Things To Do In Yorkshire
Taking just 250 years to build, York Minster is a mightily impressive building and the dominant landmark in the city. One of Northern Europe’s most beautiful Gothic cathedrals, it’s grand proportions are matched only by the quality of it’s craftsmanship.
More Information: yorkminster.org
NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM
You don’t have to be a train enthusiast to enjoy the National Railway Museum. They’ve got over 200 years of rail history under one giant roof. There’s iconic locomotives, lovingly recreated stations and over one million objects.
More Information: www.railwaymuseum.org.uk
Officially the most picturesque street in Britain, this street of timber framed shops is high on the list of things to see in York. Dating back to the later medieval period, The Shambles used to be home to the city’s butchers and it’s sloping cobbles would’ve been awash with the by-products of their trade.
More Information: www.visityork.org
YORK CASTLE MUSEUM
Housed in a former prison, York Castle Museum has over 400 years of York’s history on display. The home of Kirkgate, a reconstructed Victorian street, the museum also has other period rooms including a Victorian parlour, Jacobean dining room and a 1950s kitchen.
JORVIK VIKING MUSEUM
The Jorvik Viking Centre is probably one of the best known of York’s tourist attractions. Nearly thirty years ago archaeologists excavated the site and revealed the houses, workshops and backyards of Viking-age York.