Spending a few days in Whitby, England. I want an excellent restaurant for fine dining to celebrate my wedding anniversary. Love seafood, French Food and excllent service. Can you advise please?
We will be travelling to Great Britain this June. I had hoped to go to Stratford from York and stay a couple of days before continuing to Chipping Campden (where we are renting a cottage for a week). Then on the way back to London we would stop in Oxford for another couple of days. The problem is that even though in terms of location this makes the most sense, I can't seem to find reasonable public transport from York to Stratford (13 hours and 2 stops!) whereas I can get to Oxford from York directly in just a little over 3 hours. Is there any more direct public transport from York to Stratford that I'm missing, or is backtracking the only way to make this work? (Renting a car is not an option.) Can anyone help? Thanks.
Hi, Can anyone give me information on the 5 day tour by Hotel Bus from York to Whitby? Am not sure that it is still operating. Tku in advance.
Ersh... There's so much transportation advice here and online, it's doing my head in. Most of them give advice to take busses to/from places that aren't even on normal maps! Any advice on the best way (other than driving) to get from central Manchester to Hawes? Do I have to get a train up to Kendal and then somehow get east from there?
We're currently in York, until Friday. We'd like to walk a little in the Dales next weekend, but don't have a car. We can get to Skipton or Harrogate by train/bus, and then (I think) arrange to get to the Dales, but which town would be best? Or would anyone recommend Nother? We walked in the Cotswolds all last week. Love all the walking paths here.
I hope someone here can help me. In 1994 I spent my honeymoon in York. For our upcoming 20th anniversary I wanted to revisit it and ideally stay in the same place we originally did but am having a hard time locating the B&B/Hotel we stayed in. (I think it would have been classed as a B&B, but even that detail is hazy to me now!) Here's what I remember about it: Located outside the inner city walls, but within easy walking distance of them. (5/10 minutes max.) A Victorian house with a lot of Victorian interior decorations, including a stuffed Owl in a glass jar in or near the reception desk 4-poster beds (At least in the room we had.) It had a high-end restaurant with a prix fixe menu. Back in 1994 it was 25 pounds per person, no idea what it would be now. Both self-service and full service at breakfast cooked to order Of course it is possible it has either closed or changed hands/names since 1994, but if anyone knows York hotels well and can positively identify one way or another it I'd really appreciate it. Thanks! Dan.
Hey all, I'm considering one of those walks through the Yorkshire Dales. About 3 or 4 days--hopefully with 3-5 hours between each location. Here's the rub: I love nature, but need a destination as motivation. (Yep, love to walk, but aimless scenery walking doesn't do it for me.) I know there are lots of pretty villages all around (with pubs, which serve as a perfect motivation for my tastes), but there are so many different walks listed online I'm at a loss as to what to choose. I'm currently looking at maybe purchasing a book called: "The Inn Way... to the Yorkshire Dales: 76 miles, 6 days, 26 pubs..." and only doing a portion of it. Does anyone have any other reference material they know of similar to this one? Y'all won't like this, but I think I might be doing it in November. There's something about the damp cold, the wet, the drizzling rain, and the mud, that appeals to me. Might not make for great photos, but that sort of fresh, cold air really helps clean the cobwebs from my soul.
How do i find my direction from Aberdeen airport to a nearest airport at York. Please may i know the nearest airport to Shell center at York road, London.
Hi, I am staying with friends in York for 4 days. I would welcome advice on activities in the surrounding area, particularly hiking and cycling. Thanks in advance
I am planning a trip to York, renting a house or apartment. I'd like to take the train to Durham, Leeds, or ?? Is it easy to get to those places by train and can anyone suggest any other place? Also, any suggestions on finding an apartment to rent for a week?
is there a bus service running between whitby and scarborough?
So the family and I (all 6 of us!) have decided to visit York in September. Here's the thing - I need info on a good place to stay that is -affordable -child friendly (ages ranging from preschooler to teenager!) -close enough to exciting activities to keep everyone happy! -retail therapy for me (the matriarch) -pubs for the DH Any personal experiences and advice are warmly welcomed. Thanks!
We want to visit the North Yorkshire Moors to go hiking and are wondering when is the best time of the year for it? For us it would be the best in late March but we are thinking that the nature might not be that great that early during the year. An alternative would be in June. What do you think? When does the heather bloom, when do the trees get leaves? Would you recommend going in March? Thanks a lot for the advise
My husband is considering a job in the North England area. We have a 5 year old and need to know good areas to begin our housing search (we will be renting at first) and which schools to look into in York. Also, is there an US expat group that I can contact there? There is a Women's American group in Surrey, I didn't know if a resource like this meets in York. Very excited about the possible move. We have heard amazing things about the area. Thanks for the tips!
