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Hotel Information  
Special rates for ESM 2004 reserved rooms have been arranged with Weetwood Hall. Single, twin and double rooms are available between 29th July and 1st August and these should be reserved directly with the hotel. Please indicate when booking that you are attending the ESM2004 meeting. There are a number of local hotels which can be contacted if room reservations reach capacity. Please contact the course organisers for advice should you require accommodation outside Weetwood Hall.  
Recommended tourist sites and activities  
Visit http://www.yorkshirevisitor.com/heritage/

For historic houses, castles, gardens and abbeys we recommend York Minster, Castle Howard, Bolton Abbey, Harewood house, Fountains Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey and Ripon Cathedral.

For museums and art galleries we recommend the Yorvik Viking Centre, the Royal Armouries, the Thackray Medical Museum, the Bronte Parsonage Museum, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Leeds City art gallery and the Henry Moore Institute.

For quintessential English towns and cities we recommend York, Harrogate, Ripon and Whitby.
For countryside visits, walks, outdoor pursuits and various sports we recommend the Yorkshire dales, the Derbyshire Peak District and the English Lake District.
Tourist Information

Leeds position as 'the' place to be continues unabated. With its continued commercial prosperity in areas of finance, business and media, it has great employment potential. This is all complimented by a vibrant mix of culture, commerce and style, making Leeds the primary social hub of the North. Readers of the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler magazine have voted Leeds the number one city in the UK, above more well known locations such as London and Edinburgh. Leeds has just been voted as one of the top three places to shop in the UK by numerous independent surveys, and offers a huge range of shops and stores to suit all tastes. You are also never far away from the impressive Yorkshire Dales with its awe-inspiring scenery and the Dales' huge selection of outdoor activities and pursuits. Yorkshire is also home to the ancient city of York with historical attractions such as the Viking and Roman heritage, the Minster, Shambles and selection of Museums.

Our recommended list of tourist activities is provided below, but further information tailored to you own interests can be found via the Yorkshire Tourist Information site.

Those of you combining the conference with a holiday will find Leeds conveniently located to reach Scotland, Wales and Ireland and the South of England. London is 320km and can be reached by car in about 3.5 hours.


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