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A weekend in York

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Good evening

Looking for some suggestions for my good lady and I to come into the White rose county and stay in York

Advise on hotels, restaurant and things to do

Thanks in advance

Paul

Ps forward planning for November, only month free and it's her birthday

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We stayed in the Park Inn (cheap Radisson thingy) back in November. Close to city centre, fairly cheap and has parking. One word of warning, dot try to drive into the city centre at 1800 on a Friday night.

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As Sev suggests, York and cars don't mix very well. I'd book train tickets in advance if I were you. York's a beautiful old city and you'll find plenty there to fill your weekend...she does like trains doesn't she? :biggrin:

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York city centre is a really great place, but is full of historic narrow streets and surrounded by a Roman wall. Consequently, nothing is allowed to be bulldozed and traffic/parking are both a nightmare.

However, the City Council has addressed these issues by having a series of Park-and-Ride stations where a regular bus service runs at reasonable cost into the city centre. I would suggest that a hotel next to a Park-and-Ride station might be an option.

http://www.york.gov.uk/transport/Parking/Park_and_Ride/

http://www.york.gov.uk/transport/Parking/Park_and_Ride/Park_and_Ride_fares/

http://www.hiexpress.com/hotels/gb/en/york/yoruk/hoteldetail

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Cheers guys, much appreciated.

Trains museum will be one place I MUST go to 30 years since I lasted visited the museum.

I love Chester and want something different and remember York as a lovely place from being a kid, I love old cities.

TWIG if you can PM me i'd be grateful

Thanks again guys and if you think of anything else give us a shout.

A proud Cheshire man visiting the countries biggest county capital.... What ever next?

1976pmjWires becoming a Yorkshire fan ohmy.gif

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Cheers guys, much appreciated.

Trains museum will be one place I MUST go to 30 years since I lasted visited the museum.

I love Chester and want something different and remember York as a lovely place from being a kid, I love old cities.

TWIG if you can PM me i'd be grateful

Thanks again guys and if you think of anything else give us a shout.

A proud Cheshire man visiting the countries biggest county capital.... What ever next?

1976pmjWires becoming a Yorkshire fan ohmy.gif

As well as the railway museum, the Castle Museum is also a must. If the weather's pleasant, a walk along the city walls is recommended.

Last time I passed through York, I noticed a big Ferris wheel in the grounds of the hotel by the station. Should be good for a nice aerial view of what is a very picturesque city.

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As well as the railway museum, the Castle Museum is also a must. If the weather's pleasant, a walk along the city walls is recommended.

Last time I passed through York, I noticed a big Ferris wheel in the grounds of the hotel by the station. Should be good for a nice aerial view of what is a very picturesque city.

I've been on that. T'was good.

Really enjoyed York when we last went. Plenty to see & do.

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Good chippy on RHS up hill from Micklegate Bar. York Brewery Tour is good too. Shambles. There's a book called "The Snickleways of York" which is worth studying for interesting little nooks and crannies.

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Check out when the Knights are at home, Huntington Stadium is next to Monks Cross Shopping Centre so while you watch the match your partner can go shopping, other things you must do.

Castle Museum

Yorkshire Museum

National Rail Museum

Jorvik Centre ( a bit Disney but interesting none the less)

Tea in Betty's

Walk round the Bar Walls

Go to the top of the Minster

Shambles

Ghost Walk

Recommended pubs

Kings Arms

Blue Bell

Punch Bowl (Stonegate)

Old Starr Inn

Black Swan

Red Lion

25th February A Knight at the Races Huntington Sports Club

24th March Sporting Dinner with Alex Murphy in Bar13 Huntington Stadium

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Check out when the Knights are at home, Huntington Stadium is next to Monks Cross Shopping Centre so while you watch the match your partner can go shopping, other things you must do.

Castle Museum

Yorkshire Museum

National Rail Museum

Jorvik Centre ( a bit Disney but interesting none the less)

Tea in Betty's

Walk round the Bar Walls

Go to the top of the Minster

Shambles

Ghost Walk

Recommended pubs

Kings Arms

Blue Bell

Punch Bowl (Stonegate)

Old Starr Inn

Black Swan

Red Lion

25th February A Knight at the Races Huntington Sports Club

24th March Sporting Dinner with Alex Murphy in Bar13 Huntington Stadium

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Check out when the Knights are at home, Huntington Stadium is next to Monks Cross Shopping Centre so while you watch the match your partner can go shopping, other things you must do.

