{ENGLAND} YORK MAY’16 (3D2N)

After 5 days in Edinburgh, it was time to travel to another city to stay for another 2 days.

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We had bought the Cross Country train ticket online when we were back in Singapore so that we were able to reserve seat, or else we had to keep on changing seat if the person who reserve the seat came and claimed it.

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It was just 2 hours away from Edinburgh Waverley Station to York Station by train.

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The environment and atmosphere were so much different between Edinburgh and York when we alighted from train.

STAY

We love to meet new people, especially local people. They are the one who know the town better than anybody. So rather staying at hotel, we rented a room from the local people through Airbnb. This was our first time. But of course, certain security still need to apply. We will only choose those that have many reviews (100+) with positive feedback for the top 30.

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It was not hard to find. Just 5 mins walk from York station.

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Before we were here, the owner had emailed me the manual instruction to enter the house. We will be staying at the top floor. Do you see that? The one with the plant.

EAT

THOMAS’S OF YORK

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This was our first meal in York. My friend told us that good food can be found in British pub. I think she is right. It is indeed a great quirky venue with traditional decor.

I was amazed by their traditional decor.

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Thomas’s Of York
Museum St, York YO1 7DT, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1904 637901
Opening Hours: Mon – Thur 9am – 11pm, Fri 9am – 12am, Sat 9am – 1am, Sun 10am – 1am

TOWER VUE CAFE

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English breakfast is a must try food when in England.

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Other than that, they have a great view facing Clifford Tower.

This place is full of family love.

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TRADITIONAL ENGLISH BREAKFAST
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BLACK COFFEE

Tower Vue Cafe
14 Tower St, York YO1 9SA, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 70 9330 3172
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat 9am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 5pm

DRAKES FISH & CHIPS RESTAURANT

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Nothing is more British than a delicious serving of Yorkshire’s Finest Fish & Chips.

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Must enjoy one of the most classic British traditions all the way back to the 1800s. If you are here, must eat the most traditional British way, freshly cooked, piping hot, smothered in salt and vinegar, whilst strolling through York’s historic surroundings. Or you can relax, take time out from the hustle and bustle and enjoy them with a starter, bread & butter & a pot of tea and dessert.

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THE YORKSHIRE PLATTER
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HADDOCK & CHIPS
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STARTER

Drakes Fish & Chips Restaurant
97 Low Petergate, City Centre, York YO1 7HY, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1904 624788
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 11am – 9.30pm

DO

CLIFFORD TOWER

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Clifford Tower has the stunning panoramic view over Old York from the top. This stands as a proud symbol of the power of England’s medieval kings. Originally built by William the Conqueror to subdue the rebels of the north, it was twice burned to the ground, before being rebuilt by Henry III in the 13th century. The tower takes its name from one grisly incident in its long history, when Roger de Clifford was executed for treason against Edward II and hanged in chains from the tower walls.

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Clifford Tower
Tower St, York, North Yorkshire YO1 9SA
Phone: +01904 646940
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 10am – 6pm

YORK CASTLE MUSEUM

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York Castle Museum, originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068 that holds thousands of historic objects that really bring the past to life and its exhibitions has the innovative ways to learn about York’s past from recreated Jacobean dining rooms to infamous Victorian criminals and all the way to the Space Age and the swinging Sixties.

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York Castle Museum
Eye of York, York YO1 9RY, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1904 687687
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 9.30am – 5pm

NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM

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National Railway Museum is the largest award winning railway museum over 200 years of fascinating history in York. It has the giant halls full of trains and railway legends including Mallard – the world’s fastest steam locomotive, the Shinkansen Bullet Train and Royal Trains including Queen Victoria’s luxurious saloon. On top of this, we can watch engineers at work in The Workshop and uncover hidden treasures in The Warehouse. The good thing is it is free everyday.

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National Railway Museum
Leeman Rd, York YO26 4XJ, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 844 815 3139
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 10am – 6pm

YORK MUSEUM GARDENS

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York Museum Gardens are botanic gardens in the centre of York, beside the River Ouse. They cover an area of the former grounds of St Mary’s Abbey, and were created in the 1830s along with the Yorkshire Museum. This place was designed in a gardenesque style and contain a variety of species of plants, trees and birds. The good thing is it is free admission. Other than free admissions, there are variety of events take place in the gardens, such as open-air theatre performances and festival activities.

 

York Gardens Museum
Museum St, York YO1 7FR, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1904 687687
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 7.30am – 8pm

THE SHAMBLES

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The Shambles is an old street in York, with overhanging timber-framed buildings, some dating back as far as the fourteenth century.

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SELFIE

Just my random photos to take whenever I went.

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WEFIE

SIGHT

This was the only time you can see this when walking on foot.

On my way to the next city.

 

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