House

826c – York Mansion House

5 Oct , 2018  

Another first for me and thrill to visit the recently reopened home of the Lord Mayor of York after a major revamp. I am loaned an IPad to read information on each room, but there are also good room guides including a former (twice over) Lord Mayor who explains about the regalia worn when the […]

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Church

826b – St Michael le Belfrey church, York

5 Oct , 2018  

I am very excited to see the Tudor period church next door to the Minster open although I don’t get far. It is only open for workmen to set up for an evening event. However, one of the guides does let me have a look from one side of the nave. I am thrilled to […]

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Cathedral

826a – York Minster

5 Oct , 2018  

Travel up to York on Thursday 4th October for an overnight stay at the Best Western Dean Court Hotel; have a super room with a bay window and view of the Minster. Enjoy drinks in the Edwardian Bluebell pub and an excellent meal at Cafe No.8. Breakfast is excellent in particular the vegetarian cooked breakfast. […]

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Museum

800b – York’s Chocolate Story

10 Nov , 2017  

York's Chocolate Story

After a bit of shopping I go to York’s Chocolate Story. I’m almost not able to go in as they cannot do a guided tour with just one person. However, two young men join me, so the tour can go ahead. I get money off again with my English Heritage card plus a reduced rate […]

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Museum

800a – Jorvik Viking Centre

10 Nov , 2017  

Jorvik Viking Centre, York

A sunny but cool day. I catch the 9.50am train to York from Scarborough and then make my way to Coppergate to the Jorvik Viking Centre. This was reopened back in April 2017 after being closed due to flooding. The opportunity was taken to revamp the ride through the recreated Viking York. I get money […]

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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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