Below is a list of the top York Attractions in
England with Websites, Phone Numbers, Images and
links to Maps and Reviews.
York Minster Cathedral is situated to the north of
York centre, and York Castle to the south, they are
about 0.6 of a mile apart.
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York Minster Cathedral 234
feet high, 524 feet long. Bbuilt from 1220-1480, York
Minster is a huge Gothic cathedral in the centre of
York, the city's top attraction, and one of the top
visitor attractions in the UK. This is the largest
Gothic Cathedral in the UK, 4th largest Gothic
cathedral in the world by volume after Seville, Cologne &
Amiens. Charges to
enter are about £10 adult, free children. Phone
number 01904 557 200.
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St Mary's Abbey & Museum
Gardens, York Centre. This is a ruined
Benedictine Abbey situated in the Yorkshire Museum
Gardens, a short walk west York Minster Cathedral.
The original abbey on the site was founded in 1055,
dedicated to Saint Olave. Free visits. Phone number
01904 687 687
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York City Walls situated
around York centre. The Old City Walls are claimed to
be the most intact city walls in England, about 2.5
miles in length, with 4 main Bars/Gates. The gates
serve as gateways into the oldest parts of the city.
Most of the walls are from the Norman era, and some
from the Roman's and Viking's. You can walk around
yourself for free, or take a guided tour.
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York Castle / Cliffords
Tower situated in York centre. York Castle was
built in stone from 1270 to replace an earlier wooden
castle on the site. The main tower, sometimes
referred to as Cliffords Tower, is all that remains
of York Castle. The fortress walls and buildings were
dismantled in the 1700s to be replaced by three large
buildings. The new buildings were to serve as a court
and prisons. Two of these buildings now serve as York
Castle Museum. The famous highwayman Dick Turpin was tried
and imprisoned here before his execution in 1739.
Phone number 01904 687 687.
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National Railway Museum by
York Train Station. The NRM in York has a collection
of over 100 locomotives, most of them ran on UK
railways, or were built in the UK. The top attraction
is the record breaking Flying Scotsman that has been
restored to run on the main east coast line. Free
Entry. Phone number 0844 815 3139.
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The Shambles in York
centre close to the cathedral. The Shambles is a
famous old street in York, close to the cathedral,
with overhanging timber framed buildings, some dating
back to the 1300s. The street contains many small
independant shops. There are many more narrow streets
around the cathedral, full of small shops,
restaurants and bar diners, making the city centre a
great place to shop and dine. Also in the area is the
Shambles Market said to be the best daily open market
in the North.
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Treasurers House city
centre close to the Cathedral. This is said to be the
first house ever given to the National Trust with a
complete collection. Its history spans 2,000 years,
with a Roman road in the cellar. The property is said
to be haunted, and has sunken garden. Entry about
£8 per adult, £4 per child. Phone number
01904 624 247.
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Yorkshire Museum & Art
Gallery city centre. On Exhibition Square, The
Yorkshire Museum holds the Cawood sword, claimed to
be one of the top Viking swords ever discovered. Its
four permanent collections, are: biology, geology,
archaeology and astronomy. Entry about £7 per
adult children free. The Art Gallery is Free to all.
Phone number 01904 687 687.
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King's Manor next to the
Art Gallery on Exhibition Square. A number of Grade I
medieval buildings that give an insight to the past.
Originally the Abbot's House of St Mary's Abbey, the
King's Manor was the Tudors and Stuarts seat of
government, aslo serving as a school in the 1800s.
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Roman Bath Museum city
centre close to the Cathedral. The baths were
discoverd in 1930 during renovations to a tavern on
St Sampson's Square in York. This small museum is
situated below the Roman Bath pub, showing remains of
the baths and artefacts of that era. Entry about
£3 per adult. Phone number 01904 620 455.
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JORVIK Viking Centre city
centre close to York Castle. The JORVIK Viking Centre
shows Viking-Age streets as they would have been 1000
years back in time. Also with four exhibitions and
the chance to meet a Viking. Price guide about
£10 per adult, £7 per child or family
tickets available. Phone number 01904 615 505.
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Fairfax House in York
centre close to York Castle. Claimed to be the finest
Georgian town house in England. This was the winter
home of Viscount Fairfax. The house contains Noel
Terry furniture, clocks, paintings and decorative
arts, one of the top private collections of the
twentieth century. Admission about £6 per adult.
Phone number 01904 655 543.
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Merchant Adventurers' Hall
close to York Castle. This is a medieval guildhall,
one of the top buildings in the city. The Great Hall
is a timber framed building completed in 1368. The
Hall is now used as a museum, and can also be hired
for parties, dinners, and weddings. Entry about
£6 per adult children free. Phone number 01904
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Royal Dragoon Guards
Museum by York Castle. The Museum covers the
Guards from present day to former regiments back to
the late 1600s. Displays include uniforms, prints,
paintings, weapons and Standards. Entry about £4
concession £2. Phone number 1904 461 010.
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York Mansion House York
centre on St Helen's Square. The Mansion House is
claimed to be an architectural masterpiece holding an
extensive collection of silver, paintings and
furniture. The house is the official residence of the
Lord Mayor of York. Tours are about £6 per
adult. Phone number 01904 552 036.
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Guildhall York York centre
behind the Mansion House. The historic building from
the 1400s, was a meeting place for the guilds of
York, wealthy people that controled trade in York.
The building has been used for functions to entrtain
royals, and played a part in the English Civil War.
Entry free.Phone number 01904 613 161.
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Castle Howard from 1699,
16 miles northeast of York. Castle Howard is one of
the top historic houses in the UK that can be
visited, built for the Howard family. The building
has been used in a number of TV shows and Films, the
most known being Brideshead Revisited. House tours
are about £15. Phone number 1653 648 333.
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Fulford Golf Club about 2
miles south of York centre. Fulford Golf Club is
York's Championship Course. The course is famous for
Bernhard Langer playing a shot from about 15 feet up
a tree onto the 17th green in the Benson & Hedges
tournament in 1981. Price Guide: £60 - £80
per round. Tel: 07751 034 681.
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