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. To plan York vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • After a good walk, a judgment in these gardens has been a lot of good, it's very pretty, with the ruins of the Church. We can see squirrels bit fierce. A nice stop in the city center.
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  • One of my favourite quiet, green places in York (and there are many!). The Abbey ruins and open green areas are brilliant on warm days. An ideal place for picnics or even just stopping off with a coff...  more »
  • Went there for a stroll, lovely gardens well kept and well laid out, great to relax or have a coffee from the kiosk. t Mary's Abbey very interesting.  more »
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  • This is a very historic, large and beautifully kept park for all ages to enjoy. Much to see, learn and of course places quiet and public to sit, chat, read or just be. There refreshment places albeit a little pricey but you must allow yourself to watch the wild bird display in a bid to raise money for endangered species
  • The abbey ruins are interesting and the gardens are pleasant to walk around well worth the visit. The museum is well laid out with some amazing artifacts like the viking helmet, also the Roman exhibit is cool.Theres an entrance fee of around £7.00 but I wasn't complaining it's a great place.
  • Very pleasant. Quiet and peaceful despite there being a lot of people about. Plenty of places to sit and accessable walk ways. Friendly locals.
  • Lovely gardens and park especially when sun shining. Lots of very tame squirrels waiting to punch your lunch! Extremely attentive park wardens with walky talkies who gold my two boys to get down from a tree that was hardly high he stated health and safety reasons really! We were there watching omg boys need to climb.
  • A great place to relax, picnic, let the kids run off a bit of steam on the lawns. Beautiful planting ( a botanical garden ), Abbey ruins, Hospitium ( not generally open except for special occasions ) and the Yorkshire Museum. Refreshments usually available ( outdoors, seasonal ).

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Despite York’s relatively small size, accommodations come in a variety of styles. You can choose from privately owned townhouses, low-cost hotels, luxurious international chains, and quiet B&Bs and guesthouses. For that ultimate urban experience, consider staying in the historical city center. This part of town is packed with options for every taste and budget, all close to York’s main attractions, as well as its main transportation systems. Just a short walk from the city center, family-run guesthouses in quiet neighborhoods offer cozy rooms and modern amenities at a fraction of the cost of the big hotel chains. Alternatively, the surrounding countryside is filled with charming private homes eager to welcome guests.
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