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    • Scouse guide in search

      Liverpool Nov 3, 2014 at 12:50 PM

      Im travelling with my wife to Merseyside for fifth time later this year. Were
      from Finland and searching for a local guide (maybe couple) to show us
      around. All the must-see places have been spotted, so were looking for
      something different this time. It would be nice to see life bubbling under,
      local life, and make new friends who would be possibly interested for a visit
      here someday. Were travelling 27th dec. and leaving in jan. 1st.

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    • norwegian kroner coins

      London Nov 18, 2014 at 8:07 AM

      Is there anywhere i can change norwegian 10 and 20 kroner coins in london in person? many thanks frances

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    • 3rd date ???

      Cheltenham Nov 12, 2014 at 1:57 AM

      hello there , I have a problem , the issue is that I have a date upcoming this Saturday evening and we want to do something fun other than the normal cinema, bowling scene , we are going for something to eat later in the evening but I need to fill the time beforehand , we are both in our mid-late 20's

      can someone suggest a few ideas in the Gloucestershire area

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    • OLDENBURG TIMETABLE FROM LUNDY

      Lundy Island Nov 23, 2014 at 8:02 AM

      is there an ms oldenburg time table for departures FROM Lundy 2015. i have managed to download departure times and arrival times for Bideford and Ilfracombe but not similar for Lundy back to mainland

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    • Time between non connecting flights

      Heathrow Nov 24, 2014 at 10:28 PM

      Hi everyone,

      I will be travelling from New Zealand to Dublin via LAX and heathrow. I've booked from NZ to heathrow on Air New Zealand, arriving at 10.40am. As they don't fly all the way to Dublin I will be booking the last leg on a different airline and will need to transfer my luggage. How long should I allow between the flights?

      Thanks for your advice!

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    • Bristol Cathedral and St Mary Redcliffe - suggest more?

      Bristol Nov 23, 2014 at 1:30 PM

      I am a huge architecture fan and enjoy seeing and photographing Gothic style buildings. I just read and article that says the aforementioned two are Gothic architecture and look great. I browsed images and can agree. So, I am about to visit Bristol, would you recommend any more places to see other than those listed in the article:
      eurotravel.answers.com/engla...

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      Has anyone know a cheap shipping company in Oxford?

      Oxford Nov 21, 2014 at 9:55 AM

      I need to ship a few packages to Spain and all the companies I found are really expesive....the only average price I found was from www.onestopworldwide.com but I can't find online any review about this company. Has someone used it before?

      Thanks

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    • Connection time

      Heathrow Nov 12, 2014 at 2:35 PM

      Hi all,

      I'm looking at flying MEL-DUB then LHR-MEL and the cheapest option seems to be a return MEL-LHR with Qatar Airlines and then buying a separate LHR-DUB flight with Aer Lingus. I will be arriving in Terminal 4 at 12:25 and have to fly from Terminal 2 at 14:20. I was just wondering if that will leave me enough time to pick up my luggage, clear customs, check-in and make the Aer Lingus flight?

      Any insights would be helpful. Also, I land on the 21st December, will the pre-Christmas rush affect me at all?

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      Best place for breakfast

      Birmingham Nov 6, 2014 at 6:54 AM

      Hi

      Going to birmingham on Saturday for the day was just wondering if someone could please tell me the best place to go for breakfast!!
      Thanks

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    • time to clear passport control

      London Nov 3, 2014 at 9:35 AM

      I am arriving back to terminal 3 heathrow on 7th January 2015 with my family. I have booked short stay til 9am is that enough time to clear passport control? Thank you to anyone who could help.

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    • Popular health food store

      London Nov 9, 2014 at 1:58 AM

      What is a popular health food store around London?

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    • How to purchase additional luggage?

      London Nov 18, 2014 at 3:21 PM

      Good evening, I need help with purchasing an additional piece of luggage online for a BA flight. I am travelling tomorrow and I cannot do this online (it keeps coming back to the general check in page). Does anyone know if there is an out of hours helpline or a live chat? Or what can I do? I have a lot of additional items I need to bring back home!
      Thanks everybody!

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    • Best place to tour for 2-3 nights around mid of Dec 2014 [only in UK please].

      London Nov 18, 2014 at 4:51 AM

      I am currently in London , I want to know Best place to tour for 2-3 nights around mid of Dec 2014.

      Thanks In Advance

       

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    • Shop identification needed please

      Lyme Regis Nov 8, 2014 at 10:50 AM

      We went to a gift shop that was in some sort of arches facing the sea, does anyone know it and what is was called please, they did all sorts of second hand and new stuff - it was almost like a museum, but they did some nice hand made jewelry, which we would like to have another look at

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    • Ukrainian Passport. Do I need a visa?

