The White Swan Inn
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After a leisurely morning with coffee and scones, we decided to follow another recommendation from nephew Jay and visit the Abbey at Whitby, on the coast of the North Yorkshire Moors. This abbey was built in the 11th century and destroyed mid-way through the 16th century when King Henry VIII decided he wanted a divorce. Evidently the Pope did not …
After a leisurely morning we hopped on a train to York, which is about 2 hours northeast of London, where we rented an auto. Before leaving York we thought we might look around a bit. My nephew Jay had advised us that there was much to see and do so we headed out on a nice stroll. There are two great museums and a "don't miss" Gothic cathedral. …
Checked into our Uber Modern B&B in the old walled city of York. The friendly owner has gone all out in redecorating our room in a Japanese theme and electronics and buttons galore (press button shower, smart 3D TV, silent fridge etc). The old city has a myriad of narrow winding streets and 14th century houses and, of course Minster Cathedral, a sprawling example of a 13th century ...
... another section of the wall, and also took a walk through town.
Back at the hostel, we met up with another Canadian! Vicky, originally from Taiwan, now lives in Vancouver! It was really nice to talk to another Canada. Our whole group, now 5 strong, decided to head out to dinner at a pub near our hostel. We chatted the night away, however I tucked in a bit early as I have to catch the train to Durham early in the morning.
... so called Dark Ages much of Northern England was controlled by the Vikings. The famous Saxon King Alfred spent his life trying to fight them off. The city of York was taken by Vikings in 866, and it wasn't until a little while after the Norman Conquest of 1066 that they were expelled for good. Skip ahead almost 1000 years, and in 1976, archeologists discovered the remains of viking settlements in the basements of several houses in York. They excavated a major section of ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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