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#1 1976PMJwires

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:51 PM

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

#2 Severus

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:46 PM

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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#3 Old Frightful

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:00 AM

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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#4 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:31 AM

Plenty of museums,bars and restaurants in York,I'll PM a list to you.

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#5 Wolford6

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:55 AM

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..../Park_and_Ride/

http://www.york.gov....and_Ride_fares/

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#6 1976PMJwires

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 04:47 PM

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.
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#7 Futtocks

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 05:03 PM

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.
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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.

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#8 Griff9of13

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:39 PM

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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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:13 PM

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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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:08 AM

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

#11 KISS

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:08 AM

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

#12 KISS

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:08 AM

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

#13 hindle xiii

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:35 AM

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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#14 hindle xiii

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:37 AM

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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#15 Severus

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:47 AM

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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#16 hindle xiii

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:01 AM

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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#17 WearyRhino

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:24 PM

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?

#18 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:09 PM

When I come home I like to have a ride over to York .Great City

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#19 Leeds Wire

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:19 PM

That is a big queue.


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#20 hindle xiii

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:41 PM

:laugh:

You're on form today

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