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    York Hidden Secrets Pass

    by ettiewyn Updated Oct 13, 2012

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    Favorite thing: The Hidden Secrets Pass is something I didn't see advertised anywhere, so I really want to share this tip with you, as it is a great way to save some money! There are six historical attractions taking part in this pass, and if you visit one and pay the full entrance fee, you can visit all the other ones for half price!

    Taking part are:
    * Micklegate Bar Museum
    * Richard III Museum
    * Merchant Adventurer's Hall
    * Mansion House
    * Roman Bath
    * Yorkshire Museum of Farming

    As I said, I did not hear about this pass until I visited Micklegate Bar Museum and the lady there told me about it. She then gave me a little paper card where it is ticked off that you visited that place. The card is valid for one year.
    I was surprised that in no travel guide, brochure or whatever I saw anything about this pass, the only advertising I saw was a poster that was hidden in a back wall of the Roman Bath.

    If you are interested in York's History and want to visit some of the six places, it is certainly worth asking for the pass if it is not offered to you. I visited Micklegate Bar Museum, where I paid the full price and got the pass, and then Richard III Museum, Merchant Adventurer's Hall and the Roman Bath, where I only paid half price each.

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    Things to see and do on future trips to York

    by spidermiss Updated Jul 19, 2012

    Favorite thing: Yorkshire Museum & Gardens
    York Art Gallery
    Fairfax House
    Lunches at Treasurer's House & Garden
    Jorvik Viking Centre
    National Railway Museum (for the social history with the trains and railways)
    The York Dungeon
    York Minster
    Chocolate - York's Sweet Story
    The Bar Covent
    Holy Trinity Church
    Barley Hall
    The Mansion House
    Micklegate Bar Museum
    Merchant Adventurers' Hall
    Quilt Museum and Gallery
    Yorkwalk (and various walks offered)
    The Cat Gallery
    York Viking Land

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    Hidden Secrets Pass

    by Myfanwe Written Jan 11, 2012

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    Favorite thing: York's Hidden Secrets
    Many of York's smaller attractions make up York's Hidden Secrets. Visitors to any of the museums listed below receive a special visitor pass which gives up to two adults and three concessions half-price entry to every other attraction within the group. The pass is valid for a year. The Hidden Secrets are:

    Barley Hall www.barleyhall.org.uk
    Roman Bath Museum email romanbathmuseum@yahoo.co.uk
    Micklegate Bar Museum www.micklegatebar.com
    Merchant Adventurers' Hall www.theyorkcompany.co.uk
    York Mansion House www.mansionhouseyork.co.uk
    York Army Museum email hhq@rdgmuseum.org.uk
    Yorkshire Museum of Farming www.murtonpark.co.uk

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    My favourites

    by Sjalen Updated May 5, 2010

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    Favorite thing: A visit to the impressing Minster is a must (try experiencing it during Advent or other big days when you get to hear the choir and carry candles - quite a thing even for a non churchgoer) as it is one of the landmarks of Yorkshire and one of the greatest cathedrals in Europe. Castle Museum belongs to my favourite museums in Europe for its "common life experience" and the National Railway Museum is impressive.

    Fondest memory: Well that was when I met my husband who is a York lad but that evening we keep to ourselves! :-))) Otherwise I have loads of memories from the years I lived in York but today I get most sentimental when I think of the pub quiz nights and life by the village green in Acomb.

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    • Architecture
    • Museum Visits

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    Pay for car parking by mobile phone

    by Britannia2 Written Apr 28, 2009

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    Favorite thing: Top up car parking through the day without having to return to your car or search for loose change. Automatic reminders sent to your phone will tell you when your time is nearly up.
    To register visit www.verrus.com/verrus/index/aspx or call 0870 4283854 - let them know the car park location number which is shown on signs in the car park and the amount of hours you wish to park for.

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    Overnight parking

    by Britannia2 Written Apr 27, 2009

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    Favorite thing: We occasionally get asked in the travel forums about overnight parking. It is possible to park overnight in Foss Islands Road and Grimson Bar park and ride site.
    Mini bus and mobile home parking is only recommended at these 24 hour sites. 2009 charges are up to 2 hours £3.30, 2 to 5 hours £5.00 , 18.00 to 24.00 £2.00 and all day £8.00. There is no charge 24.00 to 08.00.
    These are pay and display car parks where you buy a parking ticket from a machine so make sure you have change.

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    The people in York (not just...

    by markwalk Updated Nov 2, 2008

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    Favorite thing: The people in York (not just the Pubs, hotels etc) are definately some of the most friendliest people I have ever encountered. It's not just a rumour about a real Yorkshire welcome, just strike up a conversation and it might just be the beginning of a long friendship!

