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June, 2016

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My friends and I visited York for the day – traveling there by train.It is by far the easiest way as the railway station is a short walk from the historic city centre. Of course there is far too much to see ii one day so we had to choose. We had all previously visited the National Railway Museum, which is next to the station, but I would recommend it to anyone.

We took a circular route passing the city wall and crossing the River Ouse via the Lendal Bridge towards the Minster, had a tour round there, then through Dean’s Park. It was then time for a sit down with a cup of tea. So being National Trust members we went to the Treasurer’s House – always quality snacks and cakes to be had! After taking a tour around the house and gardens, we went on our way.

My friend loves to spend time looking around craft and gift shops, which are in picturesque mediaeval streets (with unusual names such as Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate or the Shambles) There is so much superb architecture to see like Clifford’s Tower and museums to visit such as the Castle Museum, the York Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre. We also had a great choice of places to eat and drink. We actually ended the day by having a meal at the Punchbowl an 18th century inn, which is at the corner of Blossom Street and Nunnery Lane.

On returning to the station, we found that our train had been cancelled. Such a shame – we had to while away the time in the York Tap on the platform! Yes York has got to be one of the best places for a day trip.


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