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By ValC

Ouse Cruise

Unfortunately this boat wasn’t available!
So we boarded the Riverbus from Naburn Locks into the centre of York.

Passing on the way the magnificent Bishopthorpe Palace. The official residence of John Sentanu, the Archbishop of York.
Remodelled by Thomas Atkinson between 1763 and 1769. ( see extras)

We reached the centre of York, where we disembarked.
First stop was for coffee. Found a very quirky coffee shop with friendly service, and excellent coffee. Newgate Coffee Bar.

Then we went on a walk round hidden York.
Found Dick Turpin’s grave.
Merchant Adventurers Hall
The river Foss.
York’s first paved street
Past Clifford ‘s Tower, and York Castle, among many other interesting places.

Lunch at our favourite Italian Restaurant. Lucia’s.

Refreshed we had a walk round Petergate, Stonegate, and The Minster.
Then to one of York’s hidden treasurers.
The Treasurer’s House, which was home to the cathedral’s treasures.
In 1897 Frank Green ( grandson of a wealthy industrialist) bought the property and created a lavish show home to impress Edward VII during his visit.
Now owned by the National Trust.
The garden is an oasis of calm in the centre of York, and is open to all. ( free). See extra.

After 5 hours in very hot sunny temperatures, we were ready for the cruise back.
A nice cool breeze on the boat.
We had just got back to Naburn when the heavens opened, and we had a thunderstorm.
Managed to get to the car without getting too wet.

Within minutes we had driven out of it.
Howerver it has poured down since we got home, so no need to water the garden tonight.

We have had a great day with our friends.
Have decided to do it again next year.

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