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  • City Walls - General

    York Favorites

    Some sections of YORK CITY WALLS date back to Roman times. When the Romans first came here in the first century A.D., they built a military fort on the banks of the River Ouse. Strong walls were built to enclose both the Fort and Town. The three main gateways in to the old city stand at Bootham Bar, Monk Bar, Walmgate Bar and Micklegate Bar which...

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  • City - Miscellaneous

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    We were fortunate to visit York in April of 2004 on our way from London to Edinburgh. York is a walled city, situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire. The city offers a wealth of historic attractions, of which York Minster is the most prominent, and a variety of cultural and sporting activities. We spent there only...

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  • Minster

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    Constantine was the Roman Emperor responsible for the legalization of Christianity within the Roman Empire. His relatively long reign (306-337) restored stability to the Empire, and he is also remembered as the founder of the city of Constantinople (later Istanbul). He was actually here in York - then Roman Ebor - at the time of the death of the...

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  • Festivals & Events

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    Each year around the second weekend in September Ebor and Acorn Morris invite traditional dance groups from around the country to dance in York. A procession from the Guidhall and Mansion House starts the day moving down Davygate and ending up in the paved area of Parliament Street. From there the groups disperse to dance at various sites around...

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  • Clifford's Tower

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    We climbed to the top of Cliffords Tower for a great view of the city of York... We could see the extent of the floods from up there too which was interesting... The kids were having a great time playing in the water on the streets...it was fun to watch them for a while. :)

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  • Yorkshire Musem, Gardens, Etc.

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    I had somewhat become used to all the Grey Squirrels in the UK, but I never saw so many as in Castle Gardens in York. When I walked around there, I saw an abundance of them, especially in the evenings. And they were not shy at all. There were some scurrying away when I came along, but most of them just stayed where they were, nibbling something or...

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  • Eating & Drinking

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    Mmm... doughnuts! Whilst walking around York I passed many bakeries before I could resist no longer and went into one in the Shambles. They had so many different pastries and sweet bread stuff to choose from! I ended up getting a doughnut lightly dusted in icing - if it's possible it was better than Donout King, and I think it's possible. So if in...

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  • Riverside

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    Take a riverside walk. At some parts of the river you can only walk on one side or the other, and at other bits you can walk on either side. The riverside walk runs right down out of the city towards Selby, passing Rowntree Park and the new Milennium Bridge on the way. This view is looking towards Skeldergate Bridge as we walked from Rowntree Park

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  • Shambles

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    When I first laid my eyes upon THE SHAMBLES, I felt like I had been transported back to the Elizabethan period. Here was this incredibly cute, narrow and cobbled medieval street, the oldest street in York. There were picturesque timber-framed buildings - some dating to the 14th century with the oldest being circa 1350.The buildings actually lean...

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  • Monk Bar

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    This was the tallest and most heavily fortified gateway in medieval York. It was constructed around 1330. Just east of the Minster, on Goodramgate. Inside is a small museum portraying the story of Richard III - as told from a strongly Yorkist perspective, as you might expect!

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  • Surroundings

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    This is the Corn Exchange building...I just liked the look of it so I couldn't help but take a photo...such a weird building... ;) I really don't know the 'story' behind the building so if you know it I woulld be more than happy to learn. :)

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  • Shopping

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    One memory I have is going into a china shop in the middle of town. All the famous makers were there from Wedgwood to Spode. Anyway, the building it was in must have been at least 400 years old if not older. It was weird because the ceilings were low and the floors slanted this way and that. Although a fairly small place, the narrow stairwells and...

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  • Walks, Tours, Etc

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    Here are some useful numbers for visitors to York. The STD code for all is 01904. Bus information - 551400 Left luggage service - 656161 National Rail Enquiries - 08457 484950 NHS Walk in Centre (health problems) 674557 Police (non emergency) 0845 606 0247 Police, Ambulance, Fire (emergency) 999

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  • Merchant Adventurer's Hall

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    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.

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  • Walmgate Bar

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    This bar is interesting for its portcullis and gate and also for the remaining Barbican, built in the reign of Edwarxd III, - the only surviving one in York. The wood and plaster on the inner side is from the Elizabethan period too. Badly damaged by battery fire from Parliamentarians in 1644 it was restored in 1648 and renovated in 1959. The arms...

