York: Places To Visit & Things To Do
Built in 1716 Beningbrough Hall is a Georgian property set in beautiful gardens and parkland. The Hall provides a home for an extensive collection of over 100 portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery. Plus gardens, woodlands and parklands for a stroll.
One of York's beautiful historic buildings, dating from the medieval period, the Merchant Adventurer's Hall is one of York's hidden gems, with gardens offering a peaceful haven from the bustle of the city.
One of six National Museums in Yorkshire, the Railway Museum offers an excellent day out for all ages, with over 300 years of history marked through trains, artefacts, interactive displays and an active events program.
Experience the historic city of York from the River. Enjoy a guided cruise with Captain's commentary pointing out some of York's great landmarks and learn more about York.
The Yorkshire Museum of Farmng offers a great family day out. The main exhibit; The Four Seasons depicts the changing seasons of farming and the role the seasons play. There are a host of animals to meet, usually includes goats, pigs, sheep, ponies, poultry and sheep.
York Castle Museum reflects on everday life of the residents or York and the surrounding area. From the prison which held to Dick Turpin to a replica Victorian Street to the swinging sixties.
Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens are approximately 3 acres in size and have been transformed into a beautiful and magical garden, with a wealth of trees and shrubs and wildlife enhancing features.
The prominent Clifford's Tower offers an insight into York's importance in the history of the United Kingdom and provides panoramic views across the city.
The Jorvik Viking Centre allows visitors to journey through the reconstruction of Viking-Age streets as they would have looked 1000 years ago. Travel on board the time machine to a viking settlement. See a Viking blacksmith furnace, the lives of the fishers, farmers and families of the era.
The Yorkshire Air Museum is the largest independent air museum in Britain and is also the location of The Allied Air Forces Memorial. Situated in a 20 acre parkland on the former World War II RAF Bomber Command Station at Elvington near the City of York, it is the largest and most original WWII station open to the public.
Attractions Near York
Castle Howard Stately House and Gardens offers a great day out in Yorkshire. Marvel at the interior and exterior of the house, explore the gardens, woodlands and parkland, then relax at the cafe while the kids play on the adventure playground.