I'm possibly coming over in the car this Saturday from Northern Ireland with my partner. I'm hoping to pick a car up on Sunday in York and of course I had to pick a horse racing weekend when the whole place is booked up! The smart idea would be to leave it another week, but this weekend suits me better.
I've decided that instead of trying to find somewhere so close to York I'd try and find somewhere on the way down (well up to an hour away).
My road trip takes me down through Carlisle, down to Penrith, then across the A66 towards just south of Darlington before heading south on the A1 to York.
Originally I started looking at Harrogate but from a quick look earlier today it looks to be filling up too. I won't know for sure if I'm going this weekend until Friday afternoon so I'm guessing anything near York will be long gone or silly prices.
I've been to York before and liked some of the good bars and restaurants near the river and little bit of shopping for the girlfriend. A spa or something similar for her to treat herself too would also be good. Is there anywhere like that on the way down?
I'd prefer a hotel to a B&B. A carpark is also a must I guess.
Any help would be great :)
Thanks in advance.