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North Yorkshire Moors Railway
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Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ, Tel: 01751 472508, Email

Enjoy fun days out for all the family aboard the world’s most popular heritage steam railway.

 
 
World of James Herriot
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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.

 
 
JORVIK Viking Centre
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Coppergate, York, YO1 9WT, Tel: 01904 615505, Email

CLOSED 24-26 DEC. Travel back 1000 years on board your time machine through the backyards and houses to the bustling streets of Jorvik.

 
 
Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby
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Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA, Tel: 01947 601900, Email

One of Britain's Best!. Winner of the Gold Award 2013 for the best small visitor attraction in Visit England's Awards for Excellence. Twice winners in Yorkshire's White Rose Awards, 2005 and 2012 - celebrating the life of Captain Cook.

 
 
The Moors National Park Centre, Danby
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Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB, Tel: 01439 772737, Email

For inside info on the National Park and a fun free day out. There’s an outdoor adventure play area and indoor climbing wall for kids. Interactive exhibits, a café, gift shop and contemporary gallery, Inspired by… with changing exhibitions.

 
 
Quilt Museum and Gallery
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St Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PW, Tel: 01904 613242, Email

CLOSED ON SUNDAYS AND FROM 13th DEC, BETWEEN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR. England's only museum dedicated to quiltmaking and textile arts.

 
 
York Brewery
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12 Toft Green, Micklegate, York, YO1 6JT, Tel: 01904 621162, Email

York Brewery will be CLOSED 2nd – 5th March inclusive. No trip to York is complete without a visit to York's friendly and independent brewery, where beer is brewed using traditional methods.

 
 
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.

 
 
Selby Abbey
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The Crescent, Selby, YO8 4PU, Tel: 01757 703123, Email

Selby Abbey is unique in the North of England, as the first monastery to be founded in the North after the Norman Conquest and one of the few in England to have survived as a parish church.

 
 
Yorkshire Museum & Gardens
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Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR, Tel: 01904 687687, Email

CLOSED ON 25 & 26 DEC, 1 JAN. If you want to see York, see the Yorkshire Museum first. From prehistory to the city's medieval splendour, see the whole story in our fantastic galleries.

 
 
Holgate Windmill
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Windmill Rise, Holgate, York, YO26 4TX, Tel: 01904 624387

Holgate Windmill is a fully restored and working 18th-century corn mill. Visitors can explore four floors and when wind permits see the sails turning and operating the machinery inside.

 
 
City Screen logo

12-17 Coney Street, York, YO1 9QL, Tel: 0871 902 5726, Email

City Screen has been dubbed one of the finest quality cinemas in Europe. It comprises three luxurious screens with an incomparable choice in comfort, sound and vision, which show independent arthouse films as well as mainstream blockbusters

 
 

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