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A weekend in York

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

Malton's just up the A64 (or accessible by train), and not far from Castle Howard as well, if you have time to get out of the city. Last time I was in Malton, there was a nice friendly Tapas place in the town square - don't know if it is still there.

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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.

A captured Japanese samaurai sword that went through my Grandads hand whilst he was in Burma (Battle of the Admin Box) is on display there.

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York is the only place I've ever seen a busking string quartet.

Market Street in Manchester always seems to have one. I think they are students at the RNCM.

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A captured Japanese samaurai sword that went through my Grandads hand whilst he was in Burma (Battle of the Admin Box) is on display there.

The hand-carvings by the Italian prisoners-of-war were brill. Many of the Italians worked on the local farms. With the museum being so big, it is advisable not to take too long in one section.

Off-topic, over on the Isle of Man there is a huge German cross on the side of a hill. I think the grass is a darker colour than the surrounding grass!

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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?

Mrs booked a B&B last night

The crossways, hope it's good someone suggested to her from work

So we need places to eat and also a decent pub with good ale, and to be up market / romantic a nice wine bar ohmy.gifblink.gif

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Mrs booked a B&B last night

The crossways, hope it's good someone suggested to her from work

So we need places to eat and also a decent pub with good ale, and to be up market / romantic a nice wine bar ohmy.gifblink.gif

B&B in very close to the old Clarence Street rugby ground which is now upmarket flats opposite the hospital, walk through Clarence Gardens to the Jaipur Spice Indian which is housed in what was the Oval Ball Club.

Too many good restaurants to mention but if your budget allows try The Blue Bicycle in Fossgate, Loch Fyne in Fossgate is also OK. In a previous post I have recommmended traditional pubs, for real ale there are the York Brewery Pubs, Wine Bar Kennedys in Stonegate or Harkers in St Helens Square.For nightlife try Micklegate usually Stag and Hen nights but quite lively.

There is a tendency for us locals to call the pubs by strange names so if someone recommends a pub that you can't find they have probably told you the local name ie Wonky Donkey is the Three Legged Mare, Brass Knacker - Golden Ball, Mucky Duck - White Swan.

What ever you do in York you will enjoy it !!

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Fantastic time in York, Yorkshire folk are nice and polite - I've taken note.

Really enjoyed it for a lovely fun filled weekend

Great bars and food

Beautiful city, great on the eye and unbelievable history.

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York is the only place I've ever seen a busking string quartet.

Have you ever been to Batley? ;)

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Fantastic time in York, Yorkshire folk are nice and polite - I've taken note.

Really enjoyed it for a lovely fun filled weekend

Great bars and food

Beautiful city, great on the eye and unbelievable history.

Did you get to The House of Trembling Madness? Rivals the NRM and The Bottle as the best reasons for going to York.

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Market Street in Manchester always seems to have one. I think they are students at the RNCM.

Leeds too, also busking full on rockabilly bands.

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Have you ever been to Batley? ;)

sounds like a song title

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Recommended pubs

Kings Arms

Blue Bell

Punch Bowl (Stonegate)

Old Starr Inn

Black Swan

Red Lion

Lovely little pub, always smells of cat pee.

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Did you get to The House of Trembling Madness? Rivals the NRM and The Bottle as the best reasons for going to York.

No we didn't, we've decided to go again next year so maybe next time.

I'll do a little bit more research as the wife decided what she wanted to do (her birthday weekend)

I'm still speechless after going around the minster, I remember it as a kid (10year old) and it truly an amazing building.

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No we didn't, we've decided to go again next year so maybe next time.

I'll do a little bit more research as the wife decided what she wanted to do (her birthday weekend)

I'm still speechless after going around the minster, I remember it as a kid (10year old) and it truly an amazing building.

Agree about the Minster. It's a spectacularly beautiful building.

Just been to North Newbald on the pushbike. You can usually see York Minster from there but it was a bit murky today.

