York is a historic walled city at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire and is the county town of Yorkshire. It has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events throughout much of its two millennia of existence. The city offers a wealth of historic attractions, and a variety of cultural and sporting activities making it a popular tourist destination.
York City Walls
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum
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Railway Museum is a museum forming part of the British
Science Museum Group of National Museums and telling the story of
rail transport in Britain and its impact on society.
It is the home of the national collection of historically significant railway vehicles, as well as a collection of other artefacts and both written and pictorial records.
York Castle Museum is a museum located on the site of York Castle, originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068.The museum itself was founded by Dr John L. Kirk in 1938, and is housed in prison buildings which were built on the site of the castle in the 18th century. The Debtors Prison (built in 1701-05 using stone from the ruins of the castle) and the Female Prison (built 1780-1785).
York City Walls York has, since Roman times, been defended by walls of one form or another. To this day, substantial portions of the walls remain, and York has more miles of intact wall than any other city in England.They are known variously as York City Walls, the Bar Walls and the Roman walls (though this last is a misnomer as very little of the extant stonework is of Roman origin, and the course of the wall has been substantially altered since Roman times).
Shambles is an old street in York, with overhanging
timber-framed buildings, some dating back as far as the fourteenth
century.As recently as 1872 there were twenty-five butchers' shops
in the street but now there are none. Although the butchers have now
vanished, a number of the shops on the street still have meat-hooks
hanging outside and shelves on which meat was displayed. The
shops currently include snack and souvenir sellers, but there
is also a bookshop and a bakery.
Minster is the cathedral of York, and is one of the
largest of its kind in Northern Europe.
The minster is the seat of the Archbishop of York, the second-highest office of the Church of England
Visiting Times, Monday - Saturday: Open 9:00am; last entry at 5pm.
Sunday: 12.45pm - 5.00pm