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Message posted by krazykamper on 01/2/2014 at 9:45pm
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Good evening. We are booked to spend three days in the beautiful city of York in a few weeks time. We are travelling by train and staying in the centre of York. We will have our two sons with us.

I'm looking for some recommendations for places to visit and things to do during our stay. Also suggestions for places to eat such as italian restaurants or decent pub grub.

On our 'to do list' is visit the Jorvik Viking Centre, The National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum. Someone at my work mentioned the York Cat Trail too. Anyone done the trail? Looking forward to reading your ideas. Thanks

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The National Railway Museum is great but Feb half term is there busiest time of year - it was murder last year.
(Half term Monday 17th Feb)

Jorvik is good but very expensive - best to pre-book on line as the queues can be huge!

Castle Museum is fab!

Betty's Tea Rooms (Cafe) is well worth a visit - google and have a look expensive and old fashioned but afternoon tea is wonderful there!

The Minster is awe inspiring and a walk on the walls is a must.

It may be worth looking at the York Pass - again google!

Avoid Waterworld at Monks Cross - my 4 yo daughter had salmonella - we think the pool was the source!

Hope you have a great time !
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Cheers Ruth. We are at a slight advantage as our kids are off the week before the English half term so we are going from 12th-16th February so hoping it won't be quite as busy.

Betty's Tea Rooms look good. Added that and the walk on the walls to our wee list. Away to google the York Pass

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As Ruth has said the National Railway Museum, the Castle Museum, Jorvik, Betty's Tea Room, and don't forget the Shambles.

They are all in the compact city centre so within easy walking distance, and not having the car you will not have to worry about parking. 



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Oh yes Bernie, the shambles! Now that's something my eldest son will love to see. Added to list

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May - Blair Castle
June - Braithwaite Bridges
July - The Star
July - Witches Craig
July - Scone
August - Highburn House
September - Gimme Shelter

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Take plenty of cash, most things are expensive! Like the Minster, I think you pay to go in, except when there's a service on.......

Entry to the Railway Museum is free though not always for special exhibitions. And a friend who was in York last weekend said that a man was locking the gates behind them as they walked along the walls, just before dusk.

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Unfortunately most things are expensive these days Entry into the Railway museum is right in my price bracket though

Anyone done the boat trips? Are they worthwhile? I suppose they cost an arm and a leg too?

I do fancy the cat trail as that's free.

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July - Witches Craig
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August - Highburn House
September - Gimme Shelter

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The Railway Museum is great and that is coming from someone who has no interest in trains whatsoever.

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Railway Museum is ...sort of free... they ask you for a donation (usually £3 ish) so not expensive as they may be losing there grants.
Did the boat trip about 5 years ago and it was over £15 for me and the 2 granddaughters. Didn't think it was worth the money as the captains voice got on everyones nerves.
Yorvik centre is also a bit on the expensive side but the 2 little ones will love it (look out for the man on the loo There is also a market by the Minster.
Daughter lives there so i am up there quite often.
Enjoy yourselves

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Hi, Jo Parker is spot on, + do the wall.

See you at the end of the month.

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Can you still use Tesco clubcard vouchers for the Jorvik Centre? might be worth a look if you have any.

I love York and want to go again, but OH always says "we've been there..."

Anne

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this thread could have been posted just for us as we're planning to do exactly the same and the same places  

Someone mentioned the 'york pass' does this give you access to most 'attractions' at a discounted rate ? is it worth having, off to search..



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Having York 30 minutes away is a bonus to us. OP has probably covered the main attractions, there is also the Yorkshire Museum and York Dungeon, Minster.

Plenty of choice for food. All the usual chains, plenty of pubs and lots of independent restaurants. Betty's has two outlets. The main cafe on St Helens Sq and and a much smaller shop on Stonegate with an upstairs cafe, both are eyewateringly expensive!

If you have a liking of beer call into The House of Trembling Madness on Stonegate. They have a huge choice of beers from around the World, they also have a bar upstairs which does simple wholesome food.

If you get bored of the centre and fancy some retail therapy there is a mcArthur Glen outlet centre a 15 minute bus ride away. Catch Park and ride bus (number 7 red route ) from outside the York Dungeon or the Railway Station.

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Another one for Yorvik, it is expensive but very interesting, we also went to York Minster (the wife likes religious buildings), she tripped over on the uneven flagstone outside the entrance (so take care LOL).

Hope you have a great time

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If you're going to do to cat trail, LOOK UP!!!!

Our kids did about 2 years ago, and they kept shouting 'there - there -there' and was always pointing up over.

They beat us at it!!!






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Italian? Little Italy is excellent!


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