York

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York, England

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alectrevor alectrev…
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York .North Yorkshire England Jan 29, 2017
The history of York goes back 2000 years. The Romans and Vikings came and went leaving York with many sites of interest. The medieval and Georgian period gave York some beautiful buildings.Today being halfway between London and Edinburgh a train takes 2 hours.The city has a medieval wall ,which can be walked round for free, is about 2 and half miles long. In the wall are 4 main Gates called Bars [not for drinking !],named Bootham Monkgate, Micklegate and Walmgate.The Romans built the first wall ,ruins of which can be seen today. Cliffords Tower is on a mound, was built in the 13th century,open to the public.Nearby is the Castle museum and the Law Courts.To confuse you streets are called Gates, example Coppergate. There are about 30 streets called Gate.The Shambles is a medieval street,orginally of butchers now tourist shops.The Mansion House is the offical home of the Lord Mayor of York during his time in office. York has 2 rivers,the Ouse and Foss.River trips are available on the Ouse. The Minster is a large gothic Cathedral that dominate the city centre,York"s pride. The worlds largest and best rail museum is in York. The city has a good selection of hotels, more being built. York is handy has a base for day trips,Whitby by bus,Scarborough by bus or train, Filey by bus or train,Bridlington by bus or train,Hull by bus or train,Leeds by bus or train,Thirsk by bus,Knaresboro by train, Harrogate by bus and train.York has a large magnificent train station ,but does not have a bus station,buses depart from several places around city centre.
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HORSCHECK says:
Alec, great review about York, which I really enjoyed last September.
Posted on: Jan 21, 2017
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dansgirl1978 dansgirl…
64 reviews
May 17, 2004
Jorvik was fascinating! I wasn't too sure what to expect, especially when we were lead down to what seemed like the basement and got into little car type things like at an amusement park. Well it turns out those cool little "cars" take you back into time to the 10th century in the middle of a bustling Viking village complete with sounds and smells from the time, making it realistic and sometimes unpleasant (fish market anyone?!) This site was discovered when archaeologists started digging under an old sweets factory and due to the conditions present (think spongy, peat bog)artifacts were preserved like wood, leather and even the contents of a Viking toilet! It's a truly fascinating place. When at last you've seen it all you disembark at an activity center where you can experience that time period and you can even write you name in Saxon! It was complete fun and I recommend it to everyone!!!
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