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Welcome to Dalescroft

Address: 10 Southlands Road, York, YO23 1NP

Hotel Description

From the moment you arrive at this very special family run guest house you cannot help to appreciate the warmth, comfort and hospitality offered by your hosts Iris and Dennis Blower since 1983. Originally built in 1908 for the management of the world famous York Rowntree's chocolate factory (now owned by Nestlé), this fine example of a Victorian town house was recently refurbished and sympathetically decorated to the original Victorian décor and theme by the present owners.

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York Dungeon - Theme Park

York Dungeon - Theme Park

Distance 0.59 miles (0.94 km)
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.

York Race Course - Racecourse

York Race Course - Racecourse

Distance 0.61 miles (0.97 km)
York is one of the Premier tracks in Europe having recently won 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, supplements Yorks extensive selection of excellent hotel accommodation.

Jorvik Viking Centre - York - Landmark

Jorvik Viking Centre - York - Landmark

Distance 0.61 miles (0.98 km)
Explore Viking history on the very site where archaeologists discovered the remains of the Viking city of Jorvik. Meet resident Vikings (staff), and see 800 of the items found during the dig. You can even journey back to a reconstruction of York in the year AD 975, complete with the sights, sounds and smells of the Viking-Age! Have you ever wanted to: Take part in an excavation? Discover real objects from ancient civilisations? Understand how archaeologists recreate the past? Now you can! This world first is an experience that is all about having a go, visitors will be invited to grab their trowels and get their hands dirty while exploring 2000 years of Yorks unique history.

Clifford`s Tower - North Yorkshire - Castle

Clifford`s Tower - North Yorkshire - Castle

Distance 0.68 miles (1.09 km)
Clifford`s Tower
North Yorkshire
In 1068, William the Conqueror built a motte-and-bailey castle on the present site of Cliffords Tower in York, to strengthen his military presence in the north. The tower is now the most prominant remaining part of the castle, which was rebuilt in stone in the 13th century. Today, views from the Tower over York show why it played such a key role in the control of northern England.

York Minster - Landmark

York Minster - Landmark

Distance 0.97 miles (1.55 km)
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.