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  • 1

    York Minster

    35 reviews

    Lovely.

    Popular withHistoryDesignFamilies
  • 2

    York City Walls

    12 reviews

    Didnt complete the walk :(

    Popular withHistoryBudgetLocal
  • 3

    Shambles

    13 reviews

    feels like walking back in time

    Popular withLocalHistoryFamilies
  • 4

    National Railway Museum

    11 reviews

    Free, loads to see, and non-train-geek-friendly. Plus it's a great thing to do if it's raining. It's near the station and has luggage lockers (I don't think the station does).

    Popular withHistoryFamiliesBudget
  • 5

    Castle Museum

    7 reviews

    Great history museum. Loads to see. Includes an indoor old-fashioned street!

    Popular withHistoryFamilies
  • 6

    Castle Howard

    5 reviews

    The most spectacular place I have ever visited. The grounds, house and facilities (including the shops and restaurants) are impeccably maintained and it is a wonderful day out for everyone.

    Popular withFamiliesFoodiesDesign
  • 7

    Clifford's Tower

    7 reviews

    Well, why wouldn't I like a tower bearing my name? Really that's why I like it so much. It's not really much to look at after seeing something as magnificent as Windsor Castle, but it gives a better picture of what places were like all that time ago.

    Popular withHistoryLocal
  • 8

    Jorvik Viking Center

    5 reviews

    vERY DISAPPOINTING

    Popular withHistoryLocalFamilies
  • 9

    Evil Eye Lounge

    4 reviews

    What a wonderfully wacky place to enjoy a night out with friends! When you first enter there's the bar of course, and then you can head in for seating, or go upstairs to explore the rooms with couches and beds and quite an assort of seating/lying arrangements. Seriously, beds? Yup, fun quirky little place. :) Probably best enjoyed drunk unless ...

    Popular withFoodiesDesignBackpackers
  • 10

    York Dungeons

    3 reviews

    Not quite as good as London and just like all the others, it is expensive. Recommend going when you get a 2-4-1 voucher.

    Popular withHistory
  • 11

    York Racecourse

    3 reviews

    I went with my parents when i was little

    Popular withOutdoorFamilies
  • 12

    Yorkshire Museum

    3 reviews

    The yorkshire museum is set in 10 acres of botanical gardens in the heart of the historic city of york,and displays some of the finest roman,anglo saxon,viking,and medieval treasures ever discovered in britain.free entry.

    Popular withHistory
  • 13

    St. Mary's Abbey

    5 reviews

    Beautiful ruins (original abbey from the 1055) in the Yorkshire Museum Gardens to walk around. Really like the feeling of going back in time.

    Popular withHistoryOutdoorBudget
  • 14

    Merchant Adventurers' Hall

    2 reviews

    Have a look if you get a chance - lovely old building. Been to a few events here, and it's got great atmosphere.

    Popular withHistory
  • 15

    The University of York

    2 reviews

    Is it a university? Or a nature reserve? It's both! The original 60s campus has a big lake, and plenty of wildlife to see (ducks/waterfowl, squirrels and rabbits!).

  • 16

    Yorvik Viking Centre

    2 reviews

    Cheesy and fun. You take a little train "back in time" to see (and smell) how the Vikings lived.

  • 17

    York Roman Ruins

    2 reviews

    York was actually founded in the first century AD as a Roman city and there are still Roman ruins scattered throughout the city.

  • 18

    Ye Olde Starre Inne

    2 reviews

    I have drunk in this pub many times when I have been in York and enjoyed it on every occasion

    Popular withAdventure
  • 19

    Riverside Walk

    1 review

    On a nice day, you can't beat a walk along the river in York. Walk to Millennium bridge on one side, cross over, and walk back.

  • 20

    Museum Gardens

    1 review

    It's free, good for a wander/picnic on a nice day. Check out the ruined Abbey and mediaeval Hospitium, or wander down to the river.

    Popular withOutdoor
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