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.
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.
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?
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!
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
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
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?
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Thanks to everyone who replied to our inquiry about York travel in winter. Very helpful and useful information.
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
Greetings friends. My wife and I will be vacationing in England in February 2010. We will be spending a week in York for the Viking Festival preceded by 4 days in London with a week between York and return flight to USA. We would love to hear some suggestions as to things to do, places to visit ( including possible overnight accommodations) both during the Viking Festival and the following week. My concerns during preliminary research have been weather, bus and train transport during the winter, driving conditions vis a vis american southerners if we should be renting a vehicle. There seems to be no end to the possibilities especially factoring Northumberland. We have already booked our accommodation for York but would like input on day trips from York and later some other ideas that would be seasonably doable. Thanks in advance for any advice. Hope to be able to reciprocate some day for any of you visiting USA.
We will be York on the weekend of June 14th. Are there any places where they have live folk music. Thanks
I will be in Leeds for a few days in sept. and would like to take an organised day trip in the area, as I am coming from abroad (no car!). Any suggestions? I thought about going to York and maybe Howard House, but I am open to suggestions... Thanks in advance!
hi my wife and i are traveling to york and want to have our photos taken in roman costume. Is there a place in york that does this ? thank s phillip
Hello All, I was hoping to rent a boat this summer for a week and cruise around some canal, rivers etc... and since I had never been to York I was thinking that might be an interesting place to start. I was wondering if a) is this practical i.e. does York have river/canals suitable for exploring b) anyone know of a marina that rents boats - Cruisers NOT Narrow boats If not York can anyone recommend a good area for that. I have already done the Thames/Oxford and I didn't think the Norfolk Narrows would have much to offer in terms of interesting places to stop Thanks Much Steve
I am gonna travel round Yorkshire area at the end of the year and I am thinking about exploring the Yorkshire D.N.Park. Never been to that area (moreover in the winter)...is it a good idea to explore it in December/January? Taking into account the weather etc. Thank you. Or what places do u advise to see in that area? Towns, nature etc. Love it.
I will be spending a day in York in Nov. Can anyone reccommend a place for tea? How about a place for dinner? Suuggestions for must-sees, as daylight hours will be somewhat limited? Thank you for your time and courtesy.
I think i'll be using a few taxis in York, as i'll be wearing a lot of heels that i simply cannot walk in on a night! Do you know any taxis that are reliable for weekends? A few if you can, just incase :) Thank you very much!