Castle Museum

Yorkshire Museum

National Rail Museum

Jorvik Centre ( a bit Disney but interesting none the less)

Tea in Betty's

Walk round the Bar Walls

Go to the top of the Minster

Shambles

Ghost Walk

Recommended pubs

Kings Arms

Blue Bell

Punch Bowl (Stonegate)

Old Starr Inn

Black Swan

Red Lion

25th February A Knight at the Races Huntington Sports Club

24th March Sporting Dinner with Alex Murphy in Bar13 Huntington Stadium

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Check out when the Knights are at home, Huntington Stadium is next to Monks Cross Shopping Centre so while you watch the match your partner can go shopping, other things you must do.

Castle Museum

Yorkshire Museum

National Rail Museum

Jorvik Centre ( a bit Disney but interesting none the less)

Tea in Betty's

Walk round the Bar Walls

Go to the top of the Minster

Shambles

Ghost Walk

Recommended pubs

Kings Arms

Blue Bell

Punch Bowl (Stonegate)

Old Starr Inn

Black Swan

Red Lion

25th February A Knight at the Races Huntington Sports Club

24th March Sporting Dinner with Alex Murphy in Bar13 Huntington Stadium

Check out when the Knights are at home, Huntington Stadium is next to Monks Cross Shopping Centre so while you watch the match your partner can go shopping, other things you must do.

Castle Museum

Yorkshire Museum

National Rail Museum

Jorvik Centre ( a bit Disney but interesting none the less)

Tea in Betty's

Walk round the Bar Walls

Go to the top of the Minster

Shambles

Ghost Walk

Recommended pubs

Kings Arms

Blue Bell

Punch Bowl (Stonegate)

Old Starr Inn

Black Swan

Red Lion

25th February A Knight at the Races Huntington Sports Club

24th March Sporting Dinner with Alex Murphy in Bar13 Huntington Stadium

Check out when the Knights are at home, Huntington Stadium is next to Monks Cross Shopping Centre so while you watch the match your partner can go shopping, other things you must do.

Castle Museum

Yorkshire Museum

National Rail Museum

Jorvik Centre ( a bit Disney but interesting none the less)

Tea in Betty's

Walk round the Bar Walls

Go to the top of the Minster

Shambles

Ghost Walk

Recommended pubs

Kings Arms

Blue Bell

Punch Bowl (Stonegate)

Old Starr Inn

Black Swan

Red Lion

25th February A Knight at the Races Huntington Sports Club

24th March Sporting Dinner with Alex Murphy in Bar13 Huntington Stadium

Psst. I think you're over selling it. :tongue:

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I've not been to York for a few years, and that was for a comedy gig, but we managed to find parking easily and was 10 mins away from the Grand Theatre, which I seem to remember was central in the city. So decent parking can be found.

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Tea a Betty's is a must but the queues for the York one were massive when we were there. We went to the one in Harrogate in the end.

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Tea a Betty's is a must but the queues for the York one were massive when we were there. We went to the one in Harrogate in the end.

That is a big queue.

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You can stay in our shed for a tenner!

As a resident of said city, I shall come back with a few suggestions as to where to stay, eat, drink and visit when I have a bit more time.

What's your hotel budget? Restaurant budget etc?

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One people seemed to have missed is York Dungeons. It really is very, very good.

Never heard of it, but a quick Google reveals it is part of the same organisation that does the London Dungeons. Sounds like it'd be fun.

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Never heard of it, but a quick Google reveals it is part of the same organisation that does the London Dungeons. Sounds like it'd be fun.

We have been twice. Its just about the best there is.

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I really enjoyed Eden Camp Second World War-related museum near Malton and not far from York.

However, if it is just a weekend there is loads to do in York. The Castle Museum is a great place to visit, as is the National Railway Museum. And if fit, a walk around the city on the walls.

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