      Heathrow Nov 7, 2014 at 1:17 PM

      Hello All,

      I have Ukrainian passport. I am traveling from Warsaw, Poland to New York, USA on tourist visa B2 through Heathrow airport.
      On my way to US I arrive in terminal 3 and depart on terminal 3, so I guess I'm good.
      But on my way back to Poland, I need to change terminals - land in terminal 5 and leave from terminal 3 (2 hours layover).
      Is there any UK border control or something like that between these two terminals? I'm worried that I need a transit visa.
      Please advise.

      Thank you,
      Mike

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    • How long from plane to coach at terminal 4 Heathrow

      Heathrow Nov 7, 2014 at 2:13 AM

      Is an hour long enough from the time of landing to catch a national express coach at Heathrow terminal 4?

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      Using mileage seats from/to London on AA vs United on BA and extreme difficulty just securing them.

      London Nov 13, 2014 at 10:38 AM

      Quoting Dabs, "Have just booked, found mileage seats (although now extremely perplexed as to why BA's mileage seats' taxes are 4 times United's) and will be in London at the end of November :-)".
      I have also found that high cost for a trip next June on an American millage flight from London using BA. Does any VT member know when the best time, days or way to get mileage seats on American? The only suggestion I had from an agent was to check back every couple of days. We have built up these miles and when we try to use them, it isn't easy.

      A side point, it seems that United does make millage seats more readily available, has anyone else found that to be the fact? Just thing to the future. Thanks for all your input and comments.

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    • How much is train from Luton Parkway to central London?

      London Oct 29, 2014 at 1:39 AM

      Hi

      I'm planning on visiting London, parking at Luton Parkway and then getting the train into central London.

      How much is the train if you don't pre-book, as in if I just turned up? Is there more than one train provider? East Midlands Train fares are astronomically priced and I'm hoping for something a bit cheaper.

      The train times I'll need will be around 9.00am into London and around 5.30pm back, which I guess will be peak fares.

      Also, how long will the journey take.

      Hope someone can help.

      Thanks

      Beth

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    • Healthrow Airport Hotel in Terminal - not going through immigration

      Heathrow Nov 24, 2014 at 2:16 AM

      Hi everyone,

      I have a 15 hours transit and have a schengen visa so won't be able to go through immigration. Is there a hotel in the terminal I can book?

      Thank you for your help.

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      Terminal 5 Connection Time - Is it enough?

      Heathrow Nov 21, 2014 at 12:55 AM

      Hello everyone,

      I am wondering whether 65 minutes are enough time to make a connection in Terminal 5. I will fly from ATHens to London Heathrow and then to Washington DC. That means that I won't have to pick up any luggage, but I will probably need to go to one of the shuttle buildings for my departure gate. However, I read that I have to be at my boarding gate 20 minutes before the flight!

      That leaves 45 minutes for me to get off the plane, security check, go to boarding gate! I have already started running!! Too worried! frown

       

      Thanks!

       

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      Is it true that there is no deposit on a oyster card if you buy the 7-day pass?

      London Nov 8, 2014 at 9:25 PM

      If so, what should I do? I will be arriving at Heathrow 11/21/14, but do not want to start a 7-day oyster card until 11/22/14. Would the train ticket from Heathrow with an oyster card for one day , or one ticket for 11/21/14 without the oyster card be cheaper? Can I still avoid the deposit if I add the 7-day card to the oyster card 11/21/14. Is the 7-day oyster card a separate card from the oyster card itself? If I purchase the 7-day card on 11/21/14 and I use the oyster card 11/21/14, has the 7-day card kicked in or can I add a day, so I don't use the 7-day card until 7/22/14? I'm, as you can obviously see, confused. I just want to do this as cheaply as possible. Thanks.

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    • transit visa

      Heathrow Oct 29, 2014 at 6:09 AM

      Hi, I'm from China and going to Norway with a Schengen visa.
      Three hours after arriving at terminal 5, I am departing at terminal 5 to Norway.
      Do I need transit visa?

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    • Do I need a visa for transit in London Airport

      London Yesterday

      Hi All. I need help to confirm if we need to have a visa, since we are running out of time. our flights is tomorrow with my wife and kid infant going to manila from Florence Italy but we need to transfer to London City Airport to Heathrow for 6hours available time to transfer. do we need the visa? we are just holding filipino passport and working permit in Italy.

      Thank you

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      Public transport to Heathrow Airport during Boxing Day

      London Nov 17, 2014 at 12:52 AM

      I have a return flight booked for the morning of Boxing Day at 9 am from Heathrow Airport. There are no other flights available after that time unfortunately and I have to be at Heathrow by 7am or I will miss my flight! Are there any suggestions to the best way that I can get to the airport that early? As I understand that Tube services are limited on Boxing Day.

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    • Visiting London 4th december

      London Nov 14, 2014 at 1:30 AM

      Hi there! I'm a spaniard and I'm visiting London with my wife the next 4th of december to see the turn on of the lights of the Christmas tree at Trafalgar square. Do any of you know at what hour this turn on happens?
      It'll be very crowded?
      Any advice?

      Thanks in advance and best regards!

      Jose

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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