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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

[England] Itinerary: 8 days



My family is going to England for 8 days next week for my sister’s graduation from University of York. See other York, England posts.
I am in the process of making a very preliminary itinerary for our trip.
If you have a recommendation of what to do/see/eat, please leave a comment below.

England Travel Itinerary - Winter

We decided to buy the BritRail England Pass, 4 days (non-consecutive days) after doing some calculations about travel costs, etc. Since we are going in the end of January, the price is the “off-season” price. Although I am eligible for the youth pass, for some reason the website was not allowing me to purchase that…we had many issues with the website check-out process, so we just had to go with the option we were given.

TIP: Make sure to think about where you are going to be spending your time. We were initially thinking of getting the BritRail pass, but we decided to get the BritRail England pass since we were not that keen on going to Scotland or Wales. There are 7 different pass combinations available (http://www.britrail.net/passes)

Monday: York
10AM: Arrive in Manchester Airport
Travel to York and check into our hotel
Lunch: Winner Winner (open from 12PM to 9PM): 5 Kings Staith
Do some wandering around York
Dinner: Mr. Chippy (fish and chips)
Snack: La Cremeria (homemade ice cream and gluten-free snacks; 20 High Petergate)

Tuesday: York
Breakfast:
Perky Peacock (Open from 8AM to 5PM): Gillygate
York Castle Museum
The Shambles
Walk the Walls
Dinner: Ate O’Clock (Dinner from 6PM): High Ousegate

Wednesday: LondonStart the day in Greenwich.

Looking for recommendations for what to see/do in London.

Thursday: York
Walk Stonegate Street (One of the oldest shopping streets in Europe)

Lunch/Dinner:
House of Trembling Madness (Open 10:30AM to Midnight)
Lunch/Dinner: The Blue Bicycle York: Fossgate (12PM to 2:30PM – lunch; 6PM-9:30PM – dinner)
York Minster

Friday: York (Graduation Ceremony Day)
Breakfast:
Brew and Brownie (9AM – 5PM)

12 Noon:
Graduation Ceremony at University of York
Afternoon Tea at
BettysCafé Tea Rooms: 6-8 St. Helen's Square
Dinner with friends

Saturday: Cambridge and Nottingham
Cambridge:

Cambridge University, Trinity College, King’s College
Market Square
Trinity Street, Magdalene Street, Bridge Street and King Street – café
The Eagle Pub – Pub where Watson and Crick drew out DNA structure

Nottingham:
Lunch:
Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem (Oldest pub in England; open 11AM to midnight)
Delilah Fine Foods – Victoria Street
Hartley’s Coffee and Sandwich Bar: Dairy-free and gluten-free: 21 Carlton Street (by Lace Market)

Nottingham Castle
Lace Market
Old Market Square
Green’s Mill
(If time allows):
Creswell Crags (East Midlands Trains towards Worksop via Creswell Station (1.2 walk from the train station to Creswell Crags)
Newstead Abbey (East Midlands Trains' Robin Hood line runs from Nottingham to Worksop via Newstead Village Station (the walk from the train station to Newstead Abbey is a approximately 20 minutes)

Sunday: York and Manchester

Looking for recommendations for what to see/do in Manchester.

Monday:
Leave back to America

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