The Home of Chocolate – Goddards York

Located by the side of York racecourse stands a home with a chocolate heritage.  The house is the former home of Noel Goddard Terry the grandson of Sir Joseph Terry the founder of the famous chocolate factory Terry's of York.  How many of you have had the pleasure of tapping open a Terry's Chocolate Orange, …

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The National Rail Museum in York – A Train Lovers Paradise

Doesn't everyone love a steam train - we certainly do, and when an opportunity arose to visit the National Rail Museum in York, we were thrilled!  The museum is located behind York's railway station, just cross the footbridge over all the platforms and you will see the museum on leaving the station.  A large car park is …

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Day 1.  An afternoon in York on my way to Edinburgh

On my way north to Edinburgh for a pre Christmas weekend away with one of my sons, I decided to spend the afternoon in York as that was where I needed to change trains. I hadn't visited this historic northern city for several months so on this bright but chilly afternoon I started with a …

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Beningbrough Hall, York

This year Beningbrough is celebrating its 300th anniversary, it's an 18th century Italian styled country house and we thought it might be a good opportunity to visit.  Located 8 miles north of York just outside the village of Beningbrough we found ample parking on the day of our visit.The inspiration for Beningbrough Hall originated in …

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