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  • 1. City - Miscellaneous

    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...

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  • 2. City Walls - General

    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...

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  • 3. Minster

    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...

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  • 4. Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate

    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...

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  • 5. Yorkshire Musem, Gardens, Etc.

    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...

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  • 6. Festivals & Events

    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...

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  • 7. Riverside

    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...

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  • 8. Merchant Adventurer's Hall

    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,...

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  • 9. Eating & Drinking

    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...

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  • 10. Shambles

    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...

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  • 11. Clifford's Tower

    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...

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  • 12. Monk Bar

    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...

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  • 13. Walks, Tours, Etc

    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...

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  • 14. Bootham Bar

    ...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...

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  • 15. Treasurer's House

    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...

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  • 16. Shopping

    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...

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  • 17. Walmgate Bar

    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...

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  • 18. Surroundings

    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...

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  • 19. Unknown

    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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  • 20. Red Tower

    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...

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  • 21. Sport

    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...

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  • 22. York Hidden Secrets Pass

    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!...

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  • 23. Things to see and do on future trips to York

    Yorkshire Museum & GardensYork Art GalleryFairfax HouseLunches at Treasurer's House & GardenJorvik Viking CentreNational Railway Museum (for the social history...

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  • 24. Hidden Secrets Pass

    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...

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  • 25. My favourites

    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...

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