a couple of days ago I booked train tickets for a day trip from London to York on 16th June 2011 (Advance Fares - cheapish but non-refundable!).
I've just seen on York Minster's website, though, that on that day the Minster will be apparently closed to sightseeing:
I'm not totally clear about what the website means, but I guess it is for the whole day ... and the Minster was the main reason for my visit to York!!
If, as I fear, that means I'll be unable to visit the Minster inside, I'm trying to figure out a possible plan B.
I am thinking I may save York for another occasion (no problem, I come to the UK every year) and buy additional train tickets from York to Durham and spend the day there: I wouldn't even have to change trains.
That would leave me with a little over 5 hours in Durham between trains, which I'm assuming would be enough for a visit to the Cathedral, a light lunch or a cream tea and a visit to the castle, plus a stroll along the riverfront.
Any opinions on this? Does it sound like a good choice?
I'm posting this same question on the London and York forums as well, for more visibility.