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Sightseeing in York - what to see. Complete travel guide

York is a particularly interesting city from the historical point of view. Its fort walls, cathedrals and churches, medieval streets and museums feature really great interest for guests of this place. Moreover, York is famous for its magnificent landscapes and several parks and an embankment are located along the Great Ouse River.
York will surprise its guests not only by beautiful historic buildings, but also by a rich choice of beautiful parks. The city literally dives in greenery. Here tourists will find both … Open
Cathedral is the main symbol of this city. Its building started yet in the 13th century and lasted for over than 400 years. It was built instead of a small Christian village. As the building has taken so long, the church represents a mix of absolutely different architectural influences. The oldest region of York is the location of remains of fort wall and city gates. Here you can also see a small museum devoted to previous centuries. Many years ago Viking tribes had huge impact on the development of York. Today you find out more about those times by visiting Yorvik-Viking Centre Museum.
Clifford’s Fortress is one of the most notable buildings of York. The towers of this fort feature stunning panoramic views of the city. Several halls of the fort are devoted to keeping collections of historic artifacts. In this fort often take place various excursions and lectures devoted to the history and development of York. Among the exhibits are collections of Ancient Roman and Anglo-Saxon epochs. One of the halls is devoted to Vikings. Art connoisseurs will find biggest pleasure in visiting Art Gallery that exhibits works or famous English painters. Near the main train station of the city is located National Railway Museum the collection of which exceeds 50 locomotives. Many of them were made in the beginning of the 19th century. Travellers will find in York large number of amazing excursions and entertainments. The city will be interesting for sports fans, gourmets and those who want to visit fascinating shops. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. The most convenient way to call to other cities and countries is to use payphones, which can be found in every major street of the city. These phones are operated by plastic cards that … Open
There are many beautiful medieval buildings in the city, among which Barley Hall is especially noteworthy. This beautiful house was built in the middle of the 14th century. Its founders are the monks from the nearby Nostelle Monastery. For a long history of existence, this house was replaced by many owners. At the end of the 20th century, the historic building was completely destroyed. In 1987, the building was bought by the York Archaeological Society. Now, in the completely renovated building, works a museum.
The Trade Guild Halls is an equally attractive site. It is also one of the oldest buildings in York. The building was built in 1357. The initiators of its construction were the wealthiest inhabitants of the city. They decided to create their own religious brotherhood, whose meetings were held in this house. The brotherhood existed until the 16th century. Afterwards, the beautiful building with solemn decoration changed its status many times. Now it has been converted into a museum. Historical documents and works of art are stored in the spectacular building. The very atmosphere of the historic building, which has remained unchanged for several hundred years, is of great historical value.
In York, there are a lot of attractive places for shopping. Experienced tourists, first and foremost, go to McArthur Glen designer outlet. This is a real world of fashion and chic. Suitable … Open
One of the most unusual sights of the city is the York Bunker, built during the Cold War. It was created as a place to hide from a nuclear attack. Presently, the important once-military facility is available for tourists to visit. The old bunker is fully equipped for living; it has a sleeping building, equipped kitchen and dining room, as well as rooms for storage of equipment. Now, fascinating excursions are being carried out for visitors of the military facility and they are offered an interesting film dedicated to one of the most first-class bunkers in the UK, to watch.
York on a wet Sunday A peculiar tourist destination is the historic street of Shambles - the narrowest street in England. During a walk along it you can admire the facades of beautiful historical buildings, many of which for many years, have been interesting craft workshops. They always welcome guests. Visitors will have the opportunity not only to acquire unique handicraft articles, but also to watch the work of masters, and also learn how to make some national souvenirs themselves.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in York
♥   Shopping area ' The Shambles' York, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around York
♥   Castle 'Clifford’s Tower' , 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Cawood Castle' , 14.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Sheriff Hutton Castle' , 15.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Crayke Castle' , 19.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hazlewood Castle' , 19.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around York
♥   Regional Park 'Stones Country' , 51.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around York from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Pont de Sign

From the series “The Most Unusual and Strange Bridges on Earth”
The enchanting bridge has brought many well-known architects more attention to the interaction with nature. The bold design by Olivier Grossetete has given the excellent idea to the modern construction workers and the architects who now believe that the full and functional bridges can be built which will fulfill their intended application and support the environmental equilibrium. … Read further

Howard Castle

From the series “The Most Elegant Buildings of Baroque Architecture”
The main part of the excursion is connected with a picturesque park, which is decorated with artificial lakes, fountains and old sculptures. During warmer months, the vacationists have a great opportunity to go by boat trips. In summer, on the territory of the park, you can find a cosy café. The arboretum has a number of rare plants. Originally it was built for academic researchers. Travellers, who plan to go there in winter, will see a lot of interesting things. On Christmas Eve you can see near the palace fairs and various entertainment events and charitable actions. … Read further
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