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York or Newcastle

I have to go to York on business for a few days at the start of July.

I am flying in to Newcastle and taking the train.

As a keen amateur photographer I have decided to spend a few days in the area after my business as I have never been in either town / city before.

I would appreciate any suggestions as to :-

# where I should base myself?

# where I might stay ...and budget is a consideration!

# Places I should visit / see.

Many Thanks

Frank

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If budget is a consideration I'd stay at the Premier Travel Inn on Blossom Street, York. I've stayed there many times and it is very close to the train station (literally 5 mins even dragging a heavy case). Possibly stay a night or two in Newcastle at a similar place so you can take in the many sights of the city and the surrounding countryside.

You don't say what you will be photographing but for your Newcastle base don't miss

> The Quayside www.newcastlequayside.co.uk

> Newcastle City Centre is photogenic. Especially Grey Street area (Don't miss the Central Arcade)

> Bamburgh Castle, Holy Island, Alnwick and the gorgeous Northumberland coast in general. www.bamburghcastle.com www.alnwickcastle.com www.northumberland-coast.co.uk

On you way down to York, get off the train at Durhamfor a few hours and get some photos of the Cathedral, Castle, cobbled streets and beautiful riverside.

http://www.durhamtourism.co.uk/

Once in York, don't miss

> Shambles www.yorkshambles.com

> York Minster (of course!) www.yorkminster.org

> The city walls and bars are lovely but you can also walk them for more photo opps. www.york.gov.uk/visiting/The_city_walls/

> Cliffords Tower http://www.cliffordstower.com/

> Holy Trinity Church on Goodramgate (closed Sundays and Mondays) It was built between 1250 and 1500and is amazing inside. All of the pews point in different directions, It also has

a Hagioscope (which is where the priest used to keep an eye on things). Also don't miss Lady Row which is arguably the oldest surviving row of houses in Europe.

> Mercancht Adventurers Hall. http://www.theyorkcompany.co.uk/

> The riverbanks are also lovely here with a couple of interesting bridges.

I'm going to stop now (if you're not already asleep!) but there is so much more that I could go on for pages.

I'm sure Morgana (our North Yorkshire expert, I'm more York City) will give you some great suggestions for the surrounding area.

Post back if you need any more help!

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