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.
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!).
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 ?
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
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.
Anyone can advise where can I find a B&B which would offer a one night stay during weekend from 20 to 21 Sept. as I noted that most of them don't single night stay during weedend.
Next week i am going to york !! Im taking me,my daughter,my freind and her daughter and the kids r both 10 years old and i wanted to know if the dungeons are suitable 4 both of them !! Thanx ( Plz right bak soon as we r going next week )
apart from the National Express East Coast train from London kings cross, what other easy and cheap methods can I use to get to York from London for example can i get a bus, or an express coach if so where in London would I be able to get it from. how long would it take.
if any one can help it would be very much appreciated
I'm getting crazy with Traveline Journey Planner trying to plan the best and easier way to travel between Durham, Whitby and York.
The trip will be on a late November weekend. Me and my boyfriend we'll arrive on Saturday evening at Newcastle airport. The plan is to spend the night in Durham, a quick tour of the town on Sunday morning and then moving to Whitby and York (spending one night in each place) before catching the flight back at Newcastle airport on Tuesday evening.
The problem is the Durham - Whitby - York part of the journey.
I can't figure out if it's better to travel from Durham to York by train and then take the Yorkshire Coastliner bus to Whitby
take the bus from Durham to Middlesbrough and then another bus to Whitby (this second options would be on a Sunday, so no way to take the Esk valley train!).
Both options seem to take a long journey time, like spending around 3 hours on the means of transports...should we rent a car instead? I have no idea!
Thanks in advance!
Hi I'm Liz and I'm from the States...I'm arriving in York from London then going to Helmsley, and don't know where to start on transport...If any one can help it would be way cool...
Could anyone direct me to a timetable of buses from York to Helmsley please?
Also, I will be arriving in York from Manchester...would people recommend the train over coach or vice versus...the train is more expensive by 5 pounds but takes an hour less!
Thankyou VERY much!
We are going to York for a night away from the kids in July. Have got the hotel sorted but thought it would be nice to step out to a restaurant in the centre for a lovely quiet romantic meal. This is the first time in 4 years we have been away for a night so don't want to get it wrong. What are your tips. We eat anything, the ambience is the more important thing! Looking forward to hearing from you.
We are going to York for a night away from the kids in July. Have got the hotel sorted but thought it would be nice to step out to a hotel in the centre for a lovely quiet romantic meal. This is the first time in 4 years we have been away for a night so don't want to get it wrong. What are your tips. We eat anything, the ambience is the more important thing! Looking forward to hearing from you.
I've been to York lots of times and now want to see something of the Yorkshire coast other than Whitby, Scarborough, and Ron Hoods Bay.
I know there's bus service to Bridlington but wonder if there is another spot that might be better to visit. Any suggestions for the best way to get to the coast and the best seaside place to visit?
Thanks very much.
My husband and I will be arriving in York on July 11th and departing for the US on July 14th. During the three days we have, we'd like to see some of the high spots in York, go to Wakefield (husband's ancestor's roots), Nottingham, Leeds, Batley and then arrive late in Manchester. We need suggestions if we should find one central place to stay for the nights of the 11th and 12th or if we should find two different places. We're planning on staying close to the Manchester Airport on the 13th. Also, should we hire a car or take the bus to get around? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much in advance.
having seen the petrifiying well on cbbc while watching with my granda-daughter, have found that it is in yorkshire, but, would you please be kind enough to send to me more information and exact location of the well as we would like to visit ourselves.
I'm looking for an old fashioned pub with good food - homemade soup, traditional fare etc etc. Any ideas?
I'll be arriving in London early on May 24, plan to spend the day exploring London before taking a late train to York. It may be late (near midnight) before I get to York. Are there accomodations close to the train station? Also, will I have any difficulty getting taxi service at that hour? Finally, approximately how long will it take me to drive from York to Sunderland?
I learned to know that buses are the cheapest way of travelling in England/Wales and will probably use that option from going to London-York. It's only about a 4 hours drive isn't it?
My real question was, how do i find bus routes from York to North Wales, for instance to Conwy? Have searched on the net but haven't found anything. It should also be possible to take a train from York to Conwy i think, but won't that be more expensive?
Bus routes from England to Wales in general would also be nice to have.
Thanks in advance:-)
I will be in York mid-march, and would love to take a trip out to Castle Howard. However, I do not have a car. I know that there is a coach liner company that stops off there, but I have looked on their website and they only seem to run the service in Summer.
