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 with most of the attraction
in the area between them.
The Attractions are listed in order to Walk Round,
use your Phone if lost and tap the Postcode and your
Phone will take you to the Attractions. Is easy to
get lost in York as there are many narrow Streets in
Click on Post-Codes for Reviews and Maps.
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 03300 580 058.
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York City Walls
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. This image
is from walking down the Wall from the Train Station
to York Minster Cathedral.
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York Minster Cathedral
On Deangate in the centre of York, 234 feet high, 524
feet long, built from 1220-1480. York Minster is a
huge Gothic Cathedral , 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 £12 adult, free children. Phone
number 01904 557 200.
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City centre close to
the Cathedral on Minster Yard. 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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By the Cathedral, 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, also serving as a school in the 1800s.
Tel: 01904 320 000. Entry free.
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Yorkshire Museum & Art Gallery
City centre by the Cathedral 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. Large Image
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Mary's Abbey & Museum Gardens
Centre next to the Yorkshire Museum. 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. Exhibits may
have a charge. Phone number 01904 687 687
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There are a number of old Buildings in this area,
and some of the best parts of the Old City Walls to
York Mansion House
York centre a few hundred yards southeast of St
Mary's Abbey 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 553 663.
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York centre behind the Mansion House on St Martins
Courtyard. 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 entertain royals, and
played a part in the English Civil War. Entry free.
Phone number 01904 553 663.
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City Cruises York
From the Guild Hall, a number of Cruises available
and Self Hire Small Boats. Phone number 01904 628
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Roman Bath Museum
centre a short walk southeast of York Manison House
on St Sampson's Square. 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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York's Chocolate Story
City centre a short walk southeast Roman Bath Museum
on Kings Square. Covers the history of Chocolate
Making in York, including the Rowntree factory that
opened in 1890. Entry about adult - £15, child over 4
- £12. Phone number 01904 261 262.
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In York centre about 200 yards south of the Chocolate
Story. The Shambles is a famous old street in York,
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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A short walk southeast of The Shambles on Fossgate.
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 654 818. Interior Images
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A short walk southwest of the Merchant Adventurers'
Hall on Coppergate. 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 £12
per adult, £8 per child or family tickets
available. Phone number 01904 615 505.
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A short walk south of The Viking Centre on
Castlegate. 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 £7 per adult. Phone
number 01904 655 543.
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A short walk west of Fairfax House on Clifford
Street. A journey through 2000 years of York's
darkest history, covering the City's iconic
characters. Admission about £15 per adult. Phone
number 01904 632 599.
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Royal Dragoon Guards
A short Walk osutheast of the York Dungeon on Tower
Street 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 £5 per adult.
Phone number 1904 461 010.
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York Castle / Cliffords
Next to the Royal Dragoon Guards Museum on Tower
Street. 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. Various
Tour Prices. Phone number 01904 687 687.
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Dick Turpin Grave / St George's
On Peel Street 0.3 of a mile southeast of York
Castle. A Roman Catholic Church opened in 1850 on the
site of a much earlier Church. Dick Turpin the famous
Highwayman was burried in the Graveyard across the
road form this Church in 1739 after being hanged for
Horse Theft. Phone number 01904 623 728.
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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 £22. 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: £50 -
£100 per round. Tel: 01904 413 579.
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