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Museum Gardens, York

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Museum Gardens offers 4 hectares (10 acres) of colorful and exotic plants set among ruins dating back to the Roman era. Wander among different planting areas, including a fern garden, a butterfly border, and an American prairie border, and spot lime, holly, beech, and oak trees, among others. Stop to admire the corner of the Roman fortress that dates to the 3rd or 4th century, and the remains of the walls and nave of the 11th-century St. Mary's Abbey. Check the gardens' schedule of which plants flower and when to ensure you see as much color as possible during your visit. Using our world travel planner, York attractions like Museum Gardens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We were on a day trip to York and at the end of the afternoon we had about an hour to kill before catching a train. The gardens seemed the ideal place for a stroll and a rest on the way to the station...  more »
  • The Museum Gardens are a gem. They were located just around the corner from our hotel and walking through them each day was one of the highlights of our trip to York. In the sun I can't think of many ...  more »
  • I've only been twice so far - once in winter and once in spring and each time I loved it - in winter it was interesting to wander around all the ruins and laugh at the really tame squirrels. In Spring...  more »
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  • It is a beautiful park in front of the York Museum. This place is also known a s Squirrels Trail. Lot of plump squirrels roam around freely very close by. Very cute and playful. The park is has lot of green and holds old ruins from Roman time. It has ruins of St Mary's Abbey and old multi-angular observatory tower too. Very nice spot to visit if you are in York. It is on the bank of river Ouse.
  • Marvellous garden. I spent a whole summer sunny afternoon reading my favourite book, enjoying a chilly wind, sunshine and singing birds. Such a lovely place! One minus was that some couples took advantage of the beautiful holy place to do their own more-than-a-kiss business passionately.
  • Absolutely picturesque! Loads of squirrels. Just beautiful place. whenever you are in York you need to see that one.
  • I visit at least twice a week. Great for a relaxing walk to wind down or to feed squirrels.
  • Beautiful mix of nature and history. Great relaxing atmosphere. Really worth a visit.