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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.

 
 
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Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ

Biggest collection of Railway objects in the world.

 
 
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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.

 
 
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The Boatyard, Lendal Bridge, York, YO1 7DP

Enjoy the sights of York onboard a Yorkboat river cruise, where we offer Daytime City Cruises, Early Evening Cruises, Floodlit Cruises & self drive motor boats.

 
 
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Naburn, York, YO19 4RW

300+ berths for long and short mooring. A caravan certified club Week/Day/Half Day/Hour boat hire available

 
 
Show more details of Merchant Adventurers' Hall
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Fossgate, York, YO1 9XD

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. Discover the Hall and its unique collections through a free audio tour.

 
 
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Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx, York, YO62 5LB

'Everywhere peace, everywhere serenity, and a marvellous freedom from the tumult of the world.' These words, written over eight centuries ago by the monastery's third abbot St Aelred, could describe Rievaulx today.

 
 
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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.

 
 
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St Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PW

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

 
 
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Howsham, York, YO60 7PW

Howsham Mill is a 18th century watermill designed by John Carr of York (Fairfax House) as a garden folly in the Gothic Style. Restored as an education centre in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

 
 
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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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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 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.

 
 
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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.

 
 
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Estate Office, Newburgh Priory, Coxwold, YO61 4AS

A beautiful Grade-1 listed mansion set in 40 acres of grounds. Newburgh Priory is open to the public and also available to hire exclusively for weddings, conferences, outdoor events and other functions.

 
 
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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.

 
 
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Monkbar, York, YO1 7LQ

The JORVIK Group’s newest attraction invites you to step foot into the historic Monk Bar to discover The Richard III Experience.

 
 
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St Saviour's Church, St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NN

Grab a trowel and dig to see what you can find in DIG's specially designed excavation pits. Rediscover some of the finds that archaeologists have uncovered under the streets of York.

 
 
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Aldborough, Nr Boroughbridge, YO51 9EP

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

 
 
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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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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 watch flour milling taking place.

 
 
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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.

 
 
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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Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR

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.

 
 
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Tower Street, York, YO1 9SA

Once the central stronghold of York Castle, the tower is all that remains, the views from the top show clearly why it was of such strategic importance.

 
 
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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