One Of York’s Most Historic Buildings Has Been Given A New Name – And It’s Rather Lovely

 

Bar Convent

From YorkMix.

 

Sometimes history can get lost in translation.

The Chinese name for York’s Bar Convent, as previously posted on TripAdvisor, actually meant the sort of bar where you’d go for a drink on a night out.

Any visitors from China rolling up for cocktails and revelry would have been very surprised to find instead England’s oldest living convent, home to an order of nuns rather than an order of drinks.

Although they do sell a rather nice bottle of own-label wine in the gift shop…

But with so many more Chinese tourists coming to York such misunderstandings represent missed opportunities.

 

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