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York is located at the junction of the Rivers Ouse and Foss. York has a rich heritage and has been in existence for 2000 years. The city was founded by the Romans as Eboracum in 71 AD. It became the capital of the Roman province of Britannia Inferior, and later of the kingdoms of Northumbria and Jorvik.
The day was spent exploring the city. There are a number of well touristed areas. The city offers many ...
... then said the Alloy was OK to be used again and just for a new tyre to be put on. Another hour and a half later we found we had to drive to Peterborough as it was the only place that had the tyre we required, so we had to drive on a space saver tyre for 130km. Just as we were about to leave, our Hotel from last night phoned. We had left some stuff there! We travelled slowly to Peterborough via Park Farm Hotel, arriving at ...
... We made the mistake of each ordering food and were amazed by the side of the portions when they came out! Luckily they gave us a take away box and we saved it for later. After lunch we walked up through the shambles and looked around a local market (purchasing some fresh strawberries and raspberries) before heading up to the York Minster. After snapping a few pictures we went to explore ...
... and see hints of its use by the family through modern family pictures in gilt frames and a plasma tv in the library. It makes an interesting juxtaposition of modern conveniences set in the backdrop of old historic furniture and art. Fine 18th century chairs sit beside bean bags in front of the tv. Alnwick Castle also has a fine garden and as it's a separate ticket I leave Chris with the boys on the castle grounds to explore while I walk through the gardens. ...
There are quite a few "ghost" tours to do in York - I guess being such an old town it's likely that there may be 'ghosts' or at least stories. We chose the York Terror Trail as this departed and returned to a cute little pub that is said to be haunted.
This tour, however, wasn't about ghosts. It was about a lot of the terrible things that have happened in York throughout the thousands of years.
Our first stop was at The Shambles - that ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Dairy Guest House York
Our first trip to England was to York. We feel very fortunate that we chose the Dairy Guest House, as our lodging. We felt very "at home"' so very far away from our eastern Oregon, USA home. Ian Knibbs and his partner Joanne, go out of there way to make sure one remains comfortable. Comfortable at their home, and also comfortable with ourselves, as we embarked on different adventures out of York. Their suggestions regarding what to do, and how to get there worked without flaw.
Best Guest House
My sister & I recently stayed at the Dairy Guest House in York. For those of you planning a trip to Yorkshire, be sure to look at this guest house. The accommodation was wonderful, we got everything we were promised. The breakfasts were delicious, and there were many choices on the menu.The host, hostess and staff were very friendly and gave us information on restaurants and places to visit.
Many thanks to the Dairy Guesthouse for a very enjoyable stay. We will definitely consider returning there on our next visit to York
Iris Hooper, California, USA
The best guesthouse in York
I stayed at the Dairy Guesthouse in York 3 nights from the 25th July till the 28th July with my sister.
On arrival we were very pleasantly greeted, & made to feel at home immediately. We were given all kinds of information, not only about the guesthouse but good tips for our stay in the beautiful city of York We found our room to be very pleasant, clean & homely.
It was very quiet, we were able to sleep very well.
Breakfast was excellent, with a good choice of food, & pleasant & good service. When I go back to York I will certainly stay there again!
Wonderful English B&B
Our recent stay at the Guesthouse was a great experience. Our room, though compact, was clean and had a very comfortable bed. The breakfast was cooked to order from a menu of selected combinations. It was nice to have fresh, hot eggs and bacon. The location is away from the busy center of town, but we were able to walk to any area in 30-45min. Ian gave us a list of suggested places to eat and all that we tried were good. One of the best restuarants is two doors down from the B&B. If you are looking for a place to sit around and watch TV, this is not the place - only 2 channels. It is a quiet place to relax after walking around York all day. We hope to stay there again.
Comfortable and Friendly
A charming guesthouse in an urban location a short walk to
the old city. Friendly hosts, comfortable family room for 4,
good breakfasts. Kids enjoyed the hot chocolate and
mints in the room as well as DVD player.
Would definitely recommend to others - next trip to York
we'll return here.
Just returned from York after going there with my wife and 3 other couples for my friends 30th birthday (going to York races as a celebration of this).
This is a great place to stay in York. Excellent location, very friendly service. One feels welcome without being overwhelmed. This is a lovely B&B with a courtyard setting.
I have decided to write this reveiw after reading the other comments complaining at really poor service at this Guest House. I came accross the review as I was looking to re-book to go again this year.
We waited outside in the cold for three hours to get into our reserved room. We tried ringing the doorbell, email, phoning, and a note on the door, but we were not allowed in. We had to find another hotel for the night. The next day we were told we were charged on the credit card for the night we did not stay there because we were treated as a "no show"!! TRAVELERS BEWARE! This unwelcoming place has the strangest check in time that is unyielding. They will not answer the door if you are late or early, even if you give them notice you will arrive at a different time than they offer. IF YOU ARE LATE OR EARLY, YOU ARE OUT OF LUCK! The following day, we tried getting in five minutes before check in time and we could see the owner sitting in the window, and he would not answer the door. There was no heat in our room and no way to contact the owners about the problem. We were not given or offered a receipt. Don't let the four diamond rating fool you about the Dairy Guest House. We have complained to the York Tourism Board and we are using every venue possible to warn responsible travelers to stay away from this place.