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Things to do in York city centre

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Gr8escape

4a Colliergate, York, YO1 8BP, Tel: 07897 122834, Email

We are a live escape room attraction situated in the centre of York. Live escape rooms are a new and exciting form of entertainment. The concept is easy you and your team mates are placed in a room for 1 hour.

 
 
York Minster
York Pass

Deangate, York, YO1 7HH, Tel: 01904 557 216, Email

CLOSED FOR SIGHTSEEING 24 – 25 DEC. The largest medieval gothic cathedral north of the Alps, a treasure house of over 800 years of stained glass.

 
 
Byland Abbey (English Heritage)
English Heritage

Byland Abbey, Coxwold, York, YO61 4BD, Tel: 01347 868614, Email

Once one of the great northern monasteries & an outstanding example of early gothic architecture. Second largest collection of floor tiles in Europe.

 
 
Holy Trinity
VistEngland VAQAS

Goodramgate, York, YO1 2LF, Tel: central@tcct.org.uk, Email

A Glimpse of the Medieval world behind a busy street. Holy Trinity Goodramgate has the air of a hidden treasure. It stands in a small, secluded, leafy churchyard, with the Minster towering behind, tucked away behind Goodramgate.

 
 
Stillingfleet Lodge Nurseries
White Rose Award FinalistYork PassSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Stewart Lane, Stillingfleet, York, YO19 6HP, Tel: 01904 728506, Email

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens and Nurseries is a hidden gem on the outskirts of York, where you can spend a few hours enjoying peace and tranquility. PLEASE NOTE: STILLINGFLEET LODGE GARDENS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE WINTER.

 
 
Castle Howard
VistEngland VAQASWhite Rose Award WinnerYork Tourism Awards WinnerHistoric Houses Association Friends SchemeHudsons Heritage Explorer PassThe Treasure Houses of England

Castle Howard Estate Limited., Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA, Tel: 01653 648444, Email

Please note, the house is closed from 22 December 2014 - 20 March 2015 & 2 November - 20 December 2015. Magnificent 18th Century historic house and courtyard within 1,000 acres of breathtaking gardens. Located just 15 miles outside York.

 
 
The Deep
VistEngland VAQASGreen Tourism Gold AwardWhite Rose Award WinnerWhite Rose Award FinalistSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP, Tel: 01482 381000, Email

The Deep is home to over 3,500 fish including spectacular sharks and rays as well as Gentoo penguins. It tells the story of the world's oceans through stunning marine life, interactives and audio-visual presentations.

 
 
Fairfax House
York PassHistoric Houses Association Friends Scheme

Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN, Tel: 01904 655543, Email

CLOSED 24-26 DEC, JAN-EARLY FEB A beautiful Georgian House with full period detail, see how a Georgian gent lived and entertained.

 
 
World of James Herriot
VistEngland VAQASYorkshire's Herriot Country Attractions Group Member

23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1PL, Tel: 01845 524234, Email

Explore the home and surgery of James Herriot in 1950's themed rooms. Experience hands on activities and fun in the visible farm. Try your hand in the TV studios. Investigate the variety of veterinary equipment.

 
 
Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Haxby Road, York, YO31 8TA, Tel: 01904 658197, Email

Just over a mile from the city centre, York’s Joseph Rowntree Theatre is a vibrant hub of live entertainment, hosting productions from pantomime and musicals by talented local groups to touring performances.

 
 
www.atgtickets.com/york
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Cumberland Street, York, YO1 9SW, Tel: 0844 8713024, Email

The Grand Opera House York, the county's biggest fully operational theatre and the home of live entertainment in the region. Proud to be bringing the 'West End' to York.

 
 
Merchant Adventurers' Hall
York PassSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Fossgate, York, YO1 9XD, Tel: 01904 654818, Email

CLOSED ON SUNDAYS NOV-FEB AND CHRISTMAS - NEW YEAR The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall is one of York’s medieval marvels. Set in beautiful gardens, it is open to the public some 650 years after construction began in 1357.

 
 

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