for more information and prices.


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Master's Final Dinner at Fishmongers' Hall
"Just a line to say how much we enjoyed the dinner last night, super seat thank you! Please convey our thanks to the Master for a wonderful evening, superb food and company and thank him for all his events over the past year, we have had great times.
We now look forward to the next year, different venues and events." - Mr P.B.

Reception and Supper at Grocers' Hall
"My guests and I really really enjoyed the Ceremony and the dinner at Grocers’ Hall last evening, I am still on a high with sheer pleasure, you, everyone there so kind and welcoming". Mrs A R

"It was good to meet you at last and on such an excellent evening in one of the nicest Livery Halls in the City.  Thank you for making it such a special evening for M and me.   It was so well organised and enjoyable.   The food was first class and the company good as well". Mr D B

RNLI Demonstration and Supper at the Little Ship Club
"Thank you SO much for arranging a most enjoyable evening. Once again, I was able to catch up on friends and make new acquantainces - all thanks to you for the excellent place settings.  The weather was kind to us, the food was amazing and everybody around our table was very happy with the service and the meal."  Ms V H

"Following the interesting demonstration Guild Members and their guests retired back inside the Little Ship Club for a stunning two-course supper with some excellent wine and tremendous companionship discussing the RNLI’s great work being achieved on the tidal Thames.​" Mr D K


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