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Barley Hall
White Rose Award FinalistYork Tourism Awards FinalistYork PassHudsons Heritage Explorer PassSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

2 Coffee Yard, Off Stonegate, York, YO1 8AR, Tel: 01904 615505, Email

CLOSED 24–26, 31 DEC 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.

 
 
Merchant Adventurers' Hall
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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.

 
 
YorkBoat-RedBoats
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Kings Staith Landing, York, YO10 4AB, Tel: 01904 628324, Email

Enjoy a leisurely hour exploring York from the helm of your own self drive motor boat! Fantastic fun, safe and easy to drive - seating up to eight people. Why not bring a picnic to enjoy onboard?

 
 
Harlow Carr
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Crag Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB, Tel: 01423 565418, Email

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.

 
 
Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby
VistEngland VAQASVisitEngland Award For Excellence GoldWhite Rose Award WinnerWhite Rose Award FinalistSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

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.

 
 
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.

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

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.

 
 
Mansion House
York PassHudsons Heritage Explorer Pass

St Helens Square, York, YO1 9QN, Tel: 01904 552036 , Email

CLOSED FROM CHRISTMAS UNTIL FIRST WEEK OF MARCH One of York's great historic treasures and one of its best kept secrets.......

 
 
Yorkshire Lavender
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Yorkshire Lavender, Terrington, North Yorkshire, YO60 6PB, Tel: 01653 648008, Email

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.

 
 
Holy Trinity
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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.

 
 
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

 
 
International Centre for Birds of Preys

Duncombe Park, Helmsley, York, YO62 5EB, Tel: 0844 7422035, Email

The largest collection of Birds of Prey in the north of England. Housing owls, eagles, vultures, falcons and more. Daily flying demonstrations featuring free flying birds. Set in the ancient woodland of Duncombe Park. Access is included.

 
 

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