    Fondest memory: Everything about York and its residents!

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    YORK MINSTER - THE QUIRE

    by LoriPori Updated Sep 28, 2008

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    Favorite thing: The QUIRE of York Minster is absolutely wonderful to see. I must say, it was one of my favourite sections of the Minster. The Quire Screen is one of the most intricately carved in all the UK, with depictions of fifteen kings of England from William I to Henry VI, set within niches facing the Nave.
    Look up where the huge Organ is perched above the Screen. Recently refurbished, the Organ boasts an amazing 5,300 individual pipes.

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    YORK MINSTER - MONUMENTS & MEMORIALS

    by LoriPori Written Sep 26, 2008

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    Favorite thing: York Minster has a spectacular array of MONUMENTS & MEMORIALS. These are dedicated in memory of clergy, those who gave their life in battle, donors and others. The North Quire aisle is especially rich in tombs and memorials. The Archbishops of the past are commemorated in many of the side chapels. Archbishop John Dolben's monument was decorated by the famous 17th century carver Grinling Gibbons.
    Picture #1 Tomb Effigy - Man & Wife - Tudor Style 16th c. - Monument to Sir William Ingram d. 1625
    Picture #2 Tomb Effigy - A reclining Archbishop Matthew Hutton (1529 - 1605)
    Picture #3 Tomb Effigy - Sir William Gee d.1611 - His two wives praying on either side of him

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    YORK MINSTER - THE NORTH TRANSEPT

    by LoriPori Updated Sep 26, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Built during the 13th century, the NORTH TRANSEPT is typical of the early English Style with its columns of polished Purbeck stone and central wooden vaults.
    Dominating the whole area is the Five Sisters Window, glazed with "Grisaille" glass. It is the largest of its type to survive anywhere in the world. The entire window contains over 100,000 pieces of glass and is dedicated as a memorial to the women who lost their lives in the two world wars. It is a fitting location for the "Odyssey" Exhibit now on display here.

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    YORK MINSTER - THE WEST WINDOW

    by LoriPori Written Sep 25, 2008

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    Favorite thing: The bottom row of pictures in the WEST WINDOW illustrates eight archbishops of York. In the row above are the Apostles. Next are scenes from the earthly life of Christ and His Mother.The top panels depict a scene set in Heaven, showing Mary crowned as Queen.
    The Design in the stonework at the top represents the Sacred Heart of Christ.

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    YORK MINSTER - THE NAVE

    by LoriPori Updated Sep 25, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Work commenced on YORK MINSTER NAVE in 1291. The widest Gothic Nave in England, I was immediately struck by the sheer enormity of it all. As you walk through the West Door, a statue to your right shows the Minster's Patron Saint, St. Peter. holding his symbol - a key. Behind and above you is the magnificent West Window built between 1338-39 in the Curvilinear Decorated style. The Nave also contains several examples of Norman stained glass on both the North and South sides.

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    YORK MINSTER - CHAPTER HOUSE

    by LoriPori Written Sep 25, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Built in the decorated Gothic style and octagonal in shape, the CHAPTER HOUSE is one of the most beautiful rooms ever created. It was begun in 1260 and completed in 1286. Its walls contain some of the Minster's finest carvings, most dated from 1270 to 1280.
    The Chapter House is still used as a meeting place by the Dean and Chapter. Each wall contains six seats - to emphasise the equality of all members.
    I thought it was a simply amazing place.

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    YORK MINSTER - ODYSSEY EXHIBIT

    by LoriPori Written Sep 25, 2008

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    Favorite thing: On display in the North Transept of York Minster is the ODYSSEY EXHIBIT. Odyssey consists of thirty-two carved wooden figures, each 2.5 metres tall. The artist, Robert Koenig, carved male and female figures out of lime trees that grew in his mother's home village, Dominikowice in Poland.
    The exhibit is on display from September 1 - 29, 2008

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    ST. WILFRID'S CATHOLIC CHURCH

    by LoriPori Updated Sep 25, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Located at the intersection of 11 High Petergate and Duncombe Place, in the shadows of York Minster, the Church dedicated to St. Wilfrid has stood in York since medieval times. The Church is designed in Gothic Revival style. The Arch over the main door has the most detailed Victorian carving in the city. The present Church was completed in 1864 and it was considered to be one of the most perfectly finished Catholic Churches in England, rich in sculptures, paintings and stained glass.
    St. Wilfrid's Bell Tower is 147 feet high. Ten bells were added to the tower in 1995.
    St. Wilfrid's still stands as the "Mother Church of the city of York."

    Website: www.stwilfridsyork.org.uk
    Phone +44 1904 624767

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