York Things to Do

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Most Viewed Things to Do in York

  • 1. York Minster

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The size of York Minister and its architecture are striking. It's over 500 feet wide and has a central tower almost 200 feet high. While you are looking around the Minster bear in mind it took over...

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  • 2. Shambles

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    When visiting Yorks almost nobody misses the Shambles which is an old picturesque street with overhanging timber-framed buildings. Some of them are dating back as far as the fourteenth century. It...

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  • 3. Castle Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I spent an afternoon exploring the York Castle Museum and the prison. The museum is designed for visitors to travel in the past and relive how local people lived over the last 400 years. There are...

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  • 4. Jorvik Viking Centre

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Many Vikings travelled here from their Scandinavian homeland during the period from 800 to 1050 AD until wars led to the end of their time. Although they gained a fearsome reputation originally they...

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  • 5. National Railway Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The National Railway Museum in York tells the story of rail transport in Britain and its impact on society. Railways drove the industrial revolution of the 19th century. Where previously goods had to...

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  • 6. Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate.

    Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate is probably York's most famous street and this is because it is the shortest street of them all. There are apparently several theories about how the name developed, the most...

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  • 7. Clifford's Tower

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    A tower dedicated to Clifford. It sits on top of a hill and the views are good. Inside there is a shop and not much else. I would think this was not worth the entrance fee really. It is not cheap and...

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  • 8. Merchant Adventurer's Hall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Set in beautiful gardens in the centre of historic York, the Merchant Adventurers' Hall is a medieval guildhall and was one of the most important buildings in the medieval city. It is open for public...

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  • 9. Walks, Tours, Etc

    When we were in the tourist information centre I noticed the cat tour which takes you around various places of the city centre looking for cat sculptures on the side of various buildings. It's another...

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  • 10. City Walls - General

    When I saw the Red Tower I was really surprised because it looked totally different compared to the other gates and towers of the city walls. When I read the information sign, I learned that this is...

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  • 11. City Gates - General

    Bootham Bar is my favourite of York's gates - firstly, because I passed it everyday when I walked into the city, and secondly, because I thought it to be the most beautiful. Somehow I just really...

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  • 12. Treasurer's House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Treasurer's House also features a wonderful garden, and the great thing is that this garden is free to visit - you don't need to pay the entrance fee to the house to go there. There is a small...

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  • 13. Riverside

    It seemed to me as if Lendal Bridge was something like York's main bridge, at least concerning the city centre. It is the pretty bridge located close to the entrance to Museum Gardens and Lendal...

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  • 14. Yorkshire Musem, Gardens, Etc.

    The Museum Gardens were another of my very favourite places in the city. They are a wonderful area stretching from the river to the Yorkshire Museum, and featuring some interesting sights such as St...

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  • 15. City - Miscellaneous

    I had first heard about Holy Trinity Church right here on VT and really wanted to see it, and it did not disappoint me. It is a wonderful, cute little church in a beautiful setting, and absolutely...

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  • 16. Surroundings

    Major Percy Stewart founded these wonderful gardens in the early 20th century and they are dedicated to his life as an explorer who made 8 round the world tours between 1906 and 1926. The fascinating...

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  • 17. Monk Bar

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Located in Monk Bar, there is another small museum, the Richard III Museum. The gate was constructed in the early 14th century and the large gatehouse (the largest of any of York's) includes three...

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  • 18. All Saints'

    As said in the previous tip, All Saints Pavement is the Guid Church of York, and therefore the coats of arms of the different guilts are on display at one wall inside. I thought it was much fun to...

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  • 19. Market

    4 out of 5 stars

    There's been a market on this site for hundreds of years and there are over 100 stalls selling a huge variety of things, with a particularly good selection of fresh foods. The market is open daily...

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  • 20. Eating & Drinking

    You can enjoy a free night of adventure and whisky tasting with Glenfiddich and Walking With The Wounded. Date: Thursday 11th July 2013 Time: 19:00 - 21:00 Location: Royal York Hotel, YO24 1AA...

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  • 21. Other Museums, Galleries & Attractions

    Exhibition Square is a pretty square that I passed every day while I was staying in York, either on my way to the railway station or when I walked into town. It is also the location of a beautiful...

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  • 22. Fairfax House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This small great Georgian masterpiece is another great visit you may do at York. With a rich history behind it's another survivor of XXth century turbulences. Adquired and restored by York Civic Trust...

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  • 23. The Bars of York

    Micklegate was one of the most important gateways to York and the city entrance to and from the south of England. Amongst its more gruesome history is the fact that it was used to hang the heads of...

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  • 24. Shopping

    Quaint shop's, I had never seen so many of them, I loved them, they brought back to mind the English television show with the two "Ronnies!" I found some interesting ones too, like the animated shoe...

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  • 25. Goodramgate

    Goodramgate has a funny name which some people say comes from King Guthrum (Guthrumgate is the older name of the street) who was defeated by King Arthur, or it was named after a local warrior. Others...

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