Society of Royal Cumberland Youths - 2024 July Country Meeting

Society of Royal Cumberland Youths

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July Country Meeting, Saturday 13th July 2024

81 days to go

Peal towers booked from Thursday to Saturday

Saturday tour including St Wilfrid's and York Minster

Saturday business meeting - Strensall Village Hall

Northfields, Strensall, York, YO32 5XW

Saturday social including hog roast, ceilidh and local beer barrels

Tickets for Saturday evening £25, under 25s £15

York is a highly touristy city, so there are lots of places to stay, but they get booked up fast. So book your accommodation now!


Thursday and Friday evening social venues are planned to be in central York (likely to be suggested pubs, exact locations tbc).

For Saturday, the business meeting, evening meal and social will be in Strenshall and Towthorpe Village Hall. This is 6.5 miles northeast of York city centre. There is plenty of parking at the Hall. The No.5 Bus between York City Centre and Strenshall runs twice hourly until about 11pm.


For cheaper accommodation, consider booking outside of York City Centre, e.g. in or towards Strensall, or in nearby towns and villages that are less touristy.


AirBnB usually works out ok if you want multiple rooms, there are plenty in the city centre.

The University has reasonably priced room only accommodation (around £78 a single and £90 a double), but book soon.

There are several Travelodges across York. Be careful to consider whether the one you choose has parking. Layerthorpe is suggested, if you want to be close to the centre but are coming by car. Monks Cross is the nearest to Strenshall Hall. If budget is more important, then look slightly further afield, e.g. maybe Tadcaster, and then drive in from there.

Premier Inn has a number of properties in and around York. Blossom St South and Blossom St North are good if you are coming by train, close to the station, but no parking. Bilbrough Top, between York and Tadcaster (less than half an hour away) is cheaper and has parking. has loads of options, again you are advised to book early.

York has a YHA Youth Hostel, it’s about 20-30 minutes walk from the Minster

There are also a number of other hostels in York providing budget accommodation close to the city centre Astor House and Safestay look good.

Pitchup is a good website offering plenty of camping options within 10 miles of York. Try also Hill Pond Caravan and Camping Park

Location map

Sign up and pay

Logged in members can sign up for the evening event. (If you can't see the link to sign up here, and you have a log-in to this site, you can log in here, then you can sign up; alternatively by emailing Penny Sharpe the Assistant Secretary.)


You can pay Penny Sharpe the Assistant Secretary directly, by cash or cheque (£25/15 per person). Alternatively, you can pay by telephone banking or online banking (also £25/15 per person).

Please notify Penny Sharpe the Assistant Secretary, if you have paid by telephone banking, online banking.

We hope you can come along and take part in what's typically a fun day out.