Situated on the River Ouse, in Northern England, the city of York was founded in AD 71 as the Roman provincial capital Eboracum. York retains many of its medieval streets and buildings and much of its 14th-century city wall. Four gates or 'bars' of the city wall survive, as well as the medieval streets including the 'Shambles', plus there is the Gothic York Minster, England's largest medieval cathedral, includes fine 15th-century stained glass.
A fire in 1984 severely damaged the south transept of the cathedral York Minster, which has since been restored; it is Yorks most poppular attraction. Other attractions include the Theatre Royal, site of a theatre since 1765; the Castle Museum; the National Railway Museum; and York University (1963). The Jorvik Viking Centre (1984) contains wooden remains of Viking houses and is an excellent Viking museum.
So many things (to do), so little time. Here we give you details of all of the things you'll want to do or places you'll want to visit in york. You should also see our york sightseeing, york museums, york art galleries and york landmarks and buildings pages.
The following links take you to a page with information on the various york attractions, the things to do in york (the list is in alphabetical order):
York Dungeon - a museum of simulated historical horror, recalling events or atrocities from the past. Follow Dick Turpin to the gallows and encounter the ghostly Lost Roman Legion. Not recommended for the nervous or for very young children
York Minster - the huge church that can be seen from much of York is filled with history. Children are amazed at its size and its architecture, which is so intricate.
York Model Railway - over 320 metres of track, 21 trains, 1000 trees and bushes and 300 cars. A must for model railway enthusiasts and small boys.
Yorvik Brass Rubbing Centre - children from 5 - 105 will enjoy a trip to the York Brass rubbing centre