next time you stay at the York Marriot make sure to enjoy the hotel's views across the Knavesmire - a huge expanse of public land home to the city's race course. Take a walk along the riverside footpaths to enjoy the peace and quiet (and geese!), or walk the length of the city walls for great views and a bit of exercise. For other great views check out Clifford's Tower (city centre), the view from the Minster's tower (city centre) and the Yorshire Wheel (on the same site as the National Railway Museum by the city's railway station). For great Thai food visit the Old Siam restaurant on Micklegate, or join the queues for a traditional and pricey "Yorkshire cream tea" at Betty's cafe and tea room.