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      cottage rental

      Penzance Mar 24, 2015 at 3:38 PM

      looking for an apartment vacation rental in Penzance with a coastal view, any suggested places?

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    • Preston to Blackburn - options?

      Lancashire Mar 19, 2015 at 9:05 AM

      Hi there,

      I'm wanting to go from The Universty of Lancashire's campus in Preston (PR1) to see a friend at St. Mary's College Blackburn (BB1), on the 31st of this month. I'm wondering what the cheapest/fastest way to do this is. Is there a particular bus line that I could take, and where's the best place I could catch this bus?

      Thanks and all the best, Hashim

       

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      Transit from Southampton Port to Portsmouth Ferry port

      Southampton Mar 18, 2015 at 3:14 PM

      My wife and I will be arriving via cruise ship into Southampton in July '15 and will need to transfer as soon a possible to the Portsmouth Ferry port. What are the best options for making this transfer? I will appreciate all suggestions.

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    • Restaurant advice!

      Cambridge Mar 17, 2015 at 8:09 AM

      Hi, I'm looking to book somewhere for a Saturday night for 6 people to celebrate my husbands 50thbirthday. Really good food and atmosphere is important. I wondered if any locals could help? There is a place that looks like they do good steaks with a rooftop bar, but it's attached to a hotel, not normally a recipe for plenty of life! Have looked at Cotto's website but lack of wine prices scares me. I've seen somewhere called Cau, doesn't look overly special but maybe someone could tell me different? Would appreciate ideas, thankyou

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    • Ghost Hunts in Rugby

      Rugby Mar 14, 2015 at 9:36 AM

      Are there any ghost hunts in Rugby

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      Staying in Southwark

      London Mar 12, 2015 at 9:46 PM

      Is there any self walking tour maps available for Southward area (London Eye, Tower Bridge etc)?

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    • One day tours to lake district from Edinburg

      Lake District National Park Mar 25, 2015 at 3:10 AM

      Hi,
      Can anyone suggest one day tours to Lake district say Windermere which through my search have found to be one places that could be visited in Lake distrcit when you just have a day.

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    • the market

      Hunstanton Mar 15, 2015 at 1:09 PM

      hi i hear there is a good market nearby what sells good quality product is this correct and where and what is the name of it plz

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    • Ghost Hunts in Rugby

      Rugby Mar 14, 2015 at 9:27 AM

      Are there any ghost tours in or around Rugby

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      London market or Car Boot sale that is recommended weekdays, Tu - Fri, last 2 weeks of June

      London Mar 24, 2015 at 6:39 PM

      For older, collectable, antique & unusual items. We have looked at streetsensation.co.uk/market... and it seems that Camden Passage, Spitalfields, Bermondsey Market, Piccadilly Market & Gray's Antique Market might be possibilities. Looking for all comments and sometimes Car Boot sales can even be better, is there a good web site that lists Car Boot sales? Hopefully something NOT as busy as Portobello Rd. is on a Saturday. Thank you all.

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    • How much to budget for for one week

      London Mar 19, 2015 at 3:37 PM

      Hi all

      I am just wondering if anyone can help with a rough estimate of how much we should budget for per day in London. We will be there for one week in April. We will only be requiring 2 meals per day as we have breakfast provided at our hotel. And we have an Oyster card for travel as well.

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    • Where to park in Marlow

      Marlow Mar 5, 2015 at 11:52 PM

      I'm having a long awaited girls day out with a friend today and we have decided to visit Marlow. We will probably walk by the river, visit the bridge, stop for cups of tea and lunch.
      Where is best to park please?

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    • Soccer stadiums

      London Mar 23, 2015 at 8:08 PM

      I want to watch a live soccer match. What stadium can I visit to do it?

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    • Leaving LHR on Delta Airlines at 6:30am

      London Mar 22, 2015 at 2:45 PM

      We are currently scheduled to fly from LHR at 6:30am in the morning in June. We will be staying in a hotel on Glouster Road in Kensington for several nights prior to flying out of LHR. My question is: Do you think that it would be better to stay in a hotel near the airport or would we be just as well off traveling from Kensington at about Midnight and sitting in the airport for about 3 or 4 hours?

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      Cotswolds - 1/2 day

      England Mar 19, 2015 at 9:17 PM

      If I have half a day (lunch time till 5-6PM) what would you recommend me to see / do in Cotswolds?
      Any good recommendation for lunch?
      Would be driving and let me know if parking is easily available and how does the system works.

