A creepy whistle rides on the cold air. A feeling of resentment and anger surrounds
you. Your senses tell you that you are not alone. Through the dark silence comes
a haunting wail… and then suddenly a pale figure appears before you, a vengeful,
ghostly presence that leaves you paralysed by fear! Will you hold your nerve in
the depths of the most haunted city in England? Or will you run for your life?! Discover
the paranormal history of England's most haunted city & come face to face with the
frightening hauntings of the Ghosts of York.
Shambles (also known as 'The Shambles') is a bustling centre piece of historic York.
The street today is one of the UK's most visited and has become a wealth of shopping,
tourist attractions, restaurants and many other things to see and do, including tours,
ghost walks and historic talks. If you want to know York, you need to know Shambles.
The way that fifteenth century buildings lean into the middle of the cobbled street
means that the roofs almost touch in the middle. Mentioned in the Domesday book (making
it date over 900 years), we know Shambles to be York 's oldest street.
A visit to York Minster is your moment in the long history of northern Europe's greatest
gothic cathedral. You'll see traces of every age from the Roman occupation of York
onwards to the future of this working and worshipping church. York Minster is a
world-famous artistic and architectural masterpiece built between the 1220s and the
1470s. The Minster stands on a site where history has been made over the centuries.
The Emperor Constantine began his progress to greatness here, and the foundations
of the Roman buildings in which he lived can be seen under the central tower.
Discover over 300 years of history and over a million wonderful objects. Marvel
at iconic locomotives, watch engineering work in progress in the Workshop, browse
our object-filled Warehouse, or let off steam in the outdoor play area. Discover
the magnificent Duchess of Hamilton restored to her original streamlined form. The
locomotive is a stunning piece of 1938-built Art Deco opulence that wowed design
The ruins of St Mary's Abbey, first built in 1088, are all that remains of one of
the wealthiest and most powerful Benedictine monasteries in England. St Mary's Abbey
The abbey estate occupied the entire site of the Museum Garden and the abbot was
one of the most powerful clergymen of his day, on a par with the Archbishop of York.
Visitors can see the remains of the walls of the nave and crossing of the abbey
church, where the monks prayed and sang, and the cloister, where the monks washed
their clothes, contemplated and were allowed to speak.
The remains of 1,000 year old houses are revealed beneath your feet, objects taken
from the excavations are explored, and Viking-age timbers are brought before your
eyes. New audio and video displays help you to investigate all of the information
gathered from the 5-year long dig at Coppergate and piece together the jigsaw of
where the Vikings came from, why they came here, how they lived and died, and where
they travelled to. As you travel around the Viking-age city of Jorvik aboard our
state of the art time capsules you will encounter the old-Norse speaking citizens,
see inside their houses and back yards.
The Yorkshire Museum concentrates on collections covering Yorkshires heritage and
has rich collections of Roman, Viking, Anglo-Saxon and medieval artifacts mainly
from the county of Yorkshire. You can view elegant Roman jewelry, impressive mosaics
and Anglo Saxon silver; the Viking displays include a spectacular warrior stone,
swords, battle-axes and a silk cap. There is also a section on plants fossils and
animals including dinosaurs, from 200 million years ago. The Museum is located to
the north east of York city, just outside the city walls in the Museum Gardens.
As one of the most important cities in England, and an important base for holding
and administering the north, York was the site for two of the castles William the
Conqueror built in the years immediately following his conquest. The principal castle
was begun in 1068, as part of a campaign to subdue anti-Norman sentiment in the north.
Its wooden defences focused around and atop the motte; they were destroyed during
a local rebellion the following year, but rebuilt by the Normans after suppressing
the rebels and taking harsh reprisals on York.
YorkBoat is one of the largest fleet of modern sightseeing, restaurant and party
boats outside London. Every YorkBoat has modern toilets, heated lounges with large
windows for maximum viewing and comfort, tea/coffee and bar facilities and open sun-decks.
Cruising on the picturesque River Ouse through the walled City of York, you can
enjoy a range of public and private cruises, daytime and evening. We operate year
round for groups, with most public cruises operating between February and November.
There are two city-centre landings, at King's Staith and Lendal Bridge.
The Royal Dragoon Guards can trace its ancestry back to 1685, as it was formed by
the amalgamation of four of the senior cavalry regiments in the British Army. It
recruits mainly in Yorkshire and Northern Ireland and its Battle Honours emblazoned
on its Standards embody the history of the British Army over 300 years. The Museum
is well laid out in spacious surroundings and tells the story of the present day
and former regiments from the late 17th century. Displays include uniforms, prints,
paintings, weapons and Standards, all housed in well lit, clearly labelled show cases.
Perhaps one of York's best kept secrets is this fascinating Museum situated in York's
tallest and most impressive Medieval Gatehouse. The RICHARD III MUSEUM is housed
in MONK BAR, one of York's four Medieval Gatehouses. The building has a strong
Richard III connection, as Richard himself added its top storey in 1484, allegedly
supervising its construction and paying for it out of his own money. Your stay in
historic York would not be complete without visiting this delightful and charming
Welcome to Murton Park, a 14 acre site thriving with events and activities throughout
the year. Based just outside York this is your gateway to both the Yorkshire Museum
of Farming and the Danelaw Centre for Living History. Come and see how the Museum
is changing. With interactive installations for children due to be fitted in our
Livestock Gallery and sound tubes which talk you through the calendar year in the
Four Seasons Gallery, there is so much to see and do. Our lively events programme
provides fun and exciting events for all ages during the holidays and on many weekends.
Brockfield Hall is a fine late Georgian house designed by Peter Atkinson, assistant
to John Carr of York, for Benjamin Agar Esq. Begun in 1804, its outstanding feature
is an oval entrance hall with a cantilevered stone staircase curving past an impressive
Venetian window. It is the family home of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Wood. Mrs. Wood is the
daughter of the late Lord and of Lady Martin Fitzalan Howard. He was the brother
of the 17th. Duke of Norfolk and son of the late Baroness Beaumont of Carlton Towers
We believe gardening is all about plants, not hard landscaping. That's why our new
14 acre gardens on the outskirts of York are packed with over 6,000 different varieties
of flowers, shrubs and trees, and have been designed through careful successional
planting to be at their best throughout the summer. Don't miss our adjoining specialist
nursery with one of the finest selections of perennials in the North of England.
There are over 2,000 different varieties to choose from, including many rare plants,
lots of recent introductions and definitely loads your neighbours won't have.
As well as the giant maze there are huge play and activity areas to keep the kids
busy all day. Sand and water play zones. Climbing zones. Tractor trailer rides. Electric
quad bikes. Water wars. Jumping pillows. Animal farm. Crazy golf. Giant slides.
On the south of York. Follow the A64 to the Grimston bar interchange (hull road
junction)and take the exit for Hull. As you leave the roundabout keep right and take
the B1128 to elvington and the air museum. We are 2 miles down this road. Rac signs
will be posted.
The Yorkshire Air Museum is the largest independent air museum in Britain and is
also the location of The Allied Air Forces Memorial. Situated in a 20 acre parkland
on the former World War II RAF Bomber Command Station at Elvington near the City
of York, it is the largest and most original WWII station open to the public. It
was also the only base used by the French heavy bomber squadrons during the war and
today includes award winning gardens, a large NAAFI style restaurant and shop, plus
over 15 top class exhibitions, a large range of military vehicles and 50 historic
aircraft, many of which are working.