York mid April ........thoughts

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  1. Adbt

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    Booked into Rowntree Park for a longish weekend , have visited York loads of times but tbh we tend to just gravitate to the city centre . now as lovely as that is do any Funsters have any alternatives to this ?
    We will be taking the e bikes so weather permitting we have a twenty to thirty mile radius that we can cover.
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Is fountains Abbey too far. ?? Gorgeous place and so full of history..
     
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    There's a nuclear bunker in Acomb. If that's your thing, English Heritage.
     
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    Get over to Pickering and take a steam train to Whitby, fabulous day out. Failing that join the York meet in July and let @Jez and Lin show you around, we had a brilliant 5 days there last year and I reckon it'll be even better this year.
     
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    Sustrans bike route towards Selby runs past the Site. It's about 15 miles so at the top end of your bike charge but you could go down to Bishopthorpe and have Lunch at the Woodman Inn ( see trip advisor ) its about a 6 mile round trip.
     
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    Elvington airfield perhaps :)
     
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    There's an air museum there so that's a definite , cheers . Also Cathy ( my wife ) is coming over straight from work and joining me in York so we will have the car , opening up more options
    So keep em coming ! Thanx .
     
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    If you like gardens: -
    http://www.breezyknees.co.uk/
    Edit: Sorry, just realised only the nursery is open in April. Gardens open from May 1st.
     
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    Well if you've got the car you could go to the Turkish Baths in Harrogate, http://www.turkishbathsharrogate.co.uk/Pages/home.aspx
    Fountains Abbey near Ripon a world heritage site http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fountains-abbey-and-studley-royal-water-garden
    Beningborough Hall, http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough-hall-gallery-and-gardens
    Newby Hall (in the village where I live) http://www.newbyhall.com
    Knaresborough walk along the riverside.
    Brymor for an ice cream http://www.brymordairy.co.uk/
    Rievaulx Abbey http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/rievaulx-abbey/
    Pateley Bridge nice market town in the dales.
    Hundreds of other places really
     
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    Pickering is great there is a antique shop opposite the main car park that allows overnight stops about £10 per night if I can remember right
    great for a weekend trip
     
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    We stayed at Ashfield caravan park in Dunnington last week, they have some hardstandings, but not very big area to park on.
    We bike into York, about 10km, on the sustran route 66, nice and flat
     
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