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A WEEK -END IN YORK

Hosted by the Consul of the London Countryside Group
Sports & Leisure
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 17 Mar 08:30 - Sun 18 Mar 18:00

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YORK : ONE OF ENGLAND'S TREASURES

Always wanted to go here so I decided to organise a trip

The city of York holds 1,900 years worth of history in its ancient walls. Built by Romans and captured by Vikings, York is one of the world's most fascinating cities with a rich ancient history, Victorian streets, romantic ambiance and fun activities. We'll delve into the city's vibrant culture, take our time to enjoy exquisite architecture, walk through the tangle of quaint cobbled streets, admire the iconic York Minster and attend a ghost walk.

We'll leave London on Saturday morning, so you don't need to take any time off work

HIGHLIGHTS:

- Discover the best preserved medieval street in the world-the Shambles. It was mentioned in the Domesday Book of William the Conqueror in Protected content !

- See York Minster, one of the world's most magnificent cathedrals, with foundations rooted in England's earliest history

- Have dinner in Guy Fawkes Inn (York is Guy's home town!)

- Take the opportunity to stroll down an authentically recreated Victorian Street, visit Dick Turpin's cell and find thousands of world-class artifacts in the Castle Museum

-Dare to travel back in time across the centuries and experience the tantalizingly terrifying tales of York's ghostly tradition

-Take a stroll on the famous city walls and be sure you will see the famous bars: Bootham Bar, Monk Bar, Walmgate Bar, Micklegate Bar: the four main gatehouses of these aged walls.

ITINERARY (subject to change)

SATURDAY

Meet at King`s Cross at 07.30 am and travel together (we aim to take the 08.11am train). After leaving our bags in the hotel, we will have lunch and start exploring the city. We will see the famous Shamble`s street and York Minster. In the evening a special treat awaits us- a ghost walk!

The ultimate ghost town!

York has a lot of ghosts. In Protected content , the International Ghost Research Foundation said it was the most haunted city in Europe, with Protected content within the confines of the ancient walls. Founded by the Romans in 71AD, the city's violent and volatile history – including Viking invasions, the Norman Conquest and the Civil War – makes its ghostly legacy easy to understand. Not only that, but York is also home to the 'Ghosts of the Greatest Longevity', the famous Roman Legionnaires of the Treasurer's House.

SUNDAY

After breakfast and check out and we will have a circular walk around the old city, following the remains of old City Walls and then visit the Castle Museum. After an early evening meal we will head back to the railway station to take the 5.49 train to London

What's included:

-1 night`s hotel accommodation (twin share) in the city centre with breakfast

- Guided tour of York Minster

- Tickets to visit the Castle Museum

- Tickets for the Ghost walk on Saturday evening

- Guide for parts of the week-end

What`s excluded:

- train tickets, food

York is an expensive place, both to visit and get to. If you want to join me, sign up asap so we can book train tickets and get a group discount.....