5 MUST SEES IN YORK

NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM

The National Railway Museum is home to over 300 years of history and over a million objects and artefacts. Marvel at the impressive Duchess of Hamilton, or board the futuristic Japanese Bullet Train, every weekend children can engage with the storytelling and interactive shows.

THE SHAMBLES

The Shambles is a historic street in the city centre of York, host to many shops, restaurants and tourist attractions. This year the famous street won Google’s ‘Most Picturesque Street in Britain’.

YORK MINSTER

Visit this impressive cathedral and marvel at it’s medieval stained glass window, learn about some of the nation’s earliest history. Journey through the cathedral’s underground chambers and walk through 2,000 years of history. Later, climb the 275 stairs to the top of the tower, and find yourself standing at the highest point in the city.

ST MARY’S ABBEY

Having sat opposite York Minster for over 250 years, the abbey was once the wealthiest abbey in the north, and one of the richest in England. The abbey was begun by William the Conqueror, and ended by Henry VIII as a consequence of the Reformation of the church.

YORK CASTLE

The castle is a fortified complex that has witnessed history over the last nine centuries. The castle has been a sequence of castles, prisons, law courts and other buildings, it is now in ruins and more commonly known as Clifford’s Tower.