Archive for February, 2013

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February 25, 2013, No comments

Dean’s Park is a green oasis just to the north side of York Minster. It makes an ideal place for relaxing and absorbing the stunning views of the Minster and […]

The Guildhall

February 25, 2013, No comments

Building of the present Guildhall, situated at the rear of the Mansion House, began in 1445 – the accounts from which are still in existence. The co ...

The Black Swan, Peasholme Green

February 25, 2013, No comments

The Black Swan inn, in Peasholme Green, York, dates from the 15th century and was originally built as a family house for the Bowes family. William Bow ...

York’s Bridges

February 8, 2013, No comments

The city of York with its two rivers, the Ouse and the Foss, is reliant on its bridge system. The oldest known site, dating to the 9th century, of a [ ...

  • Bar Convent
    February 8, 2013, No comments

    The Bar Convent in Blossom Street, York, is home to the Congregation of Jesus Community, founded by Mary Ward, whose Sisters have been serving the City of York for over […]

  • Barley Hall
    February 8, 2013, No comments

    York’s Barley Hall, a splendid medieval house and a Grade II listed building, was, until 1987, concealed beneath a comparatively modern frontage of a neglected office block. Amazingly the stunning […]

  • The Chocolate City
    February 5, 2013, No comments

    One of York’s claims to fame is its illustrious chocolate connections. The evocative names of Rowntree’s and Terry’s of York are synonymous with the city. Think Smarties, All Gold, Aero, […]

  • The Railway Revolution
    February 5, 2013, No comments

    19th century York, along with the rest of the UK, was turned around by the onset of the railways. Life changed ever increasingly in line with the rail network’s development; […]

  • Bishopthorpe Palace
    February 5, 2013, No comments

    Bishopthorpe Palace, the official residence of the Archbishop of York, was originally constructed between 1241 and 1250 by Archbishop Walter de Grey. The Archbishop bought the then village of Thorpe […]

  • Castle Howard
    February 5, 2013, No comments

    Castle Howard, a Baroque Grade I listed building, is one of the most palatial (having 145 rooms) country houses in England and not a castle at all. It is set […]