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Show more details of Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Haxby Road, York, YO31 8TA

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, in a stunning art deco building.

 
 
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Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN

York St. Mary's is a contemporary arts venue housed in a beautiful medieval church which opens every summer.

 
 
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Windmill Rise, Holgate, York, YO26 4TX

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.

 
 
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Deangate, York, YO1 7HH

The largest medieval gothic cathedral north of the Alps, a treasure house of over 800 years of stained glass.

 
 
Show more details of Breezy Knees Gardens
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Common Lane, Warthill, York, YO19 5XS

14 acre gardens are packed with over 6,000 different varieties of flowers, shrubs and trees, and have been designed through careful successional planting to be at their best throughout the summer.

 
 
Show more details of Brodsworth Hall and Gardens
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Brodsworth, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7XJ

One of England's most complete surviving Victorian houses. Inside many of the original fixtures & fittings are still in place, although faded with time. Outside the 15 acres of woodland & gardens have been restored to their 1860's heyday.

 
 
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12-17 Coney Street, York, YO1 9QL

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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The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB

The beautiful space of the Inspired by... gallery hosts changing exhibitions of work by contemporary artists who draw their inspiration from the landscape, life and colour of the North York Moors.

 
 
Show more details of RHS Garden Harlow Carr
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Crag Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB

Inspiring 58 acres of stunning gardens, perfect for relaxation and ideas, with year round events for all. Fabulous Betty's Tea Room, extensive RHS shop & plant centre.

 
 
Show more details of Mansion House
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St Helens Square, York, YO1 9QN

One of York's great historic treasures and one of its best kept secrets.......

 
 
Show more details of Scarborough Castle
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Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY

Scarborough castle conceals over 3000 years of turbulent history dating right back to the bronze age. It is said that King Richard III enjoyed the view from the battlements so much so that he still walks them today!

 
 
Show more details of York Maze
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Elvington Lane, York, YO19 5LT

Visit the world's largest maze! Meet the farm animals, play a round of crazy mazy golf, fun for all the family. Maze open from mid July until mid September and runs Halloween and Guy Fawkes events

 
 
Show more details of Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
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The Estate Office, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Estate, Ripon, Harrogate, HG4 3DY

This breathtaking World Heritage Site includes a Cistercian abbey, elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park.

 
 
Show more details of Newby Hall & Gardens
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Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE

One of Britain's finest Adam houses with Chippendale furniture, Gobelin tapestries and classical statuery. With 25 acres of garden including one of Europe's largest double herbaceous borders, a woodland walk & contemporary sculpture park.

 
 
Show more details of Black Sheep Brewery
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Wellgarth, Masham, Ripon, N.Yorks, HG4 4EN

Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre is the ideal place for a 'ewe-nique' day out! Shepherded tours, fully licensed Bistro & Baa...r and a large sheepy shop.

 
 
Show more details of Selby Abbey
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The Crescent, Selby, YO8 4PU

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.

 
 
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Goodramgate, York, YO1 2LF

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.

 
 
Show more details of Sutton Bank National Park Centre
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Sutton Bank, Nr Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EH

For a great day out head to Sutton Bank National Park Centre, less than 30mls north of York. Soak up England’s finest view on easy walking trails or head out on two wheels along the new spectacular Sutton Bank cliff edge family cycle route.

 
 
Show more details of York Army Museum
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3 Tower Street, York, YO1 9SB

The Museum explores the history of two of Yorkshire's famous regiments; the Royal Dragoon Guards, and the Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire. With over 80 showcases housing military artefacts collected over the last 300 years.

 
 
Show more details of York Brewery Tap Room & Visitor Centre

12 Toft Green, Micklegate, York, YO1 6JT

No trip to York is complete without a visit to York's friendly and independent brewery, where beer is brewed using traditional methods.

 
 
Show more details of Quilt Museum and Gallery
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St Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PW

England's only museum dedicated to quiltmaking and textile arts.

 
 
Show more details of The Deep
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Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP

The Deep is one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world, located in Hull and is home to over 3,500 fish including magnificent sharks and rays.

 
 
Show more details of Aldborough Roman Site

Aldborough, Nr Boroughbridge, YO51 9EP

The museum houses many objects from the once sophisticated town of Roman Britain's largest tribe.

 
 
Show more details of York's CHOCOLATE Story
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King's Square, York, YO1 7LD

York's newest visitor attraction, now open!. Take a mouth-watering journey through the story of chocolate and confectionery in York.

 
 
Show more details of Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum

Junction of A169, Malton, YO17 6RT

Award winning museum, housed within an orginal Prisoner of War Camp, containing extensive exhibitions and displays that tell the story of World War 2.

 
 
Show more details of Nunnington Hall
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Nunnington, Nr Helmsley, York, YO62 5UY

Picturesque 17th Century house with organically managed walled garden, famous for its miniature rooms collection and changing programme of high profile art and photography exhibitions and an innovative events programme.

 
 
 
 

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