      Thanks =)

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      From Heathrow to Tower Bridge

      London Mar 15, 2015 at 10:31 AM

      I am am arriving London Heathrow airport in the morning. I am heading to accomodation booked near Tower Bridge (I understand the nearest tube is London Bridge). Can you advise me the best public transport to get there? The most convenient option and the most cost efficient option (if they are not the same).
      Thanks =)

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    • What will be the budget for an economy trip for two for 5 days

      London Yesterday

      What will be the budget for an economy trip for two for 5 days from Kolkata to London inclusive of travel, stay and sightseeing cost ?

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    • Medical cover for UK and Australian tourists visiting the other country

      London Mar 23, 2015 at 6:30 AM

      I hear that there's some mutual agreement between UK and Australian governments that a citizen of either country while touring is eligible for free medical treatment in the host country. Is this true?

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      Transit from Southampton Port to Portsmouth Ferry port

      Southampton Mar 18, 2015 at 2:35 PM

      My wife and I will be arriving via cruise ship into Southampton in July '15 and will need to transfer as soon a possible to the Portsmouth Ferry port. What are the best options for making this transfer? I will appreciate all suggestions.

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    • UK transit visa, can my brother bring my daughter to UK when travelling to US

      London Mar 9, 2015 at 6:50 AM

      I am already working in UK, my daughter (2 years) is in India and she just got a dependent visa last week. I was supposed to go to India for 2 week to pick her up later this month BUT now there is a possibility that my brother who is in India and may be travelling to US on B2(visit visa) later this month. he does not have any UK visa. So I was wondering on the following points…

      If he can take US ticket via London (layover flight), can I meet him on Heathrow?
      Does he needs to have a transit visa?
      If yes, then where and how long does it take to apply for one?
      If not, can he bring my daughter outside, so i can take her from arrival point at Heathrow?
      My daughter needs to go through Immigration control and my brother needs to also take her luggage and bring her to arrival point so i can take her from there. does he also needs to go through immigration control, even through he will not come outside the airport at any point.
      On Gov.uk it says that if you have a confirmed flight to your destination within 24 hours and do not go though immigration control then you do not need to have a visa, in my situation he needs to take my daughter to immigration control and to pick her luggage.

      Could any one please suggest, what are my options?

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    • Oyster card

      London Mar 1, 2015 at 12:25 PM

      How much should I get on Oyster card for 2 to 3 days.

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    • DAY TICKETS to Theatres

      London Mar 16, 2015 at 11:40 AM

      Firstly, a HUGE thank you to all who responded and gave helpful tips on how to best secure theatre tickets. I am quite techno-challenged and wasn't able to provide individual comments to all those who kindly took the time to answer. Now my question is regarding DAY TICKETS which seem to be offered at some theatres. Are they easy to obtain if I line up on day of performance? Are they snapped up so quickly that they are not worthwhile lining up for? Are the seats decent? I read that they could be in the very front row--I wouldn't mind these as my sister and I have high myopia which have progressively worsened in the last 3 to 5 years and need to be seated close to the stage. Also, what age does the Senior category start at? Your help is so much appreciated! Cheers!

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    • Two years Barnstaple vs Truro

      Barnstaple Mar 15, 2015 at 11:11 AM

      I'm a Junior doctor in my early 20s and I have to choose between Barnstaple or Truro to live for the next two years for work, which one is better in terms of entertainment, cost of living and beauty?

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      Buckingham Palace Changing of the Guards

      London Mar 15, 2015 at 10:33 AM

      Hi - what is the best spot to catch changing of the guards and what time in advance do we have to get there?

      I am thinking of a Friday morning or Sunday morning. Does it makes a difference - ie does it get less busy on a weekday?

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    • Is it better to stay in Paddington or Kings Cross?

      London Mar 9, 2015 at 11:09 AM

      Looking to stay at either Tune Hotel Paddington or Tune Hotel Kings Cross, only. Interested in typical tourist sites such as Tower Bridge, London Eye, British Museum, but also shopping/other locations such as Hyde Park, Harrods, Piccadilly Circus. My friend and I are leaving through both Gatwick and Heathrow, so location in terms of traveling ease does not matter.

      I would prefer to stay in the nicer area of the two, as I'd like to walk around a little and feel safe enough. I've heard Kings Cross is quite industrial, but has slowly been becoming nicer. I'm currently leaning towards Paddington because of its vicinity to Hyde Park and convenience in terms of shopping/leisure areas.

      Which do you think is better?

      Thank you!

       

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    • Hen night ideas in York

      by reb17 Online Now May 29, 2014 at 9:24 AM

      Hi All
      I am trying to organise my sisters Hen night in York, I have never been to York so I am a bit stuck, there will be apx 10 of us all in our 30's
      We are booking the York Barbecue Boat cruise for early evening,so that is food sorted, but I need a night club and a hotel, all suggestions welcome and appreciated.

