York attractions

York attractions

The Ouse at YorkYork lies in Yorkshire, the largest of all England's counties. In the northwest of the county lies the Yorkshire Dales National Park, a lovely patchwork of limestone hills, gentle valleys and the high peaks of Whernside, Pen-y-ghent and Ingleborough. The classical Yorkshire Dales spread to the north from the market and spa towns of Settle, Skipton, Ilkley and Harrogate in North Yorkshire, with most of the larger southern dales such as Ribblesdale, Malhamdale and Airedale, Wharfedale and Nidderdale running roughly parallel from north to south, and the more northerly dales including Wensleydale, Swaledale and Teesdale running generally from west to east. The North York Moors is the county's other national park, with bleak upland moors and a magnificent rugged coastline. To the southeast of the region lie the Yorkshire Wolds, formed from chalk hills that arc from the Humber estuary west of Kingston upon Hull up to the North Sea coast between Bridlington and Scarborough. Photo left: York.

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York Railway Museum

National Railway MuseumAttractions National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York. 01904 621261. From Stephenson's Rocket to Eurostar, rail travel is brought dramatically to life with interactive displays and lavish exhibitions. www.nrm.org.uk. In the centre of York.

National Railway Museum

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AttractionsJorvik Viking Centre, Coppergate, York. Tel: 01904 643211. Journey back 1,000 years and experience Jorvik, its atmosphere, sounds and smells. See actual Viking timber houses and hundreds of artefacts from excavations. www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk. In the centre of York.

Jorvik Viking Centre

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York Dungeon

AttractionsYork Dungeon, 12 Clifford Street, York. Tel: 01904 632599. Take a spine tingling tour round the plague-ravaged streets of 14th century York in the company of grisly guides. Plot with Guy Fawkes and follow Dick Turpin to the gallows! In the centre of York.

York Dungeon

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Attractions Clifford's Tower is all that remains of York Castle. It houses a Memorial plaque reminding visitors of the massacre of Jews in 1190. There is a nominal charge for admission. Nearby is York Castle Museum. In the centre of York.

Clifford's Tower

Attractions Shambles is a medieval street in York with an interesting past. In some places the street is so narrow that if you stand with arms outstretched you can touch the houses on both sides. It is now a popular shopping area. In the centre of York.

Shambles

York Walls

Attractions York City Walls. York is proud of its Roman city walls, many of which have been rebuilt through time. Most of the walls date back to the 12th to the 14th century. The gatehouse at Micklegate Bar marks the main entrance to the city. Walking the walls of York is a popular activity for visitors, and also with local residents. In the centre of York.

York City Walls

Attractions Jorvik Glass, Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7DA. Jorvik Glass produces hand blown glass ornaments including artglass vases, paperweights, glasses, perfume bottles & plates. Jorvik Glass is situated in the magnificent grounds of Castle Howard. Tel: 01653 648555. www.jorvikglass.co.uk. About 15 miles north of York.

Jorvik Glass

Attractions Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire YO60 7DA Tel: 01653 648 444. One of the country's finest tourist attractions, Castle Howard is one of the most beautiful historic houses in England. This 18th century palace has unique collections of statuary, furniture, ceramics and paintings surrounded by a breathtaking mix of sweeping grounds and spectacular gardens. www.castlehoward.co.uk. About 14 miles northeast of York.

Castle Howard

Creepy Crawlies

Attractions Creepy Crawlies, The Arena, Cliftongate Business Park, Wigginton Road, York. YO32 2RH. Tel: 01904 692221. Creepy Crawlies, the adventure play site in York, has expanded a state-of-the-art natural outdoor play area. The site which is one of the largest Children's play areas in North Yorkshire has developed a reputation in the area for providing a rich and varied range of children's activities on its sitewww.creepy-crawlies.co.uk. About 15 miles north of York.Location: On the outskirts, north of York.

Jorvik Glass

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Stay in the Yorkshire Dales! - Accommodation & tourist guide for the Yorkshire Dales National Park & Surrounding Yorkshire Region. In our on-line guide you will find everything you need to know about the Yorkshire Dales National Park including places to stay, where to eat and things to do. www.yorkshiredales-stay.co.uk.

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