York Journals

A Few Days in Yorkshire

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York Minster Photo, York, England More Photos
Quote: A few days camping in beautiful Yorkshire

Where we stayed

Fangfoss Park

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Hotel | "One to Avoid"

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LocationFangfoss camp site is located just outside York, to the east just off the A1079. The nearest village is Pocklington, which is about 4 miles away, and it’s about 10 minutes from the York park and ride car parks, which are about 10-15 minutes from York.FacilitiesThe park has 75 pitches on hard or grass bases for caravans and tents, all of the pitches have electric hook ups. There is a block of toilets and showers, the website emphasises that the hot showers are free (although I would tend to think that it should be a given), and the lady’s shower area has a hairdryer point, whilst the men’s has a razor point, which seems a little sexist as I’m sure...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on June 25, 2009

Fangfoss Park
Fangfoss
York YO41 5QB
+44 1759 380491

What we did

York Minster

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Attraction | "A Peaceful Few Hours "

York Minster Photo, York, England
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York Minster is a Christian church in York. It was at one point a Catholic church, but became part of the Church of England after Henry VIII broke away from the church way back in 1534.As well as being a tourist attraction this is also a working church with regular Christian masses, it is also a Cathedral, which means it is the seat of the bishops for the York Diocese.However, you don’t have to be a Christian or attend mass to visit and enjoy the Minster. You can visit just to take in the magnificence of the building.Opening Times and Prices (Taken from the website for ease)Monday - Saturday: open 9.00am (9.30am November- March); last entry 5.00p...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 21, 2009

York Minster
Minster Yard
York, England YO1 7JA
+44 (190) 455 7216

The York Dungeon

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Attraction | "Give this one a miss"

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I can't say I was particularly impressed with the York Dungeon, I had heard really good things about the London Dungeon, and I thought it'd be very similar, but this turned out not to be the case.==Finding the Dungeon==Firstly it took us a while to find the place. The directions we had and the signposting around York weren't the best, and we almost gave up. It was only because we'd bought the tickets in advance that we persevered.The dungeon address is York Dungeon, 12 Clifford Street, York, YO1 9RD, which is a little back street well away from the centre of York.==Opening Times ==The dungeon opens at 10.30 each day, and closes between 4 and ...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on October 13, 2009

The York Dungeon
12 Clifford Street
York, England YO1 9RD
+44 01904 632599

York Maze

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Attraction | "A Great Few Hours"

York Maze Photo, York, England
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York Maze is based just outside York, it is a Maize Maze, it’s not open all year because the maize has to be fully gown to create the maize.== Opening Times == From July until Sept it is open 7 days a week 10am to 6pm==Prices == £7.95 Adults £6.95, Children(Under 16) £7.45, OAP's £28.00, Family (2+2 or 1 adult +3 kids), Disabled go free (carers pay,) Under 3 free== My Thoughts == It was a hot day when we visited the York Maze and it was absolutely stifling inside the maze, outside wasn’t much better because there was no shade anywhere at all. There is a cafe, but it was impossible to keep ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 26, 2009

York Maze
Elvington Lane
York, England YO19 5LT
+44 1904 415364

Beningbrough Hall & Gardens

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Attraction | "A Lovely House"

Beningbrough Hall & Gardens Photo, York, England
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Beningbrough Hall is located just outside York near the small village of Beningbrough. It is 8 miles north-west of York, and 2 miles west of Shipton along the A19.Admission and PricesAs with most National trust properties opening times aren't simple as they could be.Grounds/shop/restaurantMost of the grounds, a shop and restaurant are open 11 until 330 Monday to Wednesday, and at the weekends. During the high season March until early November they are open until 530, and during July and August they are also open on Friday.HouseHouse opens later in the year, (March rather than February) and until mid-March is only open at the...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 27, 2009

Beningbrough Hall & Gardens
Beningbrough
York YO30 1DD
+44 (19040 470666

Stories

York Photo, York, England
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England is not known for its great weather, but one day while we were on our trip to York the heavens decided to open.On this particular day we'd been around York Minster, had a short walk around York town centre, and a lovely horse-drawn carriage rides around the centre, and we decided to eat out at Pizza Hut.So there we were in Pizza Hut, we had ordered our meal and were sitting by the window watching the world go by. Gradually the skies became darker and darker and all of a sudden the rain came pouring down, within minutes the roads were flooded, people were racing to get back to their cars (it just happens to be just after 5pm so people were on their way home from work), an...Read More