      2 Answers May 29, 2014 at 7:06 PM
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      Walking around York

      by annwag Online Now May 17, 2014 at 5:34 AM

      I am going to York this July and I need some hint what is worth a while in the city but isn't mentioned in travel guides.
      I also look for a nice, scenic, quiet even desolated one-day walking route somewhere nearby York.
      Any advice? please...

      7 Answers Jul 30, 2014 at 12:52 AM
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      North Yorkshire

      by swiftfoot Online Now Apr 17, 2014 at 6:14 AM

      1. My wife and I have 4 days to spend in York in the third week of September. We want to visit a few castles within 50 miles of the city, and also to go out and enjoy the scenery without doing too much walking. Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

      2. From York, we proceed to Perth, Scotland. Which type of public land transportation will be more scenic?

      7 Answers May 7, 2014 at 7:59 AM
    • Bus to and from Harrowgate?

      by cathy9510usa Online Now Jan 20, 2014 at 3:20 AM

      Hello,

      I am wondering if there is local bus service from York to Harrowgate (on a Thursday), and if so, from where do the buses leave?

      Thanks very much.

      Cathy

      8 Answers Jan 20, 2014 at 10:03 AM
    • Dogs in york

      by Dwilkins44 Online Now Jan 2, 2014 at 1:26 AM

      Where can you go in York with a dog

      4 Answers Jan 4, 2014 at 11:47 AM
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      christmas fayer

      by ArieP Online Now Nov 4, 2013 at 1:39 PM

      Who now something for me

      10 Answers Nov 8, 2013 at 2:10 AM
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      sint nicolas christmas fayer

      by ArieP Online Now Nov 4, 2013 at 11:54 AM

      Where can i get a programm for 1 decimeert

      12 Answers Nov 8, 2013 at 2:40 AM
    • York to Whitby

      by dewijones Online Now Jun 17, 2013 at 10:03 AM

      What are the options for getting from York to Whitby??
      Is there a bus or buses ??

      7 Answers Jun 18, 2013 at 12:22 AM
    • Public transportation from York to Stratford

      by elenasc Online Now Dec 1, 2012 at 1:23 PM

      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.

      10 Answers Dec 2, 2012 at 6:35 AM
    • Trying to find a B&B/Hotel in York I stayed at 20 years ago

      by AuntyDan Online Now Jul 23, 2012 at 6:30 PM

      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.

      6 Answers Aug 3, 2012 at 11:57 PM
    • Nearest airport route to Shell center in York, London

      by EZENWA Online Now May 31, 2012 at 2:15 PM

      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.

      3 Answers Jun 1, 2012 at 1:59 AM
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      Activities in and near York

      by scanos Online Now Apr 10, 2012 at 9:31 AM

      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

      1 Answer Apr 10, 2012 at 9:57 AM
    • Day trips by rail from York

      by candacegar Online Now Apr 9, 2012 at 4:28 PM

      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?

      6 Answers Apr 10, 2012 at 1:35 AM
    • Family Road (well, rail actually!)Trip to Leeds

      by KatSeshat Online Now Mar 18, 2011 at 1:20 AM

      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!

      6 Answers Sep 21, 2011 at 10:02 PM
    • US Family Relocating from Surrey to York

      by leebear Online Now Feb 9, 2011 at 4:09 AM

      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!

      5 Answers Feb 10, 2011 at 2:22 AM
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      looking for hotel in best location in York

      by cherylinrenonevada Online Now Jan 28, 2011 at 10:01 AM

      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

      4 Answers Feb 8, 2011 at 1:56 AM
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      Hotel next to railway

      by wise23girl Online Now Dec 22, 2010 at 9:21 PM

      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

      9 Answers Jan 7, 2011 at 4:54 PM
    • Looking for a B&B

      by jeff2010 Online Now Apr 14, 2010 at 6:50 AM

      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

      5 Answers Apr 15, 2010 at 6:17 AM
    • Trains from York to Edinburgh

      by qrpw Online Now Apr 2, 2010 at 7:20 PM

      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?

      3 Answers Apr 3, 2010 at 12:30 AM
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      Lodging in York

      by traveltime10 Online Now Jan 22, 2010 at 4:07 AM

      Can anyone give me advice on a reasonably priced place to stay in York for one night in May? Arriving by train- don't plan on renting a car.

      Thanks!

      9 Answers Jan 23, 2010 at 9:42 AM
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      Best Department Stores in and around York?

      by Hexen1012 Online Now Dec 7, 2009 at 12:42 AM

      Hi,
      Strange question to ask - but i have family who are currently on a working holiday in York, and rather than buy and send a present from Australia (and incur the huge costs), I was thinking of buying online through a department store in York? (most like a gift card)

      Marks & Spencer... Browns..... I just dont know what there is, and which would given them (25 old) the best selection!
      Thanks

      4 Answers Dec 7, 2009 at 11:02 AM
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      York from London

      by traveltime10 Online Now Nov 29, 2009 at 4:31 PM

      Would like to spend a day or two in York in May, 2010.

