Ambleside Guest House

62 Bootham Crescent, York, YO30 7AH, United Kingdom

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Ambleside Guest House
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  • Great B&B close to the center


    Highly recommended! Clean and nice. Very good breakfast. Excellent friendly service. About 5 minutes wallk to the center of this nice city. Great value, really :-)

    Unique Quality: There are no facilities to highligt. The place is simple and cosy

    Directions: 5 minutes walk from the city wall in an area full of guest houses or Take the A19 under the footbridge second left, down to the bottom on the right

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    Cozy Attic Room


    In York we found a B & B named Ambleside (Frommer's suggestion). It was cozy but the beds were hard. Our proprietress was the original "Chatty Cathy". She took her vacations in the US (didn't invite her over) and wanted to tell us everything and wanted to know everything.

    Unique Quality: Not sure it's still open for business, I couldn't find it on any Website lists. It was a good budget accommodation and the breakfast was good. Try the phone number listed below.

    Directions: walking distance to the Shambles

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by turfer

Does anybody have any infomation as to how knavesmire got its name?

RE: knavesmire

by leics

A mire is a boggy area. A knave was a type of knight's servant in Medieval times and was (is, even) later used to mean men-who-were-not-to-be-entirely-trusted. Therefore, 'kanvesmire' is likely to mean either 'the boggy area which belonged to a knave' or 'the boggy area which is the haunt of knaves'. Probably the latter, as it is not likely that knaves owned land.

RE: RE: knavesmire

by mccalpin

The first answer is correct in the meanings of the words. In this case, the "knaves" are probably the criminals who were hanged in this area, because it was the site of the public gallows here for several hundred years - see;_ylt=Arg5_PrWDzGcvG0Lf7HkVOFXNyoA/SIG=12niqsnh7/EXP=1120676295/*-http%3A//


RE: RE: knavesmire

by Sjalen

Indeed - you can walk around in the gallows area today, although it's nicer to watch amateur football on the plain below. :)

RE: knavesmire

by turfer


Travel Tips for York

Horse Drawn Tour

by KittyLou

We had very little time to spare after the Minister and the NRM so opted for this way of getting a quick overview of the city. Our guide was great and horse was steady. We had to share our ride with another couple but it still was sort of romantic.

see the fabulous old buildings...

by steventilly

see the fabulous old buildings in York. One of the finest is The Hall Of The Merchant Adveturer in Fossgate. Dating from around 1357 this has a fine interior and exterior.

As suggested by their name, the Merchant Adventurers explored the world in search of goods to sell, and brought much wealth to ancient York.

Fish and Chips


Britains most popular hot take away meal is Fish and Chips. This tasty combination is usually eaten with salt and vinegar; in Scotland sometimes with a special brown sauce.
The favourite fish is Cod, followed by Haddock and Plaice. Prices are about 1 GBP for the Chips and about 2,50 GBP for the Fish.

St. William's College

by Dabs

St. William's College, named after William Fitzherbert, Archbishop of York and great grandson of William the Conqueror, was built between 1465 and 1467 to house priests. Our walking tour guide led us into the courtyard to see the 12 figures symbolizing the part of the harvest that occurs during each of the months that line the eaves. Most are original but missing parts.

Located on College Street, you can visit the courtyard with no charge.

Yorkshire Air Musuum

by Britannia2

The museum is a collection of items from the history of flight from a glider from 1853 to a new Tornado jet.
There is a war time Halifax bomber and also a Mosquito to see. The museum is housed in the old RAF Elvington RAF base and there are many other exhibits to see including the restored control tower and RAF memorabilia items.
There is a NAAFI style restaurant.
Admission in 2008 costs £5 per adult, £3 children and £4 OAP. Fully disabled accessible.


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