whats good to see in YORK

Jul 2nd, 2011, 06:52 AM
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whats good to see in YORK

will be there for a FULL DAY.....on our way to Edinburgh.
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Jul 2nd, 2011, 07:03 AM
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Well the Minster for sure, the Viking Museum, Barley House , Fairfax House, Mansion House and there are 2 or 3 museums , can't recall the names .
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Jul 2nd, 2011, 07:13 AM
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The free guided walk is worth doing.
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Jul 2nd, 2011, 08:03 AM
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The National Railway Museum is superb - free entry, and something to interest everyone even if they 'don't like trains'.
The Shambles are a network of medieval streets, very picturesque, including the most photographed street in the country.
You can also walk the ancient walls.
Bettys is a local institution for brunch, lunch or afternoon tea - there are two branches in the city centre.
There are also boat trips down the river - a nice way to spend a summer evening.
York is a really beautiful city with a compact centre so you'll be able to see plenty in a day.
If you have a National Trust pass then the Treasure's House is worth a visit too.
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Jul 2nd, 2011, 09:57 AM
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I want to return to York to visit many of the sites mentioned for you. I've only seen the National Railway Museum, so far, and I'll definitely be returning there!
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Jul 2nd, 2011, 11:24 AM
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"the Viking Museum"

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Clifford's Tower and the York Castle Museum are my two favorite places to visit. And they're right next to each other! You can also catch a boat tour right by there -- so great in summer!

Shambles, of course. Minster, of course. And some really great pubs. Often with music.
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Jul 5th, 2011, 07:02 AM
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thanks y'all
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Jul 19th, 2011, 06:55 PM
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Surfergirl -
"... some really great pubs. Often with music..."

any pubs (names) that you particularly remember?

We may have our first visit to York in September, and would
welcome your suggestions!

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Jul 19th, 2011, 07:16 PM
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This is from my journal from our trip to York:
We went to lunch at a place that our host recommended. It is between Bootham and Monk’s Bar on the wall. It is called Gray’s Court and the building was originally built in the 1000’s. It is very nice inside. We actually sat on a sofa for our lunch and had ciabatta bread sandwiches, me avocado, bacon and cream cheese and Mike had steak and caramelized onions. It was very good.

We really enjoyed York, especially hearing the church bells chiming at all hours. You could hear them from all over the town. Here's another entry from my journal:

We relaxed at our B&B for an hour or so and then headed out to dinner at Michael’s, a brasserie on Petersgate street. Dinner was very good. Mike had venison and I had BBQ chicken. After wards we went on a Ghost Hunt tour. It was hysterical. Our guide was a great storyteller and actor. There were probably 100 people in the group. We roamed around the streets like a mob, but it was so funny. During the entire walk the Minster bells were ringing constantly. The bell ringers were practicing and it was lovely to hear all evening. It was getting dark when the tour was over. We walked back to the B&B with the lights coming on all over town. It was a busy day but it was great..very fun. It’s a beautiful town and very quaint and lovely.
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Aug 4th, 2011, 02:06 AM
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Nicely done video to help picture what you'd like to do in York. Very helpful and I so want to be there now and not in a year or two! (I rec'd the link by having the National Railway Museum as a "like" on Facebook.)


"Visit York presents the top 10 favourite York experiences as voted by the public."
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Aug 4th, 2011, 04:05 AM
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Snlife, I would also suggest going INTO the Minster - there is a small fee. The interior is vast and uncluttered with a stark beauty. So many cathedrals like those is Seville and Granada have so many choirs, confessionals, small chapels, crypts and the like that is difficult to get the full sweep of the building. Not so with York Minster.
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Aug 4th, 2011, 05:46 AM
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The Minster- one of the finest examples of English Gothic architecture...
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Definitely York Minster and the city walls. Betty's Tea Rooms are great if you want to stop and have cream tea or just a cuppa. There are great boat tours in York, too.
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Liz asked me about the name of the pub with music for her upcoming trip in September -- which has clearly come and gone. I just couldn't remember the name of the place where we had a really great evening with locals playing music.

But I was looking this morning at my camera roll on my Iphone and lo and behold, I took a shot inside the place and it had the name -- The Golden Fleece at 16 Pavement Street.

Not that it will help Liz, but if anyone else had any great desire to know, here you go.
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Castle Howard is close by... a must see if you have ever read or watched "Brideshead Revisited".
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