      What is the easiest way to get there from London? and to get back?

      What is the best way to get around to see York once there?

      Suggestion for a place to stay once there?

      Thank you in advance- I'm really looking forward to the opportunity to visit York.

      16 Answers Nov 30, 2009 at 12:08 PM
    • Help Needed

      by jmanlfc Online Now Oct 15, 2009 at 8:56 AM

      Looking to book a Cabin/Lodge for myself and my wife for our first anniversaty in the north of England,

      Basically my wife has recently lost her father, and I was looking to take her away for a couple of nights, somewhere we could relax enjoy a nice walk, and also somewhere we could slip into the hot tub and enjoy a celebratory bottle of bubbly for our first anniversary and for my wife to let loose given her torrid year.

      However I booked Yellowtop country park £200 for 2 nights, including Hot Tub, however I have received an email following my booking and I wondered if anybody else thought it was a bit harsh, and would you cancel as the first questions...

      Hi,
      It is a out door hot tub, No shelter.
      The invoice is due now, If not is not paid by Saturday we will cancell your booking, Thank you.
      Regards
      Yellowtop on behalf of Paula.

      Also as a fallback does anybody know of any other places as similair, as it sounds sad but given the climate, Im on a budget and need to watch the pennys,,, so need to spend probably a maximum of £200 as have £150 aside for beuty treatment and more on top for a couple of nights out for dinner etc...

      Help please, firstly to let me know if you think I should have cancelled the booking based on the fact I only asked her when the payment was due and did the hot tub have a cover incase it rained.

      4 Answers Oct 28, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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      Senior Citizens Visit to York

      by jcourtnellsmith Online Now Oct 10, 2009 at 4:13 AM

      Old married couple spending three days this month in York. Years since we were there. Do the local buses have such a thing as day ticket tariffs because our Scottish free passes don't work in England ? Where are the most interesting places that local buses journey to ? Thanks all

      5 Answers Oct 12, 2009 at 6:32 AM
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      Starting to Plan for the Viking Fest

      by djhartmannn Online Now Oct 5, 2009 at 2:09 PM

      I have been tasked to plan a multi-family (6-10) trip to the spring Viking Fest in York.

      #1 Housing: Is there any single nice facility that will handle us all w/o breaking the budget or is there a street (or area) with a sufficient cluster of close establishments that you would recommend. (weekend apartments would be most excellent)

      #2 Pubs and restaurants where we can meet up or suggested rally points that will not be hard to find.

      #3 What "must do" activities will require for us to purchase or reserve ahead of time?

      #4 Overall suggested itinerary for the weekend.

      Everything I hear suggests that it is a great event and am very excited about this visit to York.

      Thanks in advance

      3 Answers Oct 5, 2009 at 11:22 PM
    • Rock bars/clubs?

      by Kulafey Online Now Sep 29, 2009 at 8:06 AM

      I'm going to be in York on Friday 9th October and as I'm into rock music wondered where there is to go?
      Anyone have any ideas? -all greatly appreciated.
      Thanks
      Kula

      4 Answers Oct 1, 2009 at 8:39 AM
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      Sunday Afternoon Tea

      by Gillybob Online Now Aug 11, 2009 at 2:00 AM

      A quick shout out to VTers in the area this weekend. We have a meet :
      meetings.virtualtourist.com/...
      planned for this Sunday (16 August) for afternoon tea @ 4:00pm.

      If you haven't already signed up, please do (link above).
      So, will you be joining us?

      4 Answers Aug 11, 2009 at 10:09 AM
    • Free (Cheap) and tranquil places to relax in York this friday

      by kirkmeister Online Now Jul 22, 2009 at 12:41 AM

      HI all
      I will be in York for the first time for just a day and would like to know places to sit and chill as I am 6 months preggers and will be kicked out of hotel in morning and not moving on til evening.
      I would particulary like to know about green spaces, or watery spaces to chill, other types of chill out also good to know e.g. any good organic or veggie cafes, good people-watching cafes or places you can sit a while without pressure to move on as soon as you finish your drink/food?
      Also any modern art museum in York?
      many thanks
      k

      10 Answers Aug 24, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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      Thanks to all

      by Skinke Online Now Jun 11, 2009 at 3:14 PM

      Thanks to everyone who replied to our inquiry about York travel in winter. Very helpful and useful information.

    • ristonboy

      by ristonboy Online Now May 31, 2009 at 1:11 PM

      can you tell me if the river taxi from naburn lock is accessible for wheelchair,and the fare price for adults and children many thanks shane thompson