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York Sights

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Ranked #1 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Castles; History Museums
Owner description: You'll wonder, "how did they manage to survive?" when visiting this living-history museum, which features everyday life... more » Owner description: You'll wonder, "how did they manage to survive?" when visiting this living-history museum, which features everyday life during Victorian and Edwardian England in fine detail. « less
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Ranked #2 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #3 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Over 2 miles in length and with a history stretching back nearly 2000 years, the walls of York are amongst the finest... more » Owner description: Over 2 miles in length and with a history stretching back nearly 2000 years, the walls of York are amongst the finest preserved historic monuments anywhere in the world. Of the 108 walled towns and cities that once existed in England, less than a third retain as much as a single gateway. York is totally unique in Britain offering as it does examples of Roman, Dark Age, Viking, Medieval and later defences, and on such a massive scale. Following extensive recent research, they are now brought to life with a self-guided audio tour on a personal media player (all equipment supplied) - taking you around the walls at your own pace. « less
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Ranked #4 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Shambles (or The Shambles as it is often referred to) is a street in the city centre of York with a long and interesting... more » Owner description: Shambles (or The Shambles as it is often referred to) is a street in the city centre of York with a long and interesting past. Dating Back to Medieval times it was once the street of the Butcher Shops. Today the Shambles is Europe's most visited street, attracting tourist, shoppers and business clients. « less
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Ranked #5 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Dating back to medieval times, this splendid Church of England cathedral features magnificent 14th- and 15th-century stained... more » Owner description: Dating back to medieval times, this splendid Church of England cathedral features magnificent 14th- and 15th-century stained glass, stonework and elaborate tombs. « less
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Ranked #6 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall is one of York’s medieval marvels. Set in beautiful gardens in the heart of historical York,... more » Owner description: The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall is one of York’s medieval marvels. Set in beautiful gardens in the heart of historical York, it is open for public use as a museum, wedding and hospitality venue and meeting place some 650 years after construction began in 1357. This stunning timber framed building was constructed by a fraternity made up of York citizens to provide a base for charity, worship and business. Today, as well as being a fascinating accredited museum it is also a scheduled ancient monument and Grade 1 listed building.The Hall is home to many remarkable collections. Including silver, furniture and paintings, which provide a glimpse into the rich history of the Hall and the people associated with it. The Hall also remains the everyday base for the Company of Merchant Adventurers of the City of York. They invite you to discover the secrets of this unique guild hall and its 650 years of history. « less
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Ranked #7 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Experience the threat of nuclear war at York Cold War Bunker! On a fascinating guided tour, learn how volunteers would have... more » Owner description: Experience the threat of nuclear war at York Cold War Bunker! On a fascinating guided tour, learn how volunteers would have played a vital role in ensuring that Britain could survive a nuclear attack. The atmospheric 1960s semi-subterranean bunker is just as it was when stood down in 1991, and the one hour guided tour is enhanced by a short film. Winter opening: Every Sunday, admission by guided tour at the following times: 10.00, 11.15, 11.45, 13.00, 14:15, And 15:00. « less
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Ranked #8 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Historic Sites; Museums; Art Museums
Owner description: Step back in time when you visit this 18th-century town house, one of the finest examples of rococo decoration in England... more » Owner description: Step back in time when you visit this 18th-century town house, one of the finest examples of rococo decoration in England with its famous Terry collection of furniture and clocks. « less
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Ranked #9 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Step through 2,000 years of history with one visit to this house of dreams, where rooms are set up and furnished to mirror... more » Owner description: Step through 2,000 years of history with one visit to this house of dreams, where rooms are set up and furnished to mirror the grand styles from medieval times to the early 1900's. « less
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Ranked #10 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
Owner description: William II laid the foundation to this abbey during the 11th century, which became known as the most powerful and wealthiest... more » Owner description: William II laid the foundation to this abbey during the 11th century, which became known as the most powerful and wealthiest monastery in the North of England at that time. « less
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Ranked #11 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Farms; Landmarks
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Ranked #13 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Built between 1525 and 1536 during the period of English Reformation, this historic church stands majestically alongside York... more » Owner description: Built between 1525 and 1536 during the period of English Reformation, this historic church stands majestically alongside York Minster. « less
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Ranked #14 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: This timber-framed building was built in the early 1300s, and is believed to have been used as lodging for weary travelers... more » Owner description: This timber-framed building was built in the early 1300s, and is believed to have been used as lodging for weary travelers visiting St. Mary's Abbey. « less
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Ranked #15 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Architectural Buildings; History Museums
Owner description: Restored 15th-century town house that re-creates a medieval household filled with period furniture, pottery, tiles and wall... more » Owner description: Restored 15th-century town house that re-creates a medieval household filled with period furniture, pottery, tiles and wall hangings. « less
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Ranked #16 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #17 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: This pretty church features a splendid collection of 15th-century stained and painted glass including the famous "The Lady... more » Owner description: This pretty church features a splendid collection of 15th-century stained and painted glass including the famous "The Lady Chapel Painting," which is well worth a special visit. « less
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Ranked #19 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
Owner description: At the time of its opening in June 1877, this railroad station was the center of Britain's rail network and the largest... more » Owner 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. « less
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Ranked #20 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: This Christian church recently opened in York offering regular church services and related activities for its parishioners... more » Owner description: This Christian church recently opened in York offering regular church services and related activities for its parishioners and visitors. « less
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Ranked #21 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Beautiful window located in the South Transept of the York Minster commemorating the end of the War of the Roses in 1486.
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Ranked #22 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums
Owner description: Explore the excavations which first unearthed the Viking-Age city of York and discover the truth about the people that... more » Owner description: Explore the excavations which first unearthed the Viking-Age city of York and discover the truth about the people that lived there. Built on the very site where archaeologists discovered over 40,000 Viking-Age artefacts, this is now your chance to get up-close to 1,000 year old houses as they are revealed beneath your feet. Experience the Viking-Age city as you travel onboard our state-of-the art capsules, encounter the citizens that lived there, see inside their houses and backyards, and experience all the sights, sounds and smells of Jorvik. « less
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Ranked #23 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks
Dating back to the 14th century, this grand church has been rebuilt several times in its long and dramatic history.
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Ranked #24 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: The official residence of the Lord Mayor of York and is one of York's great historic treasures houses and one of its best... more » Owner description: The official residence of the Lord Mayor of York and is one of York's great historic treasures houses and one of its best kept secrets of York's civic history from the simplicity of the hall way to the grandeur of the Stateroom, from seeking the secret drawers hidden in a bureau to discovering the chamber pot, The Mansion House is a fascinating building just waiting to be discovered! « less
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Ranked #25 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Located on the site of St. Crux Church that was destroyed in 1887, this building now functions as a café and a venue for... more » Owner description: Located on the site of St. Crux Church that was destroyed in 1887, this building now functions as a café and a venue for special events. « less
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Ranked #26 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
This church-turned-café is a hive of activity but still retains a peaceful charm.
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Ranked #27 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
Owner description: There are four "bars" or entryways, usually in the form of an arch, which allow access through the ancient stonewalls... more » Owner description: There are four "bars" or entryways, usually in the form of an arch, which allow access through the ancient stonewalls surrounding the city of York. « less
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Ranked #28 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Historic Sites; Bar/ Clubs
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Ranked #29 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #30 of 81 Sights & Landmarks in York
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: During the 16th century, the Kings Council governed the North of England from its seat at Kings Manor, which was located... more » Owner description: During the 16th century, the Kings Council governed the North of England from its seat at Kings Manor, which was located within the grounds of the old St. Mary's Abbey. « less
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