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  • Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate

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    The longest street name in York, and the shortest street. 35 meters long. One web site I looked at explained that the name derives from what was originally a longer expression that had the meaning of "neither one thing nor the other." Oh. It's essentially an intersection - where Fossgate becomes Colliergate, and St. Saviourgate and The Stonebow...

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  • Unknown

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    There are lots of street entertainers in York including a juggler in St Helen's Square, a wonderful guitarist in Kings Square and a piano player who plays his piano in the street opposite the Minster.

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  • Treasurer's House

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    Much of the furniture is French, including a dressing table belonging to Louis XVI. Each room is of a different period. You will find it close to the Minster's North east corner. Chapter House. You could if you wish go down to see Roman Ghosts walking down the old Roman Road which goes under the house !

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  • Sport

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    Check out a game of soccer...err football...if you are interested in that sort of stuff... ;) I didn't get to a game but my boyfriend made sure he saw two big games while we were in England, one in Leeds (Leeds v LFC) and another in Liverpool (LFC v Coventry). LFC are his favourite team if you didn't guess...just see my Liverpool page and you'll...

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  • Red Tower

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    Red tower marks the temination of the city walls - and once upon a time marked the beginning of an impassable swamp area. The tower suffered from the battle ravages of the siege of 1644 and has undergone several restorations. The Tower was also formerly known as Brimstone House after a manufactory carried out within its walls.

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  • Bootham Bar

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    ...no not the watering hole variety (although there are plenty of those too !) the gates or entrances to York are known as bars Thethe four principal entrances to the city around the city walls of York are: Bootham Bar - NW Monkgate Bar - NE Walmgate Bar - SE Micklegate Bar - SW Just for confusion "gates" are the streets in York!

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  • Gunnerside

    My favourite Swaledale village, tiny Gunnerside has spectacular views of the surrounding fells and into the rest of the dale. On top of that, one of my favourite Yorkshire village pubs where sheep come past on the main road. Heaven!

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  • Wensleydale

    I just love this, the broadest of the Yorkshire Dales with its sweeping vistas and farms dotting the landscape. It is the Yorkshire of my dreams and I keep coming back.

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  • The Atlas Fountain

    The Atlas Fountain is my favorite feature of the formal gardens at Castle Howard. It dates from the middle of the 19th century, and is the work of sculptor John Thomas. It was part of an expensive and far-reaching scheme of landscape design created by William Andrews Nesfield for the 7th Earl of Carlisle in the 1850s. He ended up spending close to...

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  • Temple of the Four Winds

    The Temple of the Four Winds was one of my favorite attractions on the grounds of Castle Howard. It's a kind of "folly" that the 3rd Earl of Carlisle asked his architect Vanbrugh to design for him - I guess for picnics, or just as a place to "get away from it all."

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  • The Obelisk

    The Obelisk was the first major "monument" in Castle Howard to be raised, in 1714-15. It follows the neo-classical urge to create memorial pillars in the Roman style. It stands in the center of the main drive leading up to the Castle's grounds.There are two inscriptions on the Obelisk. One is in Latin, and commemorates the recent victories of the...

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  • The Groves

    The Groves is in a quiet cul-de-sac just outside the gate at Bootham so it’s an easy short walk in...

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  • Fairhaven Country Hotel

    We spent one night at the Fairhaven Hotel as wished we could have stayed longer. Excellent hotel...

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  • The Crescent Hotel

    The Crescent was our Hotel for this years Rotary Conference. Hote, rooms, staff, food were of the...

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  • The Coniston Hotel

    Coniston Cold, Skipton, BD23 4EA, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Wensleydale Heifer Hotel

    West Witton, Yorkshire Dales National Park DL8 4LS, England

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Rudding Park Hotel & Golf

    As an experienced user of good hotels there is no doubt in my mind that this is one of the finest...

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  • The Old Deanery

    Minster Road, Ripon, HG4 1QS, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • The General Tarleton

    Ferrensby, Knaresborough, HG5 OQB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Best Western Solberge Hall Hotel

    Newby Wiske, Northallerton, Yorkshire DL7

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

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