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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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,... more
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... more
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,... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
No, I'm not talking Chelsea FC's homeground but instead of a village outside York where the viking army met King Harold Goodwinson 1066. The battle was the last viking battle on British soil and the... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
Not too-well known amongst the locals, and I don't think too well-known with tourists either, are jazz nights at the Black Swan. A very intimate venue with a live jazz band and plenty of audience... more
The Romans Called it Eboracum, the Vikings Jorvik and we now call it York.
It is one of the best preserved Medieval Walled Cities in Europe and a great place to cvisit for a day trip, a weekend ore......
This building, back of the Merchant's Hall, best illustrates the tortured history of York. You can clearly see the rebuilding using older materials and how time, via subsidance and other means, has......