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Castle Yard, Knaresborough, HG5 8AS, Tel: 01423 556188, Email

Knaresborough Castle is situated at the top of a large cliff, with a commanding view of the River Nidd and the Forest of Knaresborough.

 
 
JORVIK Viking Centre
VistEngland VAQASWhite Rose Award FinalistYork Tourism Awards FinalistYork PassSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Coppergate, York, YO1 9WT, Tel: 01904 615505, Email

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

 
 
Merchant Adventurers' Hall
York PassSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Fossgate, York, YO1 9XD, Tel: 01904 654818, Email

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.

 
 
Scarborough Castle
VistEngland VAQASEnglish Heritage

Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY, Tel: 01723 372451, Email

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!

 
 
Scampston Hall
VistEngland VAQASVisitEngland Award For Excellence SilverYork PassTourism Association North YorkshireHistoric Houses Association Friends SchemeWhite Rose Award Winner

Scampston, Malton, YO17 8NG, Tel: 01944 759111, Email

An exciting 4 acre contemporary garden, created by Piet Oudolf, with striking perennial meadow planting as well as traditional spring/autumn borders. Scampston Hall also opens to visitors for a shorter season in the summer

 
 
Clifford's Tower
VistEngland VAQASYork PassEnglish Heritage

Tower Street, York, YO1 9SA, Tel: 01904 646940, Email

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.

 
 
York Cold War Bunker
York Tourism Awards FinalistYork Pass

Monument Close, York, YO24 4HT, Tel: 01904 646940

Memories of a time when the threat of nuclear attack was a very real one will be evoked as English Heritage opens the bomb proof doors of the York Bunker to the public to reveal its cold war secrets.

 
 
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
White Rose Award FinalistDeliciouslyorkshire MemberNational Trust

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY, Tel: 01765 608888

Veiled in a secluded valley, this World Heritage Site promises to surprise and captivate with its vast Cistercian abbey ruins, Georgian water garden, a medieval deer park, Elizabethan Hall and Gothic church.

 
 
Mansion House
York Pass

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

One of York's great historic treasures and one of its best kept secrets....... PLEASE NOTE: The Mansion House is currently closed for renovation. The building will reopen in late 2016.

 
 
Fairfax House
York PassHistoric Houses Association Friends Scheme

Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN, Tel: 01904 655543, Email

A beautiful Georgian House with full period detail, see how a Georgian gent lived and entertained.

 
 
Kirkham Priory
Welcome Host BronzeEnglish Heritage

Whitwell on the Hill, Malton, YO60 7JS, Tel: 01653 618768, Email

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

 
 
Goddards
York Tourism Awards FinalistYork Tourism Awards Highly CommendedYork Pass

27 Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1GG, Tel: 01904 771930

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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