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Visitor Attractions In York
York offers a wide range of museums, historic buildings and visitor attractions. Here are some of the main ones.
- [image1]York Minster
York Minster is the largest medieval cathedral in Europe and contains priceless church artefacts and some of the most beautiful stained-glass windows in the world.
Holy Trinity, Goodramgate, Holy Trinity, Micklegate, All Saints, Pavement, St Helen's, St Olave's, Marygate, St Deny's, Walmgate, and St Mary's Bishophill, are just some of the many medieval churches within the city walls of York that are open to the public. They provide a fascinating insight into the religious lives of the inhabitants of the city over a period of more than 500 years.
- The National Railway Museum
This museum's star attraction is the renowned Mallard, which is on permanent display. Its fantastic exhibits offer something of interest to young and old. Entry is free.
- The Jorvik Viking Centre
Situated on the original site of the Viking settlement in York, The Jorvik Centre is an entertaining educational experience. Try to visit early in the day, as there are always queues.
- The Chocolate Experience
Follow the history of chocolate making in York. Interactive display and lots of tastings! Too good to miss
- York Maze
Family fun with topical mazes - different each summer.
- York Boat
A trip down the River Ouse when the sun is shining is a lovely way to see a different side to the city.
- York Rose Theatre
New for the 2018 summer season and to return for summer 2019.
- Yorkshire Museum and Gardens
Newly refurbished and with a state-of-the-arts presentation, this museum gives a fascinating insight into the inhabitants of York through the ages, from the Romans to the Angles and Vikings and onward to the medieval city.
- York Castle Museum and Clifford's Tower
This superb museum focuses on the more recent history of York and the adjoining Clifford's Tower. Apart from being a fine example of Norman architecture, it is testament to the massacre of Jews in the city in 1190.
- The York Dungeons
Scary fun for kids and grown-ups alike.
- Fairfax House
This Georgian town house, perfect in detail, is located in central York and often hosts specialist exhibitions of art and china.
- The Treasurer's House
This National Trust property and garden is thought to be the most haunted property in York, and is famed for the legion of Roman soldiers that have been sighted marching through the cellars. The Treasurer's House has a lovely cafe, and offers tours of the servant's quarters and many special events throughout the year.
- Barley Hall
The Barley Hall is a fully restored medieval dwelling place just off Stonegate, one of the principle pedestrian streets in York. It is a splendid example of a building of the medieval period.
- The Mansion House
Just across the street from Betty's Tea Rooms, The Mansion House offers organised tours three days per week. It is one of York's grandest buildings.
- Elvington Air Museum
This museum is approximately five miles from the city centre. It proudly displays a restored Halifax bomber and is the site of many World War II special weekends.
- Yorkshire Museum of Farming
This open-air museum, about three miles from the city centre, is a real family attraction, telling the story of agriculture in the Yorkshire area throughout the centuries. The Derwent Valley Light Railway is part of this museum.
- The Bar Convent Museum
This is one of York's more unusual tourist destinations, presenting some fascinating information, with the benefit of a lovely cafe.
- The Merchant Adventurers' Hall
This is one of several medieval halls in York with public access. The Merchant Adventurers' Hall is often the site of specialist antique fairs.
- Micklegate Bar Museum
This museum relates especially to Richard III. Part of the medieval walls of York, the Bars are entry gates and their museums retell the colourful history of the city.
- Kohima Museum
The Regimental Museum of Royal Dragoon Guards tells the story of this regiment's battles.
- The Archaeological Resource Centre
York is one of the most important sites in Great Britain for archaeology and is a source of a wealth of information for the visitor.