Welcome, Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, 19th International Conference

Places to Visit


The North's spiritual capital for 2000 years, York is central to Britain's colourful history. Visit the stunning York Minster, enjoy Stonegate and Shambles shopping and live the York history at the JORVIK Viking Centre, National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum.

York is a compact walled riverside city and home to countless world-class attractions, museums and galleries.
Visit the Visit York website for more information

Castle Howard

Based in York, North Yorkshire, Castle Howard is a beautiful 18th Century palace that took over 100 years to construct, from design to completion. Commissioned by Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, Castle Howard is still owned and occupied by his descendants. Visitors can enjoy exploring the Castle, discovering beautiful rooms, galleries and the ornate chapel. Castle Howard's collections are world renowned and include paintings, porcelain, statuary and furniture.

Castle Howard is set in 1,000 acres of gardens, which are filled with temples, lakes and fountains. The gardens also offer breathtaking views of the North Yorkshire Moors and the Yorkshire Wolds.
Visit the Castle Howard Museum website for more information.

Bowes Museum

Described as a "hidden treasure" of the North East, Bowes Museum is home to the region's greatest collection of European fine and decorative arts in the region. Alongside this runs an acclaimed exhibition programme, as well as other special events and children's activities.

Based in the historic market town of Barnard Castle, the museum was purpose built in the 19th Century by John and Jos├ęphine Bowes, whose idea of creating a world-class museum for local people led them to collect artwork and objects from all over Europe, which now spans three floors of the museum.
Visit the Bowes Museum website for more information.

Harewood House

Home to the Queen's cousin, the Earl of Harewood, Harewood House boasts outstanding art collections, splendid State Rooms and a fascinating 'Below Stairs' exhibition.

Located in central Yorkshire, Harewood House was built in the mid-18th Century and is set in spectacular landscaped grounds. Visitors can explore and enjoy formal gardens or gentle woodland walks, as well as visiting the Harewood Bird Garden, one of the UK's most important avian collections, which is home to over a hundred species of threatened and exotic birds.
Visit the Harewood House website for more information.

Lightwater Valley

One of the UK's leading theme parks, packed with over 40 rides and attractions. From the jaw dropping big thrill rides to mini adventures for the junior thrill seekers amongst you, and with over 30,000 sq ft of retail therapy at Lightwater Shopping Village and the stunning Bird of Prey Centre - it's fantastic fun the whole family can enjoy. So sit back, enjoy the rides and let your imagination run wild.. you're in for an unforgettable adventure!
Visit the Lightwater Valley website for more information

Flamingo Land

At Flamingo Land there's an action packed day out for all the family. Whilst the more adventurous can enjoy some of the most x-treme coasters and rides in the country, there's still a great selection of rides for all the family including new for Summer 2007 Splash Battle and Splish Splash our new water ride and interactive water park.
Visit the Flamingo Land website for more information


Harrogate has fabulous shopping, cafe culture, fine cuisine, glorious gardens, graceful architecture and a glamorous heritage as a European spa town
Visit the Enjoy Harrogate website for more information


Whitby's skyline is dominated by the ruins of St. Hilda's Abbey, high on Whitby's East Cliff. Spreading below Whitby, a maze of alleyways and narrow streets run down to the busy quayside. From the old town of Whitby, 199 steps lead up to the parish church of St. Mary, whose churchyard on Whitby's East Cliff gave Bram Stoker the inspiration to write his world famous book, Dracula.

Whitby has produced its own famous sons. Among these are Captain James Cook, the 18th century explorer and voyager who sail in the Bark Endeavour from Whitby, the outstanding father and son whaling masters of the Scoresby family and pioneer photographer, Frank Meadow Sutcliffe.

Having a unique old world charm, for centuries Whitby has provided a safe haven for shipping and fishing fleets. Whitby was once the main whaling port for the North of England.

The mineral jet is found in the cliffs around Whitby, and has been used since the bronze age to make beads and other jewellery. The Romans mined jet extensively at Whitby, and Whitby jet was at the peak of popularity in the mid-19th century, after it was favoured as mourning jewellery by Queen Victoria. Whitby Museum holds a large collection of Whitby Jet.
Visit the Whitby website for more information


MetroCentre is Europe's largest shopping and leisure centre and it has everything you could possibly need for the perfect day out. MetroCentre, located in Gateshead, three miles south west of Newcastle Upon Tyne, has some brands that cannot be found anywhere else in the North East or indeed in the UK.

Nowhere in Europe have you got more retailers, restaurants and leisure attractions for your complete enjoyment.
Visit the MetroCentre website for more information


Welcome to Beamish, The North of England Open Air Museum, where the past comes to life. Beamish is unique. We're no ordinary museum but a living, working experience of life as it was in the Great North in the early 1800s and 1900s.

Beamish, Britain's favourite open air museum, set in over 300 acres of beautiful countryside, vividly recreates life in the North of England in the early 1800s and 1900s. Winner of both the British Museum of the Year and European Museum of the Year Awards, it demonstrates the recent history of the region in a "living" way and provides entertainment and education for visitors of all ages and interests.

People from the past welcome visitors and interpret how the people of the North of England lived and worked.
Visit the Beamish website for more information

National Glass Centre

Based in a new building on the banks of the River Wear the National Glass Centre has all the ingredients for a fun day out for people of all ages.

The Glass Tour

Start your journey in the Sunderland Room where you can follow the history of our local glass industry on stained glass panels. Emerge into the interactive world of the Kaleidoscope Gallery with its video walls and touchscreens telling the story of how glass relates to everyday life.

Then feel the heat as you enter the heart of the NGC. The Glass Factory gives you a birds-eye view of the glassmaking process performed by students of the University of Sunderland's Glass and Ceramics departments.

And finally, take your seat in the Glass Studio to watch our team of glassmakers perform special demonstrations throughout the day.

Spoil yourself after the Glass Tour in the Glass Shop and Throwingstones Restaurant
Visit the National Glass Centre website for more information

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