We are booked onto the 5.00pm tour. At £8 each, it is good value as we get to try out 4 third pits (red tokens given to use at the bar after the tour). There are about a dozen people on the tour. Our guide is very knowledgable, clear and entertaining. Established in 1996 the […]
We arrive at Micklegate Bar just in time to look around the museum, having the place to ourselves. This museum looks at the threats to Henry Tudor’s reign and what life was like in York at that time. It is a good mix of clear information boards, replica clothes and furniture to try and a few […]
We walk along the river to cross the Ouse bridge to All Saints Church. This church has a very tall spire and is mostly 15th century. It has a large amount of medieval stained glass, strikingly coloured carvings of angels in the roof and had a series of anchoresses in a cell, living apart from […]
We go on the 2.15pm hour long cruise along the River Ouse. At £9 each it is very good value, relaxing with both an interesting and funny commentary. It is fascinating to see various buildings, bridges and historic sites from the river.
We have a look around the main shopping areas and pop into two churches; St Helen’s in the Square named after it and opposite Betty’s tearoom. It is cool and quiet after the bustle outside and is surprisingly plain for a 16th century church with 11th century origins.
A grand day out in York with Neal. We catch the 9.50am train from Scarborough and arriving in York at 10.40am. It is a sunny day, clouding over a bot in the afternoon. We walk through the Museum gardens to enjoy the remains of St Mary’s Abbey and the pretty spring flowers. Then onto King’s […]