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Show more details of Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre

Kilnwick Percy Hall, Pocklington, YO42 1UF

A residential Buddhist community, set in 40 acres of gardens and parkland, offering a range of meditation courses and retreats with something to suit everyone.

 
 
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Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9XJ

Take a trip behind Hawk, Owl Fox or Badger - our four resident steam engines along nearly four miles of track through beautiful Yorkshire countryside. This all-weather attraction is hugely popular with adults and children alike.

 
 
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Minster Yard, York, YO1 7JL

Discover the intriguing story of Yorkshireman Frank Green. Hear of Royal visits, Roman ghosts and enjoy four centuries of period room settings. Relax in the free to enter Below Stairs Cafe or walled garden.

 
 
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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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Yorkshire Lavender, Terrington, North Yorkshire, YO60 6PB

The North of England's triple award-winning visitor attraction, Lavender Farm and Gardens. Specialist Plant Nursery, Gift Shop, EJ's licensed Tea Room/Restaurant, Lavender Maze, Sculpture and Deer Park all set within the Howardian Hills.

 
 
Show more details of JORVIK Viking Centre
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Coppergate, York, YO1 9WT

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

 
 
Show more details of Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar
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Micklegate, York, YO1 6JX

Micklegate Bar, the iconic royal gateway of the City of York, invites you to discover The Henry VII Experience.

 
 
Show more details of Barley Hall
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2 Coffee Yard, Off Stonegate, York, YO1 8AR

Discover the Medieval townhouse of the Prior's of Nostell and former Mayor of York. Rediscovered under a relatively modern façade, the stunning building has beautiful exposed timber frames, high ceilings and a horn window.

 
 
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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 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.

 
 
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Holy Trinty Rectory, Micklegate, York, YO1 6LE

Holy Trinity's role as a parish church hides its extraordinary importance in the history of monasticism in York and in the North of England. Now featuring a permanent 'Monks of Micklegate' exhibition.

 
 
Show more details of Robert Fuller Gallery

Fotherdale Farm, Thixendale, Malton, YO17 9LS

A fine art gallery dedicated exclusively to the work of one of the country’s foremost wildlife and nature artists. Robert Fuller’s life-like sculptures and paintings are favoured at home by the RSPB and the National Trust.

 
 
Show more details of York Castle Museum
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The Eye of York, York, YO1 9RY

Welcome to the award winning York Castle Museum - come and immerse yourself in over 400 years of York's past.

 
 
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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 North Yorkshire Moors Railway
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Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

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

 
 
Show more details of Helmsley Castle

Castlegate, Helmsley, York, YO62 5AB

Explore the castle's changing fortunes. From formidable fortress to battle-scarred ruins. With other additions including a mansion house.

 
 
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York Minster, York, YO1 7JN

 
 
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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 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.

 
 
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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!

 
 
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Whitwell on the Hill, Malton, YO60 7JS

The ruins of this Augustinian priory include a magnificent carved gatehouse declaring to the world the priory's association with the rich & powerful.

 
 
Show more details of City Screen

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

 
 
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 Goddards
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27 Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1GG

Visit the former home of Noel Goddard Terry, of the famous York chocolate-making firm, Terry’s of York. The house was designed by architect Walter Brierley.

 
 
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The Ropery, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO17 7HH

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Show more details of Burnby Hall Gardens
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33 The Balk, Pocklington, York, YO42 2QF

These magnificent and beautifully laid out gardens incorporate two lakes which contain. A National Collection of water lilies. The Hall is also home to Victorian and Secret Gardens and a Primrose Wood.

 
 
 
 

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