Discussion in 'North' started by Lord_Ogli, Mar 15, 2006.
...to meet me...? Oh shucks Go_Away....I'm all embarrrased
I don't know about relocating (I had Melbourne in mind for that), but I am looking forward to visiting.
I have my camera ready....
I don't know what I want to do when I get to York. Maybe a museum or two, definitely shopping and lunch somewhere. One place that has taken me fancy on the York tourism website is the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York! Mmmm, shopping!
St Nicholas Avenue, Fulford, York, YO19 4TA
Designed outlet offering up to 50% off rrp, with over 115 stores.
Located on the A64/A19 interchange just South of York.
Parking : free
Public Transport : 4 miles from York station
Coming by train | Go to York Rail Station, then catch a bus straight to the outlet
Coming by bus | The McArthurGlen Red Line park and ride bus runs from the station every 15 minutes. Or take Arriva Yorkshire bus no. 415 from Selby.
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York
Must be an international thang?
Well, I'm not that into bags and shoes, but I love to shop. They say retail therapy is a good thing.
I TOTALLY agree with that! They say blokes dont like shopping - I must be the exception...
McArthur Glenn has a factory shop for The Body Shop products too which is really good value if you use their products.
Hey, anything that's a bargain and I like it, I'm guarenteed to buy it
I don't do that many girly things, but shopping's one of them. I could easily go to the beauty parlour when I'm in York if you like?
Lord O knows the best places (it had to be said - I couldnt resist!)
I said we could visit a muesem or two - but as long as I get my shopping!
The Castle Museum is by far the best IMHO in York - it even has is own replica Victorian street, with shops (no - they wont be open!) and a replica of the jail where Dick Turpin, famous highwayman was kept, before he was hung. He was hung in York at what is now the York racecourse. Next to the Castle Museum used to be the York Jail (or York Castle as it was)
Guy Fawkes lived in York also for a time, and was born in Stonegate, near to the Minster.
It depends how much time you want to spend in there really - it is one of those places where you could actually spend the entire day in...if you had the time. It is fascinating.
I have the day!
I'll arrive first thing in the morning and leave when I have no more money!
I don't go to the beauty parlour, A lass at work does all my stuff for free coz she's a trainiee
Anyhoo, getting back on track.
Any good places to eat in York?
For the Attention of CHRIS
Told you it was a castle
Good places to eat in York?
can't think of any off the top of my head, though there has to be some, I just don't get out much in that respect. I'll ask around my friends see if anyone can think of anywhere in particular
Okay, September will be cool for me as long as it ins't from the 21st till the Sunday following. I would like to meet our international board memeber, and give her a british welcome, and I do also like York
Well, I'll be in Singapore from Sept 17, so it won't be then!
For those who don't know the dates as yet:
Sept 9 or 10 are the days I have put aside for the York visit. And it will only be for the day as I already have accomodation booked in London.
Good for my my aussie friend. I'm not getting you mixed up here am I? You probably never spoken to me, but you have now, hello! But I shall put this on my year planner
Everyone on the UK regional forum is my friend
Looks like I will be able to get 6 free passes to get into the Minster for this meet (and also the July York meet too, if anyone is interested?).
The passes are given free (on application) to York residents, so my family are happy to give them up for the day. Saving Â£4.50 per entrant.
This of course means that you will have to practice your local dialect Nat to sound as though you are a true Yorkshire resident
Try this one out for size....say after me 'ecky thump - that's a big un'
I think I'll have my work cut out. Dialect coaching on the needed on the day - please!
Nat - try these pages for assistance
http://www.whoohoo.co.uk/yorkshire-translator.asp - you will LOVE this one!
and here for some key regional facts that will help your entire visit - from 'Cockney' to the 'Boys from the Black Stuff'
Why thank you. Much appreciated.
Um, can people make Sunday Sept 10 for the meet? I have been invited to the TENCLO premiere, and I wasn;t going to go until the news of possibly a special visitor.