Any ideas on how I might be able to make the trip out?
Since i'm most likely going to York with my sweetheart, i'd love to have some beauty treatments and especially a body/backmassage.
I've been searching around a bit on the net myself but only find lists of salons with phone numbers. I'd hope to find more than that, but i found a hotel with spa called the "Aldwark manor hotel". I'm a little uncertain though if they accept people who don't stay at the hotel to have treatments too?
And spa places are usually very expensive, so does anybody know about any salons or something in York and around?
Thanks in advance:-)
I was born in Yorkshire a long time ago. I've lived in Canada since I was eight year sold and I've never been back. My kids just gave mea 63rd birthday present of a trip to England with my wife so I can visit my "roots".
Tentatively, we've worked out this itinerary (with a lot of gaps in the planning):
May 29 -- arrive Heathrow at 12 noon. Clear customs and go directly to King's Cross station and a hop a train to Leeds (or York). On the 30th My wife would like to do a day trip to Edinburgh and back. The next day, the 31st, I'd want to hire a car, book out of the hotel then visit the towns of Horsforth and Yeadon while in that area. After a look at Horsforth and Yeadon, I'd drive on the M62 to the town of Milnrow (near Rochdale in Lancs.) and book into a B&B there. The next day, Friday June 1st, I'd spend visiting the place I grew up in before coming to Canada. Before coming back to London by train, my wife wanted to see if it was possible to take a one day tour to Belfast (presumably leaving from Liverpool, so we'd need to get to Liverpool and I'd want to turn in the rental car before going there, so I guess we'd have to catch a train ride from Rochdale or even Manchester.
This would leave us in Liverpool in the evening of Saturday the 2nd and I'd like to take a late train back to London to book into a hotel that day. my wife in Catholic and would dearly love to go to mass at Westminster Cathedral on Sunday, June 3rd.
So, here's my questions:
(1) Suggestions for reasonably priced B&B or hotel in the Leeds area.
(2) Recommendations for renting a car (automatic transmission a must, but otherwise a compact car would be fine)
(3) Recommendations for a one day bus trip to get a peek at Edinburgh (I do realize that this is a very tight schedule all around)
(4) Suggestion for B&B or hotel in or near Milnrow, Lancs.
(5) Which trains would be available to get us from Milnrow/Rochdale area to Liverpool
(6) Which tour companies might have a one day excursion to Belfast?
(7) Which train lines might have a Liverpool to London run after the Belfast ferry gets back to Liverpool
(8) Suggestions for a reasonably priced B&B or hotel in London -- not dead in the heart of London, but near the tube or busses.
(9) Any other suggestions you can think of. Including, but not limited to, telling me to give my head a shake for cramming so much into a few days ;-)
Thanks, folks, and Happy New Year
does anyone know how I can get to the stansted airport from york
to catch a flight at 6.50 am? I would rather not take a B&B or sleep
at the airport. I do not have a car so I have to rely on public transport.
Many thanks, Anna
Any VT-ers in town on 20/21 January 2007? You might be interested in the York Winter Warmer meeting. The meeting is listed in the VT meetings section - sign-up at
The more the merrier - come and freeze with us and have a great time visiting this walled city.
4 of us are coming to York on the 26 & 27Dec. How is the accomodation at Blossoms York? If it is not good, could you please recommend something that cost about 20 pounds PPPN. Thanks.
I am booking a christmas package and have discovered most hotels in the York area are fully booked. Can anyone tell me what the Great Western Kilima hotel is like. I have heard a couple of bad reviews on it but am hoping it really isnt that bad.
I am looking to do a 4 day trip through the English countryside. My first stop was to get to York and I'm finding that though it's only a 2-hour train ride away, it's fairly expensive. The coach rides are not that cheap and 5 hours is a long time to be stuck in a coach!
Could someone please inform me what's the cheapest way to travel in the countryside? Specifically what's the cheapest way to get to York and what's the approximate cost?
Thanks in advance,
somwe friends and are are visiting York this weekend and want to do one of the ghost walks. Can any one recommend which one to do/which is the best as there seem to be quite a few of them compared to a few years ago.
I'm also trying to remember a restaurant/bistro I visited in york about 5 years ago, think it was a cafe by day and small bistro in the evenings. It was fairly close to the Minster and at the time had sheet music on the walls as a kind of wall paper. Not a very good description I know but the food was fantastic and we want to go again this weekend.