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York attractions and things to do

Tales from the prison cells.

York Castle Museum

A huge and joyous celebration of everyday life.

York Minster West Window.

York Minster

A soaring feast for the eyes, the mind and the soul.

One of the Viking settings at Jorvik.

Jorvik Viking Centre

Part Disney, part hands-on, all Viking revelation. One of York’s most popular attractions.

People relaxing amongst the Museum Gardens (

Museum Gardens

One of my favourite places for green spaced tranquillity, packed with history and squirrels.

Yorkshire Museum's handsome exterior

Yorkshire Museum

A great museum for all ages showcasing York’s long and rich history.

One of the evening walks through York's dark past (

Ghost Hunt of York

One of the most theatrical of York's Ghost Walk choices.

GAthering at Exhibition Square for the free guided tour of the city.

York Guided Walks

A free chance to stop, savour and understand some of York’s history and often missed gems.

One of the many stretches of York's historic city walls (

York City Walls

A free and excellent way to see the city and get your bearings.

The parlour at Barley Hall (

Barley Hall

A very family friendly, fully hands-on restored medieval townhouse.

The entrance and reception area at NRM.

National Railway Museum

The largest railway museum in the world should appeal to the whole family.