We don’t know the area at all … but York is a delight. From the convenience of the park and ride to the availability of maps and guides to the many attractions, York are to be commended for making their wonderful city accessible to visitors.

DH was determined to visit the Jorvik Viking Centre for his birthday treat … and despite the wait of some 30-40 mins it was worth the effort. During the course of the week we also visited York Castle Museum (probably my favourite overall), the Yorkshire Museum and York Minster. And we still have a list of places we want to visit at some time in the future … the National Railway Museum and the Treasurer’s House among them.

None of the museums were free, although children under 16 don’t pay – but tickets last a year and you can buy combined deals if you are sure of having the time to visit. York residents qualify for free admission at many attractions, too. We were unhappy at having to pay to visit the Minster, but in any case, DH blagged free entry by virtue of being a ‘parish priest’ (not a term he’d use anywhere else!) :D


The one thing we wanted to do this time and didn’t have time for was to explore the walls …

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We didn’t go shopping, either … and I rather think I’d like to explore the many side streets and independent shops we saw.

Perhaps another time? ;)