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.
tourist sites and activities
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.
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.
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.
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.