What to see in York?

Mar 19th, 2001, 02:47 AM
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Shelley
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What to see in York?

I will be in York in June. What are the "don't miss" suggestions? Are two days enough for a good overview? We will be taking the train from London and don't want to rent a car, so I need suggestions that are accessible. And where to stay? We have heard the Monkbar is good.

Thanks!
 
Mar 19th, 2001, 04:23 AM
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One of the first things would be to take one of the walking tours of the old city. I gives you a great overview of the city and its history. Then return to the areas that you found interesting.
 
Mar 19th, 2001, 04:35 AM
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It's hard to know what to recommend, since you've thought about spending two days there you must have some interest already in some of the sights like the Minster, the Shambles, etc.
Here are some websites
www.thisisyork.co.uk/
www.york-tourism.co.uk/
www.york.gov.uk
http://webcenter.travelocity-dest.ne...85|3|1,00.html
has clicks for hotels, restaurants, sightseeing
http://www.carltonhouse.co.uk/touryork.htm

/www.doherty71.freeserve.co.uk/access.htm#accesslinks hints for disabled people who want to visit York, but some general info as well

http://www.igc.org/ddickerson/cliffords-tower.html
Clifford's Tower was the site of a mass-suicide and murder of most of York's Jews in 1190

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homep..._history_page/
YorkCity.htm

Castle Howard: (model for Brideshead house in Brideshead Revisited) telephone +44 (0)1653 64 Email: [email protected] Website: www.castlehoward.co.uk/
Designed by playwright Sir John Vanbrugh who later designed Blenheim Palace, Castle Howard was the first domed private dwelling I England. Open daily mid-March through October. Grounds open at 10am, house not until 11. Last admission at 4:30pm. Both Yorkshire Coastliner Coaches 44 1653 692 556 and Eddie Brown Tours
44 1904 640 760 www.coach-tours.co.uk/eddie-brown/ run buses to Castle Howard.
www.thisisyork.co.uk/york/leisure/
YORK_LEISURE_DAYSOUT13.html
accomodations nearby: http://www.aboutbritain.com/
AccommodationNearcastlehoward.asp

From http://travel.excite.com/show/?loc=4380:
"Since providing the setting for the television version of Brideshead Revisited, the house's car parks have been packed every weekend, but fitting it into a public transport itinerary is something of a problem. In summer there are just two Yorkshire Coastliner buses a day (1 on Sun) from York, and three (1 on Sun) from Malton and Pickering, but various bus tours from York can bring you out and back, too."

Hotel in York:
Hudson's Hotel, 60 Bootham. 30 rooms, short walk from the Minster. Room rate includes full breakfast. Dinner available. Private bathrooms, tv, coffee/tea-making facilities. Hotel has two restaurants and roof terrace.
Very clean, staff very helpful. Phone: 01904/621267 fax: 01904/654719

There is an excellent walking tour of York, sightseeing information, and a useful map of York center in the book
"Day trips London" by Steinbicker

 
Mar 19th, 2001, 05:07 AM
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Sue
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Don't forget to have afternoon tea at Betty's.
 
Mar 19th, 2001, 05:10 AM
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Be sure and take the GHOST WALK tour( at night holding your own individual lanterns)-what fun and so interesting! You will find alot of things cheaper up there than London for the very same item. Have a marvelous trip-Debbie
 
Mar 19th, 2001, 05:21 AM
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There are also lots of great museums in York. The National Railway Museum, The Castle Museum and the Jorvik Museum (Vikings). You could easily spend 2-3 days there.
 
Mar 19th, 2001, 06:57 AM
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You have to have a pint at Ye Olde Starre Inne

and go for walks - along the wall, in the park, up the tower etc.

 
Mar 19th, 2001, 03:59 PM
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The Castle Museum is my favorite "non-art" museum in England. It is wonderful. And, as already suggested, be sure to take a ghost walk at night. A pleasant way to spend an evening.
 
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