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Aug 19, 2011 - York

York, what can i say about this town, i will be back, i would have loved to stay longer than the 2 hours we had, but that is what touring is about, we did a walking tour of the city centre, walking through narrow cobbled streets, one of the streets we walked, is where the saying what a shambles comes from, it was a street where the butchers used to hang the cows, pigs etc outside and gut them and the contains would full on the cobbles and as this street is on a slight hill all the blood was washed away with the rain. They were having their...

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Aug 5, 2011 - A Day in York

I picked up milk from the adjacent gas station and we had the cereal we had brought with us for breakfast. We tidied up and set off for the park and ride and the bus took us to York. We went to the Jorvik Viking Centre. Jorvik is the old Norse name for York. The centre is extremely well done. The entry hall is a glass floor over the archaeological dig where many artefacts were found. Some of these are on display throughout the centre. From there you board a six person gondola which takes you through the Coppergate area of Jorvik with all...

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Aug 4, 2011 - York

We set off in pouring rain this morning and drove via the outskirts of Edinburgh across the border with England and down to York. We stopped at a service area for a picnic lunch. Nan chose a dry moment to go to the wash room. When she returned he rain was heavier than ever and she was quite wet. We arrived at the hotel we had booked close to York and got settled in then went drove to a park and ride lot and took the bus into York. It had more or less stopped raining by this time. York is an old city with narrow winding, cobblestone streets....

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Jul 3, 2011 - My Lizzy Bennet Moments

Today was a very big day for me, a day I have been longing for for several years, and one of the main things that made us want to take this trip. But first things first... We managed to find a Catholic church (in walking distance!) and went to mass, and then it was time to say goodbye to Harrogate. We had our final breakfast buffet at the hotel - I have quite enjoyed those breakfast buffets, particularly the sautéed field mushrooms. I never tried the black pudding, in spite of my desire to try local cuisine, but J tried it the first day...

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Domedreamer Wanders

Jul 2, 2011 - York - The Rewrite

The Internet strikes again. Lost today's blog post, too. I guess I'll try to recreate it tomorrow, like I dud with yesterday's today. Sigh. This isn't easy... Okay, here we go again... Today's activities were designed to make J think that we didn't just come to England to pay homage to my literary heroines. We went to York, and the first thing we did that he loved wS take the train to get there. He's not passionate about commuter trains, but he was thrilled out of his mind to not have to drive at all for the whole day! We even walked to the...

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Domedreamer Wanders

Jun 15, 2011 - Scotland, the Sinclair's & York

I was up bright and early to catch the ferry to Orkney. The journey out was uneventful but coming back was a different matter as a storm had started to brew so it was a very bumpy ride home. Once on Orkney we boarded our coach for the drive across the Churchill Barriers that link 3 of the many islands to the Mainland. They are named after Churchill as they were built during WWII to protect the British fleet anchored in Scapa Flow. In 1939 before the barrier was complete a German submarine sneaked into Scapa Flow with orders to destroy the...

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May 25, 2011 - Air museum and York

Today a visit to the York Air Museum – a massive museum on an old world war airfield. Supposed to be about 40 aircraft on display. Quite impressive. Also a lot of information on the bomber commands and their success (or lack of) during the Second World War. Certainly enough of interest to keep us busy for more than three hours. Then for a quick trip into the city of York. Initial impressions a bit untidy but some of the old cobbled streets quite quaint and filled with upmarket shops. Not impressed at there being a charge on viewing the...

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May 10, 2011 - York - One Fine Town

As I rest from a long bike ride through the Scottish countryside I thought I would provide an update on York, England. We spent two days in York sleeping in the very nice Avondale B&B. York is a very nice city with a huge Minster, postcard perfect downtown, a wall around the city and a picturesque river. We took a walking tour and learned all about the history starting as a Roman garrison through the Saxons, Vikings, Normans, the Civil war, blah, blah blah. The Minster is amazing and apparently the stained glass windows make up half of all...

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Jan 22, 2011 - Graduation 2011

Hello Everyone: Well, it's finally graduation day :)! So far it has been a nice trip and I have enjoyed walking the streets of York again, particularly with my family. Unfortunately, I think we over did it with walking on our first full day here -- walked about 6 hours -- maybe just a little to long. I went just a little overboard showing my family all the sites. We ended up taking the bus most of the next day. Too many aching muscles. For this blog post I want to give you a taste of the graduation activities through pictures. Enjoy! God...

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Nov 4, 2010 - York

YORK Our hotel decision was whether to stay in the heart of the historic walled center of town at the Hilton or about a mile away at the Marriott. Both were lovely hotels, but we chose the Marriott for the spaciousness of the room we chose and the incredibly beautiful view of the York Racecourse directly out of our window. Besides, we love to walk for both enjoyment and health reasons and this gave us the necessity of at least a two mile walk to the center of town and back as there is very little parking available there. Fortunately, the...

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Sep 22, 2010 - Where's Helperby?

Chesterfield was a comfortable place to catch up on sleep. I had another gigantic English breakfast then loaded my still-wet laundry into the Ford Focus,taking advantage of every available surface for drying. Judging by the looks I was getting I gather the English don't commonly dry three pairs of underwear in their back windows while traveling 70 mph north on the M1 through Leeds. I found my way to a parking lot outside the medieval city wall in York and then walked up the river to York Minster, where I took a two hour tour. It involved a...

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Richard in England

Sep 20, 2010 - York Minster, North Yorkshire Moors, Barnard Castle & Gamblesby

We drove out of Barkston Ash and headed through Yorkshire on our way to Gamblesby. We spent the morning in York marvelling at the beauty of York Minster and the Tower before wandering through the streets of the old town. Some of the lath and plaster buildings lean so far over you cant believe they are still standing. The upper floors often slope away so that anything dropped always ends up in the corner. Hundreds of years ago, whilst being persecuted by the locals, a group of Jews barricaded themselves inside the Tower and committed...

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