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Things To Do In York

The historical city of York has a rich heritage and is a must visit if you are visiting Yorkshire. The city has a wealth of historic attractions, of which York Minster is the most prominent.

Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets, iconic York Minster and wealth of visitor attractions, York is a flourishing city, just two hours by train from London.

The city was founded by the Romans in 71 AD and became the capital of the Roman province of Britannia and of the kingdoms of Northumbria and Jorvik. In the Middle Ages York became the capital of the northern province of the Church of England.

York has many attractions, with the must see ones shown below.

York Minster - York Minster is one of the world's most magnificent cathedrals, with foundations rooted in England's earliest history.

Clifford's Tower - Clifford's Tower stands as a proud symbol of the power of England's medieval kings. It was originally built by William the Conqueror to subdue the rebels of the north.

Railway Museum - Visit the award winning National Railway Museum and discover over 300 years of rail history. Free day out for the whole family.

Jorvik Viking Centre - Discover the sights, sounds and smells of an authentically recreated Viking city as it stood over 1,000 years ago. Learn how the Vikings lived and what they left behind.

York Dungeon - See York's bloody history at the York Dungeon.

Castle Museum - York Castle Museum offers you the opportunity to stroll down an authentically recreated Victorian Street and visit Dick Turpin's cell.

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If you are visiting York, take time to stay Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, one of the best luxury boutique hotels in Yorkshire. The ideal base for exploring York, Scarborough, Whitby, the North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire Dales and Yorkshire Coast.
Ox Pasture Hall Hotel is perfect for; restaurant dining, weddings, romantic weekends and luxury hotel breaks.