York Off The Beaten Path

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    Roman Column, York
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    Selby Abbey
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    Shrine of St. Margaret Clitherow
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  • 1. City - Miscellaneous

    Mansion House is the beautiful red-coloured house located at St Helen's Square. It certainly is an eye-catcher! It is the official residence of York's Lord Mayor and was built from 1725 to 1732 for...

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  • 2. Riverside

    The New Walk was created during the Georgian period to provide a space for the high society to promenade and socialise. It was laid out in 1730 as an avenue along the river Ouse. By 1824, 820 trees...

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  • 3. Castle Howard

    14 miles. By bus including entry £15. Pay the driver board at Bootham Bar, across from the tourist info. This is where the TV series 'Brides-head Revisited' was filmed. The castle grounds are worth...

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  • 4. Fountains Abbey

    The monks elected Prior Richard abbot, but by 1133 they were forced to look for outside help in order to survive. They turned, naturally enough, to the source of their inspiration, the Cistercian...

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  • 5. Whip ma whop ma gate

    What a great name for a street. I wish more streets had great names like Whipmawhopmagate - it's rather more interesting than Castle St. or High St. Only 32 metres long, It's very easy to miss this...

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  • 6. Stamford Bridge

    I'm a local of Stamford Bridge, and love this 'little' village to pieces. The history of the place is amazing, with undiscovered Roman towns popping up all the time. The amount of natural beauty that...

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  • 7. Helmsley

    Helmsley lies about 20 miles west of York and is one of England's loveliest market towns. This is really the perfect English town - a large market square with a beautiful church and castle commanding...

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  • 8. Yorkshire Musem, Gardens, Etc.

    When you enter the Museum Gardens from Museum Street, there is a ruin on the right-hand side. This is St Leoard's Hospital. The ruin now looks rather small, but in the Middle Ages this was an...

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  • 9. Yorkshire Air Museum

    If you like airplanes and travel to North of England you MUST COME HERE! Yes, this originally small air museum is quickly becoming a menace for London's or Duxford's. Why? Come here and discover...

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  • 10. Beverley

    Beverley. It is a small market town approx 35 mile between York and Hull. It has a large Minster which could rival York but is sadly overlooked by most tourists. The town is nice for an hour or two,...

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  • 11. Yorkshire Moors

    Victoria wanted to see the Moors, so on our way to Edinburgh we disembarked the train in York for the soul purpose of making Victoria’s dream come true. Once in the station we had no idea where...

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  • 12. Minster

    At the edge of Dean's Park you can see a section of ancient arcading, looking like a ruin and not attached to any other building. It is used as a war memorial, as you can see by the poppy wreaths laid...

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  • 13. Eden Camp

    Brilliant day out for any age. Second world war memorabilia, sounds morbid but it is great, even a mess hut for lunches, very reasonable and good choice of food.Takes at least 2/3 hours to see all the...

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  • 14. Yorkshire Dales

    West of York is the naturally beautiful area of the Yorkshire Dales, designated as one of England and Wales ten national parks. The Dales lie between Kirkby Stephen in the north, Leyburn in the east,...

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  • 15. Shambles

    A sacred site in York that might be easily missed is the Shrine of Saint Margaret Clitherow, located in a small medieval house on The Shambles. St. Margaret met a rather gruesome martyrdom in 1586...

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  • 16. Shopping

    If you want to do some grocery shopping, or get petrol before returning home, or you fancy 'mall'-type shopping, try Monks Cross. It's about 2 miles north-east of the city-centre & features most of...

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  • 17. Thirsk

    We stayed near Thirsk and, with our penchant for the village life overriding our city desires we opted to have a look around Thirsk, a town we'd passed through the night before on our way to our...

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  • 18. Jorvik Viking Centre

    Jorvik Viking Center Deep beneath the pavement of Modern York, archeologists have uncovered what Viking life was really like. Now you too can journey back 1,000 years to experience Jorvik, its...

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  • 19. Scarborough

    Take a trip to the beautiful holiday resort Scarborough by train. The journey takes only 45 minutes. Scarborough has a north and a south bay, between them lies Scarborough castle (see photo)....

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  • 20. Whitby

    Whitby is a coastal town of North Yorkshire and is found on one of Britain's finest stretches of shoreline at the inlet of the Esk River. It was famous as a whaling port and closely associated with...

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  • 21. Merchant Adventurer's Hall

    This building was built in 1357 -61 and is one of the largest of its kind in Britain. "The timbered Great Hall was where merchants conducted their business and held their courts and social events. The...

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  • 22. City Walls - General

    Micklegate Museum seems quite unknown - it's a very small museum inside the Micklegate building (I guess there's an exact term for that one... uh, I'll try to find out). Not like smashingly...

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  • 23. Thwaite

    Thwaite is a little cluster of stone houses and farms in the Dales which seem to all huddle together as if in protection (probably against the winter here). The village was founded Norsemen and...

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  • 24. Castle Bolton

    Castle Bolton gives a glimpse into life in the 'middle ages.' It is in a state of half-repair. There's is enough detail left to get an idea of how castle life was. The castle, having been home of 11...

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  • 25. Knaresborough

    Knaresborough is a lovely town on the banks of the river Nidd and with a huge bridge across it. You can fall for the tourist trap of 'Mother Shipton's petrifiying well' but you can also just wander...

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