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Jan 26th, 2005, 04:53 PM
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I love York a truly magical place,which intend to visit when I return home after 35 years in the USA. Can anyone tell me about the difficulties of using a scooter (I have MS now). My son lives in Sheffield and I'm staying with him,but I need to know how accessible York and environs willbe for me now.
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Jan 27th, 2005, 01:16 AM
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Hello KCarol
The York Tourist Info Centre has a publication called "Disabled Persons Guide to York", written by the York Access Group. The telephone number they give is 0044(0)1904 654016.
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Feb 10th, 2005, 12:01 AM
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Boy, am I sold on York!! Thanks to everyone for their input. As a result of all the enthusiastic responses, we are going to spend 4-5 days in York. As with any trip, sacrifices will have to be made, but it appears that we won't have any regrets about visiting York. And yes, I will sample the various beers and ales!
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Feb 10th, 2005, 12:45 AM
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In one word "HISTORY"
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Feb 10th, 2005, 12:55 AM
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Read this for an intersting description:

http://www.sharbean.ca/main/template.php?EntryID=530

See"Barry Lyndon" as part of it was filmed at Castle Howard.
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Feb 10th, 2005, 02:20 AM
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If I start in my mind at the north west and move slowly to the south east I find these places.

Start with the tourist information office beside the Theatre Royal, to get time of evensong and boat trips and notes on music, theatre, and other evenings. The theatres I think of are the Theatre Royal, for mainstream twentieth century plays, and the theatre out in the university (ask about busses back). I am afraid that the Arts Centre, to the south of the river, may be closed now.

Over the road is the Kings Manor, a large Tudor house, with self-service lunch. Behind the Minster is another fine old house, the tourist office can tell you its name. Very near the main gate of the Minster is Deans Court Hotel, old and hospitable, http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserR...e_England.html or cheaper and older and still nearby there is Bootham Bar Hotel, www.york-united-kingdom.co.uk/walls/bootham-bar/ . I recommend you spend all your days, or almost all, in York, but if you decide to take many day outings you should book into the hotel attached to the railway station (but not if you are mostly in the city). This is the Royal York Hotel, http://www.york-united-kingdom.co.uk...al-york-hotel/. I like the open air market and the specialist shops nearby and at the Shambles (still selling, from days before shops had glass). Near those are Betty’s Tea Rooms, first equal with the tea room by the bus station in Brighton, with delicious cakes where the butter and cream are real and fresh. In the city museum you find an eighteenth street shopping street, assembled and reconstructed, looking suspiciously clean. For inauthentic dirt and smells you go to Jorvik Viking Centre. I find it over-wrought, but for the last two rooms, where you leave the toy train and look at real objects, not artists guesses.

The walk right around the walls is good.

I am afraid I do not know about a scooter, but I notice that all around there are ramps for wheelchairs, and even lifts.

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