With so much to see and do, York is the perfect destination for couples, families and groups. You could walk the 3 miles of medieval city walls, stroll by the river or amble through The Shambles, one of Britain’s most picturesque streets.
ATTRACTIONS IN YORK
Yorkshire’s finest historic house and estate. Home to the Howard family for over 300 years, Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of North Yorkshire. Advanced Purchase tickets are available from reception.
Clifford’s Tower stands as a proud symbol of the power of England’s medieval kings. Originally built by William the Conqueror to subdue the rebels of the north, it was twice burned to the ground, before being rebuilt by Henry III in the 13th century. With sweeping panoramic views of York and the surrounding countryside, it isn’t hard to see why Clifford’s Tower played such a crucial role in the control of northern England.
At JORVIK Viking Centre you are standing on the site of one of the most famous and astounding discoveries of modern archaeology. An exciting year long events calendar celebrating 25 years of JORVIK Viking Centre is taking place please visit their website for more information
National Railway Museum
Get up close to over 300 years of fascinating history in York’s only National Museum. Explore the giant halls full of trains and railway legends including the majestic Duchess of Hamilton, step on to the futuristic, Japanese Bullet Train or marvel at the stunning opulence of the Royal Trains.
No visit could be complete without seeing York Minster, Europe’s largest gothic cathedral. From the world’s greatest treasures to the smallest curiosities, York Minster is one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, with foundations rooted in the nation’s earliest history. Explore a masterpiece in stained glass and stone, its vast spaces alive with the sanctity and tradition of worship and heavenly music.