Ancient history meets forward-thinking science, technology and financial services in York. High-tech science parks and two universities sit alongside medieval cobbled streets and the towering gothic York Minster. Charter a private barge on the River Ouse and treat colleagues to cocktails, canapés and views of abbey ruins and old city walls. Trace Norse settlers to the Jorvik Viking Centre or steam ahead with strategy meetings at the National Railway Museum. Away days in the exhilarating Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors are filled with clay pigeon shoots, orienteering and rock climbing. Hospitality flows and bets flutter at North Yorkshire racecourses in Ripon, Thirsk and York.