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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 (www.visityork.org).

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 (www.visityork.org).

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 (www.visityork.org).

York City Walls

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

The parlour at Barley Hall (www.visityork.org).

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.