Attractions in York in general Reviews
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Newest Review: ... car. It is an interesting place for adults and children alike. Even if the child doesn`t speak much English like my Polish niece they will be fascinated by the smells, noises, scenes from Viking life and the car travelling back in time. YORK MINSTER - this is Britain`s largest gothic cathedral. There is some fantastic architecture to be found inside. It has recently been renovated and on my ... more
Customer Attractions in York in general Reviews (6)
by - written on 03/11/01, updated on 03/11/01 (Very useful, 99 readings)
In AD71 the Romans founded ‘Eboracum’ as a military base for northern England; the town remained important as the Anglo-Saxon settlement of ‘Eoforwic’ and Viking settlement of ‘Jorvik’. Now named York,it is one of the most beautiful cities in England. It is one of the few cities to be found with many of its ancient walls intact. The city has much to offer any visitor be they Roland Rat (remember the visit of the Ratmobile to the city in the 80's), or the Grand Old Duke of York! Some of the major sites include: THE JORVIK VIKING CENTRE - the museum takes you back in history to the time of the Vikings in a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/02/01, updated on 12/02/01 (Very useful, 41 readings)
If you are visiting the City of York then I would strongly recommend that you “walk the walls”. These walls are the Medieval walls built in the 13th and 14th centuries and still almost completely surround the city. It is only the sections that cross the rivers that no longer exist. The original city walls have been preserved so that visitors can now walk along these walls and overlook the sights and sounds of the town and get a feel for some of the City’s history and how defending the City would have felt in medieval times. The walls stretch for nearly three miles and pass many of the Bars (gates) and Towers that were built at the same time as ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/08/00, updated on 19/08/00 (Useful, 74 readings)
York is one of my favourite places to visit, it has a wonderful character and atmosphere, it is steeped in history and is well known for the vikings. A lot of bulidings are still untouched with wooden beams outside and in. it seems to work with the new and old together without spoiling it. There is lots to do and see here, visit the Yorvik viking experience and travel into times gone to experience sights , sounds and smells. Or try a boat trip down the river. York minster is worth a visit too, its huge and you can go in and look round at all the stained glass. try a horse and cart ride around the city or a trip to the york dungeons! Apart from that ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/08/00, updated on 06/08/00 (Very useful, 45 readings)
If you’ve been to London dungeon and liked it, you’ll love this. It’s set out the same, like a real dungeon, with the feeling that you’re under ground even though you’re not. Like London Dungeon there are, not only, moving models to act out stories and punishments used hundreds of years ago, but people walking around dressed up and acting out parts. This makes the whole experience seem even more real. The stories you are told range from famous ones like Guy Fawkes and Dick Turpin, that are known all round the world, to the story of the Roman soldiers known only by people that live in York, to completely unknown stories. And they’re ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/08/00, updated on 04/08/00 (Very useful, 86 readings)
York is a historic city. And if there's one thing historic cities have lots of, it's ghosts (or ghost stories, depending on your viewpoint). When you walk around York, you'll see lots of posters for Ghost Walks, there are a few different people/companies doing them, and if you ask me, it's a good start to a night out. All you do is turn up at the assigned place and time on the poster, where you'll most likely find a mysterious-looking man in a top hat and cloak, just hanging around or bantering with people who are already there. He'll relieve you of your cash, and then lead your happy band through the streets of York, stopping ... Read the complete review
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