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Explore Viking history on the very site where archaeologists discovered the remains of the Viking city of Jorvik. Meet resident Vikings (staff), and see 800 of the items found during the dig. You can even journey back to a reconstruction of York in the year AD 975, complete with the sights, sounds and smells of the Viking-Age! Have you ever wanted to:Take part in an excavation? Discover real objects from ancient civilisations? Understand how archaeologists recreate the past? Now you can! This world first is an experience that is all about having a go, visitors will be invited to grab their trowels and get their hands dirty while exploring 2000 years of York’s unique history.
York is one of the Premier tracks in Europe having recently won Flat Racecourse of the Year Award and also came out top in The Times Newspaper survey of all Britain's racecourses. York traces a fascinating history back to Roman and Viking times. Today it is a bustling city growing as a commercial, tourist and regional centre. A fine range of restaurants, shopping opportunities and attractions including the Jorvik Viking Centre and National Railway Museum as well as the history of the Minster, Castle and City Walls, supplements York’s extensive selection of excellent hotel accommodation.
York is often referred to as the capital City of the north of England. Until the industrial revolution York was second in size of population and importance to London. Largely bypassed by the industrial revolution York has retained the links with its medieval past more than most places in England. You will find yourself captivated by the magical city of York, with its unique atmosphere. One of the most historic cities in Britain, York has 2000 years of history, which it unfolds for you in its streets, buildings and museums.York is a city where sight seeing is easy, most of the attractions lie within the city walls, the area is compact, yet nowhere else can you find so much history, a variety of architecture and heritage sites, soeasily accessible.
We are one of the country’s foremost land-based colleges and provide education and training at all levels from introductory courses for school leavers right up to honours degrees. Our beautiful residential campus at York is only four miles from the historical city centre. We have a new centre at Guisborough offering full time animal management, equine and horticulture courses as well as part-time courses in a wide range of subjects. Part-time courses are also available at our other centres at Bedale, Harrogate and Thrsk.
The York Dungeon brings more than 2000 years of gruesomely authentic history vividly back to life...and death! As you delve into the darkest chapters of our grim and bloody past, recreated in all its dreadful detail, remember everything you experience really happened. At York you can test your metal in the Pit of Despair;try to keep the skin crawling off your skeleton in the Plague exhibit;gasp at the audacity and daring of legendary highwayman Dick Turpin and discover the full dreadful details of the ill-fated Gunpowder Plot and the fate of Guy Fawkes.
The magnificent Cathedral in York, known as York Minster is the largest Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe, renowned for containing the largest collection of medieval stained glass in England. Built in the Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular styles it is a pure classic of the period. Five hundred and eighteen feet in length, it is two hundred and forty one feet wide at the transept and its central tower rises one hundred and ninety eight feet making it the largest lantern tower in Britain. Bede records that a small wooden chapel was built on this site in 627 A.D. for the baptism of Edwin, king of Northumbria. Edwin's successor Oswald enclosed the chapel in stone and dedicated it to St. Peter, as the Cathedral in York has been ever since.
York's oldest golf club was formed in 1890 and moved to Strensall in 1904 where the course was designed by J.H. Taylor. In the early days the course was very open, now the fairways on the 6301 yards course are tree lined but the flat course retains its natural heathland and heather heritage and provides plenty of variety and challenge for the high and low handicapper alike. The Club hosts many County and York Union events and stages one of Yorkshire's premier 36 hole amateur competitions, The York Rose Bowl. The Club offers good Clubhouse facilities and "all in" golf and catering packages are available as well as separate a la carte menus.
The National Railway Museum –the largest railway museum in the world, attracting almost 1 million visitors per year to our sites at York and Shildon.
The Walk was established before 1973 and was an original creation believed to be the first in the world. The Walk aims to be accurate, authentic and genuine, exploring a world of folklore, legend and dreams.
What better way to see York than to take a tour on an open top bus? We show you around the City, pointing out major tourist attractions, and our commentary gives you an introduction to the history of York.
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.
The Barbican is Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. It is also home to the London Symphony Orchestr
Clifford`s Tower North Yorkshire In 1068, William the Conqueror built a motte-and-bailey castle on the present site of Clifford’s Tower in York, to strengthen his military presence in the north. The tower is now the most prominant remaining part of the castle, which was rebuilt in stone in the 13th century. Today, views from the Tower over York show why it played such a key role in the control of northern England.