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Yorkshire Air Museum
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Halifax Way, Elvington, York, YO41 4AU, Tel: 01904 608595, Email

Experience the tremendous atmosphere of the award-winning Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Air Forces Memorial

 
 
Barley Hall
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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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
CHOCOLATE - York's Sweet Story
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King's Square, York, YO1 7LD, Tel: 0845 4989411, Email

Take a mouth-watering journey through the story of chocolate and confectionery in York.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.......

 
 
York Maze
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Elvington Lane, York, YO19 5LT, Tel: 01904 607341, Email

YORK MAZE IS CLOSED FOR THE WINTER. 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

 
 
British Science Week
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Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ, Tel: 08448 153139, Email

CLOSED 24-26 DEC Biggest collection of Railway objects in the world.

 
 
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.

 
 
Castle Howard
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Castle Howard Estate Limited., Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA, Tel: 01653 648444, Email

Please note, the house is closed from 2 November - 20 December 2015. Magnificent 18th Century historic house and courtyard within 1,000 acres of breathtaking gardens. Located just 15 miles outside York.

 
 
Newby Hall
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Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE, Tel: 01423 322583, Email

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.

 
 

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