The castle’s proximity to the M62 motorway makes it an ideal gateway for guests to explore nearby towns and cities that ooze character and Northern charm. The cosmopolitan cities of Manchester and Leeds are around 30 miles and 20 miles away, respectively. From visiting the city museums to amazing shopping experiences in the fabulous shops and boutiques to sipping a cocktail on a rooftop bar terrace, there are a plethora of things to do on a city day out.
Northern cities and towns are not only vibrant and quaint but they also boast an amalgamation of glorious architectural structures that are both old and new. Why not wander around the wonderful walled city of York with its cobbled streets and pay a visit to the awe-inspiring York Minster? Or if you fancy going further afield, Whitby, the home of Captain Cook and the beautifully ruined Gothic Whitby Abbey which was Bram Stoker’s inspiration for ‘Dracula’, is well worth a visit.