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REDUCED PRICE DURING JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2014This comprehensive, illustrated guidebook brings to life the historic sights of York with an engaging eye-witness flavour. The author is a York resident, who knows every place in the book.ContentsMoreREDUCED PRICE DURING JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2014This comprehensive, illustrated guidebook brings to life the historic sights of York with an engaging eye-witness flavour. The author is a York resident, who knows every place in the book.Contents include:· Information on all the fine old buildings which are open to visitors, including restaurants, cafés and pubs in historic buildings, plus the famous old streets.· Detailed, read-as-you-walk-round, guides to York’s cathedral and the City Walls. These point out entertaining features, which otherwise you’d miss, and add quirky historical anecdotes.· Eleven very different museums are described, including two just outside York.· Walks on York’s green outer fringes and a bus trip to a stately home in nearby countryside.· Dates and descriptions for York’s best festivals.· For each entry, the same map reference fits both this book’s small street maps and the standard free tourist map of York.· Links to York’s on-line system for choosing and booking hotelsThanks to the book’s local authorship, it stays uniquely up-to-date. Since its first edition in June 2011, it has been repeatedly revised to add eye-witness accounts of new attractions like 2013’s new under the Minster exhibition, York’s 2012 Chocolate heritage centre or the 18th century Holgate Windmill.This present edition is from December 2013 and lists festival dates so far advertised for 2014, which will be a special year in York:· The February Viking Festival and the autumn Illuminations hold their 30th and 10th anniversaries respectively and should be specially good.· In July 2014 Yorks medieval Mystery Plays will be performed from carts in Yorks streets - this happens once every 4 years.· In July 2014 the Tour de France cycle race visits York.ANOTHER WAY TO BUY THIS BOOKThe full text of the ‘Choice Guide to York’ is also available within a much larger Kindle book, ‘Choice Visits in Yorkshire and York’, which includes many day trips from York to the Yorkshire Dales, Moors, Wolds and Coast.www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007P269ZQ .