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JORVICK VIKING CENTRE:
- Time Warp Experience, Vikings, Trading, Fishing, Norse rule, Museum, Exhibition

Jorvik Viking Centre is a museum and experience about Vikings and Norse rule, created by the York Archaeological Trust in 1984, and named after the Viking name of York - Jórvík. It is situated in the city center, near the Shambles. In the "Time Warp experience" you sit down on a sort of ride, that goes along a track in a large dark room, were fullscale landscapes are built to show the Viking life, with moving and talking mannequins that looks like real people, animals, houses, other structures and objects of the time. Some of the "moving people" are even real actors! All while the history is explained, free to chose a language. There is also a museum part with viking objects, some from pludering, and real skeletons from dead vikings. Under a glass floor in the entrance hall, the original archeological dig is reproduced with actual timbers. A fun anecdote is that the Swedish city of Lund (that is just next to Malmö) was mentioned. The center arrange an annual viking festival in February, and outside there were actors dressed like vikings, playing music and setting up sword fights. The Jorvik Viking Centre was badly damaged by a flooding during Christmas 2015, but reopened 8 April 2017, occasionally the same day as I visited York! The line to get in was very big and they had some problems making the attraction work after that.
York was founded as Eboracum by the Romans, in the country that was then called Britannia. Two Roman empires died in the city. For a time (866-954) York was under Viking rule, then called Jórvík. It was an important river port for the extensive viking trade routes. Especially Danish vikings travelled to York. The name Jórvík later became York.

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interesting thread.
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STONEGATE:
Stonegate, Kings Square, St Helen's Square, Low Petergate, Parliament St, Coney St, Lendal

Stonegate, Swinegate and Petersgate are some of the most beautiful preserved pedestrian streets in the heart of York. They offer small shops, restaurants (many typical British), tea rooms, cafés and pubs, located inside beautiful historical buildings, many of them half-timbered. Along Stonegate, probably the most popular and the most beautiful street except the Shambles, you find an armour store, The Armoury, Bettys Café, The Wohlfart, The Yorkshire Terrier, Evil Eye and a Christmas store open all year round! Kings Square is one of the major squares, where you find street artist, (a fire-eaters during my visit), juice sellers and small shops. It is a popular place for tourists and locals to hang out. Parliament Street, one of the wider pedestrian streets of York begins here.
St Helen's Square is also a major square, between Coney St (where you find the church St Martin le Grand with its open arch and significant golden clock) and Lendal (where you find the Lendal Cellars). At St Helen's Square I stopped by Joe's Kitchen to eat a traditional fish and ship meal, the staff was very friendly. Originally I tried the historic Punch Bowl, a restaurant and pub with traditional interior, but I waited for very long time and noone came to serve, so I just left for the other restaurant.

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ST HELENS SQUARE:

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PARLIAMENT ST:

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Parliament Street 01 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
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LOW PETERGATE:

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Low Petergate 01 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

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RIVER OUSE:

- High Ousegate, Coppergate, Pavement, All Saints Church, St Marys Castlegate, Kings Staith, Queens Staith, Ouse Bridge, Lendal Bridge, River Foss, Ghost Walk

River Ouse flows through the city, dividing it in two w-ith Micklegate to the West and the historical city centre with the most famous sights to the East of the river. River Foss flows to the East of the city center, and meets Ouse to the south of it. Along the river you find open air restaurants, they were very popular during my visit since the spring weather was great. On the West bank is Queens Staith road and on the East bank is Kings Staith road, where the Ghost Walk begins, a mysterious tour to York's haunted places. There are several boat cruises along the river. Together with continuation River Ure, it is totally 208km long, that makes it the 6th longest river in the UK.
Significant buildngs and places that can be seen from the river are Clifford's Tower, Museum Gardens and York & Selby Magistrates Court. Many of them are beautifully illuminated after dark. There are totally 9 beautiful bridges above River Ouse, the most central ones are: Ouse Bridge (that I crossed several times, built 1821), Lendal Bridge (that goes to the cathedral, built 1863), Skeldergate Bridge (1881) and Millennium Bridge (a futuristic one from 2001).
High Ousegate is a pedestrian street, that begins right after the Ouse Bridge above the river and the short Low Ousegate. Here you find brand stores such as H&M. Coppergate and Pavement are streets that are nearby, on the East part in the city centre. All Saints Church on Pavement and St Mary's Church on Castlegate are both among the tallest churches in York.



River Ouse 12 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
River Ouse 13 - Kings Staith by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
River Ouse 11 - Lendal Bridge by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

River Ouse 10 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

River Ouse 09 - Lendal Bridge by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

River Ouse 05 - Kings Staith by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
River Ouse 04 - Kings Staith by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
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River Ouse 02 - Ouse Bridge by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
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River Ouse 17 - Woodsmill Quay, Queens Staith by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
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Cumberland St by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

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YORK BY NIGHT:
- Micklegate, River Ouse, Jorvik Viking Centre

York is, as a medieval city with lots of history, a beautiful place to walk at night with illuminated historical buildings like York Minster and Micklegate. Many buildings along River Ouse are also beautifully illuminated after dark. After dark you can also join the Ghost Tour, a thrilling tour to York's haunted places. As a student city, with the large University of York, there are lots of things happening; York is filled with nightclubs, pubs, bars and restaurants. As I visited on a Friday evening, there was lots of drunk, young people out in the streets, tottering through the cobbed streets of York in high heels, dresses and fancy suits.

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