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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.

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National Railway Museum

National 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.

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York Castle Museum

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).

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York City walls

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).

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The Shambles

The 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.

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York Minster

York 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