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May 12, 2018 - York

York is a walled city with many narrow lanes, pedestrian streets and old buildings. The Swan dates to 1417. It is a neat tudor-style building with small rooms, dark wood, a bar between two rooms. The Golden Fleece is another old building--1500's--with various rooms, a bar at the back and tables in the garden. The floor tilts. It is said to have ghosts. Both were on the way to Korvik...the Viking experience. Jorvik is a museum that describes a Viking village....by taking you back to 946. One boards a ride to travel back and through a Viking...

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May 11, 2018 - Isle of Skye to York

We left Kyle of Lochalash heading inland through an extensive logging area. Logs were being cut with a processor into 8 - 10 ft. lengths, and loaded in 3 sets on trucks. Occasionally we followed one but never saw where they were going. Along Loch Duich we saw Marine Harvest fish farms. As we drove A87 we passed through mountains over 1100m. We could see vestiges of snow high on the sides. Occasionally we saw fresh dustings of snow. We climbed up through the 5 Sisters...5 uniform mountain peaks in Glen Shiel....to a high pass and then...

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May 10, 2018 - York

I’ll have to get the puffa jacket out today ... 14 degrees !! Had a leisurely stroll down on the river in Stratford before heading off. Watched an old canal boat go through an old operating lock. Slow but very effective! We are off to York today. Travelling through Warwick and through Coventry where Lady Godiva rode her white horse through the town naked as dared by her husband to cut taxes by half. Coventry was also bombed in 1940 so was rebuilt in modern style.. referred to now as a bit of an ugly town. Then travelled through Nottingham...

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Europe Holiday 2018

Aug 18, 2017 - Onto York!

Had my last visit with Aunty Doll and onto the train station. From there we did one switch so less that 20 min wait. Rained during trip but upon arrival in York very sunny and warm. Geoff met us and we went for a lovel lunch in Tadcaster. The Lemon Tree was all homemade food and was once a carriage house where travellers stayed. Bay wilbdowsvand wooden ceilings. Food was awesome and of course tea and scones. Off to downtown York where we toured the ruins then re-creation site of a Viking village. Able to see a display of all the artifacts...

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KayJen Summer 2017

Jul 30, 2017 - York

We enjoyed a full day in York which is only about a 45 minute drive from our hotel in Harrogate. The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York, commonly called "The Minster" dominates the center of York. Construction began in 1220 and continued for the next 250 years with the final building being one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. Christine attended a Sunday service in the church along with many others from our group. Not far from "The Minster" is York Castle of which only a single defensive tower,...

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Jul 9, 2017 - Out of Scotland and into York

Up at 6:00 and bags outside then down for a quick breakfast, then off for the day. First stop at Jedburg Abbey, the ruins of a 1200s abbey, later a church. Also a bathroom break! We came to the English border then made a quick stop for a section of Hadrian’s Wall. Most people said “Is that it?” as it was just a couple feet high. I pointed to a nearby house and said “That’s it too…” Driving along the motorway we passed Newcastle and marveled at the Angel of Newcastle – an odd sculpture that welcomes visitors to the city. We played a silly...

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May 26, 2017 - Day 7 - York/Cambridge - Church & Festival

So the Ghost Tour last night was actually really good. I got to see some places in York I had missed earlier in the day and hear some stories that gave me goosebumps. After the tour it was a quick bite to eat before heading to bed to wake up early. Not going to lie I double checked my room several times before heading to bed as some of the ghost stories got to me. :-) Upon waking up I quickly headed straight over to York Minster. York Minster is the largest Gothic Cathedral church in Northern Europe. It took them 257 years to complete the...

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Sep 6, 2016 - York 3

Today is the last day in York, and tomorrow I head down to Coventry. I may stop in Nottingham along the way, but I have to check what's there and how much time I want to devote to that side excursion. It's 77 F here today, and that meant I could wear the only pair of shorts I brought with me!! Yes, sometimes it's the simple things in life that make me happy. For any wisenheimers out there, I said simple things, not simple me. The Army Museum proved interesting, if not a tad bit too much on the glorification of military achievements. What...

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Sep 5, 2016 - York 2

The first two pictures of today are of the interior of the St. Wilfrid Catholic Church I mentioned yesterday. I happened by on my walk to the bus stop to go to Castle Howard, which is not a castle, but more on that later. I still don't know who St. Wilfrid was or what he/she did, but I thought the interior of the church was quite nice. Thanks to my friend Mike, you will now get a short history of the Howard family who own the super manor house called Castle Howard outside of York. Thereafter, I'll give you some further information, but...

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Sep 4, 2016 - York 1

Hooray! I made it out of rainy Windermere and into sunny York. It's also a good thing I left today because the Tour of Britain, their premiere professional bicycle race goes through Windermere tomorrow. That would be a massive traffic jam!! I would like to see a stage of the race, just like I'd like to see a stage of the Tour de France and maybe the other two grand bicycle races. Leaving out the Tour of California in the U.S., today's contest question is name the other two grand bicycle races aside from the Tour de France. Hint: the Tour of...

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Aug 1, 2016 - Edinburgh - Jedburgh - York, England

Another day of bags outside our doors at 6.45am, breakfast at 7.00am and we left the hotel at 8.00am. We drove for about 1.5 hours to Floors Castle near Kelso. The Castle is the current home of the 10th Duke of Roxburghe. The castle was built in 1721 and it was definitely one of our trip highlights. We even got to meet the Duke's butler! The family move to another wing during tourist season when the castle is open to visitors and we got to tour the downstairs rooms. It was really nice to see family photos around the home amongst the old...

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Willos UK Trip

Jun 15, 2016 - Day 24 York

Not sure what the weather is going to do. Weather reports indicate there is going to be rain all,over the country for the next week so when we set off for the bus stop, we took the umbrella and rain coat....just in case. We arrived in the city in plenty of time for me to go the e walking tour of the city at 10:30. I checked the meeting point at the tourist office and we went and had coffee and cake. It was almost a "Bali time" experience. I got my coffee, then my cake, Pete got his coffe and then his scone. I'd finished my cake before he...

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