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Culture of York. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

York is one of the few cities in the UK that has managed to preserve its unique medieval atmosphere. This is one of the most picturesque cities in the country and so it is distinguished by a huge choice of important historical and architectural sites. The Cathedral has remained the main symbol of the beautiful city for many centuries. The age of the church is more than five hundred years. Earlier the site of the huge cathedral, the height of the towers of which is about 40 meters, was occupied by a small Christian church. Later it was decided to destroy the modest temple and replace it with a larger religious object.
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
The plan of the cathedral was so big that its building lasted more than 400 years. Today experts in architecture can easily distinguish elements of various styles, the combination of which looks very harmonious and impressive. A large part of the original fortifications has survived in York. A walk along a strong stone wall is also a must-see destination of each excursion program. Tourists can see the huge gates that were used as the entrance to the city several centuries ago and visit the interesting museum, the exhibition of which is devoted to life of the city’s guards.
Jorvik Viking Centre is one more interesting cultural institution. This is a huge museum dedicated to legendary Vikings. It features a huge collection of exhibits that are very diverse. Here you will find models of old ships, maps, and antique weapons, as well as many other historical artifacts related to the legendary conquerors. The Vikings have played a huge role in the development of the city. In the 10th century York was the capital of the Kingdom of Vikings. Copyright
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The suburban area of the city is the location of another important excursion object - Clifford's Castle. The castle is located on a high hill, from which visitors can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the city. Today the building of the castle is used as a home to two museums that provide visitors with the information about important periods of York development. There is also an art museum that exhibits a rich collection of paintings and sculptures. Among other cultural institutions worth attention we simply cannot fail to mention National Railroad Museum. The collection of the museum includes antique locomotives and modern high-speed trains. The oldest exhibit was produced in 1829, and the newest and most accomplished – Mallard locomotive - just a few years ago.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over York and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in York and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in York

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Where: 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, York; Telephone: +1 (212) 535-7710; Opening hours: Monday-CLOSED. Tuesday–Thursday;
Museum of Modern Art
Where: 11 West 53 Street, York; Telephone: + 1 (212) 708-9400; More info: Btw fifth and sixth aves;
Where: Strawberry Fields, York;
Times Square
Where: 42nd Street and Broadway, York;
Broadway Shows
Where: Duffy Square, 47th Street, York; Telephone: +1 (212) 912-9770; More info: (btw broadway and 7th);
Circle Line Boat
Where: Pier 83, West 42nd Street, York; Telephone: +1 (212) 563-3200;
Washington Square Park
Where: West 4th Street and MacDougal, York;
Statue of Liberty / Ellis Island
Where: Battery Park, York; Telephone: +1 (212) 269-5755, +1 (212) 363-3200; Opening hours: Daily 8.30am-5.30pm, boats go every 30 minutes.;
Empire State Building
Where: 350 Fifth Avenue, York; Telephone: +1 (212) 736-3100; Opening hours: Daily 8am to Midnight; More info: Between 33rd & 34th streets;
Reference information
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near York
♥   Palace 'Bishopthorpe Palace' , 4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Castle Howard' , 21.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Harewood House' , 30 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near York
♥   Church of St. George, York, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral Church of St. Anne, Leeds, 35.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Fountains Abbey, Ripon, 36.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral Church of St. Mary, Coulby Newham, 63.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral Church of St. Marie, Sheffield, 69 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in York and near

Pont de Sign

From the series “The Most Unusual and Strange Bridges on Earth”
The author of the original art installation is the famous painter from France Olivier Grossetete. For several years, Tatton Park has served as a venue for various competitions dedicated to landscape art. The bridge of the monkeys was presented to the competition in 2012. Only at first sight does the construction seem very simple and primitive. The organizers of the project have made a lot of effort to balance the bridge and the helium balloons. The construction was placed on the territory of the Japanese Garden. … Read further

Howard Castle

From the series “The Most Elegant Buildings of Baroque Architecture”
In 1940 the state home has suffered from the fire. Thanks to the help of skilful architects, it was rebuilt as soon as possible. Today the greatest country’s palace is open for visitors. It houses the unique collection of paintings that includes Michelangelo works. The palace is usually used for cultural meetings. The luckiest tourists can become guests at a Victorian tea-party. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of York

Culture guide to York. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in York: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in York. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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