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Explore York

National Railway Museum

Leeman Road, York, North Yorkshire YO26 4JX

One of York's top attractions. From record-breakers to history makers, from Royal Carriages to the high-speed Bullet Train, the collection includes over 100 locomotives and nearly 200 other items of rolling stock, get up close to 300 years of railway history. Admission Free. Closed 24, 25, 26 December.

York Castle Museum

Eye of York, York, North Yorkshire YO1 9RY

York Castle Museum is one of Britain's leading museums of everyday life. It shows how people used to live by displaying thousands of household objects and by recreating rooms, shops, streets - and even prison cells. It is best known for its recreated Victorian street, Kirkgate, which combines real shop fittings and stock with modern sound and light effects, to evoke an atmosphere of Victorian Britain.


Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire Yo17 6UX

Enjoy all the thrills and spills of the theme park and the zoo in one day. Opening times are Seasonal Park is Closed from the 31st October until the 2nd April

York City Walls

Enclosing the medieval city of York are her magical walls and gates. First built during roman occupation and extended in medieval times you'll find great views of York and the surrounding city.

York Minster

The crowning glory of the City of York; the heart of Yorkshrie and northern England; 1000 years of worship and history; northern Europe’s largest gothic cathedral; a treasure house of medieval stained glass. Climb the Tower for amazing views. Open Daily for sightseeing, times vary depending on major church services Services from 07:00 Closed for sightseeing 25 December, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Admission charges apply.

York Racecourse

Knavesmire Road, York, North Yorkshire YO23 1EX

York has one of the finest Racecourses in England, with its award winning modern grandstands, characterful Listed buildings, manicured lawns and home grown flowers this sets the scene for the best of racedays. With views of the Racecours the Holiday Inn York is only a few minutes away. Race meetings are held on various dates between May - October. The Racecourse also hosts some of Yorks largest conference and events

York Clifford's Tower

It’s the stunning view you get of the historic city of York that makes Clifford’s Tower one of the most popular attractions in Yorkshire. Set on a tall mound in the heart of Old York, this imposing tower is almost all that remains of York Castle, which was originally built by William the Conqueror. In its time, the tower has served as a prison and a royal mint, as well as the place where Henry VIII had the bodies of his of his enemies put on public display. Closed 24/25/26 December & 1 January

The Shambles

The Shambles, York, North Yorkshire YO24

One of the most photgraphed streets in Britain York's Shambles is a rare example of a street identified as far back as Domesday Book. Tiny boutiques and restaurants line this old favourite.

Merchant Adventures Hall

Fossgate, York, YO1 9XD

The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall is one of York’s medieval marvels. Set in gardens in the heart of the City, it is open to the public as a fully functioning museum, wedding and hospitality venue and meeting place some 650 years after construction began in 1357. Discover the Hall and its unique collections of art, silver and furniture. Open daily Easter to September, closed Sundays October to Easter

Fairfax House

Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN

One of the finest mid-eighteenth century townhouses in England and a classical architectural masterpiece of its age, it is home to the Noel Terry collection of Georgian furniture, clocks and decorative arts. Guided Tours available Fridays 11am & 2pm Open from 1.30pm on Sundays Closed 24/25/26 December

Castle Howard

Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA

Discover one of Britain’s most beautiful historic houses, set in landscape of rolling hills and unexpected monuments. Explore the dramatic Great Hall with its soaring dome, learn about the 1940 fire that destroyed so much of the House; discover gardens with hidden temples, statues, lakes and fountains; plus exhibitions and events, shops and cafes, boat trips and adventure playground.

York City Art Gallery

Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW

Free Admission, Special exhibitions throughout the year

Yorks Maize Maze

Elvington Lane, York, YO19 5LT

York's Maize Maze is a great day out ,along with the giant Maize Maze there are lots of activities to keep your children entertained. Open from mid July to mid September

Yorkshire Air Museum

Elvington, York, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU

The largest independent air museum in Britain and is also the location of The Allied Air Forces Memorial. The former World War II RAF Bomber Command Station is the largest and most original WWII station open to the public. It includes award winning gardens, a large NAAFI style restaurant and shop, plus over 15 top class exhibitions, a large range of military vehicles and 50 historic aircraft, many of which are in working order. Closed 25/26 December Winter closes at 3.30pm

Beverley Minster

York College

Yorkshire Wolds Way

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