Brewery

696g – York Brewery tour

7 Apr , 2015  

York Brewery

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 […]

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Museum

696f – Henry the Seventh Experience

7 Apr , 2015  

Henry VII Experience

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 […]

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Church

696e – All Saints’ Church, North Street, York

7 Apr , 2015  

All Saints Church, York

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 […]

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Boat trip

696d – York City Cruise

7 Apr , 2015  

River Ouse, York

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.

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Church

696c – All Saints’ Church, Pavement, York

7 Apr , 2015  

York April 2015

This church is another cool, calm oasis but also contains some fine church furniture and stained glass. After lunch in an A,rican style burger bar near Fairfax House, we head to King’s Staith by the river.

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Church

696b – St Helen’s Church, York

7 Apr , 2015  

York April 2015

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.

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Museum

696a – Richard the Third Experience

7 Apr , 2015  

York City Walls

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 […]

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