York Journals

Five places I have visited in York

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A September 2009 trip to York by happysh2009

York Minster Photo, York, England More Photos
Quote: My happy memories about the city of York.

Clifford's Tower

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Attraction | "Clifford's Tower-the Eye of York, the Eye of History"

Clifford's Tower Photo, York, England
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Advantages: Convenient location, informative historical site with magnificent views.Disadvantages: No audio guide available. No disability and toilet facilities.York is a unique historical city in north of England and has so many features to form its reputation as the crowned European Tourism City of 2007. Clifford's Tower is also known as the Eye of York and is a popular site for tourists from around the world. Location Clifford's Tower stands in the centre of York as a proud symbol of the power of England's medieval kings. It is located on top of a green, grassy hill and can be seen from a distance. Climbing 55 very steep steps and with a s...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 12, 2009

Clifford's Tower
Tower Street
York, England YO1 9RY
+44 1904 646940

National Railway Museum

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Attraction | "My 10 Snapshots of the National Railway Museum"

National Railway Museum Photo, York, England
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Advantages: free entrance, fantastic collection of railway related memorabilia.Disadvantages: none that I could see.The National Railway Museum (often shortened to NRM) in York has been open to the public since 1975, and now has become one of the largest and richest collections of railway related material in the world. It has won many awards including the European Museum of the Year Award in 2001.NRM is located in Leeman Road, next to York railway station. There are three main areas open to visitors: Great Hall, Station Hall and Outdoor Play Area. Historically the Great Hall was York’s North Motive Power Depot (an engine shed) which originally had 4 locomotive turnt...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 17, 2009

National Railway Museum
Leeman Road
York, England YO26 4XJ
+44 (1904) 62 1261

Jorvik Viking Centre

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Attraction | "I Found I'm a Viking! "

Jorvik Viking Centre Photo, York, England
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Advantages: Interesting displays with a lot of interactive possibilities.Disadvantages: the Journey of Yorvik streets is short and could be slower.During my four days trip to York City I would like to say Jorvik Viking Centre was the most interesting and enjoyable place I visited. I'm comparing it to sites, such as Clifford's Tower, National Railway Museum, York Castle Museum, and York Minster, etc. General information Jorvik Viking Centre is located within the Coppergate Shopping Centre, just by St. Mary's Square and surrounded by many shops. The building itself looks like an ordinary shop too. In fact most of the building on the ground floor is a gift ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 26, 2009

Jorvik Viking Centre
15-17 Coppergate Walk
York, United Kingdom YO1 9WT
+44 (1) 904643211

York Castle Museum

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Attraction | "York Castle Museum - Social History Brought to Life"

York Castle Museum Photo, York, England
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On 1 October 2009 I visited York Castle Museum for the first time. It is a social history museum that is located in York on the very site of York Castle, which was originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068. It is two minutes walk from Clifford’s Tower and five minutes from Jorvik Viking Centre. It is considered to be a landmark in the development of museums and has twice won the York Tourism Award for best attraction.During the 18th century the museum buildings were used as a prison. First they were a Debtor’s Prison and then later a Female Prison. As a museum it was founded by Dr John Kirk in 1938, who was a Yorkshire country doctor and a passionate collector of histor...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 9, 2009

York Castle Museum
The Eye Of York
York, England Y01 9RY
44 (0) 1904 687687

York Minster

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Attraction | "York Minster - the Heart and Soul of York"

York Minster Photo, York, England
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Advantages: magnificent architecture reflecting over a thousand years of history and religion.Disadvantages: none that I can see.As the King George VI said "The history of York is the history of England. I don’t know how right he was, but I would like to say the history of York Minster is the history of York indeed.General informationYork Minster is Northern Europe's largest remaining medieval church, also one of the world's great masterpieces in design and construction.Back in AD 627 York's first Minster was built to christen the Anglo Saxon King, Edwin of Northumbria. It was originally a small wooden church, and then later rebuilt to be a b...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 20, 2009

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

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happysh2009

happysh2009
Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom