Nun Monkton Travel Guide

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Nun Monkton Things to Do

  • The Big VT Meeting

    Eight of us met up in York for a day's sightseeing and a lovely lunch in Betty's, and then I took us all to one of my favourite little villages, Nun Monkton. There's not a lot here, but it's pretty, it's quiet and it has a pub. What more can you want?

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  • Village Duck Pond

    This laid back country village centres around the green and duck pond. The cottages here looked liked an idyllic place to live - pricey too I should imagine being a short distance away from the historic city of York.

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  • River Flood Guage?

    On the way down to the river look out for the measure against the wall - I think thats to gauge the height of flood water which comes up here. Marie and Laura did the honours posing here for me to add some colour to the pic ;-)

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  • Fishing and Boating

    On the river you can admire the boats which are moored, go skinny dipping if you wish as long as you don't put the fishermen off!Private fishing goes on along this stretch of the water.

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  • Riverside Stroll

    Follow the path down to the river - Steve and Mick are leading the way. Here you'll probably find boats moored, people were swimming too. This is where the Ouse and the Nid meet.

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  • Village Church

    The parish church of St Mary's is very difficult to picture with the foliage falling in front of it!Couldn't get a decent picture of the inside either but its unusual aisle-less nave from c. 1175 is richly ornamented.

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Nun Monkton Restaurants

  • Absolutely Top Quality!

    This is an upmarket pub/restaurant in an upmarket village, refurbished after being closed for two years, and apparently reopened in August 2009. It's overlooking what must be one of the prettiest villages in Yorkshire! I received a fantastic welcome when I arrived, and all the staff were attentive and on the ball.The other reviews here are out of...

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  • Meat Dishes Rule!

    A traditional country pub with tables outside (in the form of picnic benches). On a hot summer day it was the quiche, chips and salad that appealed to me (as usual the salads on the menu seemed to be a bit pricier than they should be). The side salad on the quiche was quite generous with pickled beetroot, coleslaw, lettuce and tomato. It was all...

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  • The Beautiful Quiche

    This place is famous for its meat and fish dishes and to be honest there's nothing much on the menu for us (veggies) but we love this place so much that we come here time and again. We tend to just have the Quiche (or a sandwich), but the Quiche is nice and so are the chips that come with it.

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Nun Monkton Transportation

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    by steventilly Updated Jun 15, 2003

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    Nun Monkton is at the end of a dead-end road, off the A59 a few miles out of york (and quite close to the A1). Pretty much the only way to get there is by car, unless you happen to own a boat (see "general" tips).
    The fact that it is a dead-end means there's no through traffic (doh) which gives the village it's quiet air. It probably also led to it's demise in some ways because there would surely be an increase in custom for the pub, shop (now gone) etc if there was through traffic.

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Nun Monkton Local Customs

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    by steventilly Updated Jun 4, 2003

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    Many villages have a "feast day" at which there are various activities and fetes. The Nun Monkton feast day is to celebrate St. Peter's day, and is usually held on the first Saturday of June. So we missed it by exactly one week.
    Next year I'll make an effort to get there on the right day ;-)

    Not The Village Feast

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Nun Monkton Warnings and Dangers

  • The Late Opening

    We got to the village to sit in the pub garden and eat and drink. We were amazed (and disappointed) to find that the pub doesn't open until 6pm (except Sunday when it's open all day). Still, that did give us an hour to look around the village and do te walk to the river.

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  • The Tourist From The Wirral

    Look out for this girl, easily distinguished by the digital camera where once her right eye used to be! :-P

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Nun Monkton Off The Beaten Path

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    by steventilly Written Jun 5, 2003

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    This whole village is "off the beaten path", lying some 3 miles down a dead end off the main road. There's no passing trade and it's only really visited by people who are "in the know". And there are more of those people now that I've taken my VT friends there ;-)

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Nun Monkton Favorites

  • The Cold Beers

    After a hard day's sightseeing all you want to do is sit and relax somewhere nice, with good friends and a cold beer.Happy to oblige :-)

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  • The Well Earned Rest

    Across the rivers, in the V of the Ouse and the Nidd is Beningborough Hall, a stately home now run by The National Trust. In winter you can see it from here, but in summer the leaves of the trees hide it from view.Across the Ouse only, is Moor Monkton - "twin" village of Nun Monkton. That village has no pub though ;-)

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  • The Rivers

    Here's the confluence of the two rivers. To the right and away into the distance is the Ouse. York is to the right and Newton and Linton is up in the distance. To the left runs the Nidd, which would eventually take us to Knaresborough.This is a popular stopping point for boats as it marks the effective limit of navigation. The Ouse is tricky beyond...

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