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Family Day Out York | Discovering York’s Sightseeing Options

Family Day Out York | Discovering York’s Sightseeing Options

Imagine standing on the cobbled street of the Shambles in York….. having made your way through  some of York’s main attractions  including York Minister, York Chocolate Story, Cliffords Tower and the National Railway Museum…. So now’s the time to leave the crowds of tourists snapping away on the famous medieval cobbled street and head for one of York’s impressive sightseeing options.

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But if you’ve never seen some of the above options, such as the impressive and free to enter National Railway Musuem…. then don’t miss the chance to get up close and personal with the Mallard (the world’s fastest steam loco) or the working replica of Stephenson’s Rocket. Or take your pick of the below options for a fun family day out in York….
But if you fancy treading in some historical footsteps enroute to the sight seeing options (boat/bus) near Lendal Bridge, you can try the streets of Petergate or Stonegate….. Now two of York’s busiest streets, just imagine 2000 years ago when they played crucial roles as (Via Principalis or Via Praetoria) linking the city to the impressive Roman headquarters where York minister now stands….

Grab a City Cruise York – you’ll love seeing york from the water

You might be in the place world famous for it’s confectionary (you can find out more about  Terrys/Rowntrees on this interesting Chocolate Trail) but for us, we’ve headed to take advantage of the  City Cruises York and a journey down the River Ouse.
Included in the York Pass or available as a separate purchase (click here) it offers an interesting commentary alongside some great views across the nearby St Peters School playing fields (alma mater of one of York’s most infamous residentsGuy Fawkes)… with perhaps the best views and commentary comes as you head back towards King’s Staith…


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Ever wanted to pack your bags, just jump in a motorhome and go off and explore Europe as a family? Well, that’s exactly what my family has done since September 2015. Visiting 35 European countries, travelling over 54,000 miles and grabbing over 450 family experiences on the way… enjoying Bobsleigh in Norway, Climbing into Mt Etna in Sicily or Kayaking the River Dordogne.

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