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Medieval York

Discover York's medieval history with your group.

York boasts the longest and most complete set of city walls in the UK

York City Walls

Picture this - the Medieval City of York is surrounded by walls with four "bars" or gateways into the City. The good news is that's exactly how it is now! York enjoys almost 3 miles of walls in excellent condition and ready to be walked upon.

Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar

Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar

Micklegate Bar, the iconic royal gateway of the City of York, invites you to discover The Henry VII Experience.

Explore the life of the first Tudor King as he created a new era in English History, after defeating his rival Richard III.

Richard III Experience at Monk Bar Groups Information

Richard III Experience at Monk Bar

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

Explore the life of the last Plantagenet King as he struggled for the throne and power during his short reign.

York's Merchant Adventurer's Hall is one of the oldest structures in the city

Merchant Adventurers' Hall

For a fine example of medieval architecture in York visit the Merchant Adventurer's Hall. Built in the14th century the Merchant Adventurers' Hall is the largest timber-framed building in the City and tells the story of the city's growth, prosperity and power. So much so that even after 700 years the Merchant Adventurers still meet here.

Any Medievalist will enjoy the charm of Barley Hall

Barley Hall

Disappear into the Snickelways of York to find Barley Hall, once home to the Priors of Nostell and the Mayor of York. Until the 1980s, the house was hidden under the relatively modern facade of a derelict office block and only when the building was going to be destroyed was the amazing medieval building and its history discovered.

See the foreboding site of Clifford's Tower in York

Clifford's Tower

Perched above the city and steeped in its history is Clifford's Tower. Climb the many stairs and see York from a different angle.

Clifford's Tower was constructed under Henry III in the 13th Century as part of York's castle complex. 

DIG Groups Information


Experience an authentic interactive adventure at DIG. Grab your trowel, get your hands dirty and set off on a fascinating archaeological exploration of Roman, Medieval, Viking and Victorian history.

Bar Convent Museum

The Bar Convent Museum

Discover the secrets of this medieval building at the Bar Convent Museum. Unravel the centuries of history, learn about the stories of the sisters and explore the 18th century chapel.

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