York Off The Beaten Path

  • George Hudson Street Plaque, Hudson Street, York
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in York

  • 1. 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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  • 2. City Centre

    This street is named after George Hudson, an railway business man and politician who controlled large parts of the country's railway network in the 1840s. He was involved in linking the railway from...

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  • 3. 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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  • 4. Castle Howard - Daytrip

    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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  • 5. 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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  • 6. Roman Bath

    This Roman Bath was nothing like the baths I have visited in Bath, Caerleon or Xanten, but I still enjoyed my visit. The site is located in the basement of a pub of the same name, and was accidentally...

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  • 7. Dick Turpin's Grave

    I never knew this was here, until another VT member showed us it. In a very unassuming graveyard, all the other graves are slabs lying flat in the ground. I found out that his body was buried a...

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  • 8. Walmgate Bar - Walmgate

    Walmgate Bar is the most complete of the four Medieval gateways into the city of York. It still has its portcullis and inner doors, with a stone barbican dating from the 1300s. Some of the stonework...

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  • 9. Cholera Burial Ground

    When walking from the train station to the town centre, you will see a small burial ground close to the street. It is a green lawn with some weathered gravestones, looking very old, and a bit odd in...

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  • 10. 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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  • 11. 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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  • 12. Thirsk - Daytrip

    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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  • 13. Yorkshire Moors - Daytrip

    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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  • 14. Helmsley - Rievaulx Abbey - Daytrip

    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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  • 15. Guildhall

    York Guildhall was built in the 15th Century and this was an original meeting place for York's guilds who oversaw the city's trade and monitored the workmanship. Because of the destruction during an...

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  • 16. St Mary's Abbey

    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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  • 17. Fountains Abbey - Daytrip

    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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  • 18. Stamford Bridge - Daytrip

    This is a pleasant village to the east of York that is well known locally for its fish and chips and pubs. Also there is a river here with pleasant walks and it is generally a popular place for people...

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  • 19. Kings Manor

    King's Manor is a historical building located next to the Art Gallery, at Exhibition Square. The building was constructed in the Middle Ages, but it was totally renovated and enlarged during the reign...

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  • 20. Eden Camp - Daytrip

    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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  • 21. Scarborough - Daytrip

    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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  • 22. Guy Fawkes

    Tucked in behind the hotel, you reach it through the hotel's courtyard. We ate at the hotel the previous night and the lovely lady who worked there showed us inside the house, the rooms are hotels...

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  • 23. Boer War Memorial

    This war memorial commonerates the 1,490 people, including two female nurses, who lost their lives in the the struggle between the English and Boer Republics over controlling South Africa in 1899. The...

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  • 24. Selby - Daytrip

    If you enjoyed York Minster, and would like to see another beautiful church, then why not head 12 miles south of York to Selby like we did. The unfortunate part, it was closed, we had spent too long...

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  • 25. Madhyamaka Kadampa Mediation Centre

    This is a Buddhist Centre about 12 miles east of York near Pocklington that offers mediation courses, bed and breakfast and is a centre where you can learn about the Buddhist way of life/ Kilnwick...

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