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York City Guide

The beautiful and historic city of York offers a wealth of attractions for visiotrs and a myriad of places to stay  from the city youth hostel and backpackers for budget travellers, to apartments in the city and a wide range of hotels and guest houses.  they is something to suit everyone and every budget.

 

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York Attractions & Days Out

The York Pass
Discover 2000 years of history with one easy to use pass which gives you free entry to over 30 top York attractions and special offers!
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York City Hop On Hop Off Tour
Discover York at your own leisure on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of the city. Explore the once Roman capital of Northern England with a 24-hour ticket aboard an open-top double-decker bus.
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York Dungeon
Be fast-track transported to the darkest moments in York's history with the help of live actors and special effects. The York Dungeon uses live actors, shows and interactive special effects to take you on a unique journey through the city's most horrible history.
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Jorvik Viking Centre
Jorvik is a museum with a difference, travel in time pod back through the ages the findings of the archaeological dig, and experience life in viking York, with sights, sounds and smells.
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Yorkshire Museum & Museum Gardens
The recently renovated Yorkshire Museum has five new galleries showing some of finest archaeological treasures. Archaeology, geology biology and astronomy are all covered in the collections.
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Yorkshire Air Museum
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
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Beningbrough Hall & Gardens
Built in 1716 Beningbrough is a Georgian property set in gardens and parkland. the Hall houses over 100 portraits, and has a baroque interior. The grounds have a walled garden and woodland play area.
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National Railway Museum
Over 300 years of history and over 1,000,000 objects detailling the history of railtravel in the UK and the rest of the world. See over 100 locomotives, railway art, how the railways were built and run.
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Clifford's Tower
The only remains of a castle built originally by William The Conqueror, Clifford's Tower has a two- storey quatrefoil plan, and affords excellent panoramic views of the city.
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Castle Howard
Castle Howard is a fine historic house situated near York, the house is open throughtout the summer and then is decorated for a special festive Christmas opening. the grounds and gardens are open year round, except Christmas day.
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Yorkshire Museum Of Farming
A thriving 16 acre site with events and activities throughout the year. Based at Murton Park just outside York this is also your gateway to the Danelaw Centre for Living History. Also home to the Derwent Valley Light Railway.
Farming Museum

York Boat
Enjoy a 45 minute boat cruise on the River Ouse through York with captain's commentary pointing out some of York's great landmarks and learn more about York.
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York Castle Museum
one of Britain's leading museums of everyday life. It shows how people used to live by displaying thousands of household objects and by recreating rooms, shops, streets - and even prison cells.
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Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens
Stillingfleet Lodge is surrounded by a series of contrasting gardens. Each garden is packed with texture and foliage densely planted for ease of maintenance based on cottage garden principles.
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Creepy Crawlies & The Web Adventure Park
All the family want to do something different? This is the place for you; horse riding, ice rink, high wire course, soft play centre, cafe and coming early in 2012 an arts and crafts centre.
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The Green Cab Co
Want a unique way to see the beautiful sights of York. Tour by pedicab, an environmentally friendly tricycles powered by the rider's legs.
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Best of Britain Holidays - Yorkshire Tour
Day Trips from York visiting the Kilburn White Horse, Goathland and Whitby. Tickets available from the Visitor Information Centre in York
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York what's On

York Residents Festival
26th & 27th January
For the locals of York a chance to "visit" there own city, with a weekend of free or discounted entry to the many of the cities great attractions, as well special deals in restaurants and shops!
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Jorvik Viking Festival
16th to 24th February
The annual festival celebrating York's viking heritage. With events at the Jorvik Viking centre and throughout the city, events vary from an annual best beard competition, strongman competition to children's puppet shows and the festival finale with a viking battle and funeral.
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York Aspargus Fayre
26th & 27th May
Two days of all things asparagus brought to you by the York Festival of Food and Drink team, tasty treats, recipes, and mush more including a Yorkshire food market.
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