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      Sally Lunns

      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:39 AM

      Is this far from the railway station please?

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    • London Reconstructing of Big Ben

      London Nov 27, 2016 at 11:14 PM

      Hi all,
      I will be heading to London for the first time in Feb 2017.
      News had mention that the reconstructing of Big Ben will start in early 2017. The last news available was in April 2017 about the works. I have also read the FAQ at the parliament website but they do not really have an indicative date.
      Read that scaffolding will take 4-6 months to build. Not sure if the view in Feb will be much effected. Saw google images of the tower with scaffolding and it's not a very pretty sight. :(
      Anyone knows of any news of the work schedule or any comments much appreciated.

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      London Gatwick changes

      London Nov 25, 2016 at 10:24 AM

      I have posted this on the TRAVEL ALERTS section here on VT but don't know if there is any other place to post.

      From the 25th January 2017
      These changes take place at London Gatwick
      British Airways will operate from South Terminal
      Easyjet and Virgin will operate from the North Terminal.

      Found this when I tried to book parking at Gatwick's aiport and this warning came up.

      Feel free to move to any appropriate section

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    • TERMINAL TRANSFER

      Heathrow Nov 24, 2016 at 2:05 AM

      I am travelling from Delhi to Terminal2 I have to get my complete luggage and then go to Terminal 3 for check IS this possible or I have to get visa

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      Bus service

      Carlisle Nov 22, 2016 at 12:06 AM

      Is there a bus service from Court Square ( or nearby ) to The Sands Centre ( or near ). I can't seem to find what I'm looking for on the internet

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      New Years Eve

      London Dec 6, 2016 at 3:04 PM

      Hi there, I am travelling to London over the new year with my Girlfriend. We've left it a bit last minute but we're wondering if anyone has any good suggestions on how to spend NYE. Whether that be a dinner and dance, street party, and kind of event really to make it a memorable new year? All suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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    • Leeds, Temple Newsam, where to stay

      Leeds Nov 11, 2016 at 2:55 PM

      I plan to drive from the Scottish Borders, stopping at Hadrian's Wall then to Leeds where I'd spend one night then visit Temple Newsam the following morning.

      Can anyone recommend a pleasant b&b near TN?

      Is Temple Newsam in the city, a suburb or rural area? I'd like to stay in a less populated area.

      I haven't been able to learn much on the net. Is Wakefield convenient to TN?

      Thanks!

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    • Best area to stay

      London Nov 17, 2016 at 4:36 AM

      Which area is the best location and most convenient to stay? Traveling with my husband and 8 year old! Want to be somewhat close to all the sightseeing! TIA!

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      Airside transit or visitor in transit visa or no visa requirement in heathrow airport?

      Heathrow Yesterday

      Hi everybody, I am Brent, from Vietnam. Now Im living in Hungary and then I have resident permit of an EEA members (as Hungarian resident permit).
      In Jan 2017, my friend (Hungarian) and I (vietnamese, have an EEA resident permit) is going to travel to Vietnam by British Airways, in which we will transit in Heathrow Airport for about 5 hours. We are arriving to heathrow in terminal 3 and then departing in terminal 4. So please help us, in this case, do we need to apply for the airside transit visa or visiting in transit visa?

      1. We have 2 ways ticket (go to vietnam and back to hungary)
      2. We are a Hungarian and Vietnamese (Have hungarian resident permit) and ofc valid passport and vietnamese visa.
      3. British airways has confirmed that our checked bags will be sent directly to the last destination.
      4. We have to change terminal in the Heathrow airport.

      Thanks very much and best regard !!

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      Best restaurants in Nottingham, near City of Caves

      Nottingham Dec 5, 2016 at 7:18 AM

      Hi!
      I'm planning a trip to Nottingham where I will show my friends the sandstone beauty, the City of Caves. Since we may spend there a lot of time, I need some recommendations on good cafes/restaurants/pubs near this attraction to have a dinner at. Where would you go? =) The cuisine doesn't matter, but the distance does (it should be near the City of Caves). I've found a list of restaurants at alltheviews.com/restaurants-... but still can't decide on a place to visit. Is Ibérico World Tapas really great?

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    • Is this a good place to celebrate birthday in London?

      London Dec 5, 2016 at 4:23 AM

      Hi all,
      I'm new here and I hope you can help me with advice:
      Being studying various restaurant comparing sites (Tripadvisor, Michelin, Alltheviews...), I decided to try out Ye Olde Mitre Yelp and Tripadvisor estimate it pretty high (as I can judge from alltheviews.com/Ye-Olde-Mitr...), but I want a real person opinionб who has been there recently. I forgot to mention the reason - why I'm choosing a place to go out: we want to celebrate my father's bithday and he likes bars a lot. So, we need one with a good atmosphere.

      So, is Ye Olde Mitre a good place to go to for a celebration?

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    • Oyster or contactless

      London Nov 20, 2016 at 10:39 AM

      is there any advantage to buying the oyster cards or is using concatless cards just the same.

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    • Best area to stay

      London Nov 17, 2016 at 4:36 AM

      Which area is the best location and most convenient to stay? Traveling with my husband and 8 year old! Want to be somewhat close to all the sightseeing! TIA!

