Hello all you fellow gardeners me and my family will be on holiday in York for 5 days next week. Where and what things would you recommend to do and see not forgetting garden's and garden centres also nurseries.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,622
    The way it is raining, don't forget to pack waders, wellies and rain macs. Make sure your hotel is well away from the river.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,622
    Bettys tea room is nice. I don't visit any gardens in November. I am hard pushed to visit mine.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Pauline 7Pauline 7 West Yorkshire Posts: 1,494
    Walk the city walls 
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 4,891
    The Minster is definitely worth a visit. There are 2 Bettys tea rooms in York, one quite small, they are always very busy but a lovely experience. 
    The Shambles, again can get very busy but if you can get there quite early and avoid the crowds you can stroll along and admire the old buildings and shops.
    Jorvik Viking Museum and if you like chocolate, the York's chocolate story.
    I think you are there for the start of the Christmas Festival,  the stalls etc have some lovely things and you can buy things like roasted chestnuts. However it can get extremely busy especially once the coach parties arrive, so an early or later visit might be better.
    With regard to gardens, you'd have to travel, Harlow Carr springs to mind,  but that's about 20 miles away.
    Lots of information here
    Have a lovely time  :)
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 815
    Harlow Carr is a good option but I don’t think I would bother at this time of year. There’s loads to see in York; I would focus on simply being a tourist rather than a gardening tourist.

    Incidentally, I have never been impressed by the municipal flower displays in the city - too much in-your-face discordant colour combinations.
  • Bee witchedBee witched Scottish BordersPosts: 464
    Hi @Andy19,

    We had a great mini-break in York a couple of years ago.
    The National Railway Museum is fantastic .... the Flying Scotsman was there for our visit.
    If you've got transport then Yorkshire Sculpture Park is stunning ...

    We did one of the freebie guided walks of the city ... which was great.

    And, if you are a beer fan, then book a tour with the guys at York Brewery ...

    Bee x

      image  Bees must gather nectar from two million flowers to make one pound of honey 
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 4,891
    Oh yes, forgot about the Railway Museum :blush:
    That really is worth a visit. 
  • Pauline 7Pauline 7 West Yorkshire Posts: 1,494
    AnniD said:
    Oh yes, forgot about the Railway Museum :blush:
    That really is worth a visit. 
    And it's free to go in 😀
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 2,386
    Haven't been since 1971, but I enjoyed the city museum.  It has, or at least, it had then, collections of odd things like ladies' fans and police truncheons.  I took a walk of about 12 miles around some local villages that all had double-barrelled names:  if my memory serves me well, Bolton Percy, Acaster Malbis and Appleton Roebuck.  I think I ended up in Tadcaster and caught a bus back to York.
  • HexagonHexagon Posts: 874
    edited 10 November
    There’s a windmill in a residential area, really weird. Bet the people who live there get really annoyed with tourists clogging up their street with cars.

    You have to pay to go in, but you can just walk up and down the street and look at how strange/cool it is.
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