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Museum Gardens, Museum Street, York, YO1 7FR, Tel: 01173 008202, Email

 
 
York City Walls

York, Y01 8RY, Tel: 01904 552270

No visit to York would be complete without a walk around the City Walls. At 3.4 kilometres long, the beautifully preserved walls are the longest medieval town walls in England.

 
 
 
Take part in your own York mystery play
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2 Coffee Yard, Off Stonegate, York, YO1 8AR, Tel: 01904 615505, Email

Discover the Medieval townhouse of the Prior's of Nostell and a Lord Mayor of York. Rediscovered under a relatively modern façade, the stunning building has beautiful exposed timber frames, high ceilings and horn window.

 
 
 
Bedern Hall
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Bedern Hall, Bedern, York, YO1 7AL, Tel: 01904 646030, Email

Tucked away behind bustling Goodramgate stands Bedern Hall, the 14th century dining hall of the Vicars Choral of York Minster.

 
 
 
Whitby Abbey
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Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT, Tel: 01947 603568, Email

High on a cliff above the Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby are the gaunt, imposing remains of Whitby Abbey. Whitby Abbey was recently named Britain’s most romantic ruin.

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

Newby Hall, the family home of Mr & Mrs Richard Compton, is one of England's finest houses, an exceptional example of 18th century interior decoration.

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  • Rail station: Harrogate or York (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Pickering Castle
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Castlegate, Pickering, YO18 7AX, Tel: 01751 474989, Email

Situated in an attractive market town at the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, Pickering Castle is a classic 12th century motte-and-bailey castle.

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  • Rail station: Malton (9 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Byland Abbey
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Byland Abbey, Coxwold, York, YO61 4BD, Tel: 01347 868614, Email

This beautiful ruin, set in the shadow of the Hambleton Hills, was once one of the great northern monasteries.

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  • Rail station: Thirsk (14 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Treasurer's House
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Minster Yard, York, YO1 7JL, Tel: 01904 624247, Email

Discover this house of contradictions - all is not as it first appears. See both sides of the story of one man's remarkable vision to create his idea of a historic house.

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

Fairfax House is one of the finest Georgian town house in England and a classical architectural masterpiece of its age.

 
 
 
The Bar Convent
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17 Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ, Tel: 01904 643238, Email

Discover the secrets of England's oldest living convent. Founded in 1686 and still home to religious sisters today, the Grade I Listed 18th-century buildings house an Exhibition, award-winning Café & Guest House plus Conference facilities.

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  • Rail station: York Station (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
York Cold War Bunker
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Monument Close, York, YO24 4HT, Tel: 01904 646940

English Heritage’s most modern, most unusual and perhaps most spine-chilling site,‘No.20 Group Royal Observer Corps HQ’ is the semi-subterranean bunker which would have monitored nuclear explosions and fallout in the Yorkshire region.

 
 
 
 

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