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Old Jun 30th 2009, 05:55 AM
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Home to a rich heritage, the city of York has witnessed scores of political and other historic events since the last 2000 years. The rivers Ouse and Foss meet in this city before exiting into the sea. The rich heritage of this city has been an attraction for visitors not only from within England but also from abroad. A visitor has much to explore and a short stay at this picturesque destination will not be enough. It will take several days to get a real picture of the scores of monuments of tourist interest in this teeming city.

Along with its long history, York carries with it a wide diversity in cuisines and other traditions. This is rightly evident in the mind boggling range of options being laid out before a visitor. With increasing immigration into York, a varied fare awaits a visitor from any part of the world. People with any taste or preference can find their local fare in this historical place that has rightly wedded tradition with modernity.

When availing a York Bed and Breakfast, you can enjoy a great English breakfast while enjoying the stay at the prominent hotel. Here you can witness the traditional lifestyle in all its grandeur and the modern amenities being incorporated without causing any harm to the traditional structure.

Wines from all parts of the world are freely available here. Such an option is unavailable elsewhere. While the costliest wines are the exclusive prerogative of the high class people, the budget traveler can also taste the choicest wines of Europe even though wines from other parts of the world may cost a little bit more.

Even though hotels in York are full during the season, during the off season, significant discounts are offered by the hotels and resorts to attract more visitors. Very recently, York is emerging as an all round tourism destination.

The guest houses in and around York are well furnished and offer world class amenities. It is the best place to check in for a comfortable stay. Guest houses with a river front will cost a little bit more. Almost all the rooms are fitted with televisions that beam down programmes from around the world. Some of the spacious hotels even offer golf courses.
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Old Jun 30th 2009, 07:32 AM
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Old Jun 30th 2009, 08:27 AM
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Its Northern England, what do you think?

Did you see Susan Boyle?

Anyway, it just so happens that I'm planning a walking/hiking trip of Hadrian's Wall and I am looking for a B&B in the neighborhood of York...
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Old Jun 30th 2009, 10:47 AM
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Its Northern England, what do you think?

Did you see Susan Boyle?

Anyway, it just so happens that I'm planning a walking/hiking trip of Hadrian's Wall and I am looking for a B&B in the neighborhood of York...
Very nice. I've always wanted to spend some time walking around Britain.
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Old Jun 30th 2009, 11:05 AM
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Very nice. I've always wanted to spend some time walking around Britain.
Yes, it is a VERY walkable country. Good beer too!

I'm planning on going to Northern Wales and then over the Vale of York and up to Hadrian's Wall. Lots of ugly geography and beautiful history up there.
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Old Jul 1st 2009, 07:16 AM
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I traveled to England for the first time in the fall of 2007. Although I did get out into the countryside some, I spent most of my time in London. What a great city! Between the Tube, the buses and one's feet, who needs a car? I spent hours and hours walking around London... and getting lost, which was the best part of walking around London. Follow a narrow alleyway, a hidden street, and suddenly you're in a place filled with tiny shops, sidewalk cafes and old bookstores. Just delightful!

I did visit the National Gallery and the British Museum, but I didn't do the big typical tourist destinations, choosing instead to visit neighborhood pubs, restaurants, parks and shops. I fell in love with white coffee, the English breakfast (a sausage, eggs, baked beans, tomato and mushrooms), bangers and mash and the take-out food at Sainsbury's grocery. I did not find my traditional kippers breakfast, but I did find the best Indian food I've ever had in a tiny restaurant in Holburn. Camden Market took me back to the 60s, complete with the smell of wet dog and patchouli oil. Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square both kept me occupied for hours just people watching.

I absolutely loved London. If it weren't so damned expensive, I could live there. No problem.
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I absolutely loved London. If it weren't so damned expensive, I could live there. No problem.
I too love London more than any other city. It is a joy to walk around that city. The canal boathouses are the cutest things and lots of hidden gems (walled public gardens for example) that one doesn't see unless you walk around the neighborhoods. Having a pub on every streetcorner also helps.

Though I must say, as a touristy thing to do, seeing the Crown Jewels at the Tower is impressive and quite memorable. I never imagined that emeralds and diamonds could be THAT big. Some of that stuff is mindboggling to see (like the 'salt cellars' for table settings that appear to be worth more than several small countries).
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I traveled to England for the first time in the fall of 2007. Although I did get out into the countryside some, I spent most of my time in London. What a great city! Between the Tube, the buses and one's feet, who needs a car? I spent hours and hours walking around London... and getting lost, which was the best part of walking around London. Follow a narrow alleyway, a hidden street, and suddenly you're in a place filled with tiny shops, sidewalk cafes and old bookstores. Just delightful!

I did visit the National Gallery and the British Museum, but I didn't do the big typical tourist destinations, choosing instead to visit neighborhood pubs, restaurants, parks and shops. I fell in love with white coffee, the English breakfast (a sausage, eggs, baked beans, tomato and mushrooms), bangers and mash and the take-out food at Sainsbury's grocery. I did not find my traditional kippers breakfast, but I did find the best Indian food I've ever had in a tiny restaurant in Holburn. Camden Market took me back to the 60s, complete with the smell of wet dog and patchouli oil. Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square both kept me occupied for hours just people watching.

I absolutely loved London. If it weren't so damned expensive, I could live there. No problem.
Sounds like my kind of fun.

I have always wanted to backpack through Europe for some unknown reason, but I have never had the money and/or time to. Not to mention I am terrified of heights and planes, but I suppose if I got the opportunity to travel anywhere overseas I could overcome my fear and paranoia. Hell! I could just hit Lily up for some meds to knock my ass out for awhile until I landed!
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Old Jul 1st 2009, 09:35 AM
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Sounds like my kind of fun.

I have always wanted to backpack through Europe for some unknown reason, but I have never had the money and/or time to. Not to mention I am terrified of heights and planes, but I suppose if I got the opportunity to travel anywhere overseas I could overcome my fear and paranoia. Hell! I could just hit Lily up for some meds to knock my ass out for awhile until I landed!
That's what I did. A valium and a nicotine patch and I was good to go!
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