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When I come home I always have a ride out to York I love just walking round the city.As a young man many years ago we used to go into York on friday's and Saturdays ,just to make a change from Leeds or Bradford.Now I like to see the old haunts see if owts changed and some have closed too.I like the railway museum

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York's great, but only seem to go there for work these days.

It used to have the Canterbury Rugby Shop - a dozen years ago, when Canterbury did most of the NRL clubs' jerseys, it was about the only place you could buy Australian RL jerseys over the counter (so to speak). We used to have day trips up there just to go to the Canterbury shop!

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York's great, but only seem to go there for work these days.

It used to have the Canterbury Rugby Shop - a dozen years ago, when Canterbury did most of the NRL clubs' jerseys, it was about the only place you could buy Australian RL jerseys over the counter (so to speak). We used to have day trips up there just to go to the Canterbury shop!

Closed about 5 years ago. Victim of York's high rents (despite a move) and it's insistence on stocking way too much RU stuff - which always ended up in the sale. I won one of Jamie Peacock's playing jerseys there in a raffle. I believe they went online after they closed.

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Closed about 5 years ago. Victim of York's high rents (despite a move) and it's insistence on stocking way too much RU stuff - which always ended up in the sale. I won one of Jamie Peacock's playing jerseys there in a raffle. I believe they went online after they closed.

That'll be about the same time the excellent Track Records closed down. A sad loss for those of us who always headed there when visiting the city.

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Fantastic time in York, Yorkshire folk are nice and polite - I've taken note.

Really enjoyed it for a lovely fun filled weekend

Great bars and food

Beautiful city, great on the eye and unbelievable history.

lots of tourist's there are Americans who go every year,and know the city like the back of their hand

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We were in York for a couple of nights a few weeks ago - our first time - and the highlight was experiencing the Minster through an attendance at Evensong which, to my surprise, was scheduled for mid-afternoon... Not knowing this part of the world at all, I think we were a little disappointed - especially after just having visited Durham which we thought was a more handsome and vibrant place that afforded beautiful views from myriad vantage points.

Durham seemed to rise dramatically from its surrounding landscape whilst belonging perfectly to it, whereas York seemed just a little flat...

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We were in York for a couple of nights a few weeks ago - our first time - and the highlight was experiencing the Minster through an attendance at Evensong which, to my surprise, was scheduled for mid-afternoon... Not knowing this part of the world at all, I think we were a little disappointed - especially after just having visited Durham which we thought was a more handsome and vibrant place that afforded beautiful views from myriad vantage points.

Durham seemed to rise dramatically from its surrounding landscape whilst belonging perfectly to it, whereas York seemed just a little flat...

To be fair, a lot of places are a bit of a scenic comedown after Durham.

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We were in York for a couple of nights a few weeks ago - our first time - and the highlight was experiencing the Minster through an attendance at Evensong which, to my surprise, was scheduled for mid-afternoon... Not knowing this part of the world at all, I think we were a little disappointed - especially after just having visited Durham which we thought was a more handsome and vibrant place that afforded beautiful views from myriad vantage points.

Durham seemed to rise dramatically from its surrounding landscape whilst belonging perfectly to it, whereas York seemed just a little flat...

I went to the miner's gala at Durham[where else] 2005 and I too thought it was spectacular.I wonder which city is the oldest and has most history?

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We were in York for a couple of nights a few weeks ago - our first time - and the highlight was experiencing the Minster through an attendance at Evensong which, to my surprise, was scheduled for mid-afternoon... Not knowing this part of the world at all, I think we were a little disappointed - especially after just having visited Durham which we thought was a more handsome and vibrant place that afforded beautiful views from myriad vantage points.

Durham seemed to rise dramatically from its surrounding landscape whilst belonging perfectly to it, whereas York seemed just a little flat...

That's the Vale of York for you.

I've only been to Durham a couple of times with work but even from those fleeting visits I got the impression it was a very attractive place. Must visit it properly some day.

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