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Museum Gardens, York
(4.7/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This is a great walk through. Beautiful landscaping. History galore. The best thing it's free. You could enjoy this no matter the weather. 
  • Lovely gardens, lots of squirrels around which are very tame and like to share picnics! Museum to visit and observatory, exit at far end leading on to Marygate and take a stroll by the river. Well wor...  more »
  • During to visit York we as first went looking for the Westminster. Small card scored and while searching on the map, there came an old offer to us run or they could help us. Where we're wanted? After a brief conversation they could help us. However we had to walk through the museum gardens or because that was a wonderful place to start the day. Certainly nothing of lied and on the advice of the local people there who help us friendly came within a minute, can make a beautiful walk through these gardens! Cool to in as a bustling city yet to find a place of rest and a place where there are so many cute squirrels around hupsen:-)
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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.