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York (Day 4), England ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 2022

Date: 12th June 2022

Travelled: 0 kms just walking around York, Yorkshire. 

Visited: The National Rail Museum, York 

Stayed: Caravan + Motorhome Club, York, ยฃ51 pn, N53.95100, W01.07940 

Budget: 18 days @ โ‚ฌ110 per day

Another quiet evening, not particularly by choice. We walked up to The Swan about 6pm hoping for a pint and large wine for Pam. The place was packed, we literally couldnโ€™t get in the front door without having to push through a crowd. Apparently there was a meeting at York Racecourse today and the Swanโ€™s a drink stop on the way back into town. We thought better of it, so sadly we settled for takeaway fish-n-chips and a drink in the Hymer.

We wake to another very English morning cool, broken cloud and windy. The National Rail Museum is the plan for today. Tossed up between driving up and paying the ยฃ10 parking fee or catching a cab, looked at Google maps once again, itโ€™s about 3 kms so I should be able to walk it if I take my time. So we breakfast and get ourselves going.

Whilst not quite the most direct route the city walls are the easiest and most scenic way to walk York. We climb the steps at Baile Hill and follow the wall to York Railway Station.

So here we are. The National Rail Museum is the biggest in the world and amazingly its free to visit. If you like a steam train and who doesnโ€™t, this is the place to be.

Obviously Stephensonโ€™s Rocket, the worlds first steam locomotive is a star attraction.

The Mallard, world speed record holder for many years.

To be honest there are just too many trains to inspect and read about. Only disappointment was the Flying Scotsman was not on display during our visit. You could easily do a couple of half days and not see everything. Not that I think Pam would be that keen to come back.

So itโ€™s time to wander back to the campsite for a couple of hours R+R.

At 6 we walk up to the Swan for a pint of Guinness and a large Pino, finding a spot amongst the locals, we assume the warm glow that everyone else already has.

Nothing like a few drinks to bring on the urge for a curry, so we hit the local Indian for a take-away on our way back to the Hymer.

All going well we depart for Hull tomorrow morning and the ferry to Rotterdamโ€ฆ

Michael + Pam

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