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York

4.2
City of Festivals
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence. This tourist-oriented city offers a wealth of historic attractions, as well as a variety of cultural and recreational activities. York was once the capital of the Roman province Britannia Inferior, and in the Middle Ages grew into an important wool-trading hub. Today, this relatively small urban center is one of the most popular places to visit in England, nicknamed the "City of Festivals" because of its busy calendar of cultural events. The roads within the old city center are pedestrianized, making sightseeing on foot or by bike a breeze. Find what you're looking for from your York holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy United Kingdom trip itinerary maker website.
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Popular things to do in York

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National Railway Museum ©
History Museum
National Railway Museum
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
York Minster ©
Architectural Building
York Minster
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
York City Walls ©
Ruin
York City Walls
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
York Shambles ©
Neighborhood
York Shambles
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in York

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York Castle Museum ©
Specialty Museum
York Castle Museum
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Jorvik Viking Centre
Specialty Museum
Jorvik Viking Centre
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
York's Chocolate Story ©
Specialty Museum
York's Chocolate Story
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
The York Dungeon ©
Specialty Museum
The York Dungeon
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from York

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
World heritage site
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool Liverpool
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Beamish Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Beamish Museum Beamish
4.6
Duration: 6 hours
Durham Cathedral ©
World heritage site
Durham Cathedral Durham
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Chatsworth House ©
Art Gallery
Chatsworth House Bakewell
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in York

Breezy Knees Gardens ©
Garden
Breezy Knees Gardens
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
York Maze ©
Theme Park
York Maze
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
Yorkshire Air Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Yorkshire Air Museum
4.6
Duration: 3h 30 min
Museum Gardens ©
Garden
Museum Gardens
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in York

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Castle Howard ©
Castle
Castle Howard
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Treasurer's House ©
Historic Site
Treasurer's House
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
York Cold War Bunker ©
Historic Site
York Cold War Bunker
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
St. Crux Parish Hall ©
Historic Site
St. Crux Parish Hall
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in York

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Kala King Patisserie ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Kala King Patisserie
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Yorkshire Antiques.com
Antique Store
Yorkshire Antiques.com
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Pylones ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Pylones
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Waterstones ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Waterstones
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
The Original Viking Walk ©
Private Tour
The Original Viking Walk
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Brewtown Tours
Beer Tasting / Tour
Brewtown Tours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
Wildlife Area
York Bird of Prey Centre Huby
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
National Centre for Birds of Prey ©
Wildlife Area
National Centre for Birds of Prey Helmsley
4.9
Duration: 3 hours

Places to visit with York

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