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York: Cora Kennedy Aitken

Adrift in the sunlight the autumn wind mourns
Through the ripe orchards’ rosy, luxuriant bending;
Let us go past the hedges of blackberry-thorns
With wild roses blending,—
Across the arched bridges where softly below
The pale river moves with a murmurous flowing
’Twixt shadowy banks where the long rushes grow
And sweet winds are blowing;
Along the close streets of the city so quaint,
So divinely o’erbrimmed with the sound of the swinging
Of bells in brown towers, whose musical plaint
Around us is ringing.
Then on to the square,—here erect in the shade
The solemn cathedral stands up like a warning,
And calls with its wonderful voice from the dead
At evening and morning. .....

Some of the best York attractions......

Historical Property: York Minster
Museum: National Railway Museum
Museum: Jorvik Centre
Museum: York Art Gallery
Museum: York Castle Museum

Travel available from Rail Europe......

York is only 2 hours from London King's Cross Station by train and is close to the A1(M) motorway. York Railway Station is located adjacent to the National Railway Museum and within a short walk of York Minster and the most of York's other attractions. For non residents rail passes are available from Rail Europe for Britain as well as the rest of Europe. Rail Europe offers rail station to station ticketing and coach tours including the following:

York City Sightseeing Tour

London to York

Prime York Accommodations from Expedia......

Cedar Court Grand Hotel and Spa

Middlethorpe Hall And Spa

Hilton York

The Royal York Hotel

The Grange Hotel
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