Hi all, I received a ton of responses (all good suggestions) on my question regarding buying a converter charger thingy for my ipod/cameras- thank you all! Now I am trying to find a hotel for 2 older British ladies and myself, who will be staying in York for 2 days. These are relatives of mine. I need a hotel with a good breakfast-no greasy fat laden stuff. I like a buffet with eggs, toast, cereal, etc. Anyone have any ideas for a place in the central area of things, with a great breakfast and not too pricey? Cheryl
Does anyone know the name of the Hotel next to Railway Station in York (hope there is only one station) My daughter and I will have luggage and would like something handy as we will then be going on to London. We will not pre book from Australia as we want to be a bit free. Or maybe another hotel suggestion. Have read members like Dean Court...is that close to rail? Time of year...April...early May
Hi Looking at your post about priviliges ? is it still there ? as sure last time in Sunny Scarborough was some kind of wine bar ? if it has closed is there an alternative as we used to have great lads weekends ?but privilige was part of teh occassion advice much appreciated
I have to spend a couple of nights in Guisborough & wondered which of the following is the better option: The Fox Inn OR Three Fiddles Hotels. Both are virtually the same price - but recommendations are always useful. Thanks in advance for any information. PJ
We will be passing through the North York Moors on our way to Whitby and would like to do some hiking around Helmsley. Is there anywhere we can store our luggage while we do some walking? Lockers in a bus station, perhaps? Also what would be some walking trails aound 2-3 hours in length? Thank you so much for any help you can give us!!
Please can anyone suggest a really nice B&B in Scarborough? I'm looking for somewhere near the open air theatre and ideally with either 4 or 5 stars.
Could you advise on how to get from the railway station to the Travelodge in Scarborough please. Is it far to walk. Also is the Wetherspoon Pub near this area?
We're going to Whitby for a few days (from the US) and I'm wondering if we will need a car to get around, or can we just take the train from an airport and walk the town for those few days? Also, best airport to fly into for staying in Whitby? Thanks!
We're traveling to York from London (we live in USA) for a one night stopover on way to Edinburgh. Can someone please recommend a good b&b close to the train station? Thanks, Jeff
Hello. We have let a cottage in West Burton, Wensleydale, for a week this August. I have traveled through the area, but I have little sense of the shopping options (I stayed in Ripon and toured the dales from there). Does anyone have any suggestions for food shopping in/near Wensleydale? We would be especially interested in good quality prepared or semi-prepared foods, à la Marks & Spencer, so that there can be less time spent cooking and more time enjoying the dales. We are vegetarians and we do cook, but on vacation we would ideally like to find quality shortcuts if possible. Not looking for places to eat out (unless there is something not to be missed). Many thanks in advance. --Spencer
Hi everybody, I'm going to York and Edinburgh for a holiday next month. Our hotel in Edinburgh is close to Edinburgh Park Station, not the main Edinburgh Train Station. Is there an option to take a train from York to Edinburgh Park, and does it cost more or less?
Hi all hope you can help? I visit the Royal Hotel every year around the end of March for 2 nights, however, it costs around £15 to park in the car park which is about 5 minutes walk away. Does anyone know of a cheaper/free place to park 26/27th March? Thanks in advance.
I originally booked a week in Skipton for June but have just found out that there is a Canal Festival in early May. I think I will change my week-- would be a pity to miss it. Has anyone ever attended the Festival in the past and could comment etc. What sort of programme is arranged and over how many days etc. What sort of entertainment goes on etc etc. You know what I mean! Many thank.
We will be traveling beginning next Saturday for a short visit and would like recommendations on what to see/do that are available in mid-March. We have visited this glorious area before, so we are looking for other than the major tourist sites. We're staying at Hazelwood Castle, a B&B near Ambleside and another B&B near Askrigg during our short trip. We hope to visit some of the breweries near Tadcaster. Do we need to make any sort of reservation for a tour? We had to do that when we visit Shepherd Neame brewery in Faversham, Kent a couple of years ago. Thank you for any assistance! Camille
Want to spend a week in June in the area. Can someone suggest where is best to stay Skipton or Settle. A main priority is access to a railway station- which both have.
Was wondering if anyone could suggest which would be the better place to base yourself for a weeks holiday in that area. Thanks. Pete