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York Railway Station

Station Rd, York YO24 1AB, England
08457 225 225
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Ranked #33 of 132 attractions in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
Description: At the time of its opening in June 1877, this railroad station was the center of Britain's rail network and the largest station in Europe.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I can sometimes get nervous in stations I've not visited - expecting to make a mess of my travel arrangements, but the grand station in York is as easy on the eye as it is to work out. There's a pub and a Burger King too, what's not to like?

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dundee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

situated right beside the rail museum, and walking distance from hotel, nice clean station, plenty of shops to get something to eat

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Maidstone
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our journey from King Cross to York was excellent, our seats were reserved, there was a buffet car for drinks and eats and although the train was very full it could not have been better. When we got off our train and looked around for the exit, everyone was crossing over the track via the stairs, however, we could not... More

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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We visited here with friends and I would highly recommend the trip to York via the station. The station is a very pretty attractive place with loads of architectural features and bikes everywhere! There are lifts available for the disabled and the staff were really helpful and very welcoming - total opposite from London! Signposting was good and the station... More

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

An architectural gem with a chequered past(it was badly bombed with several casualties and fatalities in a raid during WW2) this station is a friendly and cheerful place with something of a buzz about it. There are automated ticket machines, cash dispensers, information and travel advice points as well as timetables and leaflets galore. The usual newsagent and sandwich shop... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is the BEST way to travel in England. We rode the train from Edinburgh to York. It took several hours but it didn't feel like it. Lots to look at while riding from town to town. 100% recommend!

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Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I've visited this place many times. York station is beautiful, and is very much a place you'd want to photograph. The place is a perfect example of victorian architecture, and modern upgrades. Since it's a terminus for many local and express services across the UK, it is a busy station, and it can get even more packed when steam specials... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

You don't have to be a fan of trains to feel enamoured by York Rail Station. Homogenised with the aged aesthetics and its sheer grand design, you can truly feel the might of a bygone age. Going beyond the aesthetics, in terms of feature, you can find easily accessible restrooms, that are surprisingly well kept for a rail station. Also... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is a beautiful train station. Every time I visit York, I end up taking sometime to just stare up at the ceiling of this place. There isn't much to do at this station, but that's not uncommon.. It's obviously an older place, but they still have elevators available for when you're dragging gigantic luggage around. This might seem obvious,... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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183 reviews 183 reviews
120 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

not a bad station as stations go ! very old but has got lots of facilities plenty of places to grab a bite to eat and the toilets are very clean !

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