York is famous for its historic Minster, but a visit to this beautiful city will offer something for everyone.
From the world famous Railway Museum and Jorvik Viking Centre, to Betty’s Tea Room and the river boat trips, you will find plenty to fill your time.
York is also excellent for shopping, with all of the big high street names intermingled with tiny curio shops catering for all tastes.
The Ghost walks are a great way to spend an evening any time of year and you can recover from the haunting tales by eating out in one of the many and varied restaurants.
The largest Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe, a place of worship for over 1000 years. Take an audio tour of The Undercroft. "York Minster Revealed" is a five-year project with a £10m Heritage Lottery Fund earmarked grant to expand training in the specialist craft skills of stone-masonry and stained glass conservation. Through interpretation, improved access, and conservation it will reveal to a wider audience a better understanding of: The architectural jewel that is York Minster, its place within the history of the last two thousand years. Aims of the project: * Develop programmes of crafts training in stone masonry and stained glass conservation * Provide intellectual access to all areas of the Minster * Encourage enjoyment, use and understanding of York Minster * Improve physical access * Improve the Stonegate approach to the Minster * Repair and conserve the stonework of the Minster's East Front in order to secure the building for future generations and reveal the full glory of the earliest known example of English art by a named artist
NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM
The largest railway museum in the world. Discover 300 years of history and 1,000,000 objects that changed the world. Opening times Open daily 10:00 - 18:00 FREE ENTRY Closed 24, 25, 26 Dec Get in the holiday mood and keep the kids out of mischief - whether rain or shine. For information and tickets, visit www.nrm.org.uk
THE CASTLE MUSEUM
Wander through the streets of bygone Britain. Take a journey through 600 years of everyday life in Britain. York Castle Museum is one of Britain's leading museums of everyday life. It shows how people used to live by displaying thousands of household objects and by recreating rooms, shops, streets - and even prison cells. It is best known for its recreated Victorian street, Kirkgate, which combines real shop fittings and stock with modern sound and light effects, to evoke an atmosphere of Victorian Britain. The street was named after the museum's founder, Dr John L. Kirk, a North Yorkshire country doctor who collected everyday objects and wanted to keep them safe for future generations.
York's 800th Birthday & a Summer of Festivals
It may be Britain's Summer of Sport but York has its own Summer of Events - Here is a selection: July: 6-14 - York Early Music Festival - www.ncem.co.uk 7-22 - Festival of the Rivers - www.yorkfestivals.com 8th - Dragon Boat Racing - www.yorkrotary.co.uk/dragon-boat-challenge 9th - Charter Day - www.yorkfestivals.com 14-15 - Vintage Vehicle Weekend - www.nymr.co.uk Mid July-Mid-September - York Maze - www.yorkmaze.co.uk August: 2-27 - York Mystery Plays - www.yorkmysteryplays2012.com 4-12 - York Medieval Festival - www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk 18th - Castle Howard Proms Spectacular - www.castlehoward.co.uk 27th - Vintage Motorcycle Club - www.yorkshireairmuseum.co.uk