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Barley Hall

2 Coffee Yard | Stonegate, York YO1 8AR, England
44-1904-610275
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$57*
and up
The York Pass
80%
Ranked #27 of 116 Attractions in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, History Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Restored 15th-century town house that re-creates a medieval household...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, History Museums, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Restored 15th-century town house that re-creates a medieval household filled with period furniture, pottery, tiles and wall hangings.
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Manchester England
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213 reviews 213 reviews
37 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Probably would have been better visiting when there wasn't a craft fayre taking place. It does come over as commercial first, community second - unlike the Mansion House which is exactly the opposite. Felt more reconstruction than historic and if I had only a limited time in York I would miss this one off the "to do" list.

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Chesterfield, Derbyshire
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38 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

If you’re a feeling a little down for any reason during your festive-season visit to York, I’d recommend a visit to Barley Hall in the heart of the city. I guarantee that you will leave counting your blessings! Not only is the 1480s building a wonderful place to explore – it has been lovingly restored and boasts some fine exposed... More 

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a significant historical building and is used regularly to demonstrate how things used to be. All the costumes and forced tourist friendliness, does though detract from the intrinsic appeal of the building. Craft centred events are often held here and demonstrations of things such as weaving and candle making. Of interest though feels contrived.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Visited Barley Hall to go the Christmas Medieval market. Charged £2 each to go around. Reluctantly paid- felted as though we had been mugged. Not many of the stalls were Christmassy. Very cramped inside and difficult to wonder around. Save your money and go to the free market at the Guildhall Hall.

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Lancashire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Very scary in the dark, but well worth the visit. A perfect venue to round off our halloween wander around York.

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York, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We had a children's party here and it was brilliantly organised. There were 15 children and they were all well entertained for 2 hours. The staff were very helpful and the educational value was just about right for children aged 6-7. Having visited Barley Hall separately, it is a must for visitors to York to see - a little Gem... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Great restoration of a medieval house. Lots of interesting facts about the history of York what it was like to live there. All helped by the fact they were written by the Horrible Histories writer, Terry Dreary.

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Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Restored and filled with recreation items it is a hands on step back in time. A little tricky to locate at first as it is hidden between streets. Audio guide is a must with descriptions an character stories. Horrible histories exhibit is a fun way of looking St the darker side. Being an old building with stairs an high thresholds... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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190 reviews 190 reviews
73 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This attraction is well worth visiting for those who appreciate history.It gives an amazing insight into life in a household during medieval times - rather like stepping back in time. The displays are excellent and informative, certainly enriching my knowledge about this period in English history.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

hidden away down a back street, the history of the building is amazing, the information around the place is great, probably best if you go here first then the Jarvik centre though

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