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York Attractions

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Jorvik Viking Museum 4.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #1 of 31
While this is an excellent attraction for children, and perhaps for those who enjoy a simpler take on archaeology and history, I found this infuriatingly simplistic. It's a verrry slow fairground ride, with costumed attendants who look slightly ... [more ]
York Minster 4.0 stars
Church, Cathedral, Chapel - #2 of 31
York Minster is located at Deangate, in the very heart of York city. York Minster is truly impressive. Really, it is one of the cathedrals that will take your breath away. It dates back to Medieval times and it is done in Gothic style while ... [more ]
National Railway Museum 4.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #3 of 31
A must-see for railroad buffs, the museum celebrates railways from the 1820s to the present day. I was dragged along on a visit by a very enthusiastic mate and was expecting to be bored to tears. Wrong! Of all the places I visited in York, this ... [more ]
The Shambles 5.0 stars
Other Urban Landmark - #4 of 31
I don't suppose that you could call The Shambles a regular tourist attraction that you would find in just about any brochure, but I would definitely recommend everyone to visit. The Shambles just so happens to be a historically preserved street ... [more ]
York Dungeon 4.0 stars
Entertainment, Festival, Amusement Park - #5 of 31
Being a graduate in history and living less than two hours drive from this old Viking capital, I decided that it was about time I visited. Some quick research on the internet will spring up lots of information about York Dungeon; an amusement ... [more ]
Clifford's Tower 4.0 stars
Tower - #6 of 31
Clifford's Tower was named after Roger de Clifford who was hanged there in 1322. The structure, or something like it, had been in place for around 200 years before that. Today, you can still see the four sectioned tower at the top of the hill ... [more ]
York Castle 3.0 stars
Castle, Fortification, Palace - #7 of 31
My main motivation for going on a daytrip to York was its rich history. Even now the old town is surrounded by the stone walls that once formed its boundary. They make for a very interseting and unique walk. At the centre of this structure, ... [more ]
City Art Gallery 4.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #8 of 31
York Art Gallery is located at Exhibition Square. The York Art Gallery is worth popping by if you are in the neighborhood, as the entrance is free. There are some interesting stuff on the 2 floors that the Museum covers, you can see a splendid ... [more ]
Yorkshire Museum 4.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #9 of 31
Yorkshire Museum is located at in the very heart of York at Museum Gardens. The museum itself is set in the location of what once was an abbey and you can still see the remains in the lower floor of the museum. Also museum is home to most ... [more ]
Merchant's adventurers Hall 4.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #10 of 31
Merchant's adventurers Hall is located at Fossgate. Merchant's adventurers Hall was built over 650 years ago and it one of the best preserved medieval guild halls. It consists out of the chapel, the great hall and the undercroft. There is a ... [more ]
Fairfax House 3.0 stars
Building - #11 of 31
Fairfax House is located at Castlegate, York. Firefox House is beautifully restored Georgian House that dates back to 18th century. It was restored in 1980s and it is quite an impressive sight not to mention it has one of the finest collections ... [more ]
Roman Bath Museum 3.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #12 of 31
Roman Bath Museum is located at St Sampsons Square. Now do not be surprised to find a tavern on this address or rather the Roman Bath Pub. The remains of Roman's bath were uncovered in 1930s when the tavern was being renovated. The excavations ... [more ]
THE YORKSHIRE MUSEUM OF FARMING 5.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #13 of 31
The museum is located in the city of York, near a park called Murton. It has been founded recently, in the year 1982 and it was designed to keep all the tools and machinery used in agriculture from that time until now. What I liked the most was ... [more ]
The Butchers 4.0 stars
Shopping - #14 of 31
Now this is not a pub, coffee house or anything like it, it is literally the butchers. When you go through the Micklegate you will see this wide, picturesque street and you can wonder around there are plenty of pubs and coffee houses where you ... [more ]
Yorkshire Wheel 4.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #15 of 31
Yorkshire Wheel is located at National Railway Museum, Leeman Road. If you are visiting the National Railway Museum, then you should also go for a ride on Yorkshire Wheel if you want to enjoy unprecedented views of York and its surrounding area. ... [more ]
Yorkshire Air Museum 4.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #16 of 31
Yorkshire Air Museum is located at Halifax Way, Elvington, York. This should also make for an interesting day out if you are traveling with children. Oh Lord there is so much to see here, first of all lets begin with the aircraft collection which ... [more ]
The University of York 4.0 stars
Building - #17 of 31
When I turned up at the University of York to move into my room, I discovered something that made me realise that somebody up there must love me at least a little bit: I have a lake-view room. Yes, a lake-view room. The proverbial room with a ... [more ]
Richard III Museum 4.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #18 of 31
Richard III Museum is located at Monkbar. Another interesting small museum that might want to check out. Richard III Museum is located in Monkbar one of the 4 Medieval Gatehouses in York. The legend of Richard the III is long and colorful. He is ... [more ]
Treasurer's House 4.0 stars
Building - #19 of 31
Treasurer's House is located at Minster Yard. Ready to be spooked? Then this is the place for you. Treasurer's house is a 17th and 18th century house and it was home to Frank Green. As the house was built over a Roam road it is said that the ... [more ]
Barley Hall 4.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #20 of 31
Barley Hall is located at 2 Coffee Yard, York. Once you step inside the Barley Hall you are stepping inside another era, more accurately War of the Roses period. This museum is an oddity for 2 reasons – one it is an original medieval townhouse ... [more ]
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