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Lendal Bridge

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  • Mar17


    March 17, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Driving from Durham to London, our first hosts recommended we stop in York along the way. And I'm glad they did! It's a lovely English town with a rich history, castle pieces and Roman influence scattered throughout. We wandered the streets for hours, crossing the river a couple of times. Bustling but not overrun with tourists, just enough to be pleasant company! We paid a meter to park in a lot near Clifford's tower, good location for a few hours. Parking was CRAZY tight, but it seems like the English are used to this. We had to do a quick 13-point back-in to the spot we found. Ridiculous. Anyhow, the town was lovely and great for a quick stop.Read more

  • Day85

    Treasurer's House, York

    July 25, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    This was the residence of the treasurer of York Minster cathedral until the Reformation of the English Church in 1547. It was owned by various people, then divided into three units. Finally the units were bought by a wealthy industrialist, Frank Green. He rehabilitated it into his vision of what it might have been, and it's not entirely accurate, but at least the building was saved.Read more

  • Day85

    York: A Historic City

    July 25, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    York is a very interesting city with lots to see. It was founded by the Romans in 71 AD, and the city is almost entirely encircled by walls from that period. After the Romans left in the 400s, it was occupied by Anglo-Saxons until it was taken by the Vikings in 866. The Yorvik Viking Museum was really well done, showing how the city would have looked, sounded, and smelled, as well as many archeological finds. It was surprising how advanced they were.

    The oldest buildings left in town are Tudor, and they are really crooked! Many streets are narrow and cobblestoned including the Shambles, which has lots of fun shops to explore. York chocolates are made here.

    York Minster is another huge cathedral--we didn't go inside as we had only one day and too much to see. It is being refurbished, and we saw the stonemasons' work area, where they are carving figures to replace some that have broken.
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  • Day44


    August 16, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Where - York
    Weather - fine
    Distance - 16400 step or 10.4km and 35 floors

    Had a great Airbnb in the little village called Upper Poppleton (doesn't that sound delightful!) which was located just outside York. It was easier to use the Park and Ride system which seems quite common in many places in Europe. Park your car and catch the bus into the city - saves congestion and you don't have to worry about finding a park.

    York is a beautiful city and the original part is surrounded by (most of it) an old stone wall. One of the touristy things to do is to walk the wall and it was such a nice day that it was a very enjoyable activity. It's about 5km and takes around 2 hours (plenty of steps). There are sections where the wall no longer exists but that just gives you the opportunity to visit other things.

    Our host recommended we visit the National Railway Museum and that was quite interesting. It had a replica of Stevenson's Rocket as well as The Flying Scotsman - both engines I had heard about. After walking the wall we visited the York Castle Museum which had a section looking at fashion through the ages and the reason why some styles came in and out of fashion. For example, back when men and women wore wigs, the wealthy and more important had larger wigs, hence the term 'Big Wig'. They used to powder them heavily to make them white but when the government put a tax on powder, wigs went out of fashion. It was all fascinating.

    We could have spent more time in York but we had to be in Edinburgh for the Tattoo the next day so drove from York, seemed to take ages and practicallt rained all the way. A lovely Scottish summer day!
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  • Day41

    Edinburgh to York

    June 7, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    Up and on the road again, first stop Chesters Roman Fort Museum along Hadrians Wall. Wow what an amazing experience, it was discovered by a wealthy farmer who then bought up other farms along the wall and preserved the relics in a museum. Then we saw the Drygrange Viaduct crossing the Tweed river as we drove along, and stopped to take a few photos. Back into the car and off to York, after 4 hours of driving we checked into our accomodation and rested until dinner time, which we had at Valentinos down the road, some magic Italian food.Read more

  • Day5


    July 22, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Vendredi, 22 juillet 2016
    Notre voyage continu en direction nord. 280km d'autoroute, comme entre Berne et Zurich, nous amènent dans le Yorkshire. Nous prenons nos quartiers à Sheriff Hutton et profitons d'un après-midi de repos au camping. Nous essayons d'organiser la visite de York et la suite de notre trip. Le tout entourés de moutons et de lapins.Read more

  • Day15

    Leeds and York

    July 18, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Breakfast a la Hands again before we begin our trip to York.
    Yay! The sun is shining again - a forecast of 24C. This is the way to holiday!
    It's only a short trip for us today so stopped in Leeds at Kirkgate Markets, which began in 1857 in a beautiful old building with glass roofline.
    The market is a bit ho hum with not many businesses there so not sure if other stall holders come on other days but it was definitely quiet today. The food stalls - fruit & veg, fish & seafood and butchers were looking really good and fresh and I did wish I could buy lots more produce here than just the bag of cherries I purchased, but the other stalls - clothing and things!? Did not fit my shopping criteria. Although, I did find one very nice dinner jacket for Phil in quillted black velvet and satin lapels!!!!!!
    And, there is a stall of Marks & Spencer, which was the site of the first store in 1884 with the motto 'don't ask the price, it's a penny'.
    Leaving Leeds Chloe & Anthony gave us a call whilst I am getting Phil lost for the first time. All good fun in the car for a while!
    Now in York we have checked into our lovely apartment and walked into The Shambles for a wander thru the area and the Shambles Market. Sitting at home now with my glass of Prosecco before dinner. Phil and I are eating the strawberries I bought at The Shambles and they are probably the best strawberries I have ever eaten, seriously! (Tomorrow I will be going back to that lady to buy more).
    In The Shambles Phil found a store - The Shop That Must Not Be Named - which had a queue outside to get in and has something to do with Harry Potter. Apparently you would know all about it if you are into Harry Potter. In the window are the sorting hat, broomstick and owl.
    On the way home we had to try another english pub to keep the economy going and not for the first time when I ordered a Pimms it was to hear they don't have it. I thought Pimms came from here????
    So, after a Peach Schnapps on ice while Phil samples another lager we go home to plan our own dinner tonight and I have started with the Prosecco and can follow up with Green Ginger Wine that I found the other night in a store or the delish whiskey liquer that is running low.

    Phil - Tonight I cooked up some pulled pork, mashed potato and greens. I can see why the younger generation don't cook. For Aud 12 we were able to buy everything, just ready for heating. A bit like the Jetsons, where they just push a button in the kitchen, and voila, it appears. The supermarkets have full isles devoted to quick meals. Lots more variety than in our shops.
    Harry Potter is big here, and I am hoping to buy a wand tomorrow, but remember, "the wand chooses you".
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  • Day16

    York, England

    January 2, 2014 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    One of my favourite little towns I've been to. Historically interesting - Jewish people were hung from the Clifford's Tower during WWII and men, women and children were hung when they went against King Henry VIII (aka the Pilgrimage of Grace) .Read more

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