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Show more details of 1914: When the World Changed Forever

York Castle Museum, The Eye of York, York, YO1 9RY, Tel: 01904 687687, Email 

The terror of total war and its revolutionary impact on life around the world will be explored in this major new exhibition opening on June 28th at York Castle Museum to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Sat 28 Jun 2014 - Thu 6 Jul 201709:30 to 19:00
  • Rail station: York (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
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Show more details of St Nicholas Fair

York City Centre, York Visitor Information Centre, York, YO1 7DT, Tel: 01904 554666, Email 

St Nicholas Fair is one of the most popular Christmas markets in the UK, with thousands of visitors coming to York over the event.

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Show more details of York Book Fair

York Racecourse, The Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX, Tel: 01904 794711, Email 

See over 100 of the country's leading booksellers offer for sale a breathtaking diversity of books, as well as posters, ephemera, manuscripts, maps & prints, ranging in price from just a few pounds up to tens of thousands of pounds.

Sat 10 Jan 201510:00 to 16:30
  • Rail station: York (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
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Show more details of Churchill's Final Journey

National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ, Tel: 0844 815 3139, Email 

2015 marks 40 years since the opening of the National Railway Museum in York (25 September 2015). We’ll be marking this very special milestone with a fantastic programme of special events and exhibitions.

Fri 30 Jan - Sun 3 May 201510:00 to 18:00
  • Rail station: York (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
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Show more details of York Farmers' Market

Parliament Street, Parliament Street, York, YO1 8SE, Tel: 01904 551550 

The York Farmers' markets return for 2014. Traders selling items which have been produced, grown, raised, baked or caught locally within a 40 mile radius.

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Show more details of 31st JORVIK Viking Festival

JORVIK Viking Centre, Coppergate, York, YO1 9WT, Tel: 01904 615505, Email 

Following this cataclysmic clash of titans at Ragnarok 2014 we have all woken up in a brave new Viking world - and the Vikings of JORVIK are looking forward to welcoming you back to their city in 2015!

Sat 14 - Sun 22 Feb 2015
  • Rail station: York (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
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National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ, Tel: 0844 815 3139, Email 

Paddington Bear™ will be here for the February half term so grab your duffle coat and marmalade sandwiches and join us for lots of family fun.

Sat 14 - Sun 22 Feb 201510:00 to 18:00
  • Rail station: York (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
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Show more details of York Farmers' Market

Parliament Street, Parliament Street, York, YO1 8SE, Tel: 01904 551550 

The York Farmers' markets return for 2014. Traders selling items which have been produced, grown, raised, baked or caught locally within a 40 mile radius.

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Show more details of York Literature Festival

York Literature Festival, 8 Lime Avenue, Heworth, York, YO31 1BT, Tel: 01904 412892, Email 

York Literature Festival 2015 will delve into York's colourful past with several historical events, including popular television historian Dr David Starkey.

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Show more details of York Farmers' Market

Parliament Street, Parliament Street, York, YO1 8SE, Tel: 01904 551550 

The York Farmers' markets return for 2014. Traders selling items which have been produced, grown, raised, baked or caught locally within a 40 mile radius.

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Show more details of Easter Fair & Farm

York City Centre, York Visitor Information Centre, York, YO1 7DT, Tel: 01904 898393, Email 

The city of York has had a long and distinguished history with the confectionery and chocolate industry. Even back in 1781 the city boasted 8 confectioners for its 17,000 inhabitants.

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Show more details of Easter Fair & Farm

Castle Howard, Castle Howard Estate Limited., Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA, Tel: 01653 648333 

Keep everyone entertained this Easter with our traditional fairground, farm and children's activities. Try your luck at 'hook a duck' and test your aim on our coconut shy, before having a go on the traditional fairground rides.

Sat 4 - Mon 6 Apr 2015
  • Rail station: Malton (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
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