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    • Best transportation to Stonehenge and Glastonbury Tor

      London Dec 5, 2016 at 9:14 AM

      I will be visiting London for 3 days in March. I would like to take a day to visit Stonehenge and Glastonbury Tor (both in the same day).

      I saw there was a tour offered that included them both, but they are only on Fridays, and unfortunately I will not be there at that time.

      What is the best way to travel from London to these two sites? Rail? Bus? Some other way?

      Thank you for any information.

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      The Royal Crescent

      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:12 AM

      Hi is this museum easy to find from the railway station, also how much time does it take to get round?

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    • Family attractions

      London Nov 20, 2016 at 10:43 AM

      I need to keep two young children and 3 young adults entertained.

      I´ve book tussauds and the london eye. We are hoping to go to Winterwonderland and see Buckinhgam palace. Are there any must sees or child freindly activities.

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    • Cheap accommodation near London

      London Nov 24, 2016 at 11:47 AM

      Hello! I'm travelling to London this Saturday, but I don't have a place to stay yet. I will be in London for 1 month and I was wondering if you recommend any location near London where it might be cheaper, or if you know of any Web page in which people offer rooms for short term accommodation. Thank you so much!

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      Narrowboat Holidays on English canals.

      England Dec 5, 2016 at 4:46 PM

      Mrs Flying.Scotland and I are considering a one week canal boat holiday next August / September. We will both be 70, are reasonably fit, and want a trip that goes through small towns and villages with good canalside pubs and nice countryside too. Can anyone suggest what is their favourite canal trips and also any pointers for first time canal boaters. Thanks for any help you can give us. Bruce

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      Weatherspoons

      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:43 AM

      Is there one in Bath please?

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    • Luggage storage on departure day .

      London Nov 21, 2016 at 7:50 PM

      The accommodation we have booked dont have luggage storage facilities on our departure day. We check out at 10 and have a train booked for 4. I've checked at the train station and the cost is £87. ( 1 case and 6x Hand luggage) is this my only option? We were hoping to use our last day to visit winter wonderland .

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    • visiting highclere castle from london

      London Nov 18, 2016 at 2:11 PM

      best way to get to HIghclere Castle from London. I was going to take a tour from London but they all include other stops for a full day. I'd just like to go to the castle and gardens. Any thoughts

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      London & Ireland for 2 Weeks - Seeking Advice

      London Nov 20, 2016 at 3:28 PM

      My husband and I are thinking of doing this trip next summer (likely mid-July or early August).

      We want to spend 2 weeks: 1 week in/around London then 1 week for Ireland including travel time.

      We have lots we want to do in London - I am a huge British monarchy & literary history buff, plus we have some family in Suffolk so I feel like we have enough to occupy us there for a week. Then we were thinking of doing the rail & sail through Wales to Dublin and renting a car in Dublin to cruise around a bit for 5 days. We'd like to stay in Dublin a few nights, want to visit Blarney Castle, the Cliffs of Moher, maybe drive the Wild Atlantic Way, and stay in Galway as well. We'd then have to head back to London as I'm sure it will be cheaper to fly in/out of there.

      Does this sound like a feasible trip? Any recommendations you can offer for the Ireland leg - that itinerary is just based on the very basic things I know about Ireland, obviously, so very open to hearing what you all think! Any suggestions for things to do in London, too, are appreciated.

      We are planning on getting an airbnb outside the city centre for London and also wondering about affordability of lodgings in Dublin/Galway. Thanks!

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    • London Travel

      London Dec 3, 2016 at 7:49 PM

      Hello Good Day. I am travelling to London for a day on 24th Dec. Can you please let me know:
      1. What ticket can I purchase for a days journey from Heathrow 5 to central London which would work on trains and buses for the day.
      2. Can I purchase the ticket at Heathrow Terminal 5
      3. How much will it cost and can i use credit card issued internationally.
      4.. Are there any timings restrictions for trains or buses as it is a Saturday and Christmas eve.
      Thank you for your help. Best Regards.

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      Helpful advice

      London Nov 26, 2016 at 10:08 AM

      What is the least expensive and best time to try and send my parents to London?

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    • Any suggestions

      London Nov 18, 2016 at 1:19 PM

      Im visiting London soon. We are a family of 7 , 4 kids 2 x19, 17, 8 and 7. We are staying on tower bridge road. Hopefully visiting London eye, buckingham palace, hyde park, Tower bridge and Tusaudes and hoping to see the sky gardens too.
      Can anyone offer local info on places to eat on tower bridge road. We´ll probablly need to be near the apartment early evening for the younger children.

      Also is transport easy from tower bridge road into the centre ? Is it easy enough to get 2 x cabs to take us into the centre or will we need to get a bus to the local tube station.

      Any info or tips will be muchly appreciated.

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      Do York aleady resume from flooding in Dec 2015

      by civic1500 Online Now May 3, 2016 at 6:38 PM

      I am planning to have visit in June this year . Anyone from York could enlighten me whether the damaged facilities already resume or I have to make another arrangement beforehand.

      6 Answers May 14, 2016 at 7:47 PM
    • 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.

      4 Answers Jul 21, 2015 at 2:41 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 2:42 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.