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 Post subject: Thank you York
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 8:29 pm 
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We have just returned from a few days in York, definitely not enough! We loved it and for anyone who hasn't been yet, do, it's great.
Lots we didn't have time to do but this trip we did

Railway museum (free and so much to see)
York Dungeon (merlin entertainments and very touristy, but it was FUN and good value for a merlin attraction, and let's face it, might keep some of our students at York in a job to pay fees!)
Castle museum (tenner for adults, free for children, fab value, LOADS to see)
Eden camp museum of ww2, about 20 min away and established in the 26 or so huts of an old PoW camp. It's amazing, each hut portrays a different aspect of the war. Allow at least three hours, almost too much to absorb in one visit, each hit is imaginatively done and really worth the £25 or so we paid to get in. Holocaust pictures and description hard hitting, but avoidable for tinies. We felt important to see.
The Shambles and other medieval streets, gorgeous and beautiful, like stepping back in time. York is also compact so doing it all on foot really easy.
La Vecchia Scuola, a lovely italian restaurant in an old independent school, lovely conservatory and the food was delicious, the service proper without being stuck up, very child friendly.
We stayed at the premiere inn that is outside York, a short park and ride away from town and very clean and comfortable, with unlimited hot, cold and perfectly nice breakfasts for £61 all in or night. Quite a bargain.

As I say, thanks York, we will return!


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 Post subject: Re: Thank you York
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 8:31 pm 
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Want to do this next trip

http://www.york.ac.uk/solar/


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 Post subject: Re: Thank you York
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 8:39 pm 
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I also recommend Jorvik, Richard III museum, the Cathedral, river boat trip, Clifford's Tower, Archaeological Resource Centre (ARC) ... as well as the above.

We had a problem with our self-catering cottage and the Tourist Information Centre gave us each a free pass to all attractions ...


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 Post subject: Re: Thank you York
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 8:52 pm 
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Best city in the UK to visit , absolutely luv it!

mind you ,if you want fish and chips , buy outside the city wall limits, we were charge £50 for 4x F&C with some soft drinks :o

do a long w/e visit, fantastic.

another Historic City is Chester .


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 Post subject: Re: Thank you York
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 8:55 pm 
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DS1 and I had a meal in a very nice Turkish restaurant (complete with indoor barbecue) after his applicant visit day at the university. He subsequently decided to 'firm' Birmingham instead, but the two events were not connected :D .

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 Post subject: Re: Thank you York
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And Castle Howard on a beautiful summer's day.


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 Post subject: Re: Thank you York
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 9:10 pm 
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Yes, all of the above! We did the Richard Third exhib, very interesting.

And a gorgeous ice cream shop just down the road from there too.......


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 Post subject: Re: Thank you York
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Don't forget to do a walk along the city walls, so much to see as you go round, and of course it's free!

PS: don't firget the Merchant Adventurer's house in the centre.

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 Post subject: Re: Thank you York
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 9:32 pm 
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Oh yes yes yes, the walls were great to walk around! Lovely views, and round the back of thats gorgeous hotel as well as the Minster.
And the Minster, of course, how could I forget?


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 Post subject: Re: Thank you York
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 9:45 pm 
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don't forget the Ghost tour , my kids were were prettified :roll:

There's a part of me that still wishes they where 12 and 10yrs old again :cry:

This is one of the reasons I rail against accelerated learning(hot-housing)

I know , even I am boring myself.

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
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please do not make the same mistakes I have made , Let them develop naturally, there is nothing worse than your own children hating you as I do my parents .

so I went to to